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					          THE FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION
                ATLANTA CHAPTER
                           FEBRUARY/MARCH, 2004

      2004 VANCE FORUM A                          Many thanks to our panel of
     TREMENDOUS SUCCESS                           distinguished guests and our benevolent
The Younger Lawyers’ Division of the              sponsors:
Atlanta Chapter presented the 2004 Robert         Gold
S. Vance Forum on the Bill of Rights on           Alexander Gallo & Assocs., Inc
Tuesday, February 10, 2004, at Emory              Emory University School of Law
University School of Law.
                                                  Fellows Johnson & LaBriola
                                                  Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
This year’s timely and interesting topic
                                                  Kilpatrick & Stockton
was the constitutionality of public
                                                  Kitchens New, LLC
displays of religious symbols by
                                                  Rick and Cherie Miller
governmental authorities. The Chapter
                                                  Rogers & Hardin
was pleased to have a distinguished
                                                  Smith Gambrell & Russell
panel that included Ken Falk, Executive
                                                  Trial Graphix
Director of the Indiana affiliate of the
                                                  Balch & Bingham
ACLU, Mathew Staver, President and
                                                  Barnhart & Ford
General Counsel of the Liberty Council,
                                                  Silver
University of Georgia School of Law
                                                  Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
Professor Dan T. Coenen, Jane Fahey,
                                                  Cook & Connelly
an ordained Presbyterian minister and
                                                  Bronze
Atlanta attorney who clerked for Justice
                                                  Carr, Tab, Pope & Freeman
Sandra Day O’Connor, and Ed Novotny,
                                                  Gray, Hedrick, & Edenfield
a private practitioner focused on civil
rights issues who also happens to be an
                                                   Special recognition goes to Chapter
ordained minister.     Denis O’Hayer,
                                                  members Ashley R. Hurst, Kevin
reporter for WXIA-TV and host of The
                                                  Weimer, Henry Quillian, Anne Rector
Layman’s Lawyer television program
                                                  and Phil Savrin who organized the event.
was an impressive moderator for the
                                                  Without these efforts the Forum could
Forum.
                                                  not occur.
The Forum is the Atlanta Chapter’s
                                                  JOE D. WHITLEY TO SPEAK AT
premier public service event. It is               ANNUAL LUNCHEON IN HONOR
presented each year to honor the                  OF THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT
memory of Judge Vance. Eleventh                   JUDICIARY IN A NEW LOCATION
Circuit Court of Appeals Judge R.                 The annual Judge’s Luncheon, a
Lanier Anderson presented a fitting               hallmark event for the Atlanta Chapter,
tribute and recollection of Judge Vance.          has been scheduled for June 16, 2004.
                                                  The Peachtree Westin has advised us
                                                  they will not be able to host this year’s
                                                  luncheon due to a recent booking of a
                                                  large convention. Our “new and
                                                  improved” host will be announced soon.

                               Raising the Bar to New Heights
We are very pleased to announce that the          On June 1, 2004, the Younger Lawyers
Hon. Joseph D. Whitley, General                   Division of the FBA will host an
Counsel for the U.S. Department of                admission ceremony at the U.S.
Homeland Security will serve as our               Supreme Court. This is one of the most
keynote speaker. Mr. Whitley will speak           impressive and memorable ways to
on issues facing the Department of                participate in your formal admission to
Homeland       Security.    Registration          our nation’s highest court. An
materials will be distributed in April.           application is available on the calendar
Those individuals or firms interested in          of the FBA website.
assisting with sponsorship of this event
should contact Tom Lacy.                          The 2004 FBA Annual Meeting and
                                                  Convention will take place on the banks
ATLANTA CHAPTER MEMBERS                           of the Ohio River in Cincinnati on
IN THE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT                         October 2-5, 2004. This is an excellent
Past    National      FBA    President,           opportunity to meet other FBA members
Administrative     Law    Judge    Dan            from around the country and to attend
McDonald is now serving as chair of the           unparalleled CLE programs.
Social Security Section.
                                                  Additional CLE opportunities are listed
JUDICIAL LUNCH PROGRAMS                           on the FBA website. Those who have
On February 19, 2004 the Atlanta                  participated will verify that FBA Cle
Chapter was pleased to have U.S.                  programs provide exceptional content,
District Judge Beverly Martin as our              delivery and value.
guest for lunch at the Commerce Club.
Judge Martin discussed the practical              Questions about the FBA or the Atlanta
impact of the usage of consent protective         Chapter?
orders in the Court. It was enough to             Contact an officer or check the website
make you think twice about how you                at www.fedbar.org.
define “confidential.”                            If you would like to receive this mailing
                                                  electronically, please notify Anne
On March 16, 2004, Magistrate Judge               Daugherty at adaugherty@fedbar.org.
Janet King has graciously agreed to join
us for a discussion of summary judgment           ATLANTA CHAPTER OFFICERS
motions. The program will take place at           Chris Parker                      President
                                                  Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
the Commerce Club. To register for                cparker@fmglaw.com
these events, contact Linda Amidon at             Linda Amidon               President-Elect
Linda.Amidon@fhwa.dot.gov.                        Federal Highway Administration
                                                  Linda.Amidon@fhwa.dot.gov
FBA NATIONAL CALENDAR OF                          Tom Lacy                    Vice-President
                                                  Kilpatrick Stockton
EVENTS                                            TLacy@kilpatrickstockton.com
The Mid-Year Meeting of the Federal               Jerry Newsome            Secretary
Bar Association will take place April 2-          Hunton & Williams
3, 2004 in Washington, D.C. For more              jnewsome@hunton.com
information, contact (202) 785-1614.              Kevin Weimer                      Treasurer
                                                  Fellows Johnson & La Briola
                                                  kweimer@fjl-law.com




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