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    • Special Events Wednesday, April 15, 2009 9:00 AM 2nd Annual President’s Cup Golf Tournament Sponsored by Forge Consulting Tucked away in an historic neighborhood, the Druid Hills Golf Club provides a quiet sanctuary just minutes from downtown Atlanta. Forge will host 10—four person teams for a day of fun and camaraderie with your fellow members. There will be prizes, drinks, and light appetizers after the tournament. Green fee is $125 per person. Use registration form in the back of the booklet. Thursday, April 16, 2009 5:30—7:30 PM Welcome Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Butler, Wooten, & Fryhofer, LLP Welcome to the 2009 Annual Convention! Take this opportunity to relax and socialize with your fellow trial lawyers on the terrace of the Four Seasons. 9:00 PM Party Hosted by the New Lawyers Division End your evening on a high note at TAP for an evening of late night fun and festivities! Friday, April 17, 2009 1:00 PM The Life of Clarence Darrow by Gary Anderson A rare treat—Sponsored by Warshauer, Poe & Thornton, PC. Earn one hour of professionalism as you are dazzled by the life and times of Clarence Darrow! “The cause was worth while.” This he believed when he at- tacked man’s conformity; when he defended Communists and Anarchists and Socialists, men and women charged with mur- der, theft, bombings and robbery. He believed it as he argued against capital punish- ment, and prejudiced immigration laws amid national hysteria and the mixture of poli- tics and religion. In his eyes, all were brothers and equal under the law. 7:00 PM Annual President’s Gala The Annual Convention concludes with a spectacular evening of dinner and dancing! We will come together to celebrate and recognize Presi- dent Fred Orr’s visionary achievements this past year and welcome our new leader, Chris Clark. We will also hear from keynote speaker, Con- gressman Bruce Braley. Black-tie optional, purchase tickets on registration form. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact Lynn Colston or Emily Wring for more details at 404.522.8487.
    • Champions Trial Skills College Program Co-Chairs: Manley F. Brown, O'Neal, Brown & Clark, Macon, GA Tommy Malone, Malone Law Office, Atlanta, GA Thursday, April 16, 2009 9:00 am Welcome & Introductions—Manley F. Brown & Tommy Malone 9:05 am Premises Liability—Pete Law 9:45 am Why Get Involved—Tim Santelli 10:30 am Cross Examination—Steve La Briola 11:15 am Expert Witness Preparation—Kathryn McArthur 12:00 pm Break with Exhibitors 12:15 pm Lunch including GTLA Business Meeting, Address by AAJ’s Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Linda Lipsen, & Ethics Presentation 2:00 pm Effective Use of Jury Charges—Jeff Helms 2:45 pm An ERISA Nightmare—Mike Regas 3:30 pm Focus Groups—Andy Scherffius 4:15 pm Constitutional Challenges—Steven Chance 5:00 pm Adjourn Friday, April 17, 2009 9:00 am Welcome & introductions—Manley F. Brown & Tommy Malone 9:05 am Cross Examination—Jim Butler 9:45 am Spotting the Crashworthiness Case—Ed Strain 10:30 am Rural Jury Trials—Jon Pope 11:15 am Focus Groups In House—Andrew Jones 12:00 pm Break with Exhibitors 12:15 pm Lunch including Professionalism Presentation on the Life of Clarence Darrow—Sponsored by Warshauer, Poe & Thornton, PC 2:00 pm Large Commercial Vehicle Claims – Common, Contract, and Private Carrier Litigation—Bill Stone 2:45 pm Client Care and Feeding—John Hyatt 3:30 pm Marketing Panel Discussion—Gary Martin Hayes, Jeff Kaufman & Christina Petrig 5:00 pm Adjourn Register online at www.GTLA.org
