Hosting seminars, sponsoring events, and participating as speakers and panelists at legal and industry conferences are just some of the ways we add value to the legal services we provide. Below is a listing of our recent and upcoming events that may be of interest to you.

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Upcoming Events

June 24, 2017: Hall Booth Smith will be assisting the Atlanta Community Food Bank through ServiceJuris. Attorneys, staff, family, friends, and clients are invited to lend a hand by tending to and building gardens and crafting and staining picnic tables.

June 27, 2017: Charleston attorneys Jack Gresh and Lauren Spears will present at the 16th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims. They will speak at 12:10 pm with Norman D. Tucker, Of Counsel at Sommers Schwartz, P.C., on a new emerging trend in brain cooling techniques to minimize brain damage. For more information, click here.
 
July 27, 2017: The Columbus office Women’s Forum will be hosting a women’s event benefiting the Valley Rescue Mission Damacus Way Home for Women & Children. On Thursday night from 5:30-7:00 pm guests are invited to enjoy food and drinks and encouraged to donate women’s apparel and accessories to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 
 
July 29, 2017: The HBS Charlotte office is hosting a baseball night for clients and family when the Charlotte Knight’s play the Scranton RailRiders at 7:05pm. To join this event or more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
August 24, 2017: Hall Booth Smith is sponsoring and attending the CPCU’s Happy Hour at Main Event in Alpharetta from 4:30-7:30pm. The event will include: bowling, laser tag, pool and dinner. For more information and to register, click here.
 
September 14-16, 2017: Jo Jagor will be presenting a mock trial at the Southwest Dental Conference in Dallas, Texas. For more information please click here.
 
September 28-30, 2017: Hall Booth Smith's Jacksonville office is sponsoring the 2017 Sporting Clays Classic benefitting the Boy Scouts of America North Florida Council. The event will be held at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports.
 
August 3-6, 2017: Hall Booth Smith, P.C. will be exibiting at the American Psycological Association's 125th Annual Convention in Washington D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. For more information, click here.
 

Past Events

June 22, 2017: Hall Booth Smith sponsoed the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce June 2017 Lunch & Learn from 12 to 1 pm. Attorneys Melanie Slaton and Mariel Smith presented on Hot Topics in Employment Law. For more information, click here.

June 22,2017: The Atlanta office of HBS hosted meetings for a delegation of 7 Hungarian companies that are visiting the US in connection with the US Department of Commerce’s “SelectUSA.”  As Hungary’s Honorary Consul General and Foreign Economic Counselor for Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee, HBS attorney John Parkerson spoke on “Structuring the Business Relationship,” and HBS attorney Ashik Jahan provided an overview of “U.S. Immigration Considerations/Options for Foreign Companies.”  Other experts addressed topics such as workforce development, corporate strategies to accelerate growth, and accounting considerations. HBS partnered with the U.S. Commercial Service, Georgia Department of Economic Development and Metro Atlanta Chamber for this event, where each of the companies selected our region for future business expansion opportunities.

June 5-7, 2017: Hall Booth Smith sponsored the Georgia Employers' Workers' Compensation Association Conference: The Aging Workforce. The Kids' Chance Golf tournament and silent auction were held during this event. The event took place at the Westin Jekyll Island. For more information, click here

May 31, 2017: Athens attorney Andrea L. Jolliffe and Brunswick attorney James G. Smith presented on the "Best Pratices in HR Leadership" at the Georgia Association of School Personnel Administrators Spring, 2017 Conference. 

May 24, 2017: Brunswick Partner Beth Boone moderated a USLAW webinar from 1-2pm titled: Accident Analysis: The Who, What, Where, When and Whys of Causation. It addressed the causation inquiries into investigating an adverse event, including the use of biomechanical experts, with particular focus on situations and examples in which the cause or mechanism of the injury is not known or understood or disputed. The presentation addressed various scenarios from a risk management perspective and a litigation view, with explanations and input from several experts in the biomechanical field. 

May 12, 2017: Atlanta's Of Council John E. Parkerson, Jr. and Partner Carsten Alting attended the Europe Day Luncheon: All Eyes on Germany from 11:30 to 2:00 pm at the Commerce Club. For more information, click here.

