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Do You Have Integrity?

For me, the highlight of attending the State Bar Annual Meeting, which was held recently in Savannah, is listening to the judges talk about the lawyers. The State Bar Annual Meeting is one of the few places where judges turn into people too, and they have very strong opinions about lawyers.

My takeaway this year was that judges place lawyers in two boxes: With Integrity or Without  Integrity. In determining which box to put a lawyer in, judges evaluate such things as whether you tell the truth about the holding in a case even if it goes against you, whether you lie about needing a continuance because of illness and whether you treat your colleagues with professionalism.

Being labeled as a lawyer without integrity makes it twice as hard to win for your client. To be a truly great lawyer, you must always strive to have integrity.

Patrise Perkins Hooker Wins Treasurer of State Bar

Patrise Perkins-Hooker

Patrise Perkins Hooker won her recent campaign for Treasurer of the State Bar of Georgia. She will be sworn in during the annual meeting of the State Bar which will be held May 31, 2012 – June 3, 2012  in Savannah, GA.

Patrise currently serves as General Counsel for the Atlanta Beltline.

Congratulations to Patrise!

Patrise Perkins-Hooker Announces Candidacy for State Bar Treasurer

Patrice Perkins-Hooker

Patrise Perkins-Hooker has announced that she will seek the office of  Treasurer of the State Bar of Georgia. She is currently the Secretary of the State Bar.

I have known Patrise for many years, and I know she will do a great job as State Bar Treasurer. Make sure to cast your vote for Patrise when balloting begins.

Lawyers Meet in Myrtle Beach

The State Bar Convention is underway in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It will continue through Sunday with informative seminars, networking opportunities, fun activities and  the installation of new officers. A highlight of the convention is always the “War Stories” seminar sponsored by the Bench and Bar section.

The 2012 Convention will be held in Savannah, GA, May 31, – June 3, 2012.

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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