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  • White House Heat Stroke Petition
    Officials The Georgia General Assembly How a Bill Becomes Law Press Room Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter For the Public Who We Are Visit the Press Room Find an Attorney Speakers Bureau American Association for Justice Civil Justice Facts Talking Points Your Right to Trial by Jury Contingency Fees Mythbusters Tort Reform Response Kit Medical Malpractice Facts The Facts on GA s Tort Reform The Truth Behind Hot Coffee Cases that Made a Difference Sponsors Publication Rates and Dates Events Exhibitor Info Preferred Partners PAC Contribute About the PAC Board of Directors Home Press Room WhiteHouseHeatStrokePetition In This Section Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact Requests Chris Kelleher July 14 2014 770 355 6052 GTLA Partners with KidsAndCars org to Petition White House to Prevent Child Heat Stroke Deaths in Vehicles Atlanta GA The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association is partnering with KidsAndCars org to save children s lives across the country Together GTLA KidsAndCars org and numerous other safety advocates and organizations are petitioning the White House to authorize the U S Department of Transportation DOT to invest in the research and development of potentially life saving technology that would help prevent heat induced deaths of children in vehicles by detecting a child left alone in the rear seat of a vehicle The petition hosted on the White House s We the People website will need to obtain 100 000 signatures by August 12 th in order to be considered by the Administration The petition can be found at http wh gov lL8nX Each summer we experience the heartbreaking news of dozens of senseless and unnecessary deaths of children inside of hot cars remarked GTLA President Linley Jones In response to these tragedies we are asking the Obama Administration DOT and lawmakers to join us in working together with automakers to develop proactive solutions According to recent statistics from KidsAndCars org an average of 38 children die each year from heat stroke as a result of being inside of a vehicle including at least 17 already in 2014 Research has shown that a parked car can reach 125 degrees in minutes and children are particularly vulnerable to heat stroke as their body temperatures rise three to five times faster than an adult s The technology to detect and protect children in hot cars is relatively simple What does not exist currently though is the necessary level of public demand that has been seen in the past to encourage automakers to add seatbelts and airbags to cars as well as child safety locks power window switches and rearview cameras to keep us all safer in and around vehicles It is our sincere hope that through this petition the collective voices of the American people will once again inspire change for the better in our automobiles concluded Jones The auto industry already recognizes that we re human and our memories often fail us You

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  • FoodFrenzy2014
    line Manage List Settings Upcoming Events Research Tools Expert Depositions Expert Challenges Briefs Motions Legal Forms Experts for Hire Fastcase Law Library How to Upload Documents CLE CLE Calendar CLE Webinars CLE Bookstore Check Your CLE Champion Materials Amicus Curiae Request Amicus Briefs Amicus Brief Archives Job Bank Trial Case Calendar View Members Trials Submit Your Trial to Calendar Legislative Meet the Team Legislative Issues Talking Points Daily Watch Lawyer of the Day About Lawyer of the Day Sign Up 2015 Final Report Capitol Impact Legislative Resources Who Are My Elected Officials The Georgia General Assembly How a Bill Becomes Law Press Room Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter For the Public Who We Are Visit the Press Room Find an Attorney Speakers Bureau American Association for Justice Civil Justice Facts Talking Points Your Right to Trial by Jury Contingency Fees Mythbusters Tort Reform Response Kit Medical Malpractice Facts The Facts on GA s Tort Reform The Truth Behind Hot Coffee Cases that Made a Difference Sponsors Publication Rates and Dates Events Exhibitor Info Preferred Partners PAC Contribute About the PAC Board of Directors Home Press Room FoodFrenzy2014 In This Section Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter Georgia Trial Lawyers Collect Over 47 000 Pounds of Food for Georgia s Food Banks Atlanta GA The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association announced today that the Association collected and raised the equivalent of 47 506 pounds worth of non perishable food items and financial contributions as part of the 2014 Georgia Legal Food Frenzy The food will be distributed by the Georgia Food Bank Association s seven regional food banks across the state which collectively distribute food to 2 300 partner nonprofits with assistance programs in all 159 counties throughout the state I am tremendously proud of the generous contributions of so many Georgia trial lawyers during this year s Legal Food Frenzy remarked GTLA President Linley Jones We firmly believe that hunger is not just an issue of charity it is an issue of justice Our members have dedicated their careers to helping those in need and it is only fitting that these efforts are extended beyond the walls of the courtroom and into deserving communities across our state The Legal Food Frenzy which is co sponsored by the Georgia Food Bank Association the Office of the Attorney General and the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia is a competition among lawyers and legal organizations to provide vital assistance to Georgia s regional food banks and partner agencies This year the Legal Food Frenzy raised the equivalent of 1 140 672 pounds of food from over 270 competing teams Among all legal organizations the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association was exceeded in contributions only by the DeKalb County Solicitor General s Office We would like to congratulate the DeKalb Solicitor s Office on being the only legal organization in Georgia to outraise GTLA in this year s Legal

