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					                The Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers




Volume XXVI Number 1                                 Editor Michael K. McIntyre                                  January 2007



                                          Mid Session Legislative Update

                                         Sandra Michaels –            charges, etc. will be im-
                                         GACDL Legislative            posed on our clients;
                                         Liaison, Atlanta             many of whom cannot
                                                                      afford to pay the ones
                                         January 8th started the      they are being assessed
                                         first of a two year Legis-   as it is. Please send me
       Information:                      lative Session. It is the    anecdotal examples for
                                         first with both the House    future hearings.
   Please submit all acquittals and      and the Senate run by the
  articles for this publication via e-
                                         Republican Party.           As many of you know,
            mail ONLY to:
                                                                     Bob Keller has left his       DUI lawyers to see if we
  els@georgiapostconviction.com          GACDL is fortunate to position where he advo-
                                         have Cliff Williams, a law cated for the prosecutors      can make some changes.
    GACDL phone: 404-248-1777                                                                      This legislation has not
                                         student at GSU and an at the Capitol and is now
     GACDL fax: 404-248-1666             intern with Georgia Inno- with the Parole Board. It       been introduced yet.
GACDL P.O. Box 29653 Atlanta, GA         cence Project assisting me makes GACDL’s job at           As many of you know,
            30359                        in our computer legisla- the Capitol more difficult       there are currently two
           GACDL e-mail:                 tive updates. You all will because we had such a          bills, HB 185 and HB
                                         know him from the recent good relationship with           126, which address the
    jenncarter@mindspring.com
                                         news reports in which he him. As a consequence we         issue of non-unanimous
  GACDL website: www.gacdl.org           successfully helped free were able to resolve many        jury verdicts.    HB 185
                                         Pete Williams after 22 bad proposed legislative           deals with death penalty
                                         years of incarceration for changes amicably. David        sentencing and HB 126
                                         a crime he did not com- McDade will continue to
Inside this issue:                       mit. I was proud to work be the DA's representa-
                                                                                                   deals with juries in felony
                                                                                                   cases. GACDL and a host
                                         on the case with Cliff, but tive. Irene Munn, his as-     of other groups are ac-
Legislative Update              1, 2     all credit goes to him.     sistant at the Capitol, is    tively opposing both of
                                         During the summer and now of counsel to the new           these bills. The prosecu-
President’s Message             2, 6     fall I attended two Senate Lt.     Governor,   Casey      tors are also pushing SB
                                         Study Committee Hear-       Cagle.                        21 which would allow
                                         ings headed by Sen. John                                  them to seek a life with-
Upcoming CLE                                                          The prosecutor's package     out parole sentence with-
                                   3     Wiles regarding court
New Members                                                           (none of which is avail-     out seeking the death
                                         surcharges and additional    able in draft form to me
                                         fines. As many of you                                     penalty. Again, GACDL
Special Members 2007                                                  at this time) will include   and others are actively
                                   4     know, there are currently    DUI legislation. This leg-   opposing this legislation.
                                         funding issues with the      islation will include many
                                         Georgia Public Defender      of the proposed changes       The prosecutors' intent
Membership                         5
Application                              Standards Council as a       that did not make it last    to propose legislation re-
                                         result of less money com-    year. Chuck Spahos, out      garding bench trials is
                                         ing in than anticipated.     of McDonough, will be        now moot given the re-
Rees Smith Award                   6     GACDL's only interest in     handling it for the prose-   cent decision by the Su-
                                         this matter is whether       cutors. I will be working    preme Court of Georgia.
Spring Seminar                     8     additional    fines,  sur-   with him and our GACDL
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Legislation                              2007 President’s Message
                                         Mike Cranford was born in Wash-        and best friend. They have two
 Representative Tim Bearden will                                                boys at home, Michael age 20 and
be introducing the recordation bill      ington, D.C. and has lived in
                                         Macon, Georgia since 1948, when        Christopher age 10, in addition to
for juveniles this session. This is a                                           two grown children and four grand-
GACDL bill that we have supported        his mother and father returned af-
                                         ter World War II. Mike attended        children.
for years. It is our hope that it will
be expanded to include all felonies      Lanier High School; received his       He has been an active member of
in the future.                           Associates in Science degree from      the community working with youth
                                         Macon State College; his Bachelor      for over 40 years in sports, educa-
Representative Stephanie Stuckey         of Arts from Mercer University and     tion, recreation and scouting. He
Benfield introduced HB 308 which         his Law Degree from Woodrow Wil-       lectures throughout the community
is a "best practices procedure" for      son Law School. He has over 40         and state on issues pertaining to
eyewitness identification. In light      years experience as a successful       youth, law and government.
of recent exonerations we are hope-      business owner and has been an
ful that this bill will pass.            attorney in solo practice for 20        In addition to his law practice he
                                         years. In addition to his law prac-    served over 12 years as an indigent
Please remember to look at the Leg-      tice he served as a City Council       defense panel attorney and in 1994
islative Updates on the members          Member for the City of Macon in a      was the recipient of the Hugh Q.
only section (MOS) of the GACDL          city wide seat from 1995-1999 and      Wallace Award, in recognition for
website www.gacdl.org End.               was reelected to City Council in       his distinguished service in the
                                         March of 2005, where he currently      criminal defense of indigent clients.
                                         serves as a councilmember for Ward     He has served on the Bibb County
                                         II.                                    Drug Court Committee since its
                                                                                inception 1994.
                                         He is married to the former Teresa
                                         Boyd of Los Angeles, California.       He is a member of the State Bar of
                                         She is his paralegal, office manager   Georgia, and (continued on page 6)




