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March 14, 2022

First ABA Bench & Bar Academy hosted by State Bar of Georgia in Atlanta April 4-5

CHICAGO, March 15, 2022 – Atlanta-area lawyers and judges will share professional tips and network April 4-5 during the first Bench & Bar Academy, presented by the American Bar Association’s Judicial Division and ABA Continuing Legal Education, and hosted by the State Bar of Georgia.

The two-day event will feature engaging and thoughtful discussions across a wide range of topics, including sessions on:

  • Judges’ perspectives on effective trial techniques
  • Appellate advocacy and brief writing
  • Litigating with the government
  • E-Discovery rules
  • Scientific and expert testimony
  • Ethical implications of using social media
  • Strategies to succeed in arbitration and mediation
  • Navigating bankruptcy court
  • Cannabis advising
  • The changing legal service delivery landscape in Georgia
  • Diversifying the profession
  • Health issues among lawyers

Monday evening will feature a networking reception and a talk by retired U.S. District Judge William S. Duffey Jr. on civility, which is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

CLE credits are available. All events will take place in person at the State Bar of Georgia headquarters, 104 Marietta St. NW. A full agenda is online here.

For lawyers and judges, tickets are available online at Journalists who wish to attend can contact Marc Davis at [email protected].

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.