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Bankruptcy Law Section 2019 David W. Pollard Award & Spring CLE Program
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When: 05/16/2019
8:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Ansley Golf Club
196 Montgomery Ferry Drive
Atlanta, Georgia  30309
United States
Presenter: Atlanta Bar Association Bankruptcy Section
Contact: (404) 521-0781

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Bankruptcy Law Section 2019 David W. Pollard Award & Spring CLE Program
Honoring Alison Elko Franklin

The Board of Directors of the Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association is pleased to announce that the 2019 David W. Pollard Achievement Award will be presented to Alison Elko Franklin, Dentons US LLP.

Each year, the Board presents the Award to a person who is a member of the Atlanta Bar who best exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism and ethics in the bankruptcy practice.

We invite you to attend the luncheon honoring Alison Elko Franklin on Thursday,

May 16, 2019, following the Annual Spring CLE Program.


Non-Members Must Register via the Registration Form


3 CLE hours, including 1 Professionalism, 1 Trial Practice, and 1 Ethics

8:00 AM:  
Breakfast & Registration 

8:30 AM: Judgment “How To’s”- How to Revive Judgments, Avoiding Judicial Liens, and Dealing with Choses in Action


  • Michael Bargar, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
  • Leon Jones, Jones & Walden, LLC
  • Hon. Lisa Ritchey Craig, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia (Moderator)

9:30 AM: Networking Break 

9:45 AM: The Role of In-House Counsel
The panelists will discuss professionalism issues related to their many, changing roles inside their company and dealing with outside counsel.

  • Yendelela Neely Holston, Partner, Chief Diversity and Inclusion, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Kevin Hembree, Senior Counsel, Georgia-Pacific LLC
  • Jonathan C. Lippert, Assistant General Counsel, Porsche Cars North America, Inc./Porsche Financial Services, Inc.
  • Melissa J. Davey, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee(Moderator)

11:00 AM: Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Hon. Jeffrey W. Cavender, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • C. Edward Dobbs, Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs LLP
  • Taylor Schlairet Mansell, Shapiro, Pendergast and Hasty LLP (Moderator)

12:00 - 1:30 PM: David Pollard Award Luncheon 
Presentation of Pollard Award to Alison Elko Franklin, Dentons US LLP by The Honorable C. Ray Mullins, Retired Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia


About the Pollard Award Recipient:

Alison Elko Franklin is a Senior Managing Associate with Dentons in Atlanta, where she focuses her practice on corporate reorganizations, municipal reform, creditors' rights litigation and distressed transactions. She earned her J.D. in 2003 from the Emory University School of Law and her B.S. from the University of South Carolina, magna cum laude with honors from the South Carolina Honors College. Alison has been integral to the Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association’s success. She is a past Chair of the Section and has been integral to expanding the volunteer opportunities for our members while on the Board.  Alison is a co-founder and the volunteer advisor for the Low Income Creditor Assistance Project, a co-founder and volunteer for the Reaffirmation Project, and the Chair of the Advisory Committee to the expand the Modest Means Program sponsored by the Atlanta Bar Association's Lawyer Referral and Information Service. Under her leadership, the Bankruptcy Section received three awards from the Atlanta Bar Association: the Community Service Award, the Pro Bono Award, and the Small Section of the Year Award.  For more information about Alison, visit:



Register by Friday, May 3 to receive a discount (not applicable to Law Clerks, Court Staff, or Students)


Bankruptcy Section Members:
CLE and Luncheon: Early $140; Regular $170 
Luncheon Only: $65


Atlanta Bar Members:
CLE and Luncheon: 
Early $160; Regular $180 
Luncheon Only: 


Judicial Law Clerks & Court Staff:
CLE and Luncheon: $70 
Luncheon Only: $40


CLE and Luncheon: Early $190; Regular $210 
Luncheon Only: $85


Law Students (Includes CLE and Lunch): 
Atlanta Bar Student Members FREE/Non-Members: $20

Judges are invited to attend the CLE and Luncheon as the Section's guests, free of charge.


Non-members must register via this registration form: 2019 Pollard Award & Spring CLE Registration Form






Bring a non-member to this event at the Section Member price and get entered into a drawing for multiple prizes, including free membership, discounts to area attractions and restaurants, and more! Visit the Atlanta Bar 2 for 2 webpage for rules and more information. Use #ATLBar2for2



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