Cobb County Bar Sections
Business Law & Litigation Section
President: Kimberly A. Childs
The Business Law and Litigation Section of the Cobb County Bar Association fosters interaction among transactional, in-house, and litigation counsel, throughout the broad spectrum of business layers including those engaged in mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, finance, banking, technology, business formation and dissolution, real estate, contractual and other current business practice and industries, as well as those to emerge. Our aim is to sponsor and conduct seminars, mutual exchange of ideas and best practices, abet referrals, consultation and practice building, gather socially and collegiality, develop networks among the bar, judiciary, government, and public, and to promote the highest standards of professionalism and delivery of exemplary legal services. Our monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday, generally alternating between locations near the Square and locations near the Galleria.
The annual dues of $45 to become a member of the Cobb County Bar Association Business Law & Litigation Section
Cobb County Trial Lawyers
President: Jones Andrews
The Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association ("CCTLA") is composed of members of the Cobb Bar regularly engaged in litigation and jury trials. It normally meets the second Wednesday of each month in the upstairs dining room at Willie Rae's on the Marietta Square at 12 noon. However, please check our email announcements to confirm. Ordinarily there is a luncheon speaker drawn from the local judicial or legal community. At other times, the section meets simply to socialize and swap war stories and ideas. Guests are always welcome. Each year the section recognizes Cobb County's most outstanding judge with a "tradition of Excellence Award" at the annual Law Day Awards's Luncheon.
A one time fee of $50 to become a member of the Cobb County Bar Association Cobb County Trial Lawyers
Criminal Defense Section
President: Robert Beer
The Criminal Defense Section of the Cobb County Bar Association consists of approximately 80 members of the Cobb Bar Association. Our mission is to promote the effective administration and practice of criminal defense law and to foster a spirit of cooperation among the bench, prosecution and defense bars for the purpose of advancing professionalism and serving the ends of justice for the common good. Our meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month. We offer CLE luncheons, open file luncheons to discuss pending issues in criminal defense, and guest speakers.
The annual dues of $25 to become a member of the Cobb County Bar Association Criminal Defense Section
Elder Law Section
President: Althea Caces
The Cobb County Bar Association's Elder Law Committee provides continuing education, interaction, and support for lawyers of all ages who practice in any area comprising the field of elder law including:
- Probate Litigation;
- Estate Planning; and
- Social Security and other elder benefit programs
The section hosts informal monthly lunch meetings held the second Tuesday of each month at Willie Rae's located on the Marietta Square at 12:00 noon with guest speakers, information exchange, and socialization as well as an annual all-day CLE through the Cobb County Bar Association. The goal of these meetings is to highlight and discuss current issues in the area of elders law and probate. The section is also involved in community service programs targeted toward the senior community.
The annual dues of $25 to become a member of the Cobb County Bar Association Elder Law Section
Family Law Section
President: Jack Lyle
The family Law Section of the Cobb County Bar Association was organized to promote and maintain the highest level of excellence and professionalism among Family Law practitioners in Cobb County. The Section fosters a great degree of collegiality between the judges and Family Law attorneys which extends beyond the social events and into the courtrooms, mediation sessions and law offices of Cobb County. The Family Law Section also promotes the continuing legal education of its members by presenting a guest speaker or "hot topic" discussion at each section meeting, and by sponsoring a full day Family law Seminar each December. In addition, community involvement is an important focus of the Family Law Section; during The Family Law Section continues to strive to maintain its reputation for integrity and excellence within the legal community and the Cobb County community. The Family Law Section holds its meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Willie Rae's located on the Marietta Square. Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section
The annual dues of $25 to become a member of the Cobb County Bar Association Family Law Section
Sole Practioner/Small Firm Section
President: Chandler Bridges
The goal of the Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section are to provide a forum for sole practitioners and lawyers in small firms to network and share ideas and resources.. The Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section at temps to foster referrals between its members, maintaining an opt-in referral directory. The Section also maintains an Internet discussion forum to facilitate requests for assistance and dissemination of useful knowledge among members of the group. Every attempt is made to have speakers of interest to sole practitioners and small firm lawyers at the monthly meetings, and to have CLE credit granted. The Section holds monthly lunch meetings at noon on the fourth Thursday of each month at varying locations.
The annual dues of $25 to become a member of the Cobb County Bar Association Solo Practioner/Small Firm Section
Younger Lawyers Division
President: Melissa Haisten
The Younger Lawyer's Division (YLD) provides networking, training, leadership, and community service opportunities for attorneys who are under 35 years old or who have been practicing for less than five years. The YLD hosts an annual Great Day of Service, where all Cobb Bar members have the opportunity to spend a day giving back to our community.
The YLD holds periodic socials to give its members and other "young-at-heart" Cobb lawyers an opportunity to network and socialize outside of work. The YLD meets on the third Tuesday of each month at noon at Willie Rae's upstairs. Anyone is welcome to attend our meetings and socials, and we encourage all younger lawyers in Cobb to join us and get involved!
The annual dues of $35 to become a member of the Cobb County Bar Association Younger Lawyers Section