    • Criminal Defense Program Co-Chairs: William C. “Bubba” Head, Head, Thomas, Webb & Willis, LLC, Marietta, GA Jimmy D. Berry, Jimmy D. Berry Law Offices, Marietta, GA Thursday, April 16, 2009 9:00 am Welcome & Introductions—William C. “Bubba” Head & Jimmy Berry 9:05 am Coping with Opinion Media Distortion in Criminal Law—Christine Koehler 10:00 am Twelve Important Issues in Vehicular Homicide & Serious Injury DUI Cases—William C. “Bubba” Head 11:00 am Without Comprehensive Investigation, All Criminal Cases are Losers: What I Have Learned from 500 Murder Trials—Patrick McGuinness 12:00 pm Break with Exhibitors 12:15 pm Lunch including GTLA Business Meeting, Address by AAJ’s Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Linda Lipsen, & Ethics Presentation 2:00 pm Balancing Your Civil Litigation Practice with Criminal Defense Practice— G.G. (Joe) Kunes 3:00 pm Observations on the Future of Criminal Practice in 2009: Reflecting on the Last 35 Years of “Shock and Awe”—Professor Donald Eugene Wilkes 4:00 pm Transitioning from Cop to Criminal Defense Attorney: Different Perspec tives—Cory E. Yager 5:00 pm Adjourn Friday, April 17, 2009 9:00 am Welcome & Introductions—William C. “Bubba” Head & Jimmy Berry 9:05 am What You Need to Know to Challenge GBI Forensic Tests—Jennifer Duke Ahearn 10:00 am A Jury Selection Primer: What to Ask and How to Ask It—Ed Tolley 11:00 am Criminal Motions Practice: Striving to Eliminate the Need for Trial—David Wolfe 12:00 pm Break with Exhibitors 12:15 pm Lunch including Professionalism Presentation on the Life of Clarence Darrow—Sponsored by Warshauer, Poe & Thornton, PC 2:00 pm Cross-Examination Gems for the Criminal Defense Attorney—Bruce Harvey 3:00 pm White Collar Crime – A Growth Area or Has the Golden Age Passed— Wilmer “Buddy” Parker 4:00 pm Keeping Our Eye on the Prize: Our Duty to Zealously Defend—Bobby Lee Cook 5:00 pm Adjourn Register online at www.GTLA.org
    • Workers’ Compensation Nuts & Bolts Program Chair: Miles Gammage, Mundy & Gammage, Cedartown, GA Thursday, April 16, 2009 9:00 am Welcome & Introductions—Miles Gammage 9:05 am Arising Out of and In the Course of: Lease purchase, owner operators, statutory employers—Andrew Roper 9:45 am The Duty to Provide Medical Case: The panel of physicians, refusal of care, IME’s—Rob Teilhet 10:30 am Change in Condition: Modification of benefits, medical only claims, find ing of compensability, suitable employment, Form 240 & 104, refusal— Zack Hendon 11:15 am Maximizing the Value of a Catastrophic Claim—Jeff Gilbert 12:00 pm Break with Exhibitors 12:15 pm Lunch including GTLA Business Meeting, Address by AAJ’s Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Linda Lipsen, & Ethics Presentation 2:00 pm Medicare Set Aside Accounts: Proper calculation, use or reduction—Bryan Ramos 2:45 pm Settlements: Maximizing Values—Mike Eddings 3:30 pm Correlation of Benefits: Compensation, social security, long term unem- ployment, severance—Joe Leman 4:00 pm Trying a Workers’ Compensation Case: Procedural and Evidentiary Requirements—Tim Hanofee 4:30 pm Questions to the Panel 5:00 pm Adjourn Register online at www.GTLA.org
    • Ethics & Professionalism Lunch Sessions Program Chair: J. Vincent Cook, Cook, Noell, Tolley & Bates LLP, Athens, GA Thursday, April 16, 2009 12:15 pm GTLA Annual Business Meeting & Election Federal Legislative Update—Linda Lipsen, AAJ’s Senior Vice President of Public Affairs 1:00 pm Ethics Presentation—Charles Cork & Kel Long Friday, April 17, 2009 1:00 pm The Life of Clarence Darrow by Gary Anderson A rare treat—Sponsored by Warshauer, Poe & Thornton, PC. Earn one hour of pro- fessionalism as you are dazzled by the life and times of Clarence Darrow! Clarence Darrow believed it when he resigned his position as a highly paid corporation counsel for the Northwestern Railroad to become attorney for Eugene Debs and the Unions. He believed it as he pleaded his clients, the McNamara brothers, guilty in or- der to save their lives after the Los Angeles Times bombing. It was the motivating force behind his defense of Dr. Ossian Sweet when the doctor and his family protected their home in Detroit from a mob controlled by the KKK. He believed it in the Leopold and Loeb case, when he decried capital punishment and the wail of the mob for the life of these two boys; and in the Separation of Church and State issues of the Scopes Trial in Tennessee, in which he volunteered his services. “The cause was worth while.” This he believed when he attacked man’s conformity; when he defended Communists and Anarchists and Socialists, men and women charged with murder, theft, bombings and robbery. He believed it as he argued against capital punishment, and prejudiced immigration laws amid national hysteria and the mixture of politics and religion. In his eyes, all were brothers and equal under the law. Register online at www.GTLA.org
