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Celebrating Service Awards Recipients Announced

Monday, October 10, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kristyn Girardeau
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We are privileged to announce the recipients of the 2016 Celebrating Service Awards. These legal professionals were chosen for their significant impacts on our community through their dedication and contributions to public service. 


Pro Bono Award Winner:

Mary T. Benton

Community Service Award Winner:

Atlanta Bar Association Bankruptcy Section

Public Service Award Winner:

Elaine McGruder

Rita A. Sheffey Award Winner:

Michael K. Lucas 

Please join us at the 9th Annual Celebrating Service Awards Luncheon as we recognize and celebrate these four award winners. Seating is limited, so we encourage you to register in advance.

Keynote Speaker

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.


Event Details

Luncheon: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Event Fees
$50 for members and lawyers with public service organizations
$80 for non-members

Reserved Tables
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. 


Click here to register for the event.

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