AROUND THE BAR
Atlanta Bar Activities are in Full Swing!
By Jacquelyn H. Saylor
The Saylor Law Firm LLP
“...finally, a not to be missed Bar
wide event is the Atlanta Bar
Foundation’s LawJam2015. Your
participation supports the good
work of Atlanta Bar programs
and pro bono organizations that
provide vital community services
to those in need.”
t’s very hard to keep up with everything the Atlanta Bar
Association is doing! As I write this message, we are
almost at the end of March. March is when we had our
first Bar-wide casual nighttime event in a while, Beer &
Bites at 5 Seasons Brewery; it was a great success with
more than 120 people enjoying each other, the food and the
evening inside and outside on the Sky Level. People were
still sitting outside when the party was supposed to end at 9
pm. A special thank you goes to the Tax, Litigation, Solo
Practitioner/ Small Firm Sections and the Atlanta Council
of Younger Lawyers who supported this event.
Two Bar groups were unable to fully participate in Beer and
Bites because of their activities: the revitalized basketball team
and Bard show actors, singers, dancers and producers, etc.
The Basketball League plays on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday evenings at Christ the King. Come see them play!
Bar members should think about signing up for the league
next year; women are welcome.
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The Bard Show, a committee of the Atlanta Bar Association,
will be practicing most week nights until May 1 and May 2
when the show runs. We should all go to the Rialto Theatre
for $35 to see this year’s great musical production called A
Courthouse Line XI: North Side Story. “It’s part fairy tale,
part love story and 100% entertaining.” The money raised
will benefit the Atlanta Bar Foundation, which will distribute
proceeds via its grants program to support programs of the
Atlanta Bar Association and pro bono service organizations
in the community.
The Lawyer Referral and Information Services (LRIS) of
the Atlanta Bar similarly provides grants to public interest
groups in collaboration with the Atlanta Bar Foundation. LRIS
processed 40,000 telephone calls last year for people seeking
legal and other services within the twelve counties that the
Bar represents. Those who are seeking legal services are
referred to attorneys on the LRIS panel.
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