    • Trucking Cases: From Introduction to Advanced Program Chair: Buck Rogers, Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC, Atlanta, GA Thursday, April 16, 2009 9:00 am Welcome & Introductions—Buck Rogers 9:20 am Truck Wrecks for Road Wreck Lawyers: SB3 brings back Vicarious Liabil ity—Morgan Adams 9:40 am Everything you ever wanted to know about ECM data including downloads from popular power units to show what is available, how to read and how to use in your cases—George Rivers 10:00 am Uses and Misuses of Tractor Trailer and Passenger Vehicles Event Re corder Data—James Sloan 10:40 am QualCom, What is Available, Which Carrier Gets What and How to Read and Compare with Logs, Dispatch Documents, etc.—Julian (Bucky) Beaver 11:30 am Recreating Visibility Proof, Problems with Photographic Reenactments and Recreations—Warren Bond 12:00 pm Break with Exhibitors 12:15 pm Lunch including GTLA Business Meeting, Address by AAJ’s Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Linda Lipsen, & Ethics Presentation 2:00 pm Issue Spotting and Theories of Liability, Hours of Service, Medical Quali fications, Screening/Selection/Hiring/Training, Toxicology and Direct Ac tion—Michael L. Goldberg 2:40 pm Safety Compliance, Driver Discipline, Log Audits, DAC Reports, DOT In spections/Driver/Vehicle—Michael K. Napier, Sr. 3:20 pm MCCD Compliance with an Actual Tractor Trailer Inspection in Parking Lot—Sgt. G. Bingham 3:50 pm Big Truck – Big Energy: How Low Speed Impact by Truck Translates into Bad Wreck—Tom Langley 4:20 pm Special Problem in the City including Pedestrian Strikes, Dock Incidents, Traffic Issues and Who Investigates Where—Officer T. Shane Keller 4:50 pm SCRT Jurisdiction, Training, Staffing and Reports—SFC S.B. Short 5:20 pm Adjourn Register online at www.GTLA.org
    • Evidence & Expert Witnesses Program Co-Chairs: Mary Donne Peters, Gorby, Peters & Associates, Atlanta, GA Marc Treadwell, Adams, Jordan & Treadwell, PC, Macon, GA Thursday, April 16, 2009 9:00 am Welcome & Introductions—Mary Donne Peters & Marc Treadwell 9:10 am Daubert from the Daubert Guru—Peter Nordberg Mr. Nordberg is the founder and webmaster of daubertontheweb.com, likely the most comprehensive source of Daubert materials and information. Judges and attorneys around the country recognize him as THE Daubert expert. 10:10 am Practical Pointers on Handling Daubert Motions in Georgia— Mary Donne Peters 10:30 am Evidence Update I: What Has Happened in the Last Year and Why You Need to Know About It—Marc Treadwell 10:50 am Using Daubert Offensively—Leigh Martin May 11:20 am The Experts Speak—Craig Johnson, MD Dr. Johnson is Director of Neuropsychiatry at Northside and St. Joseph’s Hospitals. He has testified as an expert in matters involving closed head injuries and PTSD. 11:40 am Georgia’s Super Daubert Rules in Medical Cases—Adam Malone 12:00 pm Break with Exhibitors 12:15 pm Lunch including GTLA Business Meeting, Address by AAJ’s Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Linda Lipsen, & Ethics Presentation 2:00 pm The Georgia Rules of Evidence—Professor Paul Milich Professor Milich is the author of Georgia Rules of Evidence, Courtroom Handbook on Georgia Evidence, and Trial Practice: Exercises in Witness Examination in the Rules of Evidence. He is the official reporter for the General Assembly’s Evidence Code Study Committee. 3:00 pm The Apology Statute—Richard Mitchell 3:20 pm Evidence Update II—Marc Treadwell 3:40 pm The Spoliation Presumption—Lance Cooper 4:00 pm Admissibility of Personal Practice in Medical Malpractice Cases—Ralph Knowles 4:20 pm The Experts Speak—Dane Maxwell Mr. Maxwell is the President of Commercial Motor Vehicle Investigations, LLC. He is a former DOT enforcement officer and one of only five expert witnesses certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in commercial inspections, hazardous ma terials, cargo tankers and motor coaches. He has qualified as an expert witness in both state and federal courts and has successfully withstood Daubert challenges. 4:40 pm Experts and Evidence in the Premises Liability Case—Michael J. Gorby 5:00 pm Adjourn Register online at www.GTLA.org
