Letter From The President Of The Georgia Chapter Of The Association Of Corporate Counsel

2006-11-01 01:00

To The Readers Of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel :

Our chapter's September calendar featured a wonderful CLE program uniquely focused on in-house counsel and a terrific outreach event to support an all-volunteer community resource dedicated to providing clothing, toys and basic infant equipment to foster care families and foster children. Hosted by Ford & Harrison LLP, the CLE program focused on hot topics and trends in employment litigation. Discussion explored the implications of:

  • the pros and cons of seeking jury trial waivers and class action waivers from employees;
  • the recent Supreme Court case adopting an expansive definition of Title VII retaliation;
  • blogging guidelines and policies in the workplace;
  • recent developments in EEOC compliance;
  • pre-employment medical testing; and
  • unconscious bias as a basis for legal liability.
  • Part of ACC's National Day of Service, our outreach program entailed a work day at the Foster Care Support Foundation. Our chapter's enthusiastic group of volunteers prepared packages to be mailed to foster children throughout the state of Georgia.

    Our chapter's October calendar featured a program on arbitration and litigation hosted by Morris Manning and Martin, LLP.

    Our calendar of upcoming events includes a series of CLE lunch programs. Our November 14 program on legal strategies to deal with an aging workforce is being hosted by Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson, LLP. Gorby Reeves & Peters, P.C. is hosting our December 12 program on third-party criminal acts and liability.

    In-house counsel in Georgia can learn about our exciting upcoming programs and events in any of a variety of ways. They can bookmark our chapter's home page at www.acca.com/php/chapters/index.php?chapter=georgia, or they can subscribe to our chapter's electronic news feed, or they can contact any of our board members who are listed at http://member.acca.com/4DLink/4dcgi/chapters/board.html?Action=GetChapter&W_ChapterCode=ACCA*19.

    We look forward to hearing from you and welcome your ideas and suggestions for how our chapter can continue to best target its resources to meeting the unique needs of in-house counsel.

    Sincerely,

    Teresa Kennedy