9TH ANNUAL CELEBRATING SERVICE LUNCHEON
Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Celebrating Service Luncheon. We invite you to join us in a celebration honoring legal professionals who have made significant impacts on our community through their dedication to public service.
Luncheon: 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 Via the Registration Form
2016 Celebrating Service Award Recipients
We are privileged to honor the following award recipients:
Pro Bono Award Winner:
Mary T. Benton
Community Service Award Winner:
Atlanta Bar Association Bankruptcy Section
Public Service Award Winner:
Rita A. Sheffey Award Winner:
Michael K. Lucas
Please join us as we thank and celebrate these four award winners for their contributions to our community. Seating is limited, so we encourage you to register in advance.
Our featured guest speaker, Travis Tygart, is CEO of the US Anti-Doping Agency.
Travis T. Tygart became U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's Chief Executive Officer in September of 2007. In his fourteen years at USADA he has also served as the Director of Legal Affairs and as Senior Managing Director & General Counsel;
prosecuting cases on behalf of clean athletes before the American Arbitration Association and the Court of
Arbitration for Sport.
Tygart currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Sports Lawyers Association and the Board of Governors of the
Partnership for Clean Competition. He has previously served on various committees and boards including, the Society
for Major League Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches, the House Government Reform Committee's Zero
Tolerance Roundtable, and the Institute of National Anti-Doping Agencies. He was also appointed by the World Anti-
Doping Agency as the Vice-Chair for its Independent Observers Team, which monitored the doping control and legal
processes at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
Tygart has been recognized by Sports Illustrated as one of the 50 Most Powerful People in Sports; named to the TIME
100 list of most influential people in the world for 2013; named one of the top 12 World Sports Personalities of the Year
by Sport Intern; selected as one of the World's Most Influential Sports Personalities by Inside Sport and was one of the
Colorado Lawyers of the Year named by Colorado Law Weekly. A lawyer by training, Tygart has also published
numerous papers and law review articles on topics including, Title IX, antitrust, and doping in sport.
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