    • New Plaintiffs Lawyers Program Co-Chairs: Joe Fried, Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC, Atlanta, GA Tony Kalka, The Kalka Law Firm, LLC, Atlanta, GA Thursday, April 16, 2009 9:00 am Welcome & Introductions—Tony Kalka & Joe Fried 9:10 am Discovery and Sanctions—Brandon Peak 9:40 am Medicare/Medicaid issues for the New Plaintiff Lawyer—George O. Haskell, IV 10:10 am How to effectively try an auto case: paper will have examples of plead ings, etc.—Randy Fry 10:50 am Case Evaluation—Doug Dumont 11:20 am Switching Sides from Insurance Defense to Plaintiff’s Practice—Scott Williamson 12:00 pm Break with Exhibitors 12:15 pm Lunch including GTLA Business Meeting, Address by AAJ’s Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Linda Lipsen, & Ethics Presentation 2:00 pm Effective Depositions—Brandon Smith 2:30 pm Effective Trial Techniques—Jeff Shiver 3:00 pm Bullet Proofing Medical Testimony and Narratives—Eric Hunt 3:40 pm Nuts and Bolts of a Premise Case—Josh Branch 4:10 pm Daubert and current status under GA law: How to use Daubert effect tively—Jonah Flynn 4:40 pm Exploding Bottles, Burning Stones and the Sky is Falling; Settling the Odd Duck Liability Case—Chris Simon 5:10 pm Damages—Eric J. Hertz 5:30 pm Adjourn Register online at www.GTLA.org
    • Wrestling With Technology Program Co-Chairs: Michael Warshauer, Warshauer Poe & Thornton, PC, Atlanta, GA Mark Zamora, Law Office of Mark Zamora, Atlanta, GA Thursday, April 16, 2009 12:00 pm Break with Exhibitors 12:15 pm Lunch including GTLA Business Meeting, Address by AAJ’s Senior Vice Presi dent of Public Affairs Linda Lipsen, & Ethics Presentation 2:00 pm Welcome & Introduction—Mark Zamora & Michael Warshauer 2:05 pm Eight Round Heavyweight Championship Match - iPhone v. Blackberry: Can the new- comer defeat the long time champion? Round 1 - Phone coverage Round 2 - Cost comparison Round 3 - Email Round 4 - Internet Round 5 - Applications for Lawyers Round 6 – Music Round 7 – Fun and Games Round 8 – Cool Factor **Wrestlers to be announced! (All comers welcome)** 2:25 pm Mac v. PC – Battle of the Titans Round 1 – Headlock: Once you’ve had Mac you’ll never go back—Office Management Software for the Mac—Stan Grantham Round 2 – Atomic Death Grip - Macs are for geeks and freaks, PC’s Rule the Law— Office Management Software for the PC, Using Casemap and Textmap in a Plaintiff’s Practice—Hu Hamilton & Bob Finnell Round 3 – Tag Team – Summary of Mac v. PC for Lawyers—Michael Warshauer and Mark Zamora Round 4 – Airplane Spin – Courtroom Technology for the PC Summation—Mike Neff Round 5 – Suplex – Courtroom Technology for the Mac—Doug Dumont, Warshauer Poe & Thornton, PC, Atlanta, GA Round 6 – Brainbuster: Working with PDFs – bookmarks, comments, numbering—R. Gary Spencer 3:15 pm Intergalactic Death Match – Internet Tips and Secrets Round 1 - WWW –Sides, SEO, Google Adwords, & Blogs—Landon Harlan, Round 2 – Blog this! - Mark Zamora and Ken Shigley Round 3 – Chokehold – Top Tips for WestLaw—Ashley B. Fournet 4:15 pm No Holds Barred – Chainlink Courtroom Death Match Round 1 –Head Drop - Trial Director Compared v. Sanction and PowerPoint Trick— Shelley Watts Round 2 – Facebuster – Real Time Court Reporting—Corri Rene’ Round 3 – Body Slam - High Tech Document Filing on CD—Anne Gurley 5:00 pm Adjourn Register online at www.GTLA.org