                                             FUN IN THE SUN! SPRING SEMINAR




         2007 GACDL
         PRESIDENT
J.MICHAEL CRAN-
     FORD
“I thank each and every one of                       HILTON SANDESTIN BEACH RESORT
  our members for your hard
work and dedication to what                        WWW.SANDESTINBEACHHILTON.COM
           we do.”
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 Please Welcome New/Returning Members
Romin Vincent Alavi, Marietta       Michael P. Jacobs, Atlanta           McIlhinney
(770-951-2000)                      (404-525-1000)                       Michael L. Sheridan, Atlanta
Robert M. Brennan, Atlanta          Larice Latin, Student, Macon         (770-484-0927)
(404-681-5969) sponsor-Brooks       Stephen Lichtenstein, Gaines-        Russell T. Woodson, Marietta
Franklin                            ville
                                                                         (770-420-2021) sponsor–Bert
Jameson C. Campbell, Gaines-        (770-718-5523)                       Cohen
ville
                                    Robin K. Love, Student, Marietta
(770-287-8850)
                                    (270-202-1645)
Christopher M. Clay, Columbus                                             GACDL WINTER SEMINAR
                                    Anita Mason, CDI, Lawrenceville            SPONSORS:
(706-256-2259) sponsor-Mark
Casto                               (770-963-8452) sponsor-Larry Pru-                     ◊
                                    den
Lynn Damiano, Student, At-                                                 Free at Last Bail Bonding
lanta                               Ernest D. Napier III, Douglas-
                                    ville                                         404-577-2245
(415-297-2714)                                                             Investigative Consultants
                                    (770-941-8035) sponsor-Donald
Kimberly E. Hall, CDI, Dacula       Donovan                                       678-356-0146
(404-317-4512) sponsor-Doug pe-     S. Wayne Patterson, Winston-            Atlanta Custom Tailors
ters                                Salem, NC
                                                                                  678-520-9658
Julie Hojnacki, Atlanta             (336-714-8858)
                                                                             Headlines Marketing
(404-659-4628) sponsor-Jennifer     Douglas R. Robson, Corydon, IN
                                                                              404-250-1113 ex 326
Hanson
                                    (812-738-7736) sponsor-E.H. “Pete”     Georgia Case Law Update
Trinity Hundredmark, Law-           Young
renceville                                                                www.georgialawupdate.com
                                    D. Benjamin Sessions, Norcross
(770-822-0900) sponsor-Patrick J.                                                         ◊
McDonough                           (678-314-9443) sponsor-Sean J.



