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General Practice and Trial Institute

CLE Hours: 12 including 12 General, 1 Ethics, 1 Professionalism, 5 Trial Practice

The Courtyard Residence Inn by Marriott Jekyll Island - Jekyll Island, Georgia






MARCH 16, 2023






Zahra S. Karinshak, Program Co-Chair; Krevolin & Horst, LLC, Atlanta, GA


Parker Sanders, Program Co-Chair; GPTL Section Chair; Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP, Atlanta, GA










Julia Neighbors, ICLE Director, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA




Welcome and Program Overview


Zahra S. Karinshak




Defending Injunctive Relief in Civil Cases (Trial Practice)


Kana Anne Ellis Caplan, Krevolin & Horst, LLC, Atlanta, GA




Preparing for Civil Jury Trials: Trial Notebook (Trial Practice)


J. Wickliffe “Wick” Cauthorn, The Cauthorn Firm, Mariella, GA








Managing a Personal Injury Practice


Dawn M. Jones, The Firm of Dawn M Jones, LLC, Atlanta, GA




Civil Rights Litigation 42 U.S.C.  section 1983


Harry M. Daniels, The Law Offices of Harry M. Daniels, Atlanta, GA
















March 17, 2023




Registration and Breakfast






Zahra S. Karinshak, Krevolin & Horst, LLC, Atlanta, GA






Richard “Rich” Dolder, Slappey & Sadd, LLC, Atlanta, GA


Jay Sadd, Slappey & Sadd, LLC, Atlanta, GA




 Elder Law & Elder Law Related Litigation (Trial Practice)


Diane B. Weinberg, Weinberg Elder Law, LLC, Atlanta, GA








what you don't know about evidence in Business Litigation & Internal Investigations (Trial Practice)


Jessica G. Cino, Krevolin & Horst, LLC, Atlanta, GA




Professionalism Panel (Professionalism)


Hon. John Ellington, Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia, Soperton, GA


Hon. Roy E. Barnes, Former Governor; Barnes Law Group LLC, Marietta, GA












March 18, 2023




Registration and Breakfast






Zahra S. Karinshak, Krevolin & Horst, LLC, Atlanta, GA




Juvenile Law - Nuts, Bolts, and Updates (Trial Practice)


Adam L. Hebbard, The Law Offices of Adam L. Hebbard, Athens, GA 




2023 DUI Overview


Anna G. Bolden, Daniels & Rothman, PC, Athens, GA








Developments, trends, & insights in criminal law


John R. Lovell, John Lovell Esq, PC, Atlanta, GA




an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: A Primer in risk management, ethics, and professional liability (Ethics)


Douglas V. Chandler, Chandler Law, LLC, Alpharetta, GA










The listed times are conditional, not absolute. We strive to meet the listed times, but the challenges that come with live events may cause delays.



Ms. Zahra S. Karinshak's Profile

Ms. Zahra S. Karinshak Related seminars and products

Krevolin & Horst LLC

Zahra is a partner at Krevolin & Horst, LLC where she leads the Whistleblower and White Collar Criminal Defense practices.  Zahra has significant trial experience in both civil and criminal cases in federal and state courts involving fraud, business disputes, discrimination, civil rights, public corruption, and complex crime.  She also has briefed and argued cases before the Eleventh Circuit. As a military veteran and former state Senator, Zahra has extensive experience dealing with the government at all levels.


Prior to joining the firm, Zahra served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. She served as the Deputy Executive Counsel to Georgia Governor Roy Barnes, was an associate at Sutherland, and clerked for the Honorable J.L. Edmondson, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.


Zahra received her B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy. She was a Captain in the Air Force serving as an intelligence officer, and was the top graduate from intelligence school, with the highest academic average in the course’s history. Zahra is a graduate of Emory University School of Law, Order of the Coif, with distinction, where she was a Sidney Parks Scholar and Editor-in-Chief of the Emory Law Journal.



