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Get the CLE hours you need for 2015 or a headstart on 2016 in this convenient hour-by-hour format.

2/3/2016
When: 02/03/2016
9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Alston & Bird LLP
1201 West Peachtree Street
Suite 4900
Atlanta, Georgia  30309
United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781


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GET THE CLE HOURS YOU NEED FOR 2015 OR A HEADSTART ON 2016 IN THIS CONVENIENT HOUR-BY-HOUR FORMAT!

 

The CLE By the Hour seminar is designed to allow attorneys the opportunity to obtain Trial Practice, Ethics, and Professionalism credits prior to the annual CLE deadline. The seminar will cover a variety of legal issues using videos, panelists, and interactive discussions of real-life scenarios to provide interesting and practical education.  Using the nationally award-winning Lincoln on Professionalism program, one panel of speakers will use writings from Abraham Lincoln to illustrate legal ethics principles that are applicable in the modern practice of law.  A separate panel of judges from various Georgia courts will give attorneys insight on their view of attorney professionalism from the bench.  The seminar will also cover ethics issues that arise in mediation as well as steps attorneys can take to prevent legal malpractice lawsuits and bar complaints.   In addition to these presentations on ethics and professionalism, other presenters will explain the revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, recent developments in laws pertaining to post-judgment collection, and tips for improving deposition skills in difficult situations.  This seminar is open to members of the Atlanta Bar Association as well as non-members.



 

SEMINAR DETAILS

 

7 CLE/2 ETHICS/2 PROFESSIONALISM/3 TRIAL PRACTICE

 

ATTENDANCE OPTIONS

Attend the live webcast:  Register directly with Peach New Media, our self-study CLE partner, by calling (770) 805-6292 or online at www.fastcle.com. You will receive “in-house” CLE credit for webcast participation.


REGISTRATION FEES:

All 7 Sessions - $220 for Atlanta Bar Members/$360 for Non-Members
Ethics and Trial Practice Sessions - $30 for Atlanta Bar Members/$50 for Non-Members
Professionalism Sessions - $45 for Atlanta Bar Members/$60 for Non-Members


 

AGENDA

 

9:00 – 10:00 AM: Lincoln’s Ethics: Making Us Better Over 150 Years (Ethics)

  • Summer Chandler, McCalla Raymer
  • Paula Frederick, General Counsel for the State Bar of Georgia
  • Patricia Gorham, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP 
  • Moderator: Harold T.  Daniel, Jr., Holland & Knight LLP

10:00 – 10:15 AM: BREAK

 

10:15- 11:15 AM: The Professional Mediator and Negotiation Ethics (Professionalism)

  • David N. Schaeffer, David Schaeffer Law Firm, LLC

11:15 – 11:30 AM: BREAK

 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Top 10 Tips for an Effective Trial (Trial Practice)

  • Charles Van Horn, Berman Fink Van Horn PC
  • Scott A. Elder, Alston & Bird LLP

12:30 – 12:45 PM: BREAK

12:45 – 1:45 PM: Revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
(Trial Practice)

  • Scott Wandstrat, Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP
  • Nicole C. Leet, Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske, LLP
  • Corinne Cartwright, eDiscovery Consultant, Ricoh Legal, RICOH USA, INC. 

1:45 – 2:00 PM: BREAK

 

2:00 – 3:00 PM: How to Handle Difficult Situations that Arise in a Deposition (Trial Practice)

  • Chris Farmer, Davis, Zipperman, Kirschenbaum & Lotito, LLP
  • Dawn Jones, The Firm of Dawn M. Jones, LLC
  • Eric Breithaupt, Stites & Harbison, PLLC
  • Amelia Toy Rudolph, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • Moderator: Elizabeth Helmer, Alston & Bird LLP

3:00 – 3:15 PM: BREAK

 

3:15 – 4:15 PM An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure For Bar Complaints And Lawsuits Against You (Ethics)

  • Frank Beltran, The Beltran Firm

4:15 – 4:30 PM: BREAK


4:30 – 5:30 PM: View from the Bench
(Professionalism)

  • Hon. Michael Jacobs, State Court of  Dekalb County
  • Hon. Shawn LaGrua, Superior Court of Fulton County
  • John K. Larkins, III, selected for appointment as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, effective January 19, 2016
  • Moderator: Andrew J. Tuck, Alston & Bird LLP