Past Events

“You Be the Judge” – Civics Program at Daniel McLaughlin Therrell High School

On August 29, 2017, the Atlanta Chapter held a civics program at Daniel McLaughlin Therrell High School in the Atlanta Public School System. The school offers a law-track diploma for students interested in the legal profession. Volunteer attorneys met with a group of 25 students who had already taken a prerequisite “Introduction to Law” class, the majority of whom were Sophomores and Juniors.

As part of the civics program, students participated in a “You Be the Judge” sentencing exercise. Students were split into 3 teams: Judicial Team, Prosecution Team, and Defense Team. Attorney volunteers assisted the Prosecution and Defense Teams in coming up with their arguments in their own words. Attorney volunteers included: Porsche Austin (BakerHostetler, LLP), Nekia Hackworth, Assistant U.S. Attorney, NDGA Natasha Silas, Federal Public Defenders Program, NDGA Ian Byrnside, 1st Amendment Litigator (Baker Hostetler, LLP), and Jarvarus Gresham, 3L Georgia State University School of Law. Magistrate Judge Alan Baverman (NDGA) served as the presiding judge. Judge Baverman discussed with the judicial team neutrality considerations and what should and should not affect the sentencing outcome. A member of the Judicial Team delivered the sentence from the "bench" in the school's mock trial court room.

The program was an amazing success and students are still buzzing about it.

April 16, 2010
A Luncheon Honoring New U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates
Presented by the Atlanta Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, 1100 Peachtree Street, (Parking Validated)
Cost: Members: $20; Non-Members: $30
Program Chairs: Jeff Berhold and Scott Marrah
February 26, 2010
Technology in the Northern District Courtroom
Presented by the Atlanta Chapter of the FBA and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Two Identical Sessions Offered
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 1:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m
Location:  Courtroom 2106, 21st Floor, Richard B. Russell Federal Building and United States Courthouse, 75 Spring Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303
CLE: Pending approval for 3 regular and 3 trial CLE hours
February 9, 2010
The 2010 Robert S. Vance Forum on the Bill of Rights
Hillary the Movie: The Final Act for Campaign Finance Reform?
Presented by the Atlanta Chapter of the FBA
Reception begins 5:00 p.m. ◊ Program 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Georgia State Bar Headquarters Building
104 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, Georgia
PANELISTS: Michael Boos – VP and General Counsel of Citizens United; Scott L. Nelson – Public Citizen Litigation Group; Michael S. Kang – Professor, Emory University School of Law; Stefan C. Passantino – McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP; Moderator - Denis O’Hayer of WABE 90.1 FM Public Radio
Citizens United and Public Citizen were opponents in the United States Supreme Court case,
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Case No. 08-205.
A complimentary reception will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will include heavy hors d’oeuvres and other refreshments. Program begins at 6:00 p.m.


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