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City/County Attorneys Meet September 13

The annual City/County Attorney Institute is not quite as much fun as getting continuing legal education credits while cruising, but it is its own kind of fun. It is like a family reunion because many local government lawyers have been dedicated public servants for many years.

This year the annual get together will be held September 13th and 14th at the Georgia Continuing Education Center in Athens, Georgia. I hope to see you there.

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.

State Bar Announces 4th Annual Arbitration Institute

The State Bar of Georgia  has announced the details of the Fourth Annual Arbitration Institute. It will be held Friday, August 20, 2010 at the State Bar Headquarters, 104 Marietta Street, Atlanta.

The seminar chair is  Joan C. Grafstein. She has put together an informative  program that  includes:

• Developments in Arbitration Law
• Business to Business Arbitration:  Where Does It Stand and Where Do We Go from Here?
• Arbitration Ethics and Other Sources of Possible Embarrassment for Arbitrators and Counsel
• What to do When:  How Experienced Commercial Arbitrators Deal with Challenging and Recurring Problems that Arise During Arbitration

The program qualifies for 6 CLE Hours including 1 Ethics Hour, 1 Professionalism Hour and 6 Trial Practice Hours. For additional information and to register for this program, visit the ICLE website at www.iclega.org.

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