Fighting the Good Fight:

Employment Law on Trial

Program Chairs

Teresa Saggese Mills

Program Chair, President-elect, NELA-GA, Saggese Mills Law Firm, Macon, GA

 

James E. “Jay” Rollins, Jr.

Program Chair, past-President, NELA-GA, Schwartz & Rollins, LLC, Atlanta, GA

Agenda

7:30 REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:00 WELCOME AND PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Teresa Saggese Mills, Saggese Mills Law Firm, Macon, GA

8:15 VIGNETTE AND INTRODUCTIONS

James E. “Jay” Rollins, Schwartz Rollins LLC, Atlanta, GA

Presiding: Hon. Catherine M. Salinas, Magistrate Judge

US District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

Plaintiff's Team

Edward D. Buckley, Buckley Beal LLP

Anita Kumar Balasubramanian, Buckley Beal LLP

Cheryl Barnes Legare, Legare Attwood & Wolf LLC

Steven Eric Wolfe, Legare Attwood & Wolfe LLC

Marcus G. Keegan, Keegan Law Firm, LLC

Defense Team

John L. Monroe, Jr., FordHarrison

Patricia Grace Griffith, FordHarrison

Matthew Rudolph Simpson, Fisher Phillips LLP

John F. Wymer, Thompson Hine LLP

Fact Team

Edward D. Buckley, Buckley Beal LLP

Douglas Richard Kertscher, Hill Kertscher & Wharton LLP

Steven Eric Wolfe, Legare Attwood & Wolfe LLC

Adeash Amarnauth Lakraj, Morgan & Morgan

8:50 OPENING STATEMENTS

9:10 PLAINTIFF'S CASE IN CHIEF

10:20 BREAK

10:30 DEFENDANT'S CASE IN CHIEF

11:20 CLOSING ARGUMENTS

11:40 LUNCH -- Presentation of Advocacy Award

Tamika C. Sykes, Committee Chair, NELA-GA M.O.S.T. Committee; Sykes Law, LLC, Atlanta

12:10 JURY DELIBERATIONS

12:30 JURY DISCUSSION

12:50 ETHICS ON TRIAL

William D. “Bill” NeSmith, III, Deputy General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

1:50 BREAK

2:00 JUDGES’ PROFESSIONALISM PANEL: Professionalism on Trial

Moderator: James E. “Jay” Rollins, Jr., Schwartz Rollins LLC, Atlanta, GA

Hon. Catherine M. Salinas, Magistrate Judge, US District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

Hon. W. Louis Sands, Senior Judge, US District Court, Middle District of Georgia, Albany, GA

Hon. Mark H. Cohen, District Judge, US District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

 

3:00 ADJOURN

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