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Wellness and Practical Skills Institute

CLE Hours: 12 General, 2 Ethics, 2 Professionalism, 1 Trial Practice

Ethics |  Professionalism |  Trial Practice
Original Program Date:
Sep 22, 2023

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



  • Presiding:
  • R. Javoyne Hicks, Program Co-Chair; Attorney Wellness Committee, Stone Mountain, GA
  • Paul E. Knowlton, Program Co-Chair; Attorney Wellness Committee Member; Stanton Law, Atlanta, GA
  • Candice D. McKinley, Program Co-Chair; Attorney Wellness Committee Vice Chair, C. McKinley Law & Associates, Decatur, GA
    SEPTEMBER 22, 2023

  • 8:30
  • Hon. J. Antonio DelCampo, President, State Bar of Georgia; DelCampo Grayson Lopez LLC, Atlanta, GA
  • R. Javoyne Hicks

  • 8:45
  • Bree Buchanan, Institute for WellBeing in Law Board Member; Krill Strategies, Senior Advisor, Rockville, MD

  • 9:45
  • Judi Cohen, Keynote Speaker, U.C. Berkeley and Founder of Warrior One, Sonoma, CA

  • 10:45

  • 11:00
  • Judi Cohen
  • 12:00
  • R. Javoyne Hicks
  • 1:00

    SEPTEMBER 23, 2023

  • 8:15
  • R. Javoyne Hicks

  • 8:30
  • Tenelle Jones, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Lowcountry Pastoral Counseling Center, Goose Creek, SC

  • 9:30
    Danielle K. "Dani" Berry, Lavender Hoffman LLC; Wellworks, LLC, Atlanta, GA

  • 10:30

  • 10:45
    Richard W. Gerakitis, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, (Retired) Atlanta, GA
    Hon. Harold D. Melton, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, Atlanta, GA

  • 11:45
  • Richard W. Gerakitis
  • Hon. Harold D. Melton

  • 12:45

    SEPTEMBER 24, 2023

  • 8:30
  • Michelle Urbani Wallace, Advantage Law Firm, Kennesaw, GA

  • 9:30
  • Introduction: Paula J. Frederick, General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
  • Michael L. "Mike" Monahan, Director, Pro Bono Resource Center, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

  • 10:30

  • 10:45
  • Paula J. Frederick

  • 11:45
  • Moderator: Hon. Shondeana C. Morris, Judge, DeKalb County Superior Court, Decatur, GA
  • Panelists:
  • Hon. Eric A. Richardson, Judge, Fulton County State Court, Atlanta, GA
  • Hon. Wesley B. "Wes" Tailor, Chief Judge, Fulton County State Court, Atlanta, GA
  • Hon. Kelli L. Wolk, Chief Judge, Probate Court Cobb County, Marietta, GA

  • 12:45


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Ms. R. Javoyne Hicks's Profile

Ms. R. Javoyne Hicks Related Seminars and Products

KnotFree Living LLC

R. Javoyne Hicks serves as Chair of the State Bar of Georgia’s Lawyers Living Well Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee for State Bar’s Board of Governors. Over the last several years Ms. Hicks has been committed to promoting the importance of wellness on all levels--physical, mental, social and financial--throughout the programs offered by the State Bar and throughout the practice of law. She often serves as a speaker for several organizations and as a panel member and presenter for numerous continuing legal education classes. She helped develop the State Bar of Georgia’s 1st Wellness and Practical Skills 12 hour Continuing Legal Education Seminar. Now in its 4th year, it is a Wellness Institute. Javoyne also spearheaded the movement to create a Wellness Center as part of the State Bar of Georgia. Her goal is to normalize the attention everyone should be paying to their own well being and minimize the stigma that exist that keeps people from seeking help when needed. As such, Javoyne serves on the Boards of the Institute for Well-Being in Law (IWIL) and the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP).


In her day job, she serves as a Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney in the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office and as certified Leadership Life Coach. She has served as the DeKalb County State and Magistrate Courts Clerk, as a Deputy Chief Assistant Solicitor-General in charge of the Diversion Programs for the Solicitor-General’s Office. Javoyne has been an Assistant Attorney General in the Georgia Attorney General's Office and as an Associate Magistrate in DeKalb County. She served as an Assistant District Attorney in three judicial circuits in Georgia and as an Civil Associate conducting internal investigations and trial logistics. In addition, Javoyne has served as a past president of the DeKalb Bar Association and on the boards of Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, DeKalb Lawyers Association and Leadership Georgia.

Javoyne is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina and graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned her undergraduate and law degrees. She is also the proud mom of two fabulous daughters, Victoria and Sydney.  


