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Employment Litigation — Discovery, Trial, and Settlement
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6 CLE Hours, including 3 Trial Practice Hours, 1 Ethics Hour and 1 Professionalism Hour

When: 03/27/2015
9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
Where: Capital City Club
7 John Portman Blvd.
Atlanta, Georgia  30303
United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781

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Thank you to the State Bar of Georgia Labor & Employment Law Section for its Co-Sponsorship of this Seminar


6 CLE Hours, including 3 Trial Practice Hours, 1 Ethics Hour and 1 Professionalism Hour

Attendance Options

Attend in person:
  Register online or via the registration form

Attend the live webcast (Coming Soon):  Register directly with Peach New Media, our self-study CLE partner, by calling (770) 805-6292 or online at (click on Atlanta Bar Association). You will receive “in-house” CLE credit for webcast participation.


Written Materials: The seminar written materials will be emailed to all registrants before the seminar. In addition to receiving the electronic materials, you may also purchase the materials on a 1GB USB drive for $10 or a printed copy for $20. Please indicate your choice or decline this option when you register.

Early Registration Savings: Register by Friday, March 20, 2015 and receive a $20 discount!

Registration Fees:
Labor & Employment 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

Non-Members must register via the registration form




8:30 am - Registration and Coffee


8:55 am - Welcome and Introduction

  -  Benjamin Fink, Atlanta Bar Association Labor& Employment Law Section Chair

9:00 am - Surviving E-Discovery in Employment Litigation
What are the critical electronically-stored-information (ESI) and e-discovery issues in employment litigation? What are courts saying about these issues? And what practical considerations must employment lawyers keep in mind?
  - Cory Barker, General Attorney–Labor & Employment, AT&T Services
  - Jeff Kerr, Mays & Kerr LLC
  - Ronni Solomon, King & Spalding, LLP 

10:00 am - Ethical Issues in Negotiation and Mediation
Ethical issues regularly come up when negotiating, mediating, and settling employment cases. Learn how to spot these and what the rules and practical considerations are.
  - Andrea Doneff, Associate Professor and Director of the Legal Skills and Professionalism Program at              Atlanta's John Marshall Law School and Independent Mediator and Arbitrator (Moderator)
  - Patricia Griffith, Ford & Harrison, LLP
  - Dan Klein, Klein Dispute Resolution
  - Cheryl Legare, The Buckley Law Firm, LLC

11:15 am - What’s New from the Courts? Employment Law Update
An in-depth look at key Supreme Court, key circuit court, and interesting district court developments from last year.
  - Prof. Kelly Timmons, Georgia State University College of Law

12:15 – Lunch

1:15 pm - Federal Practice in Employment Cases — A View from the Federal Bench
A panel of federal judges share their views and perspectives on employment-related litigation as well as ways to go wrong in motion practice, hearings, discovery, trial, and professionalism.
  - Magistrate Judge E. Clayton Scofield, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  - Magistrate Judge Alan Baverman, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  - Betty Morgan, The Morgan Law Firm, P.C. (Moderator)

2:15 pm - Using Social Media in Discovery and Trial of Employment Cases
What are the potential uses and pitfalls of social-media discovery? How can social media be used at trial? May lawyers review the social media of potential or actual jurors?
  - Amanda Farahany, Barrett & Farahany, LLP
  - TK Smith, TK Smith Law
  - Terri Stewart, Fisher & Phillips, LLP

3:15 pm - Litigating Trade Secrets and Noncompete Cases in Georgia
Practical advice from a panel of experienced lawyers about litigating trade-secrets and other non-compete cases—TROs, preliminary injunction hearings, expedited discovery, and more.
  - Benjamin Fink, Berman Fink Van Horn, P.C. (Moderator)
  - Judge T. Jackson Bedford, Jr., Superior Court of Fulton County
  - Bob Stevens, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
  - John Glansy, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

4:15 pm to 5:15 pm - Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres (Complimentary - Sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia Labor & Employment Law Section)

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