May 8, 2017: Columbus attorneys Melanie V. Slaton and Mariel Smith presented at the Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now seminar in Columbus, Georgia. For more information, click here.

May 4-6, 2017: Jo Jagor and Ryan Donihue  presented with Dr. Mitchell J. Gardiner at the California Dental Association in Anaheim, CA from 8-11am. Click here for more details.

May 4, 2017: The HBS Nashville office hosted the Skyview Terrace Concert Series presenting Jamie Meyer and Dylan Taylor from 6-8:30pm. For details, click here.

May 2, 2017: Hall Booth Smith Nashville hosted a Skyview Happy Hour at the Skyview Rooftop Terrace of Fifth Third Center. There was live music, tequila tastings and Bartaco catering. This event took place from 6-8 pm.

April 28, 2017: Hall Booth Smith, P.C. sponsored the 21st Annual Kids' Chance Tennis Tournament. Kids' Chance of Georgia works to provide scholarships for the children of injured Georgia workers. The event was from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Sandy Springs Tennis Center. For more information, click here.
 
April 17-28, 2017: HBS participated in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy. The Georgia Legal Food Frenzy benefited the Georgia Food Bank Association‘s eight regional Feeding America Food Banks. Collectively, they distribute more than 140 million pounds of food annually through a network of nearly 2,400 partner nonprofits with food assistance programs in all 159 counties in Georgia. For more detail, click here.
 
April 26, 2017: HBS sponsored and attended the Georgia Justice Project Grass Roots Justice Awards event at The Commerce Club in Downtown Atlanta. This event honored The Coca-Cola Company for its commitment to criminal justice reform, including crafting company policies that remove barriers to opportunity for those with a criminal record. For more detail on the event, click here.
 
April 21-24, 2017: HBS Columbus sponsored and participated in the Columbus Regional Health Foundation Celebrity Classic. Now in its 22nd year, this event offered an opportunity for golf and tennis enthusiasts to come together to support the John B. Amos Cancer Center. 
 
April 23, 2017: Hall Booth Smith, P.C. sponsored the 2017 WellStar Foundation Starlight Grand Slam Gala at the Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre in SunTrust Park. The sneak peak of SunTrust Park celebrated the many physicians, clinicians, volunteers and community philanthropists who are so dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our local communities. Proceeds benefited one of the most vital and immediate healthcare services throughout WellStar’s System - trauma.
 
April 22, 2017: Hall Booth Smith Tifton sponsored the 2017 Girls on the Run 5K - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. The event began at 8:00 am at the Hahira Community Center in Hahira, Georgia. Girls on the Run South Georgia aims to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. For more information, click here
 
April 22, 2017: HBS sponsored the Amplify My Community event in Decatur. Amplify My Community identifies charities that fight poverty and homelessness at the local level, then throws concerts to support them, raising new funds and awareness about their mission and increasing their presence and effectiveness in the communities they serve. For more information, click here.
 
April 11, 2017: Partner Richard Sheinis spoke at the Hotel Technology Forum and HTNG North America HT-NEXT 2017 produced by Hospitality Technology in Orlando, Florida. He spoking during breakout number five from 10:45 to 11:45 am. His presentation is titled "Getting Smart About PII: A Legal & Logistical Roadmap to Protect from Privacy and Security Risks." Click here for more information.
 
April 10, 2017: International Business attorney and Honorary Consul General of Hungary John Parkerson served on a panel program for Kennesaw State University’s European Studies Symposium.  The topic was "The Freedom of Movement: the Consular Perspective".  Other panelists included Parkerson’s consular colleagues William Baets, General Consul of Belgium; Olaf Ladegast, Deputy Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany; and Bob Muscat, Honorary Consul, Republic of Malta.
 
April 6, 2017: Columbus attorney Mariel Smith presented at the Creative South workshop from 10:15-11:45 a.m. She presented on employment laws and the basics of copyright and trademark registration in the design world. For more details, click here.
 