    • Investor & Consumer Protection Program Co-Chairs: Roy Barnes, The Barnes Law Group, LLC, Marietta, GA Jimmy Hurt, Winburn, Lewis & Stolz, LLP, Athens, GA Thursday, April 16, 2009 9:00 am Welcome & Introductions—Jimmy Hurt & Roy Barnes 9:05 am Fair Debt Collection Practices Act - Plaintiff's Perspective— James M. Feagle 9:20 am Fair Debt Collection Practices Act - Defendant's Perspective— John Bedard 9:40 am Debt Collection Defense—Kris Skaar 10:00 am Automobile Sales and Warranty issues—T. Michael Flinn 10:20 am Debt Negotiation Services—Jimmy Hurt 10:40 am Foreclosure issues—Mark C. Walker 11:00 am Wrongful Foreclosure—Tom Stubbs 11:20 am Class Actions—David Brackett 11:40 am Arbitration—Roy Barnes 12:00 pm Break with Exhibitors 12:15 pm Lunch including GTLA Business Meeting, Address by AAJ’s Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Linda Lipsen, & Ethics Presentation Register online at www.GTLA.org
    • Social Security Program Chair: Rudolph Patterson, Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson, Macon, GA Thursday, April 16, 2009 12:00 pm Break with Exhibitors 12:15 pm Lunch including Professionalism Presentation on the Life of Clarence Darrow—Sponsored by Warshauer, Poe & Thornton, PC 2:00pm Welcome & Introduction—Rudolph Patterson 2:05 pm Utilizing Case Management to Try a Social Security Case—Charles L. Martin 2:50pm Trying a Social Security Case—Shelley Davidson 3:40pm So You Want to be a Social Security Lawyer?—Rudolph Patterson 4:30pm Topic Wrap-up and Q & A 5:00pm Adjourn Register online at www.GTLA.org
    • Motor Vehicle/Premises Liability Program Chair: Pete Law, Peter A. Law, PC, Atlanta, GA Friday, April 17, 2009 9:00 am Welcome & Introduction—Pete Law 9:05 am Premises Liability – Points for Success—Gilbert H. Deitch Topic wrap-up by Pete with audience participation 9:40 am Medical Proof in Motor Vehicle Cases—Adam Malone Topic Wrap-up by Pete with audience participation 10:30 am Handling Tough Witnesses—Alwyn Fredericks Topic Wrap-up by Pete with audience participation 11:15 am Case Workshop – Focus Your Best Case with Panel—Alwyn Fredericks, Adam Malone, Pete Law and Gilbert Deitch 12:00 pm Break with Exhibitors 12:15 pm Lunch including Professionalism Presentation on the Life of Clarence Darrow—Sponsored by Warshauer, Poe & Thornton, PC 2:00 pm Persuasion in the Courtroom—Pete Law 2:40 pm My Life in Court—Jere Beasley Topic Wrap-up by Pete with audience participation 3:30 Speaking to Rural Juries—Dennis T. Cathey Topic Wrap-up by Pete with audience participation 4:00 pm Lessons Learned from Losing—Geoff Pope Topic Wrap-up by Pete with audience participation 4:30 pm Case Workshop – Focus Your Best Case with another Panel— Jere Beasley, Pete Law, Dennis Cathey and Geoff Pope 5:00 pm Adjourn Register online at www.GTLA.org
    • Professional Negligence Program Co-Chairs: Jeff Lasky, Lasky Law Group, Savannah, GA Tracey L. Dellacona, RN, Dellacona Law Firm, Macon, GA Friday, April 17, 2009 9:00 am Welcome & Introductions—Jeff Lasky & Tracey L. Dellacona, RN 9:05 am Defense of Medical Malpractice Cases Defense Strategies and Themes—Geoff Pope Defeating Defense Strategies—William L. Ballard A View from the Bench—Honorable Samuel D. Ozburn 10:00 am Maximizing Damages Case Selection – Phil Henry Communicating Damages to the Jury—Debra D. Miller 11:00 am Jury Charges and Post SB3 Law Plaintiff & Defense Jury Charges – Strategies for Inclusion & Exclusion— Lyle Warshauer Post SB 3 Law: Current Dangers: Watch Out! - Jarome Gautreaux Daubert: Shield & Sword – Charles Adams, III 12:00 pm Break with Exhibitors 12:15 pm Lunch including Professionalism Presentation on the Life of Clarence Darrow—Sponsored by Warshauer, Poe & Thornton, PC 2:00 pm Experts: Where are They and How Do I Find Them—Andy Scherffius Preparation of Expert Witnesses—Dennis Cathey Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses—Andrew Hill 3:00 pm Presentation of the Case Jury Selection: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly—Debra D. Miller Effective Communication with the Jury—Diane F. Wyzga, RN, JD 4:00 pm Mediation or Trial Profitable Litigation - Moving Your Case Quickly—Gino Brogdon Mediation from the Mediator—Thomas W. Tobin Closing Argument—Don Keenan 5:00 pm Adjourn Register online at www.GTLA.org
