Family Lawyers Host Free Legal Clinic at Thomasville Heights Elementary

On Saturday, March 17, the Diversity Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar, Atlanta Legal Aid Society (ALAS), and Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) hosted a “pop-up” clinic at Thomasville Heights Elementary. The idea was born out of the Diversity Committee’s initiative to bring brief, free legal advice to the community in…

Glynn County Affiliate Update

The Glynn County Affiliate held its 5th Annual Glynn Young Lawyers Division Spring Classic, a golf tournament benefitting the Davis Love Foundation and CASA Glynn, Inc. (our local Georgia CASA affiliate program). The tournament took place on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., at the Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center on St. Simons…

High School Mock Trial Update

On March 3, 2018, the team from Jonesboro High School won the state championship in the Georgia High School Mock Trial competition, a program of the Young Lawyer’s Division. Jonesboro faced off against Union County High School in the final round, a program that made its final round debut in 2018. The 2018 “problem,” the…

Macon and Houston County Affiliate Update

The Macon and Houston County YLDs enjoyed a joint event called “Care”oke Night. They sang karaoke for a good cause. All proceeds and donations went to Dismas Charities, a federal halfway house program that gives services to those recently released from prison. They raised over $300 worth of toiletries and monetary donations.

Intellectual Property Law Committee Update

The YLD-IP Committee hosted a networking happy hour on March 1st at Tin Lizzy’s Cantina in Buckhead. Pictured here are the attendees with Co-Chairs Andrew Saul and Jason Cooper.

Savannah Affiliate Update

The Savannah YLD hosted its annual and much-anticipated Haunted Trolley Tour + Costume Party on October 26. Participants learned more fiction than truth about Savannah’s haunted homes while enjoying a good time with colleagues. The Savannah YLD is grateful to the generous sponsorship of Gilbert & Jones to make this favored event possible. On Tuesday,…

Ethics and Professionalism Committee Update

The YLD Ethics and Professionalism Committee and YLD Litigation Committee hosted a lunch and learn with a panel of four distinguished judges on November 17th at the State Bar. Attendees had the opportunity to ask the Judges questions about professionalism and the proper decorum in the courtroom and in practice. Ms. Lilia Kim, co-Chair of…

Glynn County Affiliate Update

The Glynn County YLD recently enjoyed a visit from Georgia YLD President-Elect Chief Magistrate Judge Rizza O’Connor.  Judge O’Connor joined the past and present officers and committee-members of the Glynn County YLD for a special dinner at the Georgia Sea Grill on St. Simons Island. Topics of conversation included goals and suggestions for the upcoming…

The Benefits of Networking with the Solo/Small Firm Committee

Professional networking is vital for career advancement. Connecting with others is one of the most important and impactful business and life skills that one will ever learn. As professionals we’ve all been there; our email inbox full of invitations to happy hours, lunches, and conferences. Add in the CLEs or professional development events your firm…

Special Guest, Ken Hodges: A Healthier Lawyer is a Better Lawyer

The Attorney Wellness Committee invites you to get the ball rolling toward a healthier professional and personal life. Promoting health and wellness among members of the legal profession is one of the five major priority areas of the State Bar of Georgia’s strategic plan for 2016-18, which was approved by the Board of Governors in…

Criminal Law Committee Update

The YLD’s Criminal Law Committee recently held a successful mixer at the Tic-Toc Room in Macon, Ga From Left to Right: Brock Brockington, Elizabeth Howard, Kyle Owenby, and Shanelle Booker.

West Georgia Affiliate Update

Villa Rica, Georgia – On May 4, 2017 the West Georgia Young Lawyers’ Association elected new leadership for 2017-2018. The WGYLA was formed on January 5, 2017 by attorneys from Carroll, Douglas, Haralson, Paulding, and Polk Counties who are 40 years or younger or practicing law for 10 years or less and was accepted as…