Through four panels explored prominent legal decisions and events of 2011, including: analyzed the concerns that arise from the conflict between budget and rights to fair and speedy trials; discussed the implications of the new Georgia Evidence Code, effective January 1, 2013; considered the redistricting of Georgia's voting districts pending approval from US Dept of Justice; and explored the many aspects of Georgia's Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011.

Schedule of events

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Saturday, October 22nd
10:30 AM

State Judiciary Budget

John Ellington, Georgia Court of Appeals
Carol Hunstein, Georgia Supreme Court
Kenneth Mauldin, Western Judicial Circuit
Lawton Stephens, Athens-Clarke County Superior Court
David E. Shipley, University of Georgia School of Law

Larry Walker Room, Dean Rusk Hall

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

12:00 PM

Georgia Evidence Panel

Mike Carlson, Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit
Jason Carter, Georgia State Senate
Shawn Ellen LaGrua, Fulton County Superior Court
Edward Tarver, Southern District of Georgia
Stephen Harper, Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Larry Walker Room, Dean Rusk Hall

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

1:30 PM

Redistricting Panel

Hardie Davis, Georgia State Senate
Mike Jacobs, Georgia House of Representatives
Anne Lewis, Strickland Brockington Lewis LLP
Tommie Williams, Georgia State Senate
Charles Bullock III, University of Georgia School of Public & International Affairs

Larry Walker Room, Dean Rusk Hall

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

2:45 PM

Georgia Immigration Panel

Carolina Antonini, Antonini Law Firm
Neil Kinkopf, Georgia State University College of Law
Jack Murphy, Georgia State Senate
Rusi Patel, Georgia Municipal Association
Sharon Cook Poorak, Frazier, Soloway & Poorak, P.C.
Teri Simmons, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Larry Walker Room, Dean Rusk Hall

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM