Seminar Number

8501

 

Registration Fee:

$390

24th Annual
TROPICAL SEMINAR

FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 1, 2014

Westin Dawn Beach Resort
and Spa • St. Maarten

RESERVATIONS:
We have negotiated a great rate for rooms. This rate is good 3 days before and after the event dates based on availability. Call the Westin at 721-543-6700 to reserve a room.

Should you encounter any problems with your reservation, please contact our reservation contact Janice Price at
janice.price@columbiasussex.com

Delta flies nonstop to St. Maarten daily. Other airlines also service St. Maarten. Check online or with your travel agent and take advantage of the best fare that suits your individual travel plans.


CLE Hours:
12 CLE Hours including 1 Ethics Hour, 1 Professionalism Hour and 3 Trial Practice Hours

Presiding:
Stanley G. Brading, Jr., Program Co-Chair; Krevolin & Horst LLC, Atlanta
Robert M. Brinson, Program Co-Chair; Past President, State Bar of Georgia; Brinson Askew Berry Seigler Richardson & Davis LLP, Rome

THURSDAY  •  FEBRUARY 27, 2014
8:00

REGISTRATION (All attendees must check in upon arrival. A jacket or sweater is recommended.)

8:50

Welcome and Introduction
Stanley G. Brading, Jr.

9:00

Litigation and public Relations
Stephanie J. Kirijan, Southern Company, Atlanta

9:30

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND SPECIAL ISSUES RELATING TO THE USE OF SPECIAL MASTERS
Cary Ichter, Ichter Thomas LLC, Atlanta

10:00

Mass Torts: what are they and how do they work?
Paul Kilpatrick, Jr., Past President, State Bar of Georgia; Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, LLP, Columbus

10:30
CROSS EXAMINING EXPERT WITNESSES
Francey Hakes, Francey Hakes Consulting, LLC, Atlanta

11:00

FAMILY LAW ISSUES IN CIVIL LITIGATION
Whitney D. Mauk, Whitney D. Mauk, P.C., Atlanta
Rachel Platt, The Platt Law Firm, Atlanta

11:30

FILM TAX CREDITS: GOOD FOR THE FILM INDUSTRY; GOOD FOR GEORGIA
Stanley G. Brading, Jr.

12:00

JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT: DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE SANCTION
Moderator:
Robert D. Ingram, Past President, State Bar of Georgia; Chair, Judicial Qualifications Commission; Moore, Ingram, Johnson & Steele LLP, Marietta

Panelists:
Hon. Brenda S. Weaver, Chief Judge for the Appalachian Judicial Circuit and Member, Judicial Qualification Commission, Jasper

1:00
recess
FRIDAY  •  FEBRUARY 28, 2014

Presiding:
Stanley G. Brading, Jr.
Robert M. Brinson

9:00
THE SIX W’s OF WRITING AN ENFORCEABLE REAL ESTATE CONTRACT
Carol V. Clark, The Law Offices of Carol V. Clark Law, LLC, Atlanta
9:30

SCOTUS HISTORY AND THE 2013 TERM
Jeffrey O. Bramlett, Past President, State Bar of Georgia; Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP, Atlanta

10:00
NEGOTIATION TACTICS FOR GETTING TO “YES”
Donald Albert “Bert” Brannen, Jr., Fisher & Phillips LLP, Atlanta
10:30
I TOLD YOU NO! WHY ARE YOU TAKING MY BLOOD? US SUPREME COURT RULES ON WARRANTLESS FORCIBLE BLOOD DRAWS AND OTHER cRIMINAL LAW UPDATES
Kim Keheley Frye, Frye Law Group, LLC, Marietta
11:00
PROVING FAULT TO BE APPORTIONED TO NON-PARTIES AT TRIAL
Ronald “Scott” Masterson, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP, Atlanta
Edward T. McAfee, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP, Atlanta
12:00
PROFESSIONALISM PANEL
Moderator:
G. Douglas Dillard, Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco, P.C., Atlanta

Panelists:
Jeffrey O. Bramlett
Hon. Roger C. Plichta, Emeritus, Plichta & Associates P.C., Marietta
1:00
RECESS
SATURDAY  •  MARCH 1, 2012

Presiding:
Stanley G. Brading, Jr.
Robert M. Brinson

9:00

GREAT TRIAL ARGUMENTS FROM STAGE AND SCREEN – THE THREEQUEL
Jeffrey Y. Lewis, Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP, Atlanta

9:30
LLCs: TIME BOMBS FOR NOVICE ENTREPRENEURS AND LAWYERS
Halsey George Knapp, Jr., Foltz Martin,LLC, Atlanta
10:00
ACCESS TO THE COURTS
M. Jerome Elmore, Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP, Atlanta
Edward B. Krugman, Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP, Atlanta
11:00
HOW THE JOBS ACT CHANGED SECURITIES LAW: A LOOK AT THE 2013 AMENDMENTS TO REGULATION D THAT ENABLE CROWDFUNDING AND PUBLIC SOLICITATION IN PRIVATE PLACEMENTS
Gerardo M. Balboni, II, Krevolin & Horst, LLC, Atlanta
11:30
WORKERS COMPENSATION UPDATES
J. Franklin “Frank” Burns, J Franklin Burns, P.C., Atlanta
Darrell Lee Sutton, President, Young Lawyers Division, State Bar of Georgia; Sutton Law Group, LLC, Marietta
Harold W. “Hal” Whiteman, Jr., Dennis Corry Porter & Smith, Atlanta
12:00
ETHICS PANEL
Moderator:
W. Scott Henwood, Hall Booth Smith, P.C., Atlanta

Panelists:
Denny C. Galis, Attorney at Law, Athens
Jeffrey Young Lewis, Arnall, Golden, Gregory LLP, Atlanta
1:00
ADJOURN