    • Class Actions/Mass Torts Program Chair: Andy Childers, Childers & Schlueter, LLP, Atlanta, GA Joel Wooten, Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP Friday, April 17, 2009 9:00 am Welcome & Introductions—Joel Wooten 9:05 pm What is a Mass Tort and Why Should I Get Involved? - Cale Conley & Richard Griggs 9:40 am Current and Emerging Mass Torts—Brandon Smith 10:20 am Direct to Consumer Ads and the Learned Intermediary Doctrine—Gene Brooks 10:50 am Class and Mass Actions: Client Acquisition, Maintenance and Satisfac tion—Roger Orlando 11:25 am How a Small Law Office Handles and Investigates Mass Tort Claims— Mark Zamora 12:00 pm Break with Exhibitors 12:15 pm Lunch including Professionalism Presentation on the Life of Clarence Darrow—Sponsored by Warshauer, Poe & Thornton, PC 2:00 pm Class Actions—TBA 5:00 pm Adjourn Register online at www.GTLA.org
    • Product Liability Program Co-Chairs: Darren Penn, Harris Penn Lowry, LLP, Atlanta, GA Leigh Martin May, Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP, Atlanta, GA Friday, April 17, 2009 9:00 am Welcome & Introductions—Leigh Martin May & Darren Penn 9:05 am Appellate and Constitutional Issues—George W. Fryhofer, III 9:20 am Identifying Auto Products Cases—Foy Devine 9:40 am Identifying Industrial Products Cases—Steve Lowry 10:00 am Identifying Medical Products Cases—Brandon Smith 10:20 am Primer on Georgia Products Liability Law—Greg Feagle 10:40 am Failure to Warn/Warnings Experts—Lance Cooper 11:00 am Discovery Dos and Don’ts—Cale Conley 11:20 am Electronic Discovery—Sean Kane 11:40 am Daubert in a Products Liability Case—Lee Tarte Wallace 12:00 pm Break with Exhibitors 12:15 pm Lunch including Professionalism Presentation on the Life of Clarence Darrow—Sponsored by Warshauer, Poe & Thornton, PC 2:00 pm Jury Themes—Diane F. Wyzga, RN, JD 2:20 pm Aviation Cases—Andy Scherffius 2:40 pm Pre-Emption—Lyle Warshauer 3:00 pm Top 10 Things to Remember—Jeff Harris 3:20 pm How to Control Your Experts—Bill Stone 3:40 pm How to Get Punitive Damages—Jim Butler 4:00 pm Damages—Dennis Cathey 4:20 pm Technology and Innovative Trial Exhibits—Chris Glover 4:40 pm Q & A About Current Cases 5:00 pm Adjourn Register online at www.GTLA.org
    • Succeeding in Civil Rights Litigation: The Essentials Program Chair: G. Brian Spears, Attorney at Law, Atlanta, GA Friday, April 17, 2009 12:00 pm Break with Exhibitors 12:15 pm Lunch including Professionalism Presentation on the Life of Clarence Darrow—Sponsored by Warshauer, Poe & Thornton 2:00 pm Welcome & Introduction—G. Brian Spears 2:05 pm Federal False Arrest and Malicious Prosecution Claims—William Atkins 2:35 pm Local Governmental Liability and Insurance Coverage—G. Brian Spears 3:00 pm Litigating Prisoner Medical Malpractice Claims—Kirk J. Post 3:30 pm When Private Parties Violate Civil Rights—James Rockefeller 4:00 pm Getting to Trial: Understanding and Defeating the Defense of Qualified Immunity—Ralph Goldberg 4:30 pm Avoiding the Traps: Key Pitfalls in Section 1983 Litigation—G. Brian Spears 5:00 pm Adjourn Register online at www.GTLA.org
    • 2009 Annual Convention & President’s Dinner Registration Form Mail to: GTLA, 101 Marietta Street, Suite 3350, Atlanta, GA 30303 Fax: 404.522.3705 Online: www.GTLA.org Questions? 404.522.8487 GTLA Members 7+ years $395 □ Less than 5 years in practice $325 □ Champion/Special Members $295 □ Life Members $195 □ Paralegal Members $195 □ Students Free □ $495 Non-members—may only attend Criminal Defense track □ Written Materials only $95 □ Please include ____ tickets to the President’s Gala at $150 each with my registration. □ I would like to sponsor the President’s Gala □ □ Gold ($2,000 includes 4 tickets) □ Silver ($1,500 includes 2 tickets) □ Bronze ($1,000 includes 2 tickets) Please register me for the 2nd Annual President’s Cup Golf Tournament for $125. □ My handicap is _______. My T-Shirt size is ________. My three teammates are __________________________________________________________________. (If you do not have teammates, they will be assigned for you.) Please choose the sessions you are most likely to attend. If choosing a full-day session, make only one selection. If choosing half-day sessions, please make two selections. ***You must also indicate if attending lunch sessions, limited to the first 200 registrants.