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CLE Hours: 6 including 6 General, 0 Ethics, 0 Professionalism, 3 Trial Practice

Trial Practice




  • Speakers, session times and credit hours are subject to change.
  • Ethics | Professionalism | Trial Practice


  • Presiding:
  • Erin H. Gerstenzang, Program Co-Chair; EHG Law Firm, Atlanta, GA
  • Juanita T. Kimble, Program Co-Chair; EHG Law Firm, Atlanta, GA
  • D. Benjamin “Ben” Sessions, Program Co-Chair; The Sessions Law Firm LLC, Atlanta, GA


  • 8:30
  • Introduction
  • Julia D. Neighbors, ICLE Director, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

  • 8:35
  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Juanita T. Kimble

  • 8:45
  • Erin H. Gerstenzang
  • Ashley L. Schiavone, Schiavone Law PC, Alpharetta, GA

  • 10:00
  • Break

  • 10:10
  • LICENSE CONSEQUENCES AND WHAT TO DO AT ALS HEARINGS (provides trial practice credit)
  • Duff B. Ayers, Ayers Law Office PC, Millen, GA
  • Erin H. Gerstenzang

  • 11:25
  • Real-Time Case Feedback Session

  • 12:00

  • 12:30
  • Juanita Kimble
  • D. Benjamin “Ben” Sessions

  • 1:45
  • ISSUES YOU CAN WIN ON (provides trial practice credit)
  • Erin H. Gerstenzang
  • D. Benjamin “Ben” Sessions

  • 3:00
  • Break

  • 3:10
  • Mary D. Agramonte, Senior Associate Attorney, W. Scott Smith PC, Atlanta, GA
  • Melanie M. Ellwanger, Melanie M Ellwanger Attorney at Law, Roswell, GA
  • Erin H. Gerstenzang

  • 4:25
  • Closing Remarks

  • 4:30
  • Adjourn

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Ms. Erin H. Gerstenzang's Profile

Ms. Erin H. Gerstenzang Related Seminars and Products

EHG Law Firm

Erin Gerstenzang is the founder of EHG Law Firm —one of Georgia’s premier criminal defense firms helping people charged with DUI and other serious traffic, drug, and alcohol-related offenses.  She cares deeply about building a more fair and equitable justice system, starting with our traffic courts. In addition to running her busy metro-Atlanta practice, Erin is known as a dynamic, engaging legal educator constantly seeking out cutting-edge tools, frameworks, and systems to improve the delivery of legal services. She serves on the State Bar of Georgia’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures Committee and is on the executive board of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Ms. Ashley Lee Schiavone's Profile

Ms. Ashley Lee Schiavone Related Seminars and Products

Schiavone Law PC


            After graduating law school in May 2008, Ashley began working as a law clerk with Head, Thomas, Webb & Willis in Atlanta, Georgia. When she passed the Georgia Bar Exam in October 2008, she accepted an associate position with the firm and has been practicing law since then. She's a founding member of DUIDLA (DUI Defense Lawyers Association) and general member of GACDL (Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers, State Bar of Georgia and the ABA (American Bar Association).  She has also attended many seminars dedicated to continuing education in the areas of DUI and criminal defense. In 2009, she attended and completed an intensive seminar that qualified her as an instructor of field sobriety evaluations in accordance with NHTSA (National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration) standards. 

            In January 2012, Ashley opened up her own law firm, Schiavone Law, P.C. and is currently practicing as a solo practitioner in the areas of general criminal defense (misdemeanor and felony cases), DUI, traffic law and uncontested divorce. In both 2012 and 2014, Ashley was named one of “Atlanta’s Finest Professionals” by Proactive Resources and Creative Loafing in Atlanta, Georgia.  She has also consistently been named a “Rising Star” by “Georgia Super Lawyers” since 2017.

            Ashley continues to speak state-wide and nationally in the area of DUI defense.  From 2012-2016, she published her book, “Defending DUI: Case Outline.” In the spring of 2022, her book launched as an app, “Georgia DUI Caselaw” and can be found for sale on both Apple and Google platforms.





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