The Atlanta Lawyer May 2017 - Page 26

SECTION UPDATE LITIGATION As the Bar Year comes to a close, I am amazed at how quickly time flew by and how much we have accom- plished. But, wait! We aren’t done yet! annual Gold Dome - Year in Review summary. We heard from Democrat David Dryer and Republican Bert Reeves. It is amazing what they get accomplished in only forty days! End of the Year Reception On May 25, 2017, the Litigation Section, ACYL, Fam- ily Law, and Estate Planning & Probate Sections will host an End of the Year Reception at Skyline Park (rooftop of Ponce City Market) from 6:00-8:00pm. Tickets are $15 for members of the host sections and $25 for non-members. Come enjoy great networking, drinks, food, and putt-putt golf! Atlanta Food Bank The next week, on May 31, 2017, we will be volun- teering at the Atlanta Food Bank from 6:00-8:30pm. Have kids that just finished up the school year? Bring them! This event is open to members, friends, and family. Come give back to the community with your Section friends and family. I had the pleasure of presenting the Logan E. Bleckley Award to Justice Carol Hunstein in recognition of her dedicated service and judicial excellence. Justice Hunstein was introduced by her longtime friend, American Bar President Linda Klein, on May 10, 2017, at the Section’s annual Bench & Bar Reception hosted at Nelson Mulins Riley & Scarborough, LLC. Both women are extremely accomplished and are helping advance the legal profession through their work in the community on a daily basis. Bad Hombres and Putin Enterprises During April, we watched an epic battle between some Bad Hombres and Putin Enterprises while learning what the rules actually are (as opposed to what we tell ourselves the rules are) regarding depositions in Georgia state and federal ac- tions. Thanks again to Simon Malko, Hillary Kinsey, Chad Lennon, and Brian Levy for their skilled acting and infor- mative discussion. Spring Mixer We also mixed and mingled with the Public Law Section and the Bankruptcy Section during our Spring mixer at Second Self Beer Company. Insights from the Inside Year in Review Summary A lot has happened since our last Section Update in February. And no, I’m not just referencing the “new normal” that is our traffic “system.” On May 12th, we held our last breakfast of the year and learned about what the state legislators did to us this year in our 26 May 2017 In March, we heard from Evan Glover, Marcus Delgado, and Jason Esteves during Insights from the Inside. We learned about how in-house counsel looks at those of us on the outside in our attempts to gain business, make the client happy, and how to best communicate with in- house counsel. We also learned which of our speakers welcomes invites to lunch/sporting events, and which would prefer you wine and dine the business people