 2006 and 2007 CLE
 Information about GACDL            The 8th Annual Bill Daniel           Coming September 7th: A com-
 Seminars can be found on our       Trial Advocacy Program will          pletely new defense of the child
 website: www.gacdl.org. Click      be held in Athens, GA September      molestation case seminar by
 on “Seminars.” As soon as          19-22. Applications will be avail-   Doug Peters—new format! More
 schedules and registration forms   able this summer. Only 30 par-       details as they become available.
 are complete they are posted on    ticipants are chosen, so join the
 the website and mailed.            GACDL listserver for announce-       Coming in October: DUI Boot
                                    ments about making application       Camp with BUBBA HEAD in
 Nuts and Bolts of Criminal De-     for this program.                    Macon, GA! Check on-line and in
 fense and Fun in the Sun! will                                          the next Georgia Defender for
 be held April 26-28, 2007 at the   Defense Experts Seminar this         more details.
 Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort.     November 2nd and 3rd at Brass-
 Dwight Thomas and Brad Gard-       town Valley Resort. Suparna
 ner are the program directors.     Malempati is the program diretor.
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                     GACDL SPECIAL MEMBERS 2007
          Thank you to the following special members for their additional financial support




LIFE MEMBERS: MICHAEL ABBOTT, DOUG ANDREWS, JIM ALBERTELLI, RICHARD T. ALEXANDER, JR., DOUGLAS ANDREWS,
H. SAMUEL ATKINS, JR., W. KEITH BARBER, WALT BRITT, EDEA CALDWELL, JOHN G. CICALA, VALERIE C. COOKE, MICHAEL
CRANFORD, W. KEITH DAVIDSON, GUY E. DAVIS, JR., SAM DENNIS, ROGER J. DODD, DONALD DONOVAN, BROOKS S. FRANK-
LIN, DANIEL E. GAVRIN, BRUCE HARVEY, MICHAEL HAUPTMAN, WILLIAM C. HEAD, RALPH M. HINMAN, JOHN WRIGHT
JONES, TERENCE G. KELLY, P. DARRELL KIMBRELL, SETH D. KIRSCHENBAUM, CHRISTINE KOEHLER, CHARLES MAGARA-
HAN, STEPHEN T. MAPLES, MICHAEL K. MCINTYRE, ROBERT MCLENDON IV, MARY JANE MELTON, J.ELLIS MILLSAPS,
DAREL C. MITCHELL, RICKY MORRIS, JR., BRUCE F. MORRISS, MELVIN S. NASH, WILLIAM T. PAYNE, DOUGLAS N. PETERS,
JAMES B. PILCHER, NANCY SCOTT ROGERS, PETER J. ROSS, LEE SEXTON, LINDA S. SHEFFIELD, JEFF SLIZ, REES R. SMITH,
M. THEODORE SOLOMON II, MARK SPIX, BRIAN STEEL, COLETTE R. STEEL, CHARLES S. THORNTON, JAY L. STRONGWATER,
DWIGHT THOMAS, VIRGINIA TINKLER, EDWARD D. TOLLEY, CHRISTOPHER TOWNLEY, SCOTT WALTERS, JR., HOWARD WEIN-
TRAUB, R. MICHAEL WHALEY, BRUCE WILSON, FRANK WINN, THOMAS A. WITCHER, L. DAVID WOLFE, JAMES YANCEY, JR.,
FRED ZIMMERMAN

SUBSTANTIAL MEMBERS: JOHN BEALL IV, BOBBY LEE COOK, JACK NEBL, GEORGE J. ROBINSON JR. , S. MORGAN ROBIN-
SON, CYNTHIA ROSEBERRY, SANFORD A. WALLACK, LAWRENCE J. ZIMMERMAN

 SUSTAINING MEMBERS: JAKE ARBES, RAFE BANKS, III, THOMAS S. BARTON, B.J. BERNSTEIN, LYNNE Y. BORSUK, R. DAVID
BOTTS, RICHARD A. BUNN, SCOTT N.G.CHILDRESS, JUDY M. CHIDESTER, B. THOMAS COOK, JR., BRIAN L. DALY, DENNIS R.
FORTIN, THAIS A. FORTIN, KIRK GILLIARD, FRANK W. HAMILTON, SAMUEL H. HARRISON, LUCAS O. HARSH, WILLIAM
HEALAN, III , W. MARK HILL, FRANKLIN J. HOGUE, JOHN D. HOLT, CURTIS L. HUBBARD, JR., RALPH J. HUNSTEIN, G. TERRY
JACKSON, WILLIAM L. KIRBY, II, SAMUEL F. LITTLE, SR., SAMUEL FENN LITTLE, JR., NICHOLAS A. LOTITO, JOHN R. “JACK”
MARTIN, DOUGLAS W. MCDONALD, SR., DOUGLAS W. “GUS” MCDONALD, JR., PATRICK J. Mc DONOUGH, B. MICHAEL MEARS,
JASON S. MONROE, BARBARA G. MOON, W. MICHAEL MORAN, MARCUS R. MORRIS, WILLIAM A. MORRISON, GUY J. NOTTE,
LLOYD D. MURRAY, McCRACKEN POSTON, DARRELL B. REYNOLDS, MAX RICHARDSON, JR., ROBERT G. RUBIN, STEVEN H.
SADOW, AKIL SECRET, SCOTT P. SEMRAU, ANN T. SHAFER, GUY SHARPE, MARCIA G. SHEIN, TIMOTHY A. SILER, THOMAS E.
STEWART, WILLIAM J. SUSSMAN, MICHAEL J. TROST, WALTER E. VAN HEININGEN, LARRY J. WHITE, G. RUSSELL WRIGHT

 CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS: GEORGE A. ABRAHAM, ROBIN L. ABRAHAM, CHRIS E. AMBROSE, ERIC A. BALLINGER, THOMAS
R. BATESKI, STANLEY M. BAUM, STEVEN L. BEAUVAIS, RONALD L. BECKSTROM, LOVETT BENNETT, JR., BARRY E. BILLING-
TON, BARRY W. BISHOP, MARYANN F. BLEND, H. MICHAEL BRAY, J. CONVERSE BRIGHT, BERNARD S. BRODY, TORRIS J.
BUTTERFIELD, RACHEL D. CAPUTO, ROOSEVELT CARTER,II, VICKI CARTER, JEAN C. SPERLING-CAVALLERO, WALKER L.
CHANDLER, KEVIN CHRISTOPHER, DAVID E. CLARK, JOHN M. CLARK, H. CLAY COLLINS, L. BRANCH S. CONNELLY, ROY
COOPER, JR., MERRIDA P. COXWELL, CATHY WILLIAMS CRAWFORD, GREGORY CRAWFORD, NORMAN H. CUADRA, ANTHONY
R. CUETO, D. SCOTT CUMMINS, MARC N. CUNAT, JAMES J. DALTON, II, DAWN R. DAVIS, JOHN “CLAY” DAVIS, DAVID F. DICK-
INSON, DONNIE DIXON, T. ANDREW DOWDY, CHRISTY E. DRAPER, KEVIN W. DRUMMOND, MICHAEL R. DUPONTE, BETH E.
EDMONDSON, TIFFANY JONES ELLENBERG, STEVEN E. FANNING, LYNN G. FANT, BERYL B. FARRIS, R. ANDREW FERNAN-
DEZ, PATRICK S. FERRIS, A. JACK FISHMAN, C. CHRISTOPHER FLINN, JOHN W. FOLSOM, THOMAS J. FORD, III, LARRY W.
FOUCHE’, DOUGLAS N. FOX, STEVEN M. FREY, BRYAN H. FROST, WALTER W. FURLONG, GREGORY A. FUTCH, STACY SNYDER
GARGUILO, EDWARD T.M. GARLAND, KENNETH E. GONSER, M. GENE GOUGE, KEVIN GOUGH, CLIFFORD L. GRANGER, JR.,