April 4-6, 2017: Partners Drew Graham and Ryan Donihue spoke at the Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference in Miami, FL. Mr. Graham was part of a panel discussion titled: "Emerging Liability Trends in Aging Services." Mr. Donihue was part of a panel discussion titled: "Discover the Lost Tribes: Physician Malpractice Panel." For more details, click here.
 
March 30, 2017: Crystal Filiberto presented a CLE at the Professional Liability Section Seminar at the State Bar of Georgia Conference Center. The presentation was titled:  Not Your Typical CLE: What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate. For more details click here.
 
March 28, 2017: Atlanta attorney Sam L. Brannen, Jr. presented at the Georgia Association of Assessing Officials One Day Seminar in Macon, GA at 9:00am. For more information, click here.
 
March 28, 2017: Hall Booth Smith and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) sponsored a Charlotte KnowledgeNet event at Maggiano's from 3 to 5pm. James Granozio, a Special Agent in the FBI, spoke on cybercrime trends and mitigation techniques. For more information, click here.
 
March 25, 2017: Partner Brad Carver  spoke at the Lake Lanier Association Annual Meeting. The event was from 3-7pm at Pelican Pete's at Port Royal Marina. For more information, click here
 

March 24, 2017: Partners Jo Jagor and Ryan Donihue presented a dental mock trial at the annual Hinman Dental Meeting at the Georgia World Congress Center and Omni Hotel. For more information, see the Hinman 2017 website

March 24, 2017: Partner Brad Coppedge spoke at the ICLE program co-sponsored by the Fiduciary Law Section of the Bar, in Atlanta. He spoke at 11:05 am on the “Choice of Entity in Estate Planning.” For details, click here
 
March 23, 2017: Duane CochenourKawania James and Eric Hoffman presented to York Risk Services Group and AXIS Insurance on Avoiding and Defending Bad Faith - Best Claims and Litigation Strategies.
 
March 17, 2017: Joel McKie and Andrew Hazen presented at the Georgia Bar's Agriculture Law Section CLE in Macon. Joel spoke on the Perishable Agriculture Commodities Act. Andrew spoke on Organic Certification and Labeling, GMO's, and recent/upcoming Federal and State regulatory changes. For more details, click here.
 
March 15, 2017: John Hall spoke at The Bermuda Healthcare Forum.  He presented on the topic of: Current Trends in Healthcare Liability: A Baker’s Dozen, Plus One.
 
March 9, 2017: Brunswick attorney James G. Smith presented a mock trial at the Georgia Public Schools Workers' Compensation Administrators Annual Conference.
 
March 7, 2017: Denise Weiner spoke at the CLM Greater Atlanta Chapter Educational and Networking Event at the Taylor Brawner House. The event was from 12:30 to 6:00 pm with Ms. Weiner speaking at 2:00 pm. For more information, click here.
 
March 5, 2017: Hall Booth Smith sponsored the Atlanta Community Food Bank's 2017 Hunger Walk at Turner Field. In its 33 years, the Hunger Walk/Run has raised over $8 million for hunger relief - enough to provide 32 million meals!
 
March 2-3, 2017: HBS sponsored and attended the DRI Medical Liability & Health Care Law Seminar in Las Vegas, NV. For more details, click here
 
March 1, 2017: HBS sponsored and participated in the Annual Bird Supper with Balch & Bingham. The event began at 6:30 pm and was held at the Trolley Barn located at 963 Edgewood Ave, NE Atlanta, GA. The Annual Bird Supper is a charity event that is held during the Georgia General Assembly Session, which started over 20 years ago. Donations and contributions supported Kids' Chance of Georgia, which is a nonprofit corporation developed by the Workers' Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia, in association with insurers, employers, attorneys, labor, medical, and rehabilitation groups.  The mission of Kids' Chance, Inc. is to provide financial scholarships for children of permanently or catastrophically injured or deceased workers to complete their education.
 
February 28, 2017: Partner Joel McKie presented at the 2017 Georgia Agritourism Annual Conference in Tifton. For more information on the event, click here.
 
February 27, 2017: HBS sponsored the 55th Annual Wild Hog Supper benefitting the Georgia Food Bank Association. This event was held at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. For more information, click here.
 
