The Atlanta Lawyer February / March 2019 - Page 31
SOLE PRACTITIONER/SMALL FIRM
The Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section – “At-
lanta’s largest law firm” – continues to provide its
members with timely and interesting presentations
designed to benefit practitioners of all stripes and
levels of experience.
Our January breakfast speaker guided us in identify-
ing our own skills and personality traits and those of
potential partners, associates, and support staff, to
make sure that our skills and personality traits will
align with our prospective colleagues to maximize
the potential to achieve business goals. Our January
lunch meeting focused on building our professional
brands to enhance our efforts to attract clients.
For February, our breakfast speaker offered tips to
increase our productivity by organizing our email
and our paper files. Our lunch meeting was held
at a sponsor’s offices, with a presentation on cyber-
During the Spring, we plan to continue to offer
speakers who will provide concrete practice guid-
ance that will benefit all of us without regard to our
respective practice focuses. We hope that you will
consider joining us for breakfast at the Buckhead
Club the third Thursday of the month, and/or for
lunch at Ri Ra the fourth Thursday of the month.
We will also be holding a social on March 14.
With an eye towards giving back to those who are
less fortunate, during the past year our Section
has offered several presentations on various pro
bono and community service programs that are in
need of volunteer attorneys. If you missed those
presentations and would like to learn more about
becoming involved in pro bono or other commu-
nity service, please let me know.
I would like to thank each of our Board members,
without whom we could not offer our twice-month-
ly programs: Vice Chair/Chair-Elect William F.
Smith III; Secretary Matthew C. Jordan; Treasurer
Chris Brannon; Immediate Past Chair Rachel Platt;
Members at Large Gene Chapman, Laurie Dugo-
niths Busbee, Michael R. Dunham, John Hadden,
Marcus Keegan, Michael T. Rafi, James M. Sher-
man, Mark W. Thomas, and Jason Wiggam; and
Founders/Life Members Hon. T. Jackson Bedford
and Robert Wellon.
By Mari Myer
The Myer Law Firm
Pictured is Wendy Ellin, Workplace Productivity Strategist
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