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8612

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Fee:

$365

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Fee:

$385

25th Annual
URGENT LEGAL MATTERS

FRIDAY-SATURDAY  •  AUGUST 29-30, 2014

The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort
201 Arnold Road
St. Simons Island, GA •  (800) 342-0212

CLE Hours:
12 CLE Hours including 1 Ethics Hour, 1 Professionalism Hour and 4 Trial Practice Hours

Co-Sponsor:
General Practice and Trial Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

Presiding:
Hon. Thomas E. Cauthorn, III, Program Chair, Former Superior Court Judge, Cobb Judicial Circuit; Cauthorn Nohr & Owen, Marietta

FRIDAY  •  AUGUST 29, 2014
7:45

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

8:20
SUICIDE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN:  HOW TO SAVE A LIFE
Video Presentation by the State Bar of Georgia
MORNING SESSIONS
8:30
WELCOME AND PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Hon. Thomas E. Cauthorn, III
8:45
business litigation
James M. Sherman, Ray & Sherman, LLC, Atlanta
9:30
grounding space law: an introduction to the field and its relevance to the practitioner
P.J. Blount Jr., Adjunct Professor, LL.M. in Air and Space Law, University of Mississippi School of Law; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Political Science and Law, Montclair State University, Jersey City, NJ
10:30

BREAK

10:45
Federal PRE-SENTENCE REPORTS AND SENTENCING GUIDELINES
Rebecca T. “Becky” Valagohar, U.S. Probation Office, Atlanta
11:45
ethics
Clark D. Cunningham, Professor, Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta
AFTERNOON SESSIONS
12:30

LUNCHEON (Included in registration fee)

1:30
family law
Pilar J. Prinz, Lawler Green Prinz & Gleklen LLC, Atlanta
2:30
qualified domestic relations orders
Emily W. McBurney, Kegel McBurney, LLC, Atlanta
3:15
break
3:30
THE BASICS OF HANDLING A STATE BAR DISCIPLINARY MATTER
Jenny K. Mittelman, Office of the General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta
Warren R. Hinds, Warren R. Hinds, P.C., Roswell
4:30
dui developments
Jennifer G. Ammons, Head, Thomas, Webb & Willis, LLC, Atlanta
5:15
alternative dispute resolution
Hon. Ralph F. “Rusty” Simpson, Former Superior Court Judge, Tifton Judicial Circuit; Simpson Mediation Services, Tifton
6:00
RECESS
7:00
reception
SATURDAY  •  AUGUST 30, 2014
MORNING SESSIONS
8:15
WELCOME AND PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Hon. Thomas E. Cauthorn, III
8:30
State vs. Tokars, What Went Right and What Went Wrong
Hon. James G. Bodiford, Judge, Superior Court, Cobb Judicial Circuit, Marietta
Thomas J. Charron, Court Administrator, Superior Court, Cobb Judicial Circuit, Marietta
Jimmy Dodd Berry, Jimmy D. Berry, P.C., Marietta
Mark V. Spix, Spix & Krupp LLC, Atlanta
10:15
break
10:30
judges’ Urgent Legal Matters PANEL DISCUSSION
Panelists:
Hon. Craig L. Schwall, Judge, Superior Court, Atlanta Judicial Circuit, Atlanta
Hon. Stephen G. Scarlett, Sr., Judge, Superior Court, Brunswick Judicial Circuit, Brunswick
Hon. Toby B. Prodgers, Judge, State Court of Cobb County, Marietta (Invited)
Hon. James G. Bodiford
12:30
ADJOURN