ETHENIA KING GRANT, ELIZABETH L. GUERRA, RICHARD C. HAGLER, BEVERLY HARRIS, JANA LAUREN HARRIS, ANTHONY
L. HARRISON, STEPHEN P. HARRISON,WALTER B. HARVEY, MARY JANE HENNEKE, HENRY A. HIBBERT, LAURA D. HOGUE,
WILLIAM P. HOLLEY, III, MICHAEL O. HORGAN, BARRY GORDON IRWIN, JAY M. JACKSON, PETER D. JOHNSON, KEVIN J.
JONES, ROBERT G. JONES, III, MICHAEL G. KAM, MICHAEL S. KATZ, SHERRI EISENMANN KELLEY, STEVEN B. KELLEY, REID
G. KENNEDY, H. MADDOX KILGORE, CHARLES H. KUCK, G.G. JOSEPH KUNES, JR.., ROBERT SIMMONS LANIER, JR., MICHAEL
S. LA SCALA, BRYAN B. LAVINE, MICHAEL G. LEEPER, BRIAN DAVID LOCKERBIE, GREGORY J. LOHMEIER, MICHELLE G.
LUNDY, W. MICHAEL MALOOF, EDWIN MARGER, ANDREW B. MARGOLIS, ALLIE MC CARTHY, G. KENNEDT MCLEOD, M. FAYE
MCCORD, HUGH J. MCCULLOUGH, JAMES D. MICHAEL, JAMES M. MISKELL, T. KEVIN MOONEY, STEVEN G. MOORE, RICHARD
L. MOORE, DAVID E. MORGAN, III, BRUCE H. MORRIS, GALE MULL, ROBERT F. MUMFORD, THOMAS C. NAGEL, JESUS A.
NERIO, LEONARD D. PARKS, BOBBY PHILLIPS, NOAH H. PINES, DAVID A. POWELL, GLYDON C. PRUITT, MICHAEL PUGLISE,
TODD L. RAY, BENJAMIN BRADLEY REED, STEVEN M. REILLY, D. VICTOR REYNOLDS, JOHN W. RIFE, R. STEPHEN ROBERTS,
A. JAMES ROCKEFELLER, WAYNE ROGERS, TOM ROWSEY, EDWIN M. SAGINAR, DANIEL J. SAMMONS, DON F. SAMUEL,
ROBERT F. SCHNATMEIER, JR., DAVID M. SIMPSON, DWAYNE SINGLETON, LEAH MORGAN SINGLETON, ERIC P. SLIZ,
STEPHEN T. SMITH, R. GARY SPENCER, WILLIAM J. STEMBERGER, SKYLER A. TAYLOR, STEPHEN B. TAYLOR, J. PETE
THEODOCION, JESSICA R. TOWNE, JILL ANDERSON TRAVIS, BRETT D. TURNER, GREGORY W. VALPEY, G. GARGANDI
VAUGHN, EDDIE C. VARNADORE, J. LEE WEBB, JR., STEVEN K. WEINER, TERESA O. WEINER, DAVID S. WEST, STEVEN WEST,
THOMAS M. WEST, CHARLES A. WETHERINGTON, JR., DAVID WHITMAN, STEPHEN A. WILLIAMS, L. TY WILSON, THOMAS A.
WITHERS, JEFFREY L. WOLFF, THEODORE S. WOROZBYT, JAMES C. WYATT, JUSTIN J. WYATT, CINDI L. YEAGER, ALEX L.
ZIPPERER, III
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               GACDL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
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and good moral character. The applicant is actively engaged in the defense of criminal cases, a full
time criminal defense investigator, or student attending law school. This member is not a prosecu-
tor or full time member of the judiciary.