*** Champions Trial Skills Trucking New Plaintiffs Lawyers □ □ □ Thursday Criminal Defense Evidence & Expert Witnesses (half day) □ □ I will primarily attend: Technology (half-day) Workers’ Comp Investor/Consumer Protection □ □ □ Soc. Security (half-day) Ethics Lunch (half-day) □ □ Champions Trial Skills Criminal Defense Prof. Negligence □ □ □ Friday Civil Rights (half-day) Motor Vehicle/Premises Liability Professionalism □ □ □ I will primarily attend: Class Actions/Mass Torts Product Liability Lunch □ □ □ Welcome Reception □ New Lawyers Party □ President’s Gala I will attend these ____ Number of attendees ____ Number of attendees ( ___ @ $150 per person) special events. Name (as you’d like it to appear on badge)________________________________________________ Bar #____________ Address__________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip______________________________ Phone___________________________________ Fax_____________________________ E-mail Address_____________________________________ TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED: $_________________ Payment Info: □ Check Enclosed (payable to GTLA) □ Credit Card (Visa, MC & AmEx) Credit Card Number: _______________________________ Expiration Date: ___________________ Signature: _________________________________________ Security Code: ___________________ THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MAR 31. After that date, you must register at the seminar. We can only guarantee space and materials for pre-registered attendees. CANCELLATION/ REFUND POLICY: Cancellations will be accepted in writing through APR 10 less a $35 cancellation fee. Attendee substitutions are permitted.
    • General Information Program Chair: Adam Malone, Malone Law Office, Atlanta, GA Registration Information Hotel Located in the heart of Midtown, the Four Seasons Atlanta prides itself on providing luxurious accommodations and true Southern hospitality. GTLA has reserved a block of rooms at the discounted rate of $240 per night for Wednesday thru Friday nights. The deadline for room reservations is March 23, 2009. Please call the hotel directly to make your reservation at (404) 881-9898. Convention Registration You may register for the Convention by completing the form in the back of this booklet and returning to GTLA or online at www.gtla.org. The deadline for seminar registration is Friday, March 31, 2009. All sessions are open to GTLA members. Non- members may attend the Criminal Defense track. If you are a non-member, meet the eligibility requirements and would like to join, you may attend any session. Golf Tournament Registration The 2nd Annual President’s Cup Golf Tournament will be held at the Druid Hills Golf Club 740 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30307. The green fee is $125. Please register on the form in the back of this booklet. Refunds & Exchanges Requests for refunds must be made in writing no later than April 10, 2009. A process- ing fee of $35.00 will be assessed for all refunds. You may send another GTLA mem- ber in your place if you are unable to attend. Written notification to is required. CLE Credit This seminar has been submitted to the Commission on Continuing Lawyer Compe- tency of the State Bar of Georgia for mandatory continuing legal education credit. Ap- proval is expected to be 14 hours - including 1 Ethics and 1 Professionalism. Your at- tendance will be reported by GTLA. To ensure proper credit, please provide your Georgia Bar ID number. It is your responsibility to pay for and report your hours to other state bar associations. However, GTLA will supply you with a certificate of atten- dance upon request. Tax Deductibility Tuition, travel, hotel and meals for attending continuing legal education programs to improve and maintain professional skills are tax deductible. Register online at www.GTLA.org