July 2014
Official Publication of the Atlanta Bar Association Women in the Profession Section
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Mark your calendars for the following WIP Section Event

Details are subject to change. Check your emails and the Atlanta Bar Association website for updates.

14th Annual Women of Achievement Luncheon

Date: Thursday, July 10, 2014 (11:30 am - 1:00 pm)
Location: Capital City Club
Registration Fees:
$35 for Section Members
$50 for Non-Members

WIP Announcements!

This spring WIP donated a brand new dishwasher to Forever Family!  

WIP congratulates Jacquelyn Saylor (WIP member and former Board member) on her installation as the 2014-2015 President of the Atlanta Bar Association!

WIP congratulates Paula J. Frederick, General Counsel for the State Bar of Georgia, on her selection as the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Woman in the Profession Achievement Award.
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WIP and ACYL Partner for February Social Event
By Liz Skola, US Securities & Exchange Commission

On Thursday, February 20, 2014, WIP joined forces with Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers (ACYL) section of the Atlanta Bar to host a happy hour at Ormsby's in Midtown. Attendees enjoyed cocktails and appetizers, while mingling and enjoying bocce ball and other games. The event was well-attended and included many current WIP members. Overall, the event was a success and we look forward to partnering with ACYL in the future.

Women in the Profession Section hosts Social Media CLE

By Sarah Cipperly


WIP hosted a dynamic panel of speakers at a CLE on April 29 concerning the use of Social Media for lawyers.  Leading the discussion on ethics were Paula Frederick, General Counsel of the State Bar of Georgia, and Jenny Mittelman, Deputy General Counsel of the State Bar of Georgia.  Paula and Jenny used real-world examples of lawyers who have gone afoul of the ethical rules governing lawyers when using social media.  As always, Paula and Jenny were both educational and entertaining. 


Following the ethics discussion, a panel of attorneys led a discussion on Professionalism and Social Media.  Past WIP Board Member Judge Kimberly Adams moderated the panel which include Past State Bar President and trial lawyer Robin Frazer Clark, WIP Board Member and communications law expert Megan Hodgkiss, and Atlanta Bar Member and small firm practitioner Monica Hanrahan Freitag.  The panel focused its discussion on using social media to promote one's own practice and the practice of law generally.  The panel had a wide variety of perspectives on the use of social media, from tweeting live from trials to celebrating court victories on Facebook. 


Thank you to Judge Adams and WIP Board Member Kimberly Charles for organizing a well-attended and successful event!  

Young Professionals Raise $11,460 for Foreverfamily's Summer Camp 
By Jessica Stern
"Are we going to camp this year?" twelve-year old Amanda asked with excitement, but also doubt, as she remembers the summer Foreverfamily first took her and her two brothers outside Atlanta's city limits to a place not surrounded by barbed wire. She was six.

Each month, Foreverfamily provides transportation to Amanda and her two brothers as well as nearly 50 other Atlanta children so that each may have a face-to-face visit with their mom who is in prison. Travelling two hours to see your mom once a month is not the life any child dreams of, chooses, or deserves.

The Leader Within
By Megan Hodgkiss

"We are all leaders in some way, and we should feel comfortable in claiming that, participating in it, and enjoying that." Caroline Tanner, Partner at Holland & Knight, LLP, shared these sentiments as the Keynote Speaker at the annual Leader Within event. The popular program and CLE, co-hosted by the Atlanta Bar Association's Women in the Profession Section and the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, took place in January at the State Bar of Georgia. The Leader Within is an intensive training seminar geared towards attorneys who want to develop their leadership skills.

The Leader Within began with a series of break-out sessions on a variety of personal and professional issues which attorneys face: alternative work styles, growing your personal brand, evolution of the billable hour, and business development in large law firms. This year's speakers hailed from non-traditional, small and large law firm environments, and practice in a wide variety of legal fields. They all provided the small groups with excellent advice on becoming a leader in the workplace.

Susan G. Komen Atlanta "Race for the Cure" Event
By Megan Hodgkiss

The Atlanta Bar Association's Women in the Profession Section is helping raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. The ladies participated in the 24th Annual Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure, which took place Mother's Day weekend at Lenox Square. WIP Members Kimberly Charles, Sarah Cipperly (with mother Rebecca), Megan Hodgkiss, Taylor Tribble, and Melissa Reading (with daughter Brynn) laced up their sneakers and joined the thousands of people proudly walking in the 5K event. The crowd consisted of cancer survivors, friends, families and others determined to eradicate the disease.

Law Day 2014
By Lula S. Dawit

On Tuesday, April 22, The State Bar hosted the statewide Law Day observance. This year's program was entitled: "Law Day 2014: American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters." The program was simulcast to the State Bar's Coastal Georgia Office in Savannah and South Georgia Office in Tifton.

This substantive collaboration was initiated by the Atlanta Bar Association. It included the State Bar of Georgia, the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism, the Multi-Bar Leadership Council, the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, six additional minority bar associations, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Atlanta Public Schools.

In This Issue
2014-2015 Section Board of Directors

Newsletter Editor
Shukura Ingram Millender

Heather Miller

Vice Chair/Chair-Elect
Sarah Cipperly

Taylor M. Chamberlin Tribble

Nora H. Budman

Immediate Past Chair
Adriana Midence Scott

Members at Large
Kimberly Charles
Megan Turley Hodgkiss
Shukura Ingram Millender
Caroline Pineres
Elizabeth (Liz) Skola
Kristin R. Zimmerman

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