Enews: December 2019 (Volume 15, Issue 12)

In this Issue…

– Georgia Bar Journal – December 2019
– 2020 Midyear Meeting – Register Now
– Town Hall Meeting on Professional Liability Insurance – Jan. 10
– 2020 Commitment to Equality Awards – Call for Nominations
– Annual Fiction Writing Competition – Deadline Jan. 10
– #ShapeTheBar: We Want to Hear From You
– ABA TECHSHOW 2020 – Register Now
– Upcoming ICLE Courses
– Wellness Corner
– Free Fastcase Research Offered Through the State Bar

December 20, 2019

GEORGIA BAR JOURNAL | DECEMBER 2019

The December 2019 issue of the Georgia Bar Journal is available online. Some of the highlights include:

– From the President: “Mandatory Professional Liability Insurance? Let Us Hear From You” [ digitaleditions.walsworthprintgroup.com ] by Darrell Sutton
– From the YLD President: “2020 Signature Fundraiser to Support Georgia Legal Services Program” [ digitaleditions.walsworthprintgroup.com ] by Will Davis
– From the Executive Director: “Sen. Leroy Johnson: ‘A Jewel in Georgia’s Crown’” [ digitaleditions.walsworthprintgroup.com ] by Jeff Davis
– Legal Article: “Not So Fast! Enforcing Accelerated Rent Clauses in Commercial Lease Agreements” [ digitaleditions.walsworthprintgroup.com ] by Brian P. Watt and Alexandra “Allie” Apple

Visit the website [ www.gabar.org ] to start browsing the most recent issue of the Georgia Bar Journal .

2020 MIDYEAR MEETING | REGISTER NOW

Join us at the iconic Georgian Terrace hotel and the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta for the State Bar’s Midyear Meeting, Jan. 9-11, 2020. Please visit our website [ www.gabar.org ] for the schedule of events and to register.

Registration ends Friday, Jan. 3 . If you have any questions, you may contact Michelle Garner, director of meetings, at michelleg@gabar.org or 404-527-8790.

TOWN HALL MEETING ON PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE | JAN. 10

The Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) Committee is hosting a town hall meeting during the 2020 Midyear Board of Governors Meeting on Friday, Jan. 10, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Georgian Terrace in Atlanta. Chair Chris Twyman and members of the PLI Committee will be present to receive your feedback on the current proposal regarding mandatory malpractice insurance and other options, or to answer any questions that you have. Download a summary of the draft rule and additional proposed options [ sbog.info ] . If you cannot attend the meeting, please email your comments to president@gabar.org [ mailto:president@gabar.org ] .

2020 COMMITMENT TO EQUALITY AWARDS | CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The State Bar of Georgia’s Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession invites nominations for the 2020 Commitment to Equality Awards. The awards are presented annually to lawyers that have, throughout their career, demonstrated an outstanding commitment to promoting diversity in the legal profession and have taken great efforts to service clients from underrepresented groups. The awards are open to Georgia attorneys who meet the criteria. For more information and to download nomination forms, please visit the website [ www.gabar.org ] .

The deadline for submitting a nomination is Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 .

ANNUAL FICTION WRITING COMPETITION | DEADLINE JAN. 10

The Editorial Board of the Georgia Bar Journal will again sponsor its annual Fiction Writing Competition. The purposes of this competition are to enhance interest in the Journal , to encourage excellence in writing by members of the Bar and to provide an innovative vehicle for the illustration of the life and work of lawyers.

The deadline for submission is Jan. 10, 2020 . For a list of past winners and further information, please visit the website [ www.gabar.org ] or contact Ashley Stollar at ashleys@gabar.org [ mailto:ashleys@gabar.org ] or 404-527-8792.

#SHAPETHEBAR: WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

State Bar President Darrell Sutton is gathering as much information and feedback as possible from fellow Bar members in the #ShapeTheBar campaign. He genuinely wants to know your thoughts about the legal profession in Georgia and how the Bar can make the practice of law easier for you. Keep those comments and suggestions coming! Visit the website [ www.gabar.org ] for more information and to share your ideas.

ABA TECHSHOW 2020 | REGISTER NOW

Plan now to attend ABA TECHSHOW 2020, Feb. 26-29, in Chicago, Illinois, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago and celebrate more than 32 years of legal technology and innovation. State Bar members receive a discount on standard registration with code EP2010 . For more information, including a link to register, visit the website [ www.gabar.org ] .

UPCOMING ICLE COURSES

Whether you are looking for a live seminar or a webcast, we can help. Visit the website [ www.gabar.org ] for a list of upcoming ICLE courses to help you meet your CLE requirements.

WELLNESS CORNER

It’s the most wonderful time of the year . . . but not for some. If you, a friend or colleague are struggling with grief, end-of-year stress or financial pressures this season, these six steps promote healing rather than burying what you feel. Read more here [ experiencelife.com ] .

FREE FASTCASE RESEARCH OFFERED THROUGH THE STATE BAR

Free online legal research is available to all Bar members. Learn how to effectively use and navigate Fastcase. To register for a one-hour or three-hour CLE at one of the three State Bar locations or to sign up for a webinar hosted by Fastcase, please visit the website [ www.gabar.org ] .

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