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                                     President’s Message (cont.)
       Douglas N.
Section Chair for the Criminal Law
Section; Macon Bar Association
                                                                           has been in the top 10 for the past 9

         Peters
                                     and was recently reelected Sec-       years and currently achieved his
                                     tion Chair for the Criminal Law       third consecutive championship in
                                     Section; Georgia Trial Lawyers        the state in the senior division.
                                     Association,     Middle    Georgia    Mike shares these thoughts:
                  ◊                  Trial Lawyers Association, and a
                                     Life member of the Georgia As-        “It is an honor and a privilege to
                                     sociation of Criminal Defense         serve as President of GACDL for
         Rees Smith                  Lawyers where he has served as
                                     an officer for the past four years.
                                                                           2007. This is a road I started down
                                                                           20 years ago.
                                     He is also a member of the
            Lifetime                 Macon Association of Criminal
                                     Defense Lawyers, where he
                                                                           I was not a traditional student. I
                                                                           was a successful businessman for
                                     served four terms as President        over 15 years and started law school

        Achievement                  and currently serves as Execu-
                                     tive Director.
                                                                           when I was 35 years old. I told eve-
                                                                           ryone I was tired of paying lawyers

           Award
                                                                           and decided to be one.
                                     He also currently serves on the
                                     board of trustees for the Georgia     My goal was to go into sports repre-
       Doug has been a mem-          Children's Museum and the             sentation but my road of life had
        ber of GACDL for 30          Board of Governors for the Mu-        some turns. In Bibb County, new
                                     seum of Arts and Sciences, the        lawyers had to take appointed
        years, has served on
                                     Fort Hawkins Committee. He            criminal cases for 5 years. I stayed
       the Board of Directors
                                     has been an active Cub Scout          on the appointed list for 12 years
        including serving as
                                     and Boy Scout leader for over 12      because I felt I was helping those
         President, and has                                                who couldn’t help themselves.
          been involved in           years. He has served on PTA
                                     boards for both Central High
         many seminars as                                                  My first criminal case was a drug
                                     School and Alexander II Magnet
        speaker or program                                                 possession with intent to sell. I was
                                     School. During the past 40 years
              director.                                                    sworn in on a Wednesday tried the
                                     Mike has served on numerous
                                                                           case on Friday. We were successful
         Doug has attended           boards and committees for a di-
                                                                           and I was hooked. It has been a
        the majority of semi-        verse number of organizations
                                                                           rewarding addiction.
                                     and charities throughout the
          nars GACDL has
                                     Middle Georgia.                       We all follow different roads and
           held., mentors
       younger lawyers, is a                                               every road has turns and bumps. I
                                     Mike and his wife, Teresa, con-
                                                                           don’t regret where this road has
          senior statesman           tinue support many projects
                                                                           taken me. I am proud that I have
       among his colleagues,         throughout the community, in-
                                                                           spent my entire 20 year legal career
       and authors a defini-         cluding the Georgia Music Hall
                                                                           as a criminal defense lawyer, help-
       tive work on criminal         of Fame, The Georgia Sports
                                                                           ing people charged with wrong do-
              defense.               Hall of Fame, The Douglas Thea-
                                                                           ings. We all need help at one time
                                     tre, The Museum of Arts and
       Doug has been an ac-                                                or another in our lives.
                                     Science, The Georgia Children's
        tive member of the           Museum, The Macon Arts Alli-           My goal as President is to continue
       community through             ance, The Volunteers in Public        to mentor lawyers and to inform the
         his work with his           Schools Program, PTA, Central         general public about the virtues of
        daughters’ schools           Georgia Council of Boy Scouts,        our profession. I firmly believe we
        and youth groups.            and most recently they have be-       have a higher calling because we
                                     come involved and committed to        help those who can’t help them-
        Congratulations,             the project to restore and rebuild
                                     Fort Hawkins.
                                                                           selves at the most troubling times of
                                                                           their lives. I thank each and every
            Doug!                    In addition to his law practice
                                                                           one of our members for your hard
                                                                           work and dedication to what we do.”
                                     Mike thrives on the competitive
                                                                           End.
                                     edge flat track racing motorcy-
                                     cles in the senior division. He
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What’ happening in GACDL?
Members of the “GACDL Listserver” find out first. They get
early notices about seminars, when and where to reserve hotel
rooms, notices of social events, and more!
The main purpose of this listserv is to talk criminal defense with
your fellow members. To keep the e-mails you receive to a mini-
mum, off topic conversations are now limited to one post to the
group—off topic replies must be private afterwards.
If you have delayed joining, make sure to send an e-mail to Mike
Shaprio mbshapir@bellsouth.net or Jennifer Carter jenncar-
ter@mindspring.com today! Be one of over 800 members helping
one another on the GACDL Listserver!




2007 Membership
If you have not yet done so, it is time to renew your GACDL membership for 2007. No matter when you paid your
2006 dues, dues for 2007 are due to the GACDL office before January 1 each year.. To see if your dues are current,
visit www.gacdl.org and click on “Find an Attorney.” Enter your last name. If your name appears, then your dues are
current. If not, please send $95 to GACDL P.O. Box 29653 Atlanta, GA 30359.

Please support GACDL because:

1)   We will mail you all of the issues of “What’s the Decision” and “The Georgia Defender!”

2)   You will get a discounts on seminars, including the upcoming Winter Seminar in January!

3)   You can join or stay on the GACDL Listserver!

4)   You have access to the members only section of www.gacdl.org!

5)   You will not miss out on the membership directory!

