• Opening Comments - Brad Hendricks
  • Legislative Session 2005 – David Williams

David Williams


  • Legislative Package
    • Tort Reform and Sales Tax Prospects
  • Preparation to date
    • hiring of lobbying team and additional staff
  • Success in statehouse elections
  • Fundraising - where are we now?
  • Improving local member/ legislator interaction
    • lobbying tips
    • key Contact Program- Sign up if you haven’t – form on website
    • Action Alerts – Will be sent out during Session when we need our member’s help with General Assembly.  Please read and respond in a timely manner and report progress to the ATLA office.
  • Mark you Calendars – ATLA Lobby Day 1/20/2005 – come to state capitol and meet with your legislators.



  • Continuing Legal Education – Clark Mason

Clark Mason


  • Spring 2005 Calendar – Great programs – Calendar on ATLA Website
    Teleconferences – 1 hour; great speakers and topics; Schedule on Website – Order CDs from previous programs
  • Need ATLA member’s participation as CLE speakers – Speaker application   on Website or obtain by calling ATLA office.  Applications provide ATLA with internal speaker resources by topic.



John Patterson



  • Other Topics of Interest – Brad Hendricks

Brad Hendricks


  • 2005 ATLA Annual Convention
    • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. – Keynote Speaker
    • Exhibitor/Sponsor Opportunities – If you or your law firm would like to sponsor a break or exhibit at the convention, please contact the ATLA offices or an Exhibitor/Sponsor Brochure   is available on the website.   We encourage you also to invite your firm’s vendor to be there and support ATLA.


  • ATLA Law Student Research/Clerk’s Pool–  soon to be set up to encourage our members to use our students for research and clerking.
  • 2004-05 Awards Mailing - Nominating criteria will be mailed the first week of January to solicit your nominations for ATLA Awards to be presented at the Annual Convention.  Request nominating forms by calling or emailing the ATLA staff at 501.376.2852/800.442.2852 or  Ballots must be returned on or before February 18th.
  • Board of Governors–  If you would be interested in serving on ATLA’s Board nominating petitions will be sent in January.  Please watch your mail and consider serving.


  • Question and Answer Section - John Belew

John Belew


  • If we didn’t get to your question today, please email or call the ATLA office and we will address your question following this call.


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