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Volume 12, No.1 LAWYER June/July 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 ADVISORS Wade H. Watson III Jacquelyn H. Saylor In This Issue: PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Thanks Again! -Remarks of Outgoing President Lynn M. Roberson ........ 4 Heirs of a Powerful Legacy -Remarks of Incoming President Wade H. Watson III ....................................................................................................... . 6 FEATURED ARTICLES Atlanta Bar Association President Wade H. Watson III Caldwell & Watson Vice President/President-Elect Jacquelyn H. Saylor The Saylor Law Firm Secretary Harold E.Franklin King & Spalding Treasurer James D. (Jim) Blitch IV Blitch Law PC Immediate Past President Lynn M. Roberson Swift Currie McGhee & Hiers ACYL President Kristin Zielmanski Berman Fink Van Horn P.C. Members at Large Louis R. Cohan Cohan Law Group, LLC Karen D. Fultz Cozen O’Connor Jonathan E. Hawkins Foltz Martin LLC Nicole G. Iannarone Georgia State University College of Law Lisa Liang Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. Robert Milton Lewis Jr. U.S. Department of Labor Curtis Martin Miller & Martin, PLLC 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 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 Commitment to the Team -Remarks of Charles E. Watkins Jr. Award Recipient Rita A. Sheffey ................................................................................. 11 ATLANTA BAR ASSOCIATION NEWS AND NOTES American Bar Association Names Steve Gottlieb 2013 Charles H. Dorsey Jr. Award Recipien t................................................................................................. 2013 -2014 Atlanta Bar Association Boards of Directors............................. New Section Coordinator Announced............................................................ A Courthouse Line X........................................................................................ Summer Law Internship Program................................................................... Law Enforcement Appreciation and Memorial Service .............................. 2013 Annual Meeting & Awards Reception.................................................... Reception for Incoming President Wade H. Watson III................................ Gatherings......................................................................................................... Estate Planning & Probate Section Update................................................... Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers Section Update................................... Bankruptcy Section Update............................................................................. Tax Law Section Year-End Update ................................................................. Real Estate Section Update ......................................................................... Lawyer Referral & Information Service Update .............................................. LawJam 2013..................................................................................................... 100% Club.......................................................................................................... 2013 Litigation Section Bench & Bar Reception............................................ Did You Know?.................................................................................................. Truancy Intervention Project............................................................................ 11 12 19 20 24 26 28 34 36 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 51 52 57 58 The Atlanta Lawyer (ISSN-04038428/UPS-018068) is published 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. The Atlanta Lawyer is published by email. Send email corrections to Kari DeLoach at kdeloach@atlantabar.org . The Official News Publication of the Atlanta Bar Association June/July 2013 THE ATLANTA LAWYER 3

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