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Volume 11, No.9 laWYer May 2013 T he A TlAnTA The Atlanta Lawyer CHAIRs Hon. Diane E. Bessen hon. sara l. doyle EdIToRIAL BoARd Enjoliqué D. Aytch R.Scott Ferber Michael L. Goldberg Michael K. Jablonski Hamida Jackson-Little Jeffrey Ray Kuester Hon. Christopher J. McFadden Rachel L. Platt Jacquelyn H. (Jackie) Saylor Eric P. Schroeder Paul G. Sherman Ian E. Smith Gregory M. Taube In This Issue: president’s Message featured articles Thank You for the Opportunity to Serve .............................................................. 4 AdvIsoRs Lynn M. Roberson Wade H. Watson III LawJam 2013: 4th Annual Battle of the Atlanta Lawyers' Bands ..................... 8 Realizing the Dream: Equality for All! Law Day 2013 ........................................ l Georgia Legal Food Frenzy.............................................. About the Cover.................................................................................................... 5 A Courthouse Line X............................................................................................ 5 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon................................................................. 6 lawJam 2013................................................................................................. 7 2013 Bench and Bar Reception.......................................................................... 16 Gatherings............................................................................................................. 17 Law School Outreach Committee....................................................................... 20 IP Springposium .................................................................................................... 21 Estate Planning & Probate Section Update....................................................... 22 Elder Law Section Update................................................................................... 23 Bankruptcy Section Update ................................................................................. 24 PILS: Our First Year in Review..................................................... .................... 25 law day 2013........................................................................................................... 26 100% Club.............................................................................................................. 30 Everybody Wins! 11th Annual Lawyers for Literacy Challenge....................... ... 31 Did You Know?...................................................................................................... 32 Lawyer Referral & Information Service Attorney Spotlight: Peter Strott........... News from the Truancy Intervention Project...................................................... 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 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 Byron Lomas at blomas@ 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 May 2013 THE ATLANTA LAWYER 3

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