Enews: February 2020 (Volume 16, Issue 2)

In this Issue…

– 2020 Legislative Session
– 2020 Spring Board of Governors Meeting: Register Now
– Georgia Bar Journal: February 2020
– 2020 Commitment to Equality Awards: Call for Nominations
– Justice Robert Benham Awards for Community Service: Register Now
– Don’t Forget: CLE Deadline March 31 – View Upcoming ICLE Courses
– YLD Signature Fundraiser: Green Gala for GLSP
– Connect with a Colleague Contest: Enter Today
– Suicide Awareness Program: Save the Date
– Wellness Corner
– Free Fastcase Research Offered Through the State Bar

February 28, 2020

2020 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Throughout the legislative session, please visit the Legislative Program [ www.gabar.org ] page for a complete summary of Bar proposals, other legislative items of interest, a weekly email update and information on how to contact the State Bar’s legislative consultants who are working for you each day under the Gold Dome. Our goal is to keep our members up to date on the ways that the Bar is advocating for you and your practice.

2020 SPRING BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING | REGISTER NOW

The State Bar’s Spring Board of Governors Meeting will be held March 27-29 at Château Élan Winery & Resort in Braselton, Georgia. Please click here [ http:////sbog.informz.net/sbog/data/images/Meetings/Spring%2020/2020%20Spring%20Meeting_web.pdf ] to view the brochure, or visit the Bar’s website [ www.gabar.org ] for all the details and to register online.

Please note that the hotel deadline is Friday, Feb. 28, and the meeting registration deadline is Friday, March 20. If you have any questions, contact Michelle Garner, director of meetings, at michelleg@gabar.org [ mailto:michelleg@gabar.org ] or 404-527-8790.

GEORGIA BAR JOURNAL | FEBRUARY 2020

The February 2020 issue of the Georgia Bar Journal is available online. Some of the highlights include:

– From the President: “Programs Assessment Helps Meet Budget Challenge” [ digitaleditions.walsworthprintgroup.com ] by Darrell Sutton
– From the YLD President: “Ethical Concerns Facing Young Lawyers” [ digitaleditions.walsworthprintgroup.com ] by Will Davis
– From the Executive Director: “Vernon Jordan: Inspired to ‘Keep at It’” [ digitaleditions.walsworthprintgroup.com ] by Jeff Davis
– “Parallel Proceedings” [ digitaleditions.walsworthprintgroup.com ] by Don Samuel and Scott Grubman

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

2020 COMMITMENT TO EQUALITY AWARDS | CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The State Bar of Georgia’s Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession invites you to nominate an individual or organization you believe deserves consideration for the 2020 Commitment to Equality Awards. These awards recognize those who promote diversity in the legal profession and who provide opportunities for members of underrepresented groups. Read More [ www.gabar.org ]

JUSTICE ROBERT BENHAM AWARDS FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE | REGISTER NOW

The Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism will host the 21st Annual Justice Robert Benham Awards for Community Service on Saturday, March 14, at the Omni Atlanta. Visit the website [ cjcpga.org ] for more information and to register.

DON’T FORGET: CLE DEADLINE MARCH 31 | VIEW UPCOMING ICLE COURSES

The 2019 CLE extended deadline is March 31 . Visit the website [ www.gabar.org ] for upcoming ICLE courses.

YLD SIGNATURE FUNDRAISER | GREEN GALA FOR GLSP

The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia is pleased to announce that the 14th Annual Signature Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 21, at 433 Bishop in Atlanta from 7-11 p.m. This year’s fundraiser is a St. Patrick’s Day theme and we hope you will join us for an evening of music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, open bar and more! Additionally, the Signature Service Award will be presented to honor an attorney who embodies the mission, spirit and legacy of the YLD.

The 2020 Signature Fundraiser—Green Gala for GLSP—will proudly benefit Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP). GLSP is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to provide civil legal services for persons with low incomes, creating equal access to justice and opportunities out of poverty. GLSP serves 154 of the 159 counties in Georgia. Please consider becoming a Signature Fundraiser sponsor. Click here [ www.gabar.org ] for more information about sponsorship or to purchase tickets.

CONNECT WITH A COLLEAGUE CONTEST | ENTER TODAY

In the spirit of promoting professionalism and brand-new collegial relationships, the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism and the State Bar of Georgia Committee on Professionalism invite you to enter the “Connect with a Colleague” contest. Each documented new connection you make with a colleague, up to five between March 2 and April 3, is eligible for a drawing. The grand prize includes four tickets to an Atlanta United game and a one-night hotel stay. For more information on how to enter, including the contest rules, visit the website [ cjcpga.org ] .

SUICIDE AWARENESS PROGRAM | SAVE THE DATE

The Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism will present a Suicide Awareness Program at the Bar Center on Tuesday, April 28, from 2-5 p.m. (Live streaming will be available across the state.) For more information about the program, visit the website [ cjcpga.org ] . If you are thinking of hurting yourself, or if you are concerned that someone you know may be suicidal, please contact the Bar’s Lawyer Assistance Program confidential hotline at 800-327-9631. #UseYour6

WELLNESS CORNER

“Deciding what to do when you notice that a lawyer or a judge is showing signs of cognitive decline or impairment is always difficult and usually complicated,” said Terry Harrell, executive director of the Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program. “Generally, the lawyers surrounding the person know they have a responsibility to do something, but they are very reluctant to act.” If you or someone you know needs help planning for the future, visit the State Bar of Georgia’s Aging Lawyers/Lawyers in Transition [ www.gabar.org ] program to learn more and access resources.

Lawyers Living Well is always seeking to serve the members of the State Bar of Georgia. We would like to hear from you as to how we can help. Click here [ bit.ly/2uV7Bcp ] to learn more and let us know what you think.

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 [ sbog.info ] .

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