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Urgent Legal Matters At Sea

India Brantley and O.V. Brantley cruising through the Tracey Arm Fjord.

One of the most pleasurable ways to get your continuing legal education hours is to take one of the State Bar cruises. My daughter India and  I  took the State Bar cruise to Alaska on the Celebrity Infinity in June. The CLE schedule was arranged so that there was plenty of time for sightseeing and other activities. There was time for interaction with other lawyers, so I met people from around the state who I probably would have never met.

I understand there is a cruise to the Caribbean in the fall. You may want to check it out. If you must get CLE credits, you might as well have fun while doing it. As an added bonus, it is probably tax deductible.

For the workaholics who read my blog, a CLE cruise is a great way for you to take a break and still be working!

City/County Attorneys Gather For 57th Institute

The City and County Attorneys of Georgia will gather for the 57th Annual Institute for City and County Attorneys September 16th and 17th. This  event is the highlight of the continuing legal education year for city and county attorneys. It will be held at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education in Athens. 

Karen Thomas

Gwinnett County Attorney  Karen G. Thomas is the seminar chair this year. She has put together an informative program that includes the following topics:

• After the Census:  Local Option Sales Tax and Service Delivery Strategy Act
• Property Tax Update
• Property Tax Issues in the Courts
• Summary of §1983 Law and Ratification as an Exception to the Causation Requirement
• Telecommunications Issues Confronting Georgia Local Governments
• Attorneys and “It”:  The Consequences of Not Taking “It” Seriously
• Legislative Update
• Judicial Update
• Massage Parlor Ordinances
• The Voting Rights Act and the Redistricting Process Following the 2010 Census
• Ethics for City and County Attorneys
• Professionalism in Dealing with the Legislative Process
• Open Records/Email
• Social Networking Technology and Its Labor and Employment Law Ramifications

The program qualifies for 12 CLE Hours including 1 Ethics Hour, 1 Professionalism Hour and 3 Trial Practice Hours. For additional information and to register for this program, visit the ICLE website at www.iclega.org.

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