February 23, 2017: Partner Melanie Slaton spoke at the Hall Booth Smith sponsored Society for Human Resource Management-Columbus February Luncheon at the Green Island Country Club. For more information, click here.
 
February 22, 2017: The Brunswick office of HBS hosted and sponsored CE classes with the Coastal Georgia Insurance Professionals. The classes lasted all day and were held at the HBS Brunswick office: 3528 Darien Hwy, Suite 300, Brunswick, GA 31525. 
 
February 18, 2017: The Brunswick office sponsored and participated in the Annual Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run across the scenic Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick, Georgia. The Sidney Lanier Bridge is 7,780 feet long, making the run both challenging and beautiful. The event benefited the Southeast Georgia Health System cancer programs, with proceeds going to patient services. 
 
February 17-18, 2017: HBS sponsored and attended the Georgia Organics Conference. The Annual Georgia Organics Conference and Expo is one of the largest of its kind in the Southeast. For more details, click here.
 
February 16, 2017: HBS hosted a breakfast seminar, HIPAA Data Breaches with Experts, at the Brookhaven Country Club. The seminar was from 8am-11am with Partner Rich Sheinis presenting from HBS. Other speakers included: John Miller- Sterling Risk Advisors, Cristal Jones-OCR Investigator, and Tony Ucedavelez-Versprite. For more information, click here.
 
February 3, 2017: Partner Scott Moulton presented from 9:30-10:15 at the 2017 USLAW Network Transportation Law Exchange in Vegas. He spoke on the benefits of preparing your witness for depositions, trials, arbitrations and other testimony.
 
January 26, 2017: Jo Jagor spoke at the risk management seminar at the Dunwoody Dental Study Group.
 
January 25, 2017: Alan Belcher spoke at the Annual Construction Law NBI Seminar in Charleston, South Carolina on the topic of Determining Responsibility and Remedy for Construction Delays.
 
January 24, 2017: Michael Memberg spoke at the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations' Georgia Leadership Council Forum. He spoke on legislative and regulatory issues affecting professional employer organizations doing business in Georgia. 
 
January 21, 2017Hall Booth Smith Atlanta attorneys volunteered at the 2017 Special Olympics Indoor Winter Games in Marietta. They assisted with basketball portion of the Olympics. For more information click here.
 
January 18, 2017: Hall Booth Smith and InsiderAdvantage hosted a reception to honor the Influential Georgian recipients. The recipients were named in James Magazine and include: Georgian of the Year, Paul Bowers with Georgia Power and Legislators of the Year Senator Steve Gooch, Representative Barry Fleming and Representative Stacey Evans. 
 
January 17, 2017: Michael Memberg spoke at the City of Waycross' Workers' Comp Education Campaign meeting. He spoke on current events at the State Board of Worker's Compensation and gave an update on the 2016 legislative changes. He was also part of an interactive panel presentation about recent decisions by the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court.
 
January 10, 2017: Richard Sheinis spoke at the Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce Southeast lunch and learn from 12:00-1:30 pm. He spoke on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the EU/US Privacy Shield. 
 
November 18, 2016: Denise Spitalnick and Sam Sykes presented for the Associated General Contractors of Georgia. They spoke on "OSHA's Recordkeeping Requirements." 
 
November 4-6, 2016: Elizabeth Wharton was part of the Drone Law Panelist at the F3Expo, Guardian Centers in Perry, GA. 
 
November 2, 2016: Elizabeth Wharton was a panelist at The Seminar Group, Drone Law CLE. She discussed “What Congress and the FAA are Doing to Promote Safe and Efficient UAV Use” with panelists Loretta Alkalay (attorney), John Goglia (aviation safety consultant), and Mike Wilson (FAA, Unmanned Aircraft Program Mgr for Southern Region).
 
October 31, 2016: Elizabeth Wharton gave an internal company CLE for Cox Enterprises. She presented on legal liability, regulatory, and privacy issues associated with drones.
 
October 27,2016: Attorneys Brittany ConeLaura Hall and Reimbursement Specialist Becky Hewitt presented at the annual Ethica Health meeting. They presented on: Georgia’s Legal Surrogate Law and the Overlap with Medicaid Eligibility.
 