Ms. Kana Anne Ellis Caplan's Profile

Ms. Kana Anne Ellis Caplan Related seminars and products

Krevolin & Horst LLC

Kana is a seasoned business litigator and trusted advisor to business owners, executives, and other lawyers.  Kana’s practice comprises a wide range of complex business litigation, often at the intersection of corporate governance, fiduciary obligations, intellectual property, and employment. Kana regularly represents clients in state and federal courts and before arbitrators.  She is a skilled negotiator and has resolved many disputes prior to litigation.  She excels at providing clients with a practical, big-picture perspective on the risks and benefits of litigation with cost-effective solutions.

Mr. Richard English Dolder Jr.'s Profile

Mr. Richard English Dolder Jr. Related seminars and products

Slappey & Sadd LLC

Rich Dolder focuses his practice on insurance coverage and insurance "bad faith."  He represents policyholders in disputes with their insurers and consults with other attorneys on coverage issues, failure to settle and offer and acceptance.

Mr. Adam Lindsay Hebbard's Profile

Mr. Adam Lindsay Hebbard Related seminars and products

HY Law

Selected as Athens' Favorite Lawyer by Flagpole Magazine, Adam L. Hebbard has practiced in Athens since his graduation from UGA Law in 2008; a proud double dawg, Adam maintains a diverse practice including criminal, civil, and administrative litigation, juvenile and probate court work, and providing transactional services to individuals and small businesses.


In addition to his practice, Adam serves as a member of the Georgia High School Mock Trial Board and on the board of the General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, teaches a pre-trial criminal litigation seminar as an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia School of Law, and enjoys spending time with his kids and playing in a handful of bands when he can find the time.

Ms. Diane Beth Weinberg's Profile

Ms. Diane Beth Weinberg Related seminars and products

Weinberg Elder Law LLC

Diane Weinberg focuses her practice on the litigation side of elder law – guardianships and conservatorships, fiduciary litigation, and elder abuse. Diane earned a B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from the Emory University School of Law. A member of the State Bar of Georgia, Diane is a member of the Trust and Estate and Elder Law Sections of the Atlanta Bar Association, the Academy of Special Needs Planners, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys,. Diane received certification as an At-Risk Adult Crimes Tactics Specialist through the Georgia Department of Humans Services, Division of Aging Services, and she serves on a GBI informal workgroup addressing issues of financial exploitation of the elderly and disabled. She recently served as a director on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and co-chairperson of the Legislative Policy committee. Diane also is a frequent local and national speaker on a variety of aspects of guardianships, special needs trusts, and Medicaid planning. She is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney, has an AVVO rating of 10/10, and has been named a SuperLawyer since 2020. In her spare time, Diane pretends to be an avid knitter, and she is the chairperson of the Stitch N’ Kvetch program at Congregation Beth Shalom in Dunwoody, Georgia.  She andher husband Mike are parents to three boys and live with their dogs, Cindy Lou and Sherman, in Sandy Springs.

Mr. John Robert Lovell's Profile

Mr. John Robert Lovell Related seminars and products

John Lovell Esq PC

John Lovell has practiced criminal law for the last 30 years as an Assistant District Attorney in New York and Georgia (Atlanta), A Special Assistant United States Attorney assigned to the Atlanta HIDTA, and, for the last 17 years, he has devoted his work to defending persons accused of crimes in all federal courts and the state courts of Georgia.

John has the unique distinction of reversing a unanimous decision of the Georgia Supreme Court by “habeasing” his client’s case through federal district court to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals where the court agreed that the Georgia Supremes got it wrong and his client was entitled to a new trial. Among many notable cases, John has heard the jury return that lovely, two-word verdict of “Not Guilty” to murder charges in both state and federal courts. 

When not battling “The Man”, John enjoys a variety of hobbies, but his favorite is backpacking. John returned last month from an eight-day backpacking trek on the O-Circuit in Patagonia.