Ms. Candice Devonne McKinley's Profile

Ms. Candice Devonne McKinley Related Seminars and Products

C McKinley Law & Associates

Hard work, integrity, and a commitment to service are the guiding principles that serve as motivation and inspiration for Candice McKinley. With over 20 years of experience in education, law, and policy, Candice created C. McKinley Law, a black owned, women led law firm to give other minority women the opportunity to learn and grow as litigators while still having a life and family. As a first generation college and law school graduate she is the first lawyer in her family. She is a proud mother of two scholars who received their education in the DeKalb County Public School District. Candice’s family roots and passion for justice, reform, and equity---across racial, economic and quality of life divides---keeps her grounded to stay vigilant in pursuing and obtaining the desired results for her clients.


In 2020, Candice joined the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) as a legal-eagle in the Office of Legal Affairs and then transitioned into DCSD’s Office of School Innovation. This up close and personal experience has reaffirmed Candice’s students, and parents' advocacy, to do more to promote, support, and ensure schools as safe places to learn and thrive for all students. As a civil litigator and armed with her prior experiences in the private sector, specializing in the areas of civil rights, education, employment, and personal injury---Candice remains steadfast in identifying all opportunities to be engaged, an active participant in causing and effectuating change, reform, and activism.


Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, Candice worked in the Atlanta Public School System as a first grade teacher in the Bowen Homes housing community. Following teaching, Candice co-developed a community based after-school program in the Vine City area. After leaving the classroom and earning her law degree, she relocated to Washington D.C. to work in the Office of Senator Michael F. Bennet on the No Child Left Behind (NCLB)/Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization. This experience sealed her fate to forever combine her passions for the law and high quality, sustainable education.


EDUCATION: Candice earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Spelman College, Teacher Certificate from Georgia State University Education Department, and her Juris Doctorate from Florida A&M University College of Law.


HOBBIES & FUN STUFF: Traveling to anywhere in the world is enjoyed by Candice the adventurer. She does, however, prefers destinations that have a warm climate and are near an ocean. Candice is a former triathlete and a current coach of the SBR Triathlon Team. And she is also the Vice Chair of the Georgia Bar Association Wellness Committee, and a certified Pilates instructor. 

Hon. J. Antonio DelCampo's Profile

Hon. J. Antonio DelCampo Related Seminars and Products

DelCampo Grayson Lopez LLC

Hon. J. Antonio “Tony” DelCampo is the 61st president of the State Bar of Georgia.

DelCampo, partner at DelCampo Grayson Lopez LLC, was installed as the 61st president of the 54,000 member State Bar of Georgia on June 10.

DelCampo has previously served as secretary and treasurer of the State Bar, and for the past year, as president-elect.

After nearly a decade of service as judge on the State Court of DeKalb County bench, DelCampo currently serves as a mediator and arbitrator with Henning Mediation and Arbitration Services and is engaged in the active practice of law with DelCampo Grayson Lopez LLC, focusing on complex civil litigation.

A native of Lima, Peru, DelCampo moved to Atlanta in 1979. He graduated from Emory University in 1991 and received his law degree from Georgia State University College of Law in 1994.

DelCampo has served as member of the Executive Committee since 2018 and on the Board of Governors since 2006. He serves on the State Bar’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures Committee, the Formal Advisory Opinion Board, the Judicial Qualifications Commission Legislative Taskforce and is a former vice chair of the Civil Legal Services Taskforce.

He currently serves on the Board of the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association and the Board of Counselors at Oxford College of Emory University. While on the bench, DelCampo was a member of the Council of State Court Judges and served on the Legislative Committee, the DUI Court Committee and the Minorities in the Judiciary Committee. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association, the DeKalb Bar Association, a Fellow of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia and a Master of the Lamar Inn of Court.

In 2015, he was designated as an Amicus Curiae in recognition of his distinguished service and contribution to the improvement of the administration of justice by the Supreme Court of Georgia. DelCampo has also received numerous other awards including the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Dream Keeper of Justice, the Caminar Latino Journey Award, the TUMI USA Award, the Lawyer of the Year by La Vision de Georgia and the Chamblee High School Hall of Fame. After returning to private practice from the judiciary, he has been named as a Super Lawyer for every year from 2013-23.

DelCampo is married to Kelly DelCampo and has two children, Michael, a graduate of Georgia State University College of Law, and Corina, a graduate of Emory University.

