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Get the CLE hours you need for 2018 or a head start on 2019 in this convenient hour-by-hour format.

When: 12/06/2018
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: King & Spalding LLP
1180 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia  30309
United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781

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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 panelists and interactive discussions of real-life scenarios to provide interesting and practical education. This seminar is open to members of the Atlanta Bar Association as well as non-members.







All 7 Sessions - $275 for Atlanta Bar Members/$400 for Non-Members
Individual Sessions - $50 for Atlanta Bar Members/$70 for Non-Members


This event is eligible for the Atlanta Bar Association member $75 off CLE coupon. If you would like to apply your coupon to this event, please use the registration form below in lieu of registering online. ***Please be aware that this coupon is one-time use and cannot be partially redeemed. ***


Non-members must register via THIS registration form. 

PRE-REGISTRATION WILL END AT 12:00 PM THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT. However, walk-up registration is available and encouraged! Please feel free to print out the linked form above and bring it to the event with you to expedite registration.


Attend the live webcast:  Register directly with Abila Freestone, our self-study CLE partner, by visiting You will receive “in-house” CLE credit for webcast participation.




Moderator: Brooke French, Kessler & Solomiany, LLC


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM: New Tax Laws - Individual (Trial Practice)

Dan Branch, IAG Forensics & Valuation  

Sherri Holder, The Holder Group

Michael Senger, Alston & Bird LLP


Taxes — everyone loves them, right?  Well, even if you don't, you need to know what has changed for individuals in the federal tax laws with the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  How will the changes impact your clients?  How will they impact you?  Join our discussion about the changes you need to know including tax rates, standard deductions, State & Local Tax (SALT) deductions, alimony, mortgage interest deductions, etc.


9:30 AM - 9:45 AM: BREAK


9:45 AM - 10:45 AM: New Tax Laws - Businesses (Trial Practice)

Dan Branch, IAG Forensics & Valuation  

Sherri Holder, The Holder Group

Seth Buchwald, Alston & Bird LLP


Taxes impact everyone – individuals and businesses.  On the business side, the recent changes to the federal tax law can have a major impact on your clients or current/future lawsuits.  Join us for a discussion of the changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that directly impact your clients -- businesses and business owners.  Changes to be discussed include corporate tax rates, qualified business income (QBI, especially important for privately held business owners), deductions, repatriation of profits, taxation of foreign partners upon the sale of domestic partnership interests, and Global Low Tax Intangible Income.


10:45 AM: BREAK


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Professionalism & Discovery - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Civility with Other Lawyers in the Discovery Process (Professionalism)


Ana Maria Martinez, Staff Attorney to the Hon. Dax Lopez, State Court of Dekalb County

Wynn Sowersby, Staff Attorney to the Hon. Emily Brantley, State Court of Gwinnett County

Honorable Jason B. Thompson, Fayette County State Court

Carlos Vilela, Staff Attorney to the Hon. Jane Manning, State Court of Cobb County


The Code of Professional Conduct provides the baseline as to how attorneys should behave in their dealings with each other. However, it takes more than the minimum to create and maintain effective professional relationships and meet the court’s expectations. Through practical tips offered by experienced staff attorneys and a trial judge, participants will gain insight into common pitfalls and walk away with advice for best practices.



12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Sweating the Small Stuff: Conflict Waivers and Confidentiality Issues

Pat Brumbaugh, King & Spalding LLP

Shannon Sprinkle, Carlock Copeland & Stair, LLP


This presentation will guide the audience through a discussion of conflict waivers and confidentiality considerations.  We will highlight the requirements of an effective conflict waiver and situations in which they are appropriate. We will also discuss confidentiality concerns and protections in the era of oversharing and internet boasting and shaming.


1:30 PM - 1:40 PM: BREAK


1:40 PM - 2:40 PM: Acknowledging and Interrupting Implicit Bias (Professionalism)

Anuj Desai, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Bianca Motley Broom, Miles Mediation & Arbitration

Clyde Mize, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP


While most lawyers generally understand the importance of diversity, many still face challenges with defeating implicit bias. This program, “Acknowledging and Interrupting Implicit Bias,” will not only help to identify the unconscious biases within the practice of law, but also provide a toolkit to interrupt and overcome these inclinations.


2:40 PM - 2:50 PM: BREAK


2:50 PM - 3:50 PM: Preserving ESI and your Sanity: Best Practices in eDiscovery (Trial Practice)

Larry Kunin, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Kevin Patrick, Kevin Patrick Law

Harry Winograd, Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, PC


Preserving ESI and Your Sanity: Best Practices in eDiscovery is a 60-minute panel led by Larry Kunin (Morris Manning & Martin LLP), Kevin Patrick (Kevin Patrick Law), and Harry Winograd (Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.). Topics of discussion will include practice pointers in state and federal court related to electronically stored information (“ESI”), best practices surrounding data deletion and protecting privilege, a review of recent appellate and trial court rulings, and professional and ethical considerations involved in managing ESI.


3:50 PM - 4:00 PM: BREAK

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Unbundled Legal Services and Limited Scope Representation

Margaret “Max” Ruthenberg-Marshall, The Ruthenberg-Marshall Law Firm


Hesitating to provide alternative legal services to your clients because of professional responsibility concerns? Expand your client pool, create more satisfied clients, and compete with online legal services through alternative service and billing models. Learn how to ethically navigate providing a la carte services, discrete representation, ghostwriting, and legal coaching. 


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