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  • 2014 Scholarship Competition Winner
    Browse Messages Search Messages Post Messages On line Manage List Settings Upcoming Events Research Tools Expert Depositions Expert Challenges Briefs Motions Legal Forms Experts for Hire Fastcase Law Library How to Upload Documents CLE CLE Calendar CLE Webinars CLE Bookstore Check Your CLE Champion Materials Amicus Curiae Request Amicus Briefs Amicus Brief Archives Job Bank Trial Case Calendar View Members Trials Submit Your Trial to Calendar Legislative Meet the Team Legislative Issues Talking Points Daily Watch Lawyer of the Day About Lawyer of the Day Sign Up 2015 Final Report Capitol Impact Legislative Resources Who Are My Elected Officials The Georgia General Assembly How a Bill Becomes Law Press Room Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter For the Public Who We Are Visit the Press Room Find an Attorney Speakers Bureau American Association for Justice Civil Justice Facts Talking Points Your Right to Trial by Jury Contingency Fees Mythbusters Tort Reform Response Kit Medical Malpractice Facts The Facts on GA s Tort Reform The Truth Behind Hot Coffee Cases that Made a Difference Sponsors Publication Rates and Dates Events Exhibitor Info Preferred Partners PAC Contribute About the PAC Board of Directors Home Press Room 2014ScholarshipWinner In This Section Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter Savannah High School Student Named GTLA 7 th Amendment Scholarship Essay Competition Grand Prize Winner Atlanta GA Today the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association announced that James Berrigan a Savannah resident and graduating senior at Savannah Arts Academy has been named the Grand Prize Award Winner in the 7 th Amendment Scholarship Essay Competition Designed to recognize college bound high school seniors who exhibit a keen awareness of the societal and judicial value of the 7 th Amendment Right to Trial by Jury and Georgia s Civil Justice System the competition drew dozens of applicants from across the state I would like to congratulate James on this outstanding achievement His essay submission exhibited a remarkable depth of knowledge about the history importance and present day value of the 7 th Amendment Right to Trial by Jury remarked GTLA Executive Director Emily Wring The values he expresses in his essay including a strong belief in the vital role that a robust Civil Justice System plays in society align directly with those of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and we are proud to award him this scholarship as he embarks on his pursuit of higher education Each applicant was asked to submit an essay that addressed the following question in no more than 1 500 words Since the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791 the 7 th Amendment Right to Trial by Jury has been the cornerstone of the Civil Justice System And yet in the two plus centuries since the Right to Trial by Jury has been under near constant assault In your opinion what role does the 7 th Amendment play in the 21 st Century and why do you believe that it