6)   You will support our work at the Capitol this legislative session!

7)   Last but not least: we can pay our bills and our staff!


Please send me a copy of Doug Peters’ “Defense
of the Child Molestation Case in Georgia” man-
ual—UPDATED October 2006. Enclosed is my
check for $50.
Name________________________________________________

Mailing Address_______________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________

Please mail this form and your check to:

GACDL P.O. Box 29653 Atlanta, GA 30359
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                                                                                                             GACDL Spring
                    ULE
    CLE & EVENTSCHED                                                                                       Seminar “Nuts and
                                                                                                            Bolts of Criminal
     THURSDAY APRIL 26                                                                                      Defense and Fun
     Noon-12:55 Late Registration Walk-ins add
     $10
                                                                                                              in the Sun!”
                                                                                                               April 26-28, 2007
     12:55-1:00 Welcome GACDL President J. Mi-
     chael Cranford and Program Directors Dwight l. Tho-                                                     Hilton Sandestin Beach
     mas and Brad Gardner
                                                                                                                Sandestin, Florida
     1:00-2:00 Professionalism 2007: Criminal                                                                    800-367-1271
     Defense Going Forward Professor Tim Floyd,
     Mercer University Law

     2:00-3:00 Effective Use of the Internet for Criminal
                                                                                          m
     Defense Lawyers-GACDL Webmaster Michael Shapiro, Ma-
     rietta                                                               Registration For
     3:00-3:15 Coffee Break
     3:15-4:15 Investigation: Do’s and Don’ts Investigators     Please mail to GACDL P.O. Box 29653 At-
     T.J. Ward and J.C. Brooks
                                                                    lanta, GA 30359 404-248-1777
     4:15-5:15 Picking a Jury: Voir Dire and Batson After
                                                              Please return your payment with this form as soon as possible. Please do not
     Miller El– A View from the Beach Judge Mark Scott, De-    send cash. No CLE will be authorized without this form, proper pay-
     catur                                                     ment, and seminar check in. No cancellations or substitutions after April
                                                               16, 2006.
     5:15-8:00 BEACH PARTY!! Sponsors: Morriss, Lober, &
     Dobson, LLC.                                              Please print:

     FRIDAY APRIL 27                                           Name__________________________________________

     9:00-10:00 Direct Examination of Your Witness (if you     Bar Number__________________________________________
     have one!) Attorney Steven Chen, Marietta                 Address__________________________________________________________

     10:00-10:15 Coffee Break                                  Phone ____________________

     10:15-11:15 11th Circuit Sentencing after                 E-mail___________________________________________
     Booker/Improving Your Sentencing Advocacy Skills
                                                               (Phone number and e-mail will only be used to contact you regarding your registration or
     Attorney Craig Gillen, Atlanta                            changes to this seminar)

     11:15-12:15 Georgia Appellate Practice and Proce-
     dures Attorney Jackie Patterson, Atlanta
                                                                Registration Fees: Please add $10 to these prices on walk-in registra-
                                                                tions and forms mailed after April 16, 2007
     12:15 Lunch on Your Own
                                                                ____$200 for Regular, Contributing, and Associate members.
     1:30 2nd Annual GACDL Volleyball Tournament                CLE is included in this price.*
     FREE! Call or e-mail the GACDL office to register
                                                                      for Substantial or Life members prior to 2005 and Sus-
                                                                ____$70
     5:00-8:00 GACDL Cocktail Reception Sponsor: Dwight         taining members who need CLE*
     L. Thomas and Associates
                                                                ____$0 for Substantial or Life members prior to 2005 who do not
     SATURDAY APRIL 28                                           need CLE. Please reserve materials for me.

     9:00-10:00 Race, Sex, Religion and Criminal Defense         ____$350   Non-members*
     Attorneys Akil Secret, Laura Hogue, and Hector Cora
                                                                 ____$0   Law School Students. School:_____________________________
     10:00-11:00 Ethics speaker tp be announced                  _____* Please check here if you do not need professionalism hour
     11:00-Noon 2007 Legislative Update Legislative Chair
     Jack Martin and Lobbyist Sandra Michaels, Atlanta
                                                                           (Public defender discounts available to state and county employees)
     Noon- Lunch on Your Own GACDL Board meeting

				
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