October 25, 2016: Elizabeth Wharton was a guest lecturer at the Kennesaw State University Fall 2016 CyberSecurity Speaker Series at 6:30 p.m. Her lecture topic was, "Sense & Avoid: Some Laws to Know Before Breaking IoT."
 
October 25, 2016: Partner Drew Graham and Attorney Laura Hall were part of a panel presentation at the RIMS ERM Conference at 2:45 p.m at the W Atlanta-Midtown hotel. They spoke on "Enterprise Best Practices in the Cyber World." For more information, click here.
 
October 21, 2016: Elizabeth Wharton was part of a panel discussion at the State Bar of Georgia 2016 Technology Law Institute CLE – “Drones: What’s the latest buzz?”Other panelist included, John Fry (Morris, Manning, & Martin) and Tom Clyde (Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton).  For more information, click here.
 
October 20, 2016: Partner Melanie Slaton participated in a Lunch and Learn panel discussion organized by the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce.  The lunch was from 12-1pm. For more information, click here.
 
October 20, 2016: Partner Fred Hubbs spoke at the Workers Compensation Law Institute at 9:30 a.m. at Sea Plams Golf and Tennis Resort, St. Simons Island. He was part of a panel discusson on: " The “Ethical" Way To Try A Workers' Compensation Case. For more information, click here.
 
October 20, 2016: HBS Columbus office and Vizient Mid-South hosted the Georgia Legal Defense and Risk Management Forum from 11am-4pm. The forum was held at the Columbus Marriott. For more details email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
October 20, 2016: HBS Women's Forum hosted a happy hour, "Sips 'n Suits" which benefited Dress for Success at Eclipse di Luna (Dunwoody). For more details email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
October 19-23, 2016: Jo Jagor and Ryan Donihue presented a mock trial at the American Dental Association Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. For more details, click here.
 
October 11, 2016: Melanie Slaton spoke at the Internship Best Practices Summit at Columbus State University at 11am. She spoke on Labor Laws Surrounding Interns.
 
October 7, 2016: Partner Joel McKie presented at American Agriculture Lawyer Association 2016 Educational Symposium in Oklahoma City, OK. He presented on the "Mergers and Acquisitions: When the Farm or Agribusiness Are Up for Sale." For more details, click here.
 
October 7, 2016: Ryan Donihue spoke at the CNA Dental Professional Liability Risk Management seminar.
 
Ocotber 5, 2016: The HBS Brunswick office sponsored a day of educational classes and lunch with the Coastal Georgia Insurance Professionals. For more details, click here.
 
October 4, 2016: The HBS Columbus office sponsored the Columbus Regional Health Breast Cancer Awareness Lunch. This annual event draws 1,400 men and women from the community and raises money for the Women’s Breast Cancer Fund. The event offers the inspirational story of a local survivor, along with entertainment and education to further the awareness of early detection and treatment of breast cancer. For more information, click here.
 
September 22, 2016: The HBS Birmingham office sponsored and attended the Pro Hops Vino! event from 6:00-9:00pm at the Alabama Ballet Center. The event benefits the Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program, which helps attorneys provide free legal services to low-income citizens unable to afford attorneys who need help with civil legal problems. For more details, click here.
 
September 13, 2016: Attorney Laura Hall spoke at the September Insurance Professionals of Atlanta lunch meeting. She spoke about "Social Media Trends and Their Impact on Liability." 
 
August 24, 2016:  Partner Melanie Slaton was a panelist at the YLD Women in the Profession Committee’s “100th Anniversary of the first Woman Licensed to Practice Law in Georgia." The event was from 5:30-8:00pm at the State Bar of Georgia in Atlanta. There was a reception and the opening of an exhibit honoring the legacy of Georgia’s women lawyers.
 
August 12, 2016: Hall Booth Smith presented the Seminar in the South for hospital administrators at the UGA Conference Center in Tifton. If you'd like more information, please email Brandi Bendall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
August 11, 2016: Attorney Don Benson spoke at the Financial Leadership Network Meeting at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.He will be spoke on: “Employment in a Liberal World… Is Your Workplace Prepared” from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The location address is: 3348 Peachtree Road, NE Tower Place 200 Atlanta, GA 30326, Room 1212. 
 