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  • President Linley Jones
    Membership Renewal Update Member Profile Listserve About GTLA Lists Browse Messages Search Messages Post Messages On line Manage List Settings Upcoming Events Research Tools Expert Depositions Expert Challenges Briefs Motions Legal Forms Experts for Hire Fastcase Law Library How to Upload Documents CLE CLE Calendar CLE Webinars CLE Bookstore Check Your CLE Champion Materials Amicus Curiae Request Amicus Briefs Amicus Brief Archives Job Bank Trial Case Calendar View Members Trials Submit Your Trial to Calendar Legislative Meet the Team Legislative Issues Talking Points Daily Watch Lawyer of the Day About Lawyer of the Day Sign Up 2015 Final Report Capitol Impact Legislative Resources Who Are My Elected Officials The Georgia General Assembly How a Bill Becomes Law Press Room Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter For the Public Who We Are Visit the Press Room Find an Attorney Speakers Bureau American Association for Justice Civil Justice Facts Talking Points Your Right to Trial by Jury Contingency Fees Mythbusters Tort Reform Response Kit Medical Malpractice Facts The Facts on GA s Tort Reform The Truth Behind Hot Coffee Cases that Made a Difference Sponsors Publication Rates and Dates Events Exhibitor Info Preferred Partners PAC Contribute About the PAC Board of Directors Home Press Room PresidentLinleyJones In This Section Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter Linley Jones Takes the Helm as the 59th President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Atlanta GA Attorney Linley Jones has been elected to serve as the 59th President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association GTLA at the Association s Annual Convention in Atlanta GA Jones who previously served as GTLA President Elect was unanimously elected by the members of GTLA It is a true honor to be elected by my peers to lead this prestigious organization remarked President Linley Jones I have spent my entire career representing deserving individuals who have gone through difficult life changing situations and no group stands for the rights of injured Georgians like the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association I am looking forward to working alongside our leadership staff and general membership as we continue our efforts to keep the courthouse door open to all of our state s citizens Jones who is an Alumna of Emory University and the Georgia State University College of Law is the Founding Partner of Linley Jones PC in Atlanta Her law practice is focused on legal malpractice and she was the first woman in the United States to be board certified in legal malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys the ABA s certifying body She also handles wrongful death and personal injury cases with a particular focus on brain and spinal cord injuries In addition Jones has served as a Senior Legal Analyst for CNN Headline News Linley is a member of the Board of Governors of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys is a Co Founder of the Atlanta Trial Lawyers Society and is a member of the

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  • 2014 Legislators of the Year
    Lawyer of the Day About Lawyer of the Day Sign Up 2015 Final Report Capitol Impact Legislative Resources Who Are My Elected Officials The Georgia General Assembly How a Bill Becomes Law Press Room Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter For the Public Who We Are Visit the Press Room Find an Attorney Speakers Bureau American Association for Justice Civil Justice Facts Talking Points Your Right to Trial by Jury Contingency Fees Mythbusters Tort Reform Response Kit Medical Malpractice Facts The Facts on GA s Tort Reform The Truth Behind Hot Coffee Cases that Made a Difference Sponsors Publication Rates and Dates Events Exhibitor Info Preferred Partners PAC Contribute About the PAC Board of Directors Home Press Room 2014LOY In This Section Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Names 2014 Legislators of the Year Senator Josh McKoon Representative Stacey Evans Recognized for Commitment to Georgia s Civil Justice System Atlanta GA The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association has announced that State Senator Josh McKoon R Columbus and State Representative Stacey Evans D Smyrna have been named as the Association s 2014 Legislators of the Year This award which is given on an individual basis to state or federal legislators who have provided exceptional support to Georgia s Civil Justice System is the highest honor bestowed upon elected officials by GTLA On behalf of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association s 2 000 members across the state I d like to congratulate Senator McKoon and Representative Evans on their receipt of this well deserved honor said GTLA President Buck Rogers The Civil Justice System and the Right to Trial by Jury are under near constant assault at our State Capitol and it is only through the diligence

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  • EndDD Press Release
    Job Bank Trial Case Calendar View Members Trials Submit Your Trial to Calendar Legislative Meet the Team Legislative Issues Talking Points Daily Watch Lawyer of the Day About Lawyer of the Day Sign Up 2015 Final Report Capitol Impact Legislative Resources Who Are My Elected Officials The Georgia General Assembly How a Bill Becomes Law Press Room Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter For the Public Who We Are Visit the Press Room Find an Attorney Speakers Bureau American Association for Justice Civil Justice Facts Talking Points Your Right to Trial by Jury Contingency Fees Mythbusters Tort Reform Response Kit Medical Malpractice Facts The Facts on GA s Tort Reform The Truth Behind Hot Coffee Cases that Made a Difference Sponsors Publication Rates and Dates Events Exhibitor Info Preferred Partners PAC Contribute About the PAC Board of Directors Home Press Room EndDDPressRelease In This Section Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter GTLA Announces Year Round Partnership with EndDD org to Kick Off National Distracted Driving Awareness Month Atlanta GA In recognizing the start of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association has announced a year round partnership with EndDD org End Distracted Driving A campaign that began in 2009 after the death of 21 year old Casey Feldman at the hands of a distracted driver EndDD org has already reached 172 000 students and drivers in 41 different states through a personalized interactive presentation that gives audiences the facts about the dangers of distracted driving in an engaging effective and memorable manner Distracted driving on our roads is an increasingly prevalent epidemic that not only puts the driver at risk but also risks the lives of each and every person around them In fact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that in a single year over 5 000 people are killed on U S roadways and another 448 000 injured in motor vehicle crashes that involved distracted driving It is our sincere hope that through this partnership Georgia drivers will take seriously the opportunity to commit to adopting safer more responsible habits on our roadways said GTLA President Buck Rogers Through this partnership with EndDD org the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association s 2 000 members will be encouraged to deliver GTLA s customized EndDD presentation in schools civic organizations and other community groups in a concerted effort to raise distracted driving awareness across the state Attendees will also be encouraged to sign the Family Safe Driving Agreement which outlines simple steps that everyone can take to make our roads safer As a father whose daughter was killed by a distracted driver I have seen first hand the devastating effect that reckless decisions on our roadways can have continued Joel Feldman a trial lawyer and the Founder of EndDD org Our efforts at EndDD org have been supported tremendously by trial lawyers across the country including Georgia Distracted driving deaths are easily preventable We must

