The Atlanta Lawyer February 2012 : Page 3

lawyer volume 10 , No.6 february 2012 T he A TlAnTA The Atlanta Lawyer CHAIRs Hon. Diane E. Bessen hon. sara l. doyle EdIToRIAL BoARd Enjoliqué Aytch Katherine Drolett R.Scott Ferber Michael Goldberg Michael Jablonski Hamida Jackson-Little Jennifer Klos Jeffrey Ray Kuester Hon. Christopher J. McFadden Byung J. Pak Rachel Platt Jacquelyn H. Saylor Eric P. Schroeder paul sherman Ian E. Smith gregory M. taube AdvIsoRs Rita A. Sheffey Wade H. Watson III Atlanta Bar Association President Rita A. sheffey Hunton & Williams LLP Vice President/President-Elect Lynn M. Roberson Swift Currie McGhee & Hiers Secretary Wade H. Watson III Caldwell & Watson Treasurer Jacquelyn H. saylor The Saylor Law Firm, LLP Immediate Past President Michael B. Terry Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP ACYL President Jonathan E. Hawkins Foltz Martin LLC Members at Large Eric W. Anderson Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs, LLP James d. “Jim” Blitch Iv Beal & Blitch, LLP Louis R. Cohan Cohan Law Group, LLC Harold E. Franklin King & Spalding Karen d. Fultz Cozen O’Connor dawn Michele Jones King & Spalding Robert Milton Lewis, Jr. U.S. Department of Labor Ricky B. Novak Strategic 1031 Exchange Advisors Gregory T. Presmanes Bovis Kyle & Burch, LLC Carter L. stout Stout Atwood LLC Margaret (Maggie) H. vath Vath Law LLC Ryan K. Walsh Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP In This Issue: president’s Message The World Revolves Around the Relationships We Build: Making (More and Better) Connections for the Future ............................................ 4 featured articles Wrongfully Imprisoned in Egypt, Working on Behalf of the Wrongfully Imprisoned in Georgia ....................................................................................... 6 Advancing Legal Education in Bhutan ............................................................................... 8 One Atlanta Attorney’s Road to Cairo .............................................................................. 10 At the Crossroads: John Marshall Law School’s Global Community.................. 12 Will Atlanta Be The Next Major International Arbitration Venue?........................ 14 atlanta bar association news and notes Litigation Section News.............................................................................................. 18 Real Estate Section Update....................................................................................... 19 Take Your Adversary to Lunch................................................................................... 20 Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section Update........................................................... 22 Tax Law Section Update.............................................................................................. 23 Gatherings..................................................................................................................... 24 Spotlight on New Sponsors..................................................................................... 27 Sports League.............................................................................................................. 29 Pro Bono March Madness.......................................................................................... 30 Did You Know?............................................................................................................. 39 Truancy Intervention Project....................................................................................... 40 Free Student Membership.......................................................................................... 41 Lincoln on Profesionalism............................................................................................ 42 Atlanta Santa Project................................................................................................... 44 Calendar of Events....................................................................................................... 45 The Atlanta Lawyer (ISSN-04038428/UPS-018068) is published bi-monthly by the Atlanta Bar Association, 400 International Tower, 229 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303-1601. The Editorial Board of The Atlanta Lawyer will consider all articles and letters submitted for publication, however it reserves the right to reject articles and letters submitted. Articles are judged on importance of topic, clarity, and timeliness. The Editorial Board gives priority to articles promoting the activities of the Association and its members. The Board reserves the right to edit or rewrite an article as a condition of publication. Articles and letters may be submitted by e-mail to Mariana Pannell at mpannell@atlantabar.org. The membership is encouraged to submit letters to the editor. The Atlanta Lawyer reserves the right to edit for style, length, and continuity. All letters must include the author’s name. Periodicals postage paid at Atlanta, GA. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Atlanta Lawyer, 400 International Tower, 229 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303-1601. Subscription rate: $20 for non-members, $1 of a member’s dues pays for an annual subscription. The Official News Publication of the Atlanta Bar Association February 2012 aba delegate W. Terence Walsh Alston + Bird LLP Gate City Bar Association President CURTIs J. MARTIN II Miller & Martin PLLC Legal Counsel Marc A. Rawls Sutherland THE ATLANTA LAWYER 3

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