Category Archives: Atlanta

Join the Legal Runaround in Atlanta

The Atlanta Bar Association covers all counties in the greater metropolitan Atlanta area and offers numerous opportunities for networking.  If you like to run, as many of my students do, then consider attending their “11th Annual Legal Runaround” on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the Piedmont Park Main Pavilion.  Runners are a very congenial group, so you will have a fantastic time and get to know some great attorneys.  Moreover, you will already have something in common with everyone else there – you like to run and you support community programs.  The run benefits the scholarship fund for children of Atlanta police officers killed or critically injured in the line of duty, which is a great cause.  So lace up those shoes and hit the ground running!

Atlanta Small Firm Section Luncheon & Transition Into Law Program

“What You Should Know About the State Bar of Georgia’s Transition Into Law Practice Program”
Thursday, August 25th  at 12:00 p.m.
Speaker: Douglas Ashworth
Director, Transition into Law Practice
Program for the State Bar of Georgia
Non-Section Member
$23 in advance, $26 at the door
For details on how to register for the luncheon, review the Registration Form.

Section Member
$18 in advance, $21 at the door

Network with Private Practitioners at CLE Events

One of the best ways to network with practitioners is at Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) events, which all attorneys must attend annually per State Bar regulations.  For example, you might consider attending any of the following events sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia and its Institute of Continuing Legal Education.  Reach out to the presenters, who are generally experts in their given field, and chat casually with those seated around you.  Remember to ask for cards and to follow up after the seminar for more one-on-one discussions. 

Nuts and Bolts of Family Law – August 19th – Savannah Marriott Riverfront, Savannah, Georgia

Contract Litigation – August 25th – State Bar of Georgia Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia

Start Ups and Early Stage Companies – September 1st – State Bar of Georgia Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia

Institute for City and County Attorneys – September 8th-9th – Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Athens, Georgia

Secrets to a Successful Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Practice – September 9th – State Bar of Georgia Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia

To attend any of these seminars, register at