Greetings from the Technology Section of the State Bar of Georgia. As the Bar year ramps up, I would like to welcome new Section members and thank all of you who are renewing members for your continued involvement in the Section. We have several opportunities available for those of you who would like to become more actively involved in the Section. It is a terrific way to meet other technology lawyers; to learn more about cutting edge technology issues; and to give back to society.
- Leadership: We have an active Executive Committee that guides the Section’s activities. Active service on the Executive Committee is a prerequisite for consideration for service as a Section officer. We meet monthly, either in person or by conference call. We still have a couple of openings available on the Executive Committee for the 2014-15 Bar year. Please email me at email@example.com if you’re interested in exploring this opportunity.
- CLE: We plan to sponsor several CLE events this year, including our marquee event scheduled for Oct. 24: the 29th Annual Technology Law Institute, which is being organized by Section Vice-Chair Sarah Shalf. We welcome Section members’ suggestions for topics and speakers for future CLE events. Please email me if you have an idea you’d like to share.
- Technology Law Journal: Please visit our website, www.technologybar.org. Our Journal editor, Steve Hardy, is always looking for interesting technology-related articles to publish on the website. If you’re interested in publishing an article, please email me and I’ll put you in touch with Steve. Compilations of articles published on the website will also be circulated periodically via email to Section members.
- Pro Bono: The Section has increased its focus on pro bono under the leadership of Section Secretary Paul Arne. This is also an area of particular focus by our new Bar President, Patrice Perkins-Hooker. In recent years, the Section has partnered with TechBridge, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta and Computers for Youth to offer our members a variety of pro bono opportunities related to technology law. Many of the projects that are available require only a small time commitment by an attorney, but will have an enormous impact on the individual or nonprofit that receives the services. If you’re interested in exploring pro bono opportunities with a technology focus, please email me and I’ll put you in touch with Paul.
I look forward to seeing all of you at a Section event this year. If you would like to contact me about becoming more involved in the Section, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.