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  • Introduction
    the Day Sign Up 2015 Final Report Capitol Impact Legislative Resources Who Are My Elected Officials The Georgia General Assembly How a Bill Becomes Law Press Room Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter For the Public Who We Are Visit the Press Room Find an Attorney Speakers Bureau American Association for Justice Civil Justice Facts Talking Points Your Right to Trial by Jury Contingency Fees Mythbusters Tort Reform Response Kit Medical Malpractice Facts The Facts on GA s Tort Reform The Truth Behind Hot Coffee Cases that Made a Difference Sponsors Publication Rates and Dates Events Exhibitor Info Preferred Partners PAC Contribute About the PAC Board of Directors Home Root Introduction In This Section Introduction The contingent fee is perhaps the one device in law that gives injured people no matter what their financial means an even break in the courtroom against giant corporations and insurance companies Small wonder then that it has been under almost constant attack for 100 years by corporations and insurance companies Seldom is heard a discouraging word from the thousands of victims who were able to retain on a contingency basis quality lawyers who proved a match and more for corporate counsel In short the attacks on the contingent fee system come from the tortfeasors who have to compensate their victims not from victims who have to pay their lawyers And it is a disingenuous argument The tortfeasors never seek limits on their own ability to pay lawyers or access a defense They seek only to limit victims Their mission is to make the already uneven playing field even more uneven Were it not for the contingent fee people of the middle class or of low economic means would not be able to have their day in court a

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  • WhatIsAContigencyFee
    Preferred Partners PAC Contribute About the PAC Board of Directors 404 522 8487 Login About President s Message Leadership Executive Committee Vice Presidents Past Presidents Staff Committees Local TLAs Constitution By laws Frequently Asked Questions Members Join GTLA Membership Renewal Update Member Profile Listserve About GTLA Lists Browse Messages Search Messages Post Messages On line Manage List Settings Upcoming Events Research Tools Expert Depositions Expert Challenges Briefs Motions Legal Forms Experts for Hire Fastcase Law Library How to Upload Documents CLE CLE Calendar CLE Webinars CLE Bookstore Check Your CLE Champion Materials Amicus Curiae Request Amicus Briefs Amicus Brief Archives Job Bank Trial Case Calendar View Members Trials Submit Your Trial to Calendar Legislative Meet the Team Legislative Issues Talking Points Daily Watch Lawyer of the Day About Lawyer of the Day Sign Up 2015 Final Report Capitol Impact Legislative Resources Who Are My Elected Officials The Georgia General Assembly How a Bill Becomes Law Press Room Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter For the Public Who We Are Visit the Press Room Find an Attorney Speakers Bureau American Association for Justice Civil Justice Facts Talking Points Your Right to Trial by Jury Contingency Fees Mythbusters Tort Reform Response Kit Medical Malpractice Facts The Facts on GA s Tort Reform The Truth Behind Hot Coffee Cases that Made a Difference Sponsors Publication Rates and Dates Events Exhibitor Info Preferred Partners PAC Contribute About the PAC Board of Directors Home Root WhatIsAContigencyFee In This Section What is a Contingency Fee The contingent fee is the most common form of payment arrangement for plaintiffs seeking representation in personal injury litigation Instead of billing the plaintiff on an hourly basis the attorney is entitled to a percentage of the settlement or trial award usually in the amount

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