August 4-7, 2016: Elizabeth Wharton  presented at the DEF CON 24 Conference in Las Vegas, NV. She presented on:  "Breaking IoT without Breaking the Law." DEF CON is one of the largest security conferences in the world with an estimated 20,000 attendees during the 2015 conference. For conference details, click here.
 
July 17, 2016: John E. Hall, Jr.  co-presented at the ACI’s 15th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims, and spoke  on the topic of  "Damages and Life Care Plans" in  Philadelphia, PA.
 
July 9, 2016: Elizabeth Wharton  spoke and hosted a drone technology panel discussion with Eric Hare, COO, of Talon Aerolytics, and Mark Bury, Deputy Chief Counsel for Enforcement and Regulations with the Federal Aviation Administration.  The panel was for the Southern States Energy Board's 2016 Briefing to Southern Legislators at the Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, Kentucky.
 
July 9, 2016: John Parkerson, HBS international business attorney and Honorary Consul General of Hungary, was the speaker at the Cleveland (Ohio) Hungarian Museum on July 9 to open a new multi-media exhibit titled “Vistas of Hungary.”  The speech highlighted many of the geographical, historical, architectural, and cultural “vistas” that Hungary offers.  
 
June 21, 2016: John E. Hall, Jr., presented on the topic of "Counsel's 'Baffle' Against the Surge of Inflated Damages" at the ATA Litigation Center's Forum for Motor Carrier General Counsel.
 
June 18, 2016: The Atlanta office of Hall Booth Smith participated in ServiceJuris, a Hands On Atlanta supported project from 9 am- 1 pm. Attorneys, summer associates, and legal professionals worked side by side tackling extensive renovation projects and helped to revitalize local schools, parks and community centers. ServiceJuris is planned and hosted by representatives of nearly 30 Atlanta law firms and legal service companies. 
 
June 16, 2016: Hall Booth Smith's Albany office hosted the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce After Hours event. WALB-TV and Stewbo's co-hosted the event, which was from 5:00-7:00 p.m. For more details, click here.
 
June 14, 2016: John E. Hall, Jr. presented on the topic of "Reptile Theory" at the New York Medical Defense Bar Association.
 
June 9, 2016: Of Counsel David Ware presented a lunch and learn for the City of Atlanta, Beltline and InvestAtlanta law departments. 
 
June 9, 2016: Hall Booth Smith's Columbus office hosted the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce After Hours event from 5:30-7:00 p.m. The event was held at Meritage Restaurant and Wine Bar (1039 1st Avenue Columbus GA 31901) and has a Hawaiian Luau theme. For more information, click here.
 
June 7, 2016: John Hall spoke at the OneBeacon Insurance Group Annual Healthcare Meeting in Farmington, CT. He presented on: "Defining Damages: Defining Medical Care Needs in Third Party Severity Bodily Injury Claims"
 
May 19, 2016: Tony Rowell and Jennifer Herzog are presented at the Current Ad Valorem Edicts and Trends (CAVEAT) Annual Training Program. The event was held at the The Georgia Center's UGA Hotel and Conference Center. Their topic was: “They Can’t Tell Me How to Do My Job! Or Can They? A Look at the Relationship between the Board of Tax Assessors and Board of Commissioners.” Click here for more information.
 
May 6, 2016: John Hall presented on Case Law Updates to the GAHA 2016 Health Care Law Update and Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA.
 
April 29, 2016: Partner Phillip Friduss spoke at The ACCG Annual Conference held in Savannah, GA at 3:30 pm. He spoke on "Incarceration of Indigent Defendants in County Courts ".  For more information about the conference, click here.
 
April 28, 2016: HBS sponsored and participated in the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce small business annual awards ceremony from 6:00-8:30 pm.. For more information, click here.
 
April 26, 2016: HBS sponsored and participated in the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce small business week breakfast. Partner Brad Coppedge spoke at the breakfast at 7:30 am. For more information, click here
 
April 20, 2016: Of Counsel Scott Cole spoke at The Dental College of Georgia. He spoke about, "Dental Transitions from the Buying Professionals Perspective."
 
