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KUDOS to WIP Board Members

Posted By Megan Hodgkiss, Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Congratulations to Taylor Chamberlin Tribble (WIP Board Secretary) on being promoted to Partner at Huff Powell Bailey in January 2015. Taylor entered private practice in 2007, and her practice is devoted primarily to medical malpractice defense. She represents physicians, mid-level providers, and hospitals in all phases of claims and lawsuits. Taylor handles cases involving all specialties but has particularly focused on defending obstetricians, gynecologists, and certified nurse midwives.




Kudos to Sarah Cipperly (WIP Board Chair-Elect) on the fouding of Cipperly Law Group in April 2015. Sarah has been practicing family law in Cobb County and metro Atlanta for more than ten years. Sarah was formerly theDirector of the Cobb Legal Aid Family Violence Project, developing the project in 2009 to be dedicated exclusively to representing survivors of family violence and stalking. She was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to the Georgia Commission on Women in 2011. Check out the Cipperly Law Group at

Congratulations to Shukura Ingram Millender (WIP Board Member) on her appointment as a full-time Judge on the Fulton County Magistrate Court. Judge Millender has been practicing 16 years. She spent eight years as a prosecutor and eight years as a civil trial lawyer prior to her appointment. Shukura was sworn-in on May 15, 2015 by Judge Pinkie Toomer.

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WIP and Foreverfamily, Inc.

Posted By Ericka M. Henderson, Thursday, March 20, 2014
WIP continues to strengthen our commitment with Foreverfamily, Inc with the goal to provide unending support to Atlanta youth with a parent behind bars. Especially after our members received the Celebrating Service Award from the Atlanta Bar, we realized just how important this partnership is to the staff and participants of the program. We are the only consistent group of volunteers who not only are reliable each month so that the program can successfully function, but our members constantly find new ways to help beyond the monthly community service project.

During the holidays our members seek contributions so the child's current caretaker can provide Thanksgiving meals, and at Christmas we make sure that every young person receives a gift. The generosity of our members does not end there. Currently, we have a member creatively brainstorming ways to raise money to provide the program facility with a portable dishwasher. (Family dinners with fifty people using proper tableware settings produce a lot of dirty dishes for a Tuesday night! Foreverfamily, Inc. strives to stay eco-conscious and wants the kids to experience a nicely set table). Another WIP member has joined Foreverfamily's Young Professionals Board with the goal of raising $10,000 before April to allow each child to experience a week of summer camp outside of the city. 

WIP excitedly accepts new volunteers and those willing to pitch in with ingenuity and a helping hand! Please contact Jessica Stern ( or Taylor Tribble ( to get involved. 

Tags:  caretaker  community  foreverfamily  law  profession  service  wip  women 

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Workplace Must-Haves

Posted By Megan Hodgkiss, Doctoral Student, GSU Communication Dept., Wednesday, October 30, 2013

by Megan Hodgkiss, Doctoral Student, GSU Communication Dept.

Women in the Profession Members share their "must-have” items for the workplace Members of the Women in the Profession Section may have diverse business backgrounds and practice in a variety of legal areas; however, we all carry tools for professional success. WIP recently asked its members, "What essential item do you carry with you during the work day?”

Alexa Kwartin
Kwartin Family Law
I always carry my iphone with me. I would be totally lost without it! I use it for emails, to do lists, note taking, my calendar, and I even have an app so that I can call out from my work phone number. It is a fantastic and necessary tool!

Laura C. Zschach
Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.
My essential item is my phone because it has a ton of pictures of my kids on it so that when I am having "one of those days” or "one of those moments,” I can look at their smiling faces and it makes everything better!

Rebecca C.E. McFadyen
Ballard Spahr LLP
I have to have a little notebook so that I can jot down random great ideas or things to do. Otherwise, I might lose those great ideas and forget those things to do!

Suzanne Barner
Student, GSU Law and Business Schools
I always carry business cards with me. I never know who I will run into so I always make sure that I have them.

Rachel Platt
The Platt Law Firm
I cannot live without my iphone. I held out for a long time claiming my blackberry was better than the iphone, but now I don’t know how I ever did business without it. I use it for everything related to my business when I am on the go, but I also love looking at pictures of my little boy when I am stressed or overwhelmed—it helps keep me focused.

Taylor Tribble
Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC
I always carry my Macbook Air. I constantly am in and out of the office, at depositions, hearings and meetings and with a wifi network I can access all my files remotely on my computer. The MacBook Air weighs less than three pounds and is a much better alternative to lugging around heavy notebooks and binders.

Robyn C. Benkendorf
King & Spalding, LLP
I must have different colored pens with me at all times. I often take notes on the same document in several different meetings, so having different colors on the page helps me keep track of when I made a particular note.

Jacquelyn Saylor
The Saylor Law Firm LLP
Things I can't live without when leaving the house during the week: purse, iPhone, small pad for thoughts or notes when on the phone, some bar projects (like minutes) I need to work on if there's a break while out of the office. I usually take my swim bag or workout clothes and increasingly my mini IPad and new keyboard.

Valentia P. Alleyne
The Alleyne Law Firm
Call me old school, but I never leave without my pocket-sized planner. I like to jot down important things I'm either likely to forget or am not fast enough to type in my iPhone. And, if electronic devices aren't allowed in certain places I have a nifty item I can always carry in my purse.

Jackson Dodsworth
Esquire Deposition Solutions
Okay, I’m ready to head out the door. I have my laptop, Blackberry and car keys … but what I really must have is my hand lotion. The brand or fragrance isn’t important. Massaging the lotion into my hands during the day not only soothes my hands but also calms my mind, even if for only a few minutes.

Megan Hodgkiss
Doctoral Student, GSU Communication Dept.
I always keep a pair of cute flats stashed in my bag. It seems I am constantly running between my home office, school, and meetings at different law firms.

Max Ruthenberg-Marshall
Hanrahan Freitag Family Law, LLC
I always carry a protein bar in my brief case. Not everyone believes in breaking for lunch, and I prefer not to pass out in court.


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