GSB Vol. 17, NO. 7, Pg. 48. Bench and Bar.

Georgia Bar Journal

Volume 17.

GSB Vol. 17, NO. 7, Pg. 48.

Bench and Bar

GSB JournalVol. 17, NO. 7June 2012Bench and BarKilpatrick Townsend and Stockton LLP announced that partner Audia Dial was selectedby the NationalMultiple Sclerosis (MS)Society-Geoigia Chapter to be a part of its MS LeadershipClass of 2012. This honor is bestowed on business executives who demonstrate the essential values of leadership in their professional and personal lives. The MS Leadership Qass serves as a platform for men and women to enhance their leadership skills while they champion social responsiveness.

Partner Michael Rafter was appointed the board president of Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. As Atlanta Legal Aid's 67th president. Rafter leads the board in overseeing the operations of the society and advising the executive director and staff on operational matters, presides over board and executive committee meetings and assists with fundraising.

Partner Michael Tyler was one of 10 recipients of the 13th annual Justice Robert Benham Awards for Community Service. Since 1998, these awards have honored lawyers and judges in Georgia who have made significant contributions to their communities and demonstrate the positive contributions of members of the Bar beyond their legal or official work.

Partner Tom Wilson was named co-chair of the International Bar Association's International Construction Projects Conunittee. The committee, the largest international organization of construction lawyers, provides an opportimity for practitioners to share knowledge and experience from construction projects around the world. All aspects of construction and engineering law are covered, from traditional building and civil engineering contracts to complex integrated project-financed infrastructure projects.

Associate John Jett was appointed to the National Board of the Young Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association (FBA). The Young Lawyers Division works to increase the interest of younger lawyers in the FBA's activities, and to assist in the estabHshment, improvement and coordination of active younger lawyers in each chapter and circuit of FBA.

Associate Robbin S. Rahman was selected for the 2012 Fellows Program of the Leadership Councilon Legal Diversity, a national organization made up of the legal profession's top general counsels and managing partners. Rahman joins a class of 134 attorneys from around the country.

> Carlton Fields announced that Gail Podolsky, an associate in the firm's Atlanta office,waselected president of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (ACLU). In addition to her new role and commitment and support of the ACLU, she also partners with the ACLU on pro bono cases.

Shareholder Catherine Salinas Acree will serve a two-year term as second vice president of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. The Atlanta Legal Aid Society provides referrals and legal representation to people who otherwise cannot obtain access to the court system. The organization serves clients who have a viable case and reside in the counties of Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Cobb and Gwinnett. Case work includes housing, consumer fraud, public benefits, employment, education, health, spouse abuse and child custody cases. They also represent those who are elderly, disabled and mentally ill, or who have AIDS, cancer or ALS.

> Burr and Forman LLP announced that Birmingham partner Carol H. Stewart was elected to the Council of the Alabama Law Institute, the governing body of the institute. This prestigious elected position is awarded to just six practicing lawyers from each of the seven congressional districts in the state of Alabama. The institute works closely with the Legislative Reference Service in the annual proper placement and codification acts passed by the legislature within the Code of Alabama. The Legislative Reference Service prepares the vast majority of bills for each session for the legislature, while major code revision work, such as revision of an entire section of law, is handled by the Alabama Law Institute.

The Council of Superior Court Judges awarded Hon. Perry Brannen Jr. the "1st Annual Emory Findley Award for Outstanding Judicial Service." The award is named for the late Atiantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Emory Findley, who served in that role from 1976-94. The annual award will be given to honor a judge who exemplifies Findley's virtues of visionary leadership, resolve and dedication.

> Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP announced that Barry Herrin was presented with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Senior-Level...

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