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Georgia Ethics & Professionalism Update
(Approved in GA for 2 CLE/1 Ethics/1 Professionlism/0 Trial)  

Presented live December 12, 2001

The broad scope of the new Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct means many areas that previously were not covered by an ethics rule now are. New rules require that a lawyer explain matters so that the client can make informed decisions (1.4), comply with the lawyer ethics rules when providing law-related services to a client (5.7), and expedite litigation consistent with the interests of the client (3.2). Under new rule 1.17 a lawyer can even sell or buy a law practice. But the most significant differences between the new and old rules may be in the 'big three' areas that the ethics rules have always covered - confidences and secrets, conflicts, and issues related to money. This one-hour seminar will examine the differences in these areas, and how obligations have changed with the new Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct.

Presenters
Paula J. Frederick

Office of the General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia
Jenny K. Mittelman
Office of the General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia

2h 45m The Efficient Trial of a Middle Income Divorce
(Approved in GA for 2.8 CLE/0 Ethics/1 Professionlism/2 Trial)

Presented live November 15, 2001

This presentation is intended to provide a basic overview of effectively trying a middle-income divorce in Georgia. Hear what a Superior Court judge has to say about the good, the bad, and the ugly of domestic litigation. 

  • Learn specific and useful trial techniques from Atlanta's most experienced family lawyers;
  • Put technology to work for you to bring evidence to life as exhibits;
  • Learn what it takes to have an effective status conference; and,
  • Receive useful forms and checklists.

Presenters
Steven J. Best - Best Law Firm Solutions
Shiel G. Edlin
- Stern & Edlin
Randall M. Kessler
- Kessler & Schwarz
Nancy F. Lawler
- Lawler, Tanner & Zitron
Andrew R. Pachman
- Lawler, Tanner & Zitron
Richard W. Schiffman Jr.
- Davis, Matthews & Quigley
Hon. Debra K. Turner
- Gwinnett Superior Court
Hon. Karen Woodson
- Judicial Officer, Family Division, Fulton County Superior Court

5h 21m Elder Law Forum
(Approved in GA for 5.4 CLE/1 Ethics/1 Professionlism/1 Trial)

Presented live on November 14,2001

This presentation is intended to provide a basic overview of elder law in Georgia. During this program you will: 

  • Hear what to expect from the 2002 Georgia General Assembly regarding Georgia's elderly population; 
  • Learn specific Medicaid planning techniques from an expert; 
  • Find out the alternative to guardianships; 
  • Learn how to collect, preserve, and present evidence of legal capacity; and, 
  • Receive useful course materials.
Presenters
Eleanor M. Crosby - Georgia Senior Legal Hotline, Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Burke B. Johnson - Attorney at Law
Patrick Longan - Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University
Faryl S. Moss - Attorney at Law
Daniel D. Munster - Daniel D. Munster, PC
William H. Overman - William H. Overman, P.C., Atlanta, Georgia
Mary F. Radford - Georgia State University College of Law
Gregory N. Studdard - Attorney at Law
Natalie K. Thomas - Division of Aging Services, Georgia DHR

3h  6m The Basics of Arbitration in the International Landscape
(Approved in GA for 3 CLE/0 Ethics/1 Professionlism/0 Trial)

Presented live October 11, 2001

The dramatic increase in international commerce and trade in recent decades has resulted in an increased use of arbitration as the preferred form of dispute resolution in transnational business transactions. This program will help you navigate through this complex area of law. 

Presenters
H. Stephen Harris Jr.- Alston & Bird, LLP
William H. Schroder Jr.- Schroder Partners, LC 
William F. Welch - Welch, Spell, Reemsnyder, Pless & Davis
Gabriel Wilner - University of Georgia

2h  24m Recent Developments in the Family Division of Fulton Superior Court
(Approved in GA for 2.5 CLE/0 Ethics/1 Professionlism/0 Trial)

Presented live September 28, 2001

If you are a domestic relations lawyer who practices or may practice in Fulton County, you need this seminar! You don't want to miss this opportunity to learn what's new in the Family Division of Fulton County Superior Court. By attending this seminar you will: 

  • Meet the Family Division's education requirement (you must participate in a Family Division seminar before you can practice in the Family Division); 
  • Receive the latest forms specific to Family Division practice; and,
  • Meet the new Family Division judges, staff and judicial officers

Presenters
Emily S. Bair - Altman, Kritzer & Levick
Randall M. Kessler - Kessler & Schwarz, P.C., Program Chair/ Moderator
Elizabeth G. Lindsey - Davis, Matthews & Quigley
Kenneth H. Schattan - Attorney at Law
Bruce R. Steinfeld Esq.- Steinfeld & Steinfeld, P.C.
Hon. Gail S. Tusan - Family Division, Fulton County Superior Court
Hon. Melvin K. Westmoreland - Family Division, Fulton County Superior Court
Hon. Cynthia D. Wright - Family Division, Fulton County Superior Court

1h  0m Divorce Law Basics
(Approved in GA for 1 CLE/0 Ethics/0 Professionlism/0 Trial)

Presented live on August 24, 2001

This presentation is intended to provide a basic overview of divorce law in Georgia. Topics include: 

  • Grounds for Divorce 
  • Child Custody
  • Alimony
  • Division of Property
  • Attorney's Fees

Presenter
Bruce R. Steinfeld Esq.
- Steinfeld & Steinfeld, P.C.

