The Atlanta Lawyer April 2014 : Page 3

lawyer Volume 12, no.8 | april 2014 T he A TlAnTA The Atlanta Lawyer Chairs hon. Diane e. bessen hon. sara l. Doyle Editorial Board enjoliqué D. aytch christopher berney Michael l. Goldberg sally hogsette Michael K. Jablonski hamida Jackson-little Jeffrey ray Kuester lisa K. liang w. carl lietz iii hon. christopher J. Mcfadden rachel l. platt Jacquelyn h. (Jackie) saylor rita sheffey paul G. sherman ian e. smith Gregory M. taube Advisors wade h. watson iii Jacquelyn H. Saylor In This Issue: President's Message Featured Articles Make a life: Get involved in the atlanta bar association............................ 4 every Vote counts: the impact of immigrants and Voting.......................... 6 raising the bar: 9 steps to leadership within the atlanta bar................... 10 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 past presidents Dinner.............................................................................................. 2014 bench & bar reception.......................................................................... 2014-2015 election results............................................................................. an ounce of prevention................................................................................... atlanta bar foundation fellows...................................................................... Gatherings......................................................................................................... environmental & toxic tort section update.................................................. estate planning & probate section update................................................... labor & employment section update............................................................. tax law section update.................................................................................. 100% club.......................................................................................................... Did you Know?.................................................................................................. News & Notes 12 13 15 16 18 19 22 23 24 25 26 27 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 ericka henderson at ehenderson@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 april 2014 THE ATLANTA LAWYER 3

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