Keynote Speaker Linda A. Klein, American Bar Association President-Elect Nominee
Linda A. Klein is managing shareholder in Baker Donelson's Georgia offices and just completed a six-year term on the Firm's Board of Directors. Her practice includes most types of business dispute resolution, including contract law, construction law, fidelity and surety law, employment law and professional liability. In 2013 Ms. Klein had the honor of being a McGlothlin fellow on the campuses of William and Mary's Business and Law Schools. In 2009 Ms. Klein was honored with the Randolph Thrower Award for Lifetime Achievement and was named to the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers. In 2004 the American Bar Association honored Ms. Klein with the prestigious Margaret Brent Achievement Award. Ms. Klein is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Who's Who in America and Chambers USA. In 2011, 2013 and 2014, Super Lawyers named Ms. Klein as one of the top 100 lawyers in Georgia, an honor bestowed upon only 9 women in 2014. In 1998, Georgia Trend Magazine named her one of the 100 most powerful and influential Georgians. Atlanta Magazine has named her a Georgia Super Lawyer and one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Georgia annually since 2004.
In June 1997, Ms. Klein became the first woman to serve as President of the State Bar of Georgia. She is also President-Elect Nominee of the American Bar Association. Ms Klein recently completed her 2010 − 2012 term as Chair of the American Bar Association's House of Delegates, ranked as the 2nd highest office in the world's largest voluntary professional association. She has also served as Chair of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Chair of the Committee on Rules and Calendar of the House of Delegates and Chair of the Coalition for Justice. She continues her American Bar Association service as the Association's Congressional outreach effort, member of the Council of the ABA Section of International Law and also serves on the Board of Editors of the Law Practice Management Magazine. She currently holds numerous Board of Director positions, including Southface Energy Institute, Neighbor to Family and serves on the executive committee of the Buckhead Coalition. She is a Past President of the Board of Directors' Network, Past President of the Caucus of State Bars, and Past Chair of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia and the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia. She also serves on the advisory boards of Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers.
Ms. Klein has authored numerous published works, most on construction topics. Her lecture schedule has included presentations in France, Sweden, Spain, Russia, Great Britain and Canada, but most extensively in the Southeast United States. She is a member of the American Law Institute, and a mediator and arbitrator, frequently serving as a neutral as well as a client advocate.
Registration: 11:30 am
Luncheon and Program: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
$50 for members and lawyers with public service organizations
$80 for non-members
Reserved tables of 10 can be purchased in advance for $600. Please provide attendee names for your reserved table(s) in advance. All attendees listed will be registered for the event.
Non-members must register and reserve tables via the registration form.