April 18, 2016: Elizabeth Wharton presented at the Georgia PRIMA 2016 Educational Series in Savannah, GA on "Drone Liability."
 
April 14, 2016: Partners Duane Cochenour (Atlanta) and Mike Burke (Tifton) were part of panel presentations at the Atlanta Claims Association Annual Seminar at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Duane presented on: "Workers Compensation and Liability Legislative Updates and What's Trending"   Mike spoke on "Time Limit Demands."
 
April 11, 2016: Ashik Jahan spoke at the RIMS conference in San Diego. He spoke on the topic of: Immigration Policy and the Law: What do Risk Professionals need to know now and in the future.
 
April 5, 2016: Of Counsel John Parkerson was the guest lecturer on legal challenges in international contract negotiations and the menu of international business expansion choices at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business, Center for International Business Education Research (“CIBER”).  
 
March 31, 2016: Of Counsel Scott Cole spoke at The Dental College of Georgia from 12- 1pm. He spoke on, "Dental Transitions from the Buying Professionals Perspective."
 
March 24, 2016: Partner Richard Sheinis presented a webinar to the Georgia Health Information Management Association. His presentation was titled: "Protection and Use of EMR in the Digital Age of Analytics, Clouds and Bad Guys."
 
March 25, 2016: Partners Jo Jagor  and Ryan Donihue guest taught, “Ethics, Jurisprudence and Dentistry," at Georgia Regents University with Professor Regina Messer.
 
March 22, 2016: Of Counsel John Parkerson spoke on a panel program organized by World Affairs Council of Atlanta’s Young Leaders and the French-American Chamber of Commerce-Atlanta Chapter (“FACC-Atlanta”).  The event was held at the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation at Georgia State University’s College of Law and is titled, “Keeping the Door Ajar? Immigration and Refugee Policy in Today’s World.”  Mr. Parkerson was joined by: Dr. Dabney Evans – Associate Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; Ms. Paedia Mixon – CEO, New American Pathways; and Hon. Ted Terry – Mayor, City of Clarkston.
 
March 18, 2016: Jim Standard and Joel McKie presented at the Ag Law CLE at Mercer.  Jim presented on the basics of an agribusiness asset purchase agreement and Joel presented on proving crop damages. For more information, click here
 
March 17-19, 2016: Partner Jo Jagor presented a dental mock trial at the annual Hinman Dental Meeting at the Georgia World Congress Center and Omni Hotel. For more information, see the Hinman 2016 website
 
March 13, 2016: Hall Booth Smith sponsored and participated in the 32nd Annual Atlanta Community Food Bank Hunger Walk 5K on Sunday. The Hunger Walk/Run has united Atlantans of all ages and athletic backgrounds to support hunger and poverty relief. In 2015, more than 15,000 participants came together to raise over $800,000 to combat hunger in our community! HBS and the Food Bank have partnered together for many years to help support communities statewide. 
 
March 9, 2016: Brunswick Associate James Smith spoke at the Georgia Public School Workers Comp Administrators conference at the King & Prince resort on St. Simon's Island.
 
March 8, 2016: Of Counsel John Parkerson was invited by Auburn University President Jay Gogue to meet with students and faculty who are engaged in Auburn’s international programs and to speak about current events in Hungary and Europe, such as the migrant humanitarian crisis, EU role and eastward expansion, NATO participation, etc.
 
March 2, 2016: Attorney Crystal Filiberto spoke at the Not Your Typical CLE Seminar at the State Bar of Georgia Conference Center in Atlanta. The title of the presentation is: "What We've Got Here Is A Failure to Communicate."
 
March 2, 2016: HBS sponsored and participated in the Annual Bird Supper with Balch & Bingham. It is a charity event held during the Georgia General Assembly Session, which started over 20 years ago. Donations and contributions support Kids' Chance of Georgia, which is a nonprofit corporation developed by the Workers' Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia, in association with insurers, employers, attorneys, labor, medical, and rehabilitation groups.  The mission of Kids' Chance, Inc. is to provide financial scholarships for children of permanently or catastrophically injured or deceased workers to complete their education. 
 
