The Atlanta Lawyer March 2015 - Page 35

section update Litigation Section By Kevin P. Weimer Fellows LaBriola LLP T he Litigation Section is proud of the great programs it has held and will continue to hold through the end of this Bar year. On the second Friday of every month, the Section has its breakfast and CLE program at 7:30 a.m. at the Ansley Golf Club. On February 13, 2015, in a joint meeting with the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, Chief Justice Hugh Thompson of the Georgia Supreme Court and Paula Frederick, general counsel for the State Bar of Georgia, spoke on ethics. On March 13, 2015, in a joint meeting with the Real Estate Section, John Stephenson, President of the College Football Hall of Fame, will speak on “Winning Negotiations: Insights into the College Football’s Hall of Fame’s Move to Atlanta.” On April 17, 2015, the meetings continue with a panel discussion featuring Hank Fellows, Tony Cochran, and Jake Larkins on Daubert. This year’s breakfast programs will conclude on May 8, 2015, with the annual legislative summary. On February 20, 2015, the Litigation Section hosted its annual CLE. This CLE featured a panel of federal judges and a panel of state court judges. Following both judicial panels, a panel of attorneys discussed the guidance provided by the judges. In February and early March, the Section conducted the Take Your Adversary to Lunch Program, which will culminate in a drawing for Buckhead Life gift cards at the March 13th breakfast meeting. Upcoming section events include the Meet the Judges Luncheon scheduled for March 20, 2015, at the Capital City Club, and the Bench and Bar Reception scheduled for May 12, 2015, at Nelson, Mullins. Additionally, the Securities Subsection of the Litigation Section will host a CLE on shareholder inspection rights on March 26th. The Section also is planning a joint program with the Criminal Law Section on representing unpopular clients for April 27th and a joint luncheon with the Judicial Section in April. Please mark your calendars for these events and visit the Bar’s website for more information. The Section is undertaking a project to update its bylaws and hopes to have that completed by the end of this Bar year. The Litigation Section would like to thank its sponsors for their support. They are ATS (Applied Technology Services); Duplicating Products; Esquire Solutions; Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP; JAMS; and The Partners Group. As part of the Section’s judicial outreach efforts, we continue to offer free admission for all judges and judicial law clerks who wish to attend our functions. We’re Social The Official News Publication of the Atlanta Bar Association Join Us! March 2015 THE ATLANTA LAWYER 35