1h  0m Corporate and Outside Counsel Issues
(Approved in GA for 1 CLE/0 Ethics/0 Professionlism/0 Trial)

Presented live August 3, 2001

This seminar, presented from two former house counsels' perspectives, is intended to provide a basic overview of the role of the in-house counsel. This program is intended for those who are, want to be, or must work with in-house counsel. Topics include: 

  • Why In-house Counsel 
  • Why Outside Counsel
  • In-house Counsel: Lawyer or Businessperson
  • Who's the Boss?
  • Living with Your Client
  • Corporate Housekeeping
  • Litigation

Presenters
Margaret B. Gramoglia - P.C., Attorney and Counselor at Law
Richard P. Shuey - Law Office of Richard P. Shuey

1h 0m Does Your Client Owe Federal and State Back Taxes?
(Approved in GA for 1 CLE/0 Ethics/0 Professionlism/0 Trial)

Presented live August 9, 2002

Discussion points for Federal Back Taxes include: Penalty Abatement Requests, Interest Abatements, Installment Agreements; Offer-in-Compromise. Discussion points for State(Georgia) Back Taxes include: Type of State Taxes; Interest, Penalties and Period of Limitations for Assessing; If Taxpayer has not been contacted by Department of Revenue; If Taxpayer has Been Contacted by the Department of Revenue.

Presenters
Vivian D. Hoard - The Hoard Law Firm, PC
Richard C. Litwin - Macey Wilensky Cohen Wittner & Kessler, LLP

1h 0m Elder Law Basics
(Approved in GA for 1 CLE/0 Ethics/0 Professionalism/0 Trial)

Presented live July 19, 2002

Discussion points include Advance Directives, Long Term Care Planning and Special Needs Trusts.

Presenters
Ruthann P. Lacey, Certified Elder Law Attorney
Ruthann P. Lacey, PC

1h 0m Ethics and Avoiding Malpractice
(Approved in GA for 1 CLE/1 Ethics/0 Professionalism/0 Trial)

Presented live July 12, 2002

Discussion points include Confidences and Secrets (Georgia Rules 1.6, 3.3 and 4.1); Conflicts (Georgia Rules 1.7, 1.9, 1.10); Money (Georgia Rules 1.5, and 1.15).

Presenters
Paula J. Frederick, Deputy General Counsel
State Bar of Georgia

1h 0m Ethics and Avoiding Malpractice
(Approved in GA for 1 CLE/1 Ethics/0 Professionalism/0 Trial)

Presented live July 12, 2002

Discussion points include Confidences and Secrets (Georgia Rules 1.6, 3.3 and 4.1); Conflicts (Georgia Rules 1.7, 1.9, 1.10); Money (Georgia Rules 1.5, and 1.15).

Presenters
Paula J. Frederick, Deputy General Counsel
State Bar of Georgia

1h 0m Identifying Your Client's Intellectual Property Issues for Fun and Profit
(Approved in GA for 1 CLE/0 Ethics/0 Professionalism/0 Trial)

Presented live July 20, 2001

Learn practical pointers and tips on trademarks, patents and copyrights.

Presenters
Jason A.Bernstein,Bernstein & Associates

1h 0m Perfecting the Record for Appeal
(Approved in GA for 1 CLE/0 Ethics/0 Professionalism/0 Trial)

Presented live August 17, 2001

Discussion points include Building the Record at the Trial Court Level (evidentiary issues, motion for judgment, jury charges, special interrogatories and special verdicts); Preparing the Record; and Supplementing the Record.

Presenters
David A. Webster

1h 0m Preparing for and Conducting a Winning Deposition
(Approved in GA for 1 CLE/0 Ethics/0 Professionalism/1 Trial)

Presented live August 2, 2002

Discussion points include: The Who? What? When? and Where? of Deposition Taking; Preparation for the Deposition; and Conducting the Deposition.

Presenters
W. Ray Persons, Partner
King & Spalding

2h 50m Shaping the Destiny of Democracy: Voting Rights and Electoral Reform
(Approved in GA for 3 CLE/0 Ethics/1 Professionalism/0 Trial)

Presented live September 20, 2001

Discussion points include: The Evolving Role of the Media in Elections and Electoral Reform; The Media Perspective on the Carter-Ford Report; Overview of Voting Rights Law - A Florida Lawyer's Perspective; Navigating the Pre-Clearance Process; The (R)evolving Standards of Redistricting; Felon Disenfranchisement; Federal and State Election Reform Initiatives.

Presenters
Roger Cossack, CNN's Burden of Proof
Niel Knikopf, Georgia State University College of Law
David E. Cardwell, The Cardwell Law Firm (Orlando)
Allegra Lawrence, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
Laughlin McDonald, American Civil Liberties Union
Thomasina H. Williams, Williams & Associates (Miami)

1h 0m The Basics of Representing a Corporation
(Approved in GA for 1 CLE/0 Ethics/0 Professionalism/0 Trial)

Presented live August 16, 2002

Discussion points include: Incorporation; Organization of a Corporation; Limited Liability; Governance (Directors, Officers, Shareholders Agreements); Corporate Reorganization; Dissolution.

Presenters
Jan M. Davidson, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP (now at Delta Air Lines, Inc.)
Nancy Liu, Liu & Associates, PC


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