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Volume 11 , No.6 LAWYER January/February 2013 T he A TlAnTA The Atlanta Lawyer CHAIRS Hon. Diane E. Bessen Hon. Sara L. Doyle EDITORIAL BOARD Enjoliqué Aytch R.Scott Ferber Michael Goldberg Michael Jablonski Hamida Jackson-Little Jeffrey Ray Kuester Hon. Christopher J. McFadden Rachel Platt Jacquelyn H. Saylor Eric P. Schroeder Paul Sherman Ian E. Smith Gregory M. Taube ADVISORS Rita A. Sheffey Wade H. Watson III In This Issue: PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE FEATURED ARTICLES Promoting Professionalism ...................................................................................... 4 Keeping What You’ve Got: Professional Development of Existing Talent .......................................................................................................... 6 Professionalism Program: Preparation for Practice in Heart and Mind ................................................................................................. 7 Update from the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism.................... 8 Comments on Croatia .............. ......................................................................... 10 Take Your Adversary to Lunch................................................................................ 12 Atlanta Bar Association President Lynn M. Roberson Swift Currie McGhee & Hiers Vice President/President-Elect Wade H. Watson III Caldwell & Watson Secretary Jacquelyn H. Saylor The Saylor Law Firm Treasurer Harold E. Franklin Jr. Caldwell & Watson Immediate Past President Rita A. Sheffey Hunton & Williams LLP ACYL President Nicole G. Iannarone Georgia State University College of Law 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 Jonathan E. Hawkins Foltz Martin LLC Dawn Michele Jones King & Spalding Robert Milton Lewis Jr. U.S. Department of Labor Gregory T. Presmanes Bovis Kyle & Burch, LLC Michael J. Rust Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske, LLP Margaret H. (Maggie) Vath Vath Law LLC Steven A. Wagner U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Atlanta District Office Ryan K. Walsh Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP ABA Delegate Rita A. Sheffey Hunton & Williams LLP Gate City Bar Association President Lynnette D. Espy-Williams Cozen O’Connor Legal Counsel Marc A. Rawls Sutherland ATLANTA BAR ASSOCIATION NEWS AND NOTES About the Cover...................................................................................................... 5 Leadership Award Luncheon................................................................................ 9 Farewell: How Fast Time Flies....................... ................................................. 14 2012 Eunice L. Mixon Award ............................................................................... 17 Farewell: Mary Lynne Has Left the Building....................................................... 19 Farewell: Memories from Retirement Reception............................................... 20 Pro Bono March Madness Schedule.................................................................... 24 Elder Law Section Update ..................................................................................... 26 Estate Planning & Probate Section Update........................................................ 27 Tax Law Section Update................................ ........................................................ 28 Women in the Profession Section Update ......................................................... 30 Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers Section Update........................................ 31 Public Interest Law Section Update..................................................................... 32 Real Estate Section Update.................................................................................. 34 Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section Update..................................................... 35 Gatherings.............................................................................................................. 36 Did You Know?........................................................................................................ 39 Atlanta Bar Foundation 25th Anniversary Campaign Update........................... 40 Atlanta Bar Foundation Fellows Update.......................................................... 41 Truancy Intervention Project............................................................................ 43 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. 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