The State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program Presents 2017 Business Development Symposium—Part II Successful General Counsels Share Their Business Development Secrets
1.0 CLE hour (including 1 professionalism - self-reporting) Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 7:30 – 9 a.m.
Hosted By MMM - 11th Floor
Clyde E. Mize Jr., Partner, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
Michael Bishop, General Counsel, AT&T IP Corporation
Darren Jones, East Region Labor and Employment Counsel, UPS
Elizabeth O'Neill, Chief Counsel, Marta
Patrise Perkins-Hooker, County Attorney, Fulton County
Attorneys - $75
GDP Attorneys* - $50 (*GDP Attorneys practice with firms that are members of the State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program.)
GDP Steering Committee Memembers - No Charge
*** Registration is required to attend this CLE and to receive CLE credit. You MUST register by April 24, 2017.
To register to attend, click here: http://info.mmmlaw.com/acton/ct/12361/e-0e49-1704/Bct/l-tst/l-tst:e/ct1_0/1?sid=TV2%3A3FnQEp5YM
For more information, please contact Clyde Mize.
This initial event is for board members only.
For more information, please contact Board member Brandon Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATLANTA'S PREMIERE LGBTQ EXPO
Sunday, April 30th 2017 | 11am - 5pm
Ebster Recreation Center, 105 Electric Ave, Decatur GA
Sunday, April 30th 2017
11am — 5pm
ADMISSION: FREE! (Donations to LNFY welcome)
DISCOVER AND SUPPORT LOCAL LGBTQ-FRIENDLY BUSINESSES AT THE RAINBOW EXPO 2017!
Featuring LGBTQ-owned & friendly businesses, service providers, artists, craftsmen, and MORE!
Learn about local businesses & services who support equality for everyone. Shop locally made products, sample delicious food and drink, meet inspiring authors, admire local art, enjoy live music, Silent Auction and MORE! This is a family-friendly event with activities for adults and kids!
PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT LOST-N-FOUND YOUTH!
For more info: https://www.rainbowexpo.net/
The 2017 theme provides the opportunity to explore the many ways that the Fourteenth Amendment has reshaped American law and society. Through its Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection clauses, this transformative amendment advanced the rights of all Americans. It also played a pivotal role in extending the reach of the Bill of Rights to the states. Ratified during Reconstruction a century and a half ago, the Fourteenth Amendment serves as the cornerstone of landmark civil rights legislation, the foundation for numerous federal court decisions protecting fundamental rights, and a source of inspiration for all those who advocate for equal justice under law.
Location: ROXX Tavern
1824 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Time: 7 pm--8 pm
Please RSVP to Molly O'Connor at email@example.com on or before the date of the meeting if you plan on attending.
The meeting dates are as follows:
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Inaugural LGBT Forum – May 2-3, 2017 in San Francisco:
Join the ABA at the first annual LGBT Forum, May 2-3, 2017 in San Francisco, CA to learn the latest developments in all aspects of legal issues that impact the LGBT community.
Two major plenary sessions are planned with leading activists and politicians who have been on the forefront of LGBT legal issues and general counsel who have navigated their way to the top. There will be several breakout sessions focusing on issues such as religion and LGBT rights, transgender employment issues, class actions suits since Obergefell, free speech, LGBT family law issues, and many more. The meeting will feature high quality programming and will attract civil and criminal litigators, family law practitioners, and in-house counsel from all over the United States. We have even planned an LGBT Forum luncheon during the last day of the Forum before the Section of Litigation Annual Conference that will feature marquee speakers.
The Forum will help you develop your practice through:
Register here today (registration for the Forum alone is only $175; Registration for the Section Annual Conference also includes access to all LGBT Forum programming.): http://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/events_cle/lgbt_forum.html
Atlanta Legal Aid and DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation are teaming up again to bring you the Second Annual Great Whiskey Debate
The debate this year will feature Bulleit Bourbon and Rye.
Decatur’s best mixologists from: The Iberian Pig, 246, Brush, Cakes & Ale, Leon’s and Mac McGee will mix up a unique cocktail using the bourbon or the rye. Attendees will vote for their favorite and the winner will be crowned with a trophy, cash and bragging rights for the next year.
Food will be catered by Fox Bros. BBQ and Decatur’s very own distillery, Independent Distilling Co. will be hosting a neat tasting of their products.
Come join us for a great mix of lawyers, local community members and non-legal business owners as we drink, debate and raise money for two vital DeKalb County non-profit organizations:
Atlanta Legal Aid and DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
May 4, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Old Decatur Courthouse
101 East Court Square, Decatur, Georgia 30030
Tickets may be purchased at www.greatwhiskeydebate.org
Location: Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
171 17th Street NW, Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30363
Time: 6:15 pm--7:15 pm
Please RSVP to Misty Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the date of the meeting if you plan on attending in person.
The meeting dates are as follows:
Please contact Misty Peterson (email@example.com) or Brandon Goldberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Commitment to Equality Awards
The Commitment to Equality Awards recognize the efforts of lawyers and legal employers who are committed to providing opportunities that foster a more diverse legal profession for members of underrepresented groups in the state of Georgia. These awards are presented to lawyers who not only personally excel in their own practice, but who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting diversity in the legal profession. The awards are presented in the Spring at a special ceremony.
The 2017 Commitment to Equality Awards will be presented Thursday, May 4, at Georgia State University College of Law. We are pleased to announce that A. James "Jim" Elliott, Leroy Johnson, Dawn Jones and the Hon. Willie Lovett, Jr. (1963-2017) will be honored at our 2017 Commitment to Equality Awards. Each will be recognized for their steadfast devotion to promoting diversity within the legal profession and providing opportunities to underrepresented groups.
For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.gabar.org/attorneyresources/speakerclearinghouse/index.cfm
Join the Communications committee to help publicize Stonewall events to the broader community.
We meet via phone conference every other month and will be meeting the following days for 2017:
For call-in info, please email co-chair Ansley Sluss (email@example.com).
For more information: http://www.av200.org
For more information: http://www.prideaugusta.org/
The National LGBT Bar Association Presents:
29th Annual Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair.
For more information: http://lgbtbar.org/annual/program/schedule-at-a-glance/
For more information: https://www.athenspride.org/
SAVE THE DATE for the 47th Annual Atlanta Pride Festival.
Details to follow. More information can be found here: http://atlantapride.org/
Save the Date!
More information to come soon.