Mr. Douglas Vincent Chandler's Profile

Mr. Douglas Vincent Chandler Related seminars and products

Chandler Law LLC

Douglas Chandler of Chandler Law, LLC, is one of only three Board Certified legal malpractice specialists in Georgia certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Douglas has been practicing law for 23 years. To his credit, Douglas has over 30 Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals reported opinions.  He recently joined the Miles Mediation and Arbitration panel of neutrals, and has been named as one of Georgia’s Top 100 lawyers by Super Lawyers, and also a Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine for the past several years. Douglas regularly writes and speaks to attorneys and law firms throughout the state about legal ethics, professional liability avoidance, and risk management.  In 2021, Douglas published Minnows and Sharks-- Lawyers’ Quick Reference For Reducing Risk and Avoiding Trouble, BookLogix May 2021.  Minnows and Sharks is available in paperback on the Chandler Law website, and is also available as an E-Book through AmazonApple, and Barnes & Noble. When not practicing law, Douglas enjoys sailing, hunting, fishing, tennis, and just about any other outdoor activity you can think of with his wife and their three children. Learn more at


John Ellington Related seminars and products

In 1991, Justice Ellington became one of the youngest trial court judges in Georgia when he was appointed State Court Judge of Treutlen County. In addition to serving as State Court Judge for more than six years, Justice Ellington served as a Superior Court Judge by designation in five judicial circuits (29 counties) throughout South Georgia. He also served as Municipal Court Judge in Soperton, Lyons, Reidsville, Glenwood, Mt. Vernon, Ailey, and Uvalda, Georgia.

Justice Ellington graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.B.A. in Accounting in 1982, and from the University of Georgia School of Law with a J.D. in 1985. He attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and graduated with degrees in Business and Political Science. At ABAC, Justice Ellington served as President of the Student Government Association, and he received the George P. Donaldson Award as the outstanding graduate in the Class of 1980.

Justice Ellington has served in many capacities in business, professional, civic, and religious organizations in South Georgia and metropolitan Atlanta. An Eagle Scout, Justice Ellington served as Eagle Scout Alumni Chairman for Troop #56, Boy Scouts of America. He is a past President of the Vidalia Rotary Club, and he is a Paul Harris Fellow Rotarian. He is former Chairman of Four Rivers Ducks Unlimited, past President of the Soperton Lions Club, and former President of the Treutlen County Sportsman’s Club. He served as a Director of Swainsboro Technical College. Justice Ellington is a member of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, and a fellow of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia.

In 2000, Justice Ellington was named to Georgia Trend’s “40-Under-40,” recognizing 40 leaders throughout Georgia under the age of 40 who have made significant contributions to the state. He was a member of the 2001 Class of Leadership Georgia.

In 2001, 2006, and again in 2007, Justice Ellington was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Judicial Service Award by the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, recognizing his outstanding service as a judge and his commitment to improving the practice of law. In 2016, Justice Ellington received the Robert Benham Award for Community Service from the State Bar of Georgia.

Justice Ellington was named the Outstanding Young Alumnus at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in 1994. He is a member of the Presidents’ Club at ABAC and serves on the ABAC Foundation. Justice Ellington is a member of the First Baptist Church in Soperton, where he has taught Sunday school and is a former Chairman of the Board of Deacons.

Justice Ellington was born in Vidalia, Toombs County, Georgia, the son of the late Charles E. Ellington, Sr. from Laurens County, Georgia, and Nan Davis Ellington from Johnson County, Georgia.

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The Courtyard Residence Inn by Marriott Jekyll Island

178 South Beachview Drive , Jekyll Island, Georgia 31527, United States
(912) 635-2764

Important Information

Please be advised that your credit will not be reported to the State Bar of Georgia CLE Regulation Department until after you have completed the steps necessary to earn credit for that program. 

Self reporting is required for all other jurisdictions.

The information presented is solely for educational purposes. The opinions expressed by the faculty in their materials and presentations are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the State Bar of Georgia, its officers, directors and/or employees. The faculty is not engaged in rendering legal or other professional advice and these presentations and publications are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. All publications and presentations were created to serve the continuing legal education needs of practicing attorneys.

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