Trial Advocacy Seminar to benefit public interest lawyers


The Georgia Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project will sponsor a two-day seminar, “Trial Advocacy for Public Interest Lawyers” on September 15th and 16th at the State Bar of Georgia Conference Center.  The seminar will be the Fellows’ second such large-scale training for public interest lawyers.

The two-day training will feature noted ACTL attorneys.  Prior trainers have included powerhouse litigators Jerry A. Buchanan, Claudia Saari, Chilton Varner, Jerry Buchanan, Ray Persons, Sally QuillianYates, former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes, Bernard Taylor, Richard Sinkfield, Dave Burch, Jon Peters, and Tony Cochran.

The training program attracts public interest lawyers from across Georgia, including attorneys from the Georgia Legal Services Program, the Georgia Law Center for the Homeless, the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, the Atlanta Legal Aid Society and lawyers who handle pro bono cases.

The 2009 ACTL public interest seminar organizers are  Judson Graves of Alston & Bird, LLP and  Jerry Buchanan, of the Columbus law firm of Buchanan and Land, LLP

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About the American College of Trial Lawyers

The American College of Trial Lawyers is a professional association of lawyers skilled and experienced in the trial of cases and dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice, and the ethics of the profession.

About the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project
The Pro Bono Project provides support and technical assistance to legal aid, pro bono programs and local voluntary bar associations. We offer guidance, message framing assistance, materials development assistance, training, and technology guidance and support.

For more information about how to volunteer your time and resources to the public interest community contact the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project at (404) 527-8762 or probono@gabar.org.

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About ProBonoGA

Lawyer and justice architect wannabe... I am the pro bono director for Georgia Legal Services Program and direct a program that is funded by GLSP and the State Bar of Georgia. I am a lawyer licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia, and not in any other jurisdiction. Nothing posted on this blog should be considered legal advice. Your use of this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship with me. I do not have an active legal practice and do not have clients. I am not using this site to market to clients. I do not recommend attorneys or law firms. If I reference an attorney or a law firm in this blog, I do so to tell a story, make a point, or urge you to think about an issue presented by that attorney or law firm.
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