The objective of this seminar is to give newer criminal practitioners the basic foundation and skill set to go into and represent defendants in state courts throughout Georgia. Additionally, this program will introduce new lawyers to the Atlanta Bar Association and the Lawyer Referral and Information Service, a lead and case generating referral service for Atlanta Bar Association members.
6 CLE hours
Co-Sponsored by the Atlanta Bar Criminal Law Section and the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia
Attend in person: Register online or via the registration form
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.
Savings: Early Registration Discount for in-person attendance -- register by February 16, 2016 and receive a $20 discount. Use your Atlanta Bar Members-Only CLE Coupon to save an additional $75!
Criminal Law Section Members: $179 early, $199 regular
Other Atlanta Bar Members: $189 early, $209 regular
Non-Members: $239 early, $259 regular
Law Students: Members FREE, $15 Non-Member
Student member pricing: If you are a newly admitted attorney and/or no longer a law student, you are no longer eligible to register at the student rate.
Non-Members Must Register via the Registration Form
Agenda and Faculty
8:30 - 9:00 AM - Registration
9:00 - 9:15 AM - Welcome
9:15 - 10:15 AM - Effectively Representing Clients and Working with the Solicitor’s Office
Sherry Boston, DeKalb County Solicitor General's Office
10:15 - 11:15 AM - Evidence
Parag Shah, The Shah Law Firm
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM - Criminal Law and Procedure
Jason Swindle, Swindle Law Group P.C.
12:15 - 1:00 PM - LUNCH BREAK
1:00 - 2:00 PM - DUI Basics
Latasha V. Barnes, The Barnes Law Office, LLC
2:00 - 3:00 PM - Ethics/Avoiding and Addressing Bar Complaints
R. Gary Spencer, R. Gary Spencer, P.C.
3:00 - 4:00 PM - Practical Pointers in Representing Your Client in State and Municipal Court in Criminal Matters: A View From the Bench
Moderator: James Gabriel Banks, Fulton County District Attorney's Office
Hon. Shondeana Crews Morris, State Court of DeKalb County – Traffic Division
Hon. Akintunde Akinyele, Lithonia Municipal Court
Hon. Christopher Ward, Atlanta Municipal Court
4:00 – 4:30 PM - Introduction to LRIS
William Thomas, The W.H. Thomas Firm LLC