The Atlanta Lawyer May 2018 - Page 28

SECTION UPDATE LITIGATION THE LITIGATION SECTION YEAR: BY THE NUMBERS What a year! In 2017-2018, we: • Were blessed with more than 1,100 paid section members, making us the largest Atlanta Bar Associa- tion section by far. • Obtained two new sponsors. • Gave away more than $40,000, including $23,400 to the Atlanta Bar Association’s Summer Law Internship Program (providing funding for 12 student interns), $5,000 to the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, $5,000 to Pro Bono March Madness, $2,500 to the National Association of Women Judges to help fund their Annual Conference in Atlanta, and $2,500 to the Atlanta Bar Foundation to help sponsor Yacht Rock. • Sold out all nine monthly breakfast meeting at the Ansley Golf Club. • Provided ten opportunities for CLE credit, all built around the Life of a Trial. • Introduced our popular Super Pass™ program, which increased season participation by more than 250%. The Super Pass™ provides admission to all nine breakfast meetings, the Meet the Judges Luncheon, the Bench & Bar Reception, and all Section socials (a $300+ value), for $175, and only $90 for lawyers practicing fewer than five years. • Gave the Logan Bleckley Distinguished Service Award to one deserving and appreciative Fulton County Superior Court Judge (Dee Downs). 28 May 2018 • Were recognized as the 2017-2018 Large Section of the Year. • Had one dozen hard-working Officers and Board members, who planned the CLE programs and made all of this possible: Rob Huestis, Chair Elect Louis Cohan, Secretary John Hadden, Treasurer Christina Baugh, Immediate Past Chair Elizabeth Adler Ty Brown Hon. Lilian Caudle Amy Cheng Terrence Croft Robert Khayat Wade Malone As we plan for the upcoming year, please let us know how we can serve you better. Send your comments and programming suggestions to litigationsection@atlantabar.org. Ed Konieczny Edward C. Konieczny LLC ed@koniecznylaw.com