February 29, 2016: Partner Drew Graham spoke at the Medical Malpractice Catastrophic Injury Conference in Philadelphia. He was on the panel discussion title: Kick-Off Session on the High-Exposure MPL Marketplace: Top Med Mal Claims Trends for 2016, the Latest Issues Affecting the Industry, Identifying and Mitigating New Risks, Controlling Costs, What’s on the Horizon, and Examining the IOM Report on Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare. 
 
February 28, 2016: HBS sponsored and participated in the Songs For Kids Foundation Food + Music Festival 2016.  The event included: food and drink tastings, live music from Yacht Rock Revue, live and silent auctions and more.  All proceeds benefited Songs For Kids Foundation and our work integrating musicians into the lives of kids facing illness and hardship. 
 
February 25, 2016: Partner Charles Dorminy of the Brunswick office presented a webinar to the Georgia Society Health Information Managers Association Centitled Record Retention in the Electronic Age.
 
February 24, 2016: Of Counsel John Parkerson spoke to Emory University international students at Emory’s Annual International Careers Night. 
 
February 13, 2016: The Brunswick office sponsored and participated in the Annual Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run across the scenic Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick, Georgia. The Sidney Lanier Bridge is 7,780 feet long, making the run both challenging and beautiful. The event benefits the Southeast Georgia Health System cancer programs, with proceeds going to patient services. 
 
February 12, 2016: The Brunswick office hosted a Lunch & Learn with the Coastal Georgia Insurance Professionals/IAIP from 11:30- 1pm. The presentation was titled: Anatomy of a Lawsuit: Litigation 101 presented by Partner Beth Boone & Partner Audra Rizzi.
 
February 3-4, 2016: Attorney Elizabeth Wharton made a presentation at the 4th Annual “Unmanned Systems in Precision Agriculture Conference” at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, hosted by the AUVSI Coastal Plain Chapter & AUVSI Atlanta Chapter.  Elizabeth's presentation is titled: “Preflight Checklist: Surveying the Legal Landscape”.  Other keynote presenters scheduled were -  State Rep. Jimmy Pruett, State Senator John Wilkinson, and Mike Wilson with the FAA. 
 
February 2, 2016: Charlotte Partner Richard Sheinis made a presentation at an Educational Breakfast Event hosted by Sterling Risk Advisors at the Capital City Club-Brookhaven. Mr. Sheinis spoke on "Privacy/Cyber Legal Issues in Private Practices." HBS participated in the American Correctional Association 2016 Winter Conference in New Orleans, LA.
 
January 28-31, 2016: HBS attorneys attended the Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition for the South Atlanta High School team. Eight HBS attorneys have been coaching these students since October. For more information, click here: https://www.gabar.org/forthepublic/forteachersstudents/hsmt
 
January 29-30, 2016: HBS sponsored the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry – Annual Symposium, at the Marriott Century Center, 2000 Century Blvd, NE, Atlanta. Of Counsel Scott Cole made a presentaion at the event: Buying into a Practice: From the Dentist's Side. http://www.gagd.org/annual-meeting.html
 
January 28, 2016: Partner Richard Sheinis was part of a panel presentation called, "Better Call Saul," at the “Protecting Guest & Employee Data in Hotels” seminar. The seminar was sponsored by Hospitality eResources.
 
January 22, 2016: Partner Terrell "Chip" Benton presented at the Defense of a Personal Injury Case CLE. His presentation is titled: Navigating the Affordable Care Act in Medical Malpractice Claims: What Does The Future Hold? For more information, click here
 
January 21, 2016: Of Counsel John Parkerson spoke at the Atlanta Council on International Relations Lunch and Lecture, titled: “Refugee Crisis in Europe.” The event was at the Capital City Club, 7 John Portman Blvd., Atlanta 30303.
 
January 21, 2016: HBS-Brunswick hosted the Coastal Georgia Insurance Professionals and Illumine Consulting CE Program in our offices from 9:00 a.m.- 4:30p.m. HBS Brunswick office, 3528 Darien Highway, Suite 300 Brunswick, GA 31525