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Lawyer as a Leader Webinar Series

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CLE credits approved, this series of panels are for lawyers exploring the possibilities of taking on leadership roles.

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Mercer Law’s legacy of service has been proven time and again as we see our alumni members rise to the challenge and serve in numerous leadership positions, not only here in Georgia, but throughout the country. Explore the different roles, what it takes to attain that role, the challenges they face, the values and the strategies to successful leadership. Each session is approved for One (1) CLE credit. Below are list of speakers for each session.

Bar Association Leadership

Thursday, October 22, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  1. Evett Simmons ’82, past president, National Bar Association;
  2. Sally Akins ’90, treasurer, State Bar of Georgia; past president of Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (GDLA), past president of Southeastern Georgia of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), past president of Savannah Chapter of Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) and president -elect of Southern District of Georgia Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
  3. Darrell Sutton ’03, past president, Cobb County Bar, Young Lawyers Division, and State Bar of Georgia;
  4. Christy Childers ’05, past president, Macon Bar Association, Middle Georgia Association of Women Lawyers;
  5. Rizza O’Connor ’10, past president, Young Lawyers Division; and
  6. Bert Hummell ’12, president, Young Lawyers Division

Law Firm Management

Thursday, October 29, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  1. J. Henry Walker '86, managing partner, Kilpatrick Townsend
  2. Justin S. Scott '99, managing partner, Coleman Talley
  3. Tanya D. Jeffords '01, founder/owner, The Law Offices of Tanya D. Jeffords & Associates
  4. Falen O. Cox '10, founder/managing partner, Cox, Rodman & Middleton
  5. Rusty A. Watts '92, Swift Currie - Moderator

Corporate Counsel as Leaders

Thursday, November 5, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  1. Mary Jane Saunders ’81, vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of The Beer Institute, Inc.
  2. Betsy Griswold ’83, a corporate attorney for United Parcel Services, Inc.;
  3. Tom Bishop ’85, senior vice president, chief compliance officer, and deputy general Counsel of Southern Company;
  4. Deron Hicks ’93, vice president for government affairs at TSYS;
  5. D’Andrea Morning ’07, vice president and chief compliance and privacy officer at Grady Health System;

Judicial Circuit Leadership

Thursday, November 12, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  1. The Honorable Danny Craig ’79, Augusta Circuit superior court judge, and past district attorney
  2. The Honorable Yvette Miller ’80, former chief judge, current presiding judge, Court of Appeals
  3. The Honorable Howard Simms ’88, Macon Circuit superior court judge, and past district attorney
  4. Meg Heap '92, Chatham County District Attorney
  5. Rebecca Grist ‘95, Macon Bibb Solicitor General
  6. The Honorable Eric Dunaway ‘96, Fulton Circuit superior court judge
  7. The Honorable Heather Lanier ‘04, South Circuit superior court judge

Elected Government Leadership

Thursday, November 19, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  1. The Honorable Nathan Deal '65, former governor
  2. The Honorable Robert A.B. Reichert '81, mayor, City of Macon, former legislator
  3. Dean Cathy Cox '86, former secretary of state
  4. The Honorable John F. Kennedy '90, senator, District 8 Georgia
  5. The Honorable William K. Boddie '05, District 62 GA House of Representatives
  6. The Honorable Chuck P. Efstration '08, District 104 GA House of Representatives

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