Judi Cohen's Profile

Judi Cohen Related Seminars and Products

Judi Cohen (she/her) is an attorney, lecturer at Berkeley Law where she teaches a course called Mindfulness for the Legal Mind, and long-time student of mindfulness and yoga. She is interested in how mindfulness can support lawyer wellbeing, help create a more just society, and facilitate a more harmonious relationship with the planet. In 2010 Judi founded Warrior One to offer mindfulness to the legal profession, and in 2015 instigated Warrior One’s bi-annual Mindfulness in Law Teacher Training, a unique training for legal professionals who are interested in deepening their own practice and learning to teach mindfulness in the profession. In 2016 Judi began the Wake Up Call for Lawyers, a 20-minute weekly live online mindfulness gathering and podcast. She is a founding board member and the current co-chair of the board of directors for the Mindfulness in Law Society, where she serves as chair of the Teachers Collective and as a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Collaborative. Judi is also a co-facilitator of the annual Law and Social Change Jam, a project of Yes!, which hosts an annual gathering of legal professionals exploring how to create positive personal, interpersonal, and systemic change. Judi lives on the unceded lands of the Coast Miwok and Pomo tribes in what is commonly known as Sonoma, California. She is at and here on LinkedIn, and would love to hear from you.


Ms. Tenelle Jones's Profile

Ms. Tenelle Jones Related Seminars and Products

Tenelle O. Jones is licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT); licensed as an Addictions Counselor (LAC) and Certified as an Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP). She currently works full-time as the Program Manager of the MUSC Resiliency Program addressing stress, anxiety, and burnout and building individual and team resilience within various MUSC departments; and as a Mental Health and Wellness Expert within the MUSC Health and Wellness Institute. She has been with MUSC for the past 6 1/2 years, where she spent the first three years as one of the dedicated therapists who shared in the experience of faith, hope, strength, and healing of the survivors and the impacted communities of the Mother Emanuel AME church shooting tragedy that occurred on June 17, 2015. Then she continued to provide trauma informed care and specialized trauma treatments to individuals who have experienced a crime; and she served as the Health Educator in the EMPOWERR program teaching, empowering and leading young teens to make healthy and responsible decisions about sex, relationships, life and their future. She also provides private therapy for individuals, couples, and families as well as professional development consultation and training for individuals and organizations in areas of self-care, integrative medicine, and creating healthy systems and organizational wellness through her LLC. She served as Board Chair on the Board of Directors of Tri-County S.P.E.A.K.S. (formerly known as People Against Rape) for about 4 years. For the past 24 years, her professional & personal life have been centered around promoting overall mental, physical, social \and spiritual health of all communities. She remains enthusiastic about showing others that they matter and have a place in this world through counseling, consultation, mentorship, training/education and friendship. She believes that as long as she lets her light shine and remains true to herself, it will give others the courage to do the same.

Ms. Danielle Kilinski Berry's Profile

Ms. Danielle Kilinski Berry Related Seminars and Products

Lavender Hoffman LLC

Danielle (Dani) Berry, J.D., is the Founder and Chief Wellbeing Officer at Wellworks Consulting, a company that provides wellbeing consulting services to individuals and mindfully led organizations.   Dani’s mission is to help individuals thrive under stress, and organizations find solutions that maximize organizational and individual engagement and wellbeing.  Dani is also a Partner at Lavender Hoffman, LLC, where she provides companies with practical solutions to employment law issues. Dani’s legal practice also includes defending self-funded employee benefit plans and plan members against lawsuits and arbitrations initiated by hospitals.  Prior to joining Lavendar Hoffman, Dani served as managing attorney for a small boutique firm in Atlanta specializing in employment law, and before that, as the administrative attorney in the Atlanta office of a national Am Law 100 firm where she practiced complex defense and employment litigation.  Dani received a BBA and JD from the University of Georgia.  Dani is a registered mediator and an active member of the Attorney Wellness Committee of the State Bar of Georgia.  She is a former yoga instructor, having completed over 200 hours of yoga teacher training. Dani loves spending time outdoors with her two boys, Miles and Mack, and her labradoodle, Frankie.

Hon. Harold David Melton Related Seminars and Products

Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

Ms. Michelle Urbani Wallace's Profile

Ms. Michelle Urbani Wallace Related Seminars and Products

Advantage Law Firm

Michelle is a member of the Georgia Bar, and serves as Chair of the Women in the Profession Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. 


Michelle is the 2023 Recipient of the Atlanta Bar Association's Outstanding Woman of Achievement Award.


Michelle earned her Juris Doctor from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, and Bachelor of Arts in History and Secondary Education Certification from University of Michigan.

Michelle is Counsel and Owner of Advantage Law Firm in Metro Atlanta. Michelle’s prior legal experience includes: Association County Commissioners of Georgia and its corporate boards and trusts; McKesson Corporation, General Counsel Organization; State Road and Tollway Authority, Legal Unit; Georgia Court of Appeals, the Hon. Judge M. Yvette Miller; Georgia Tech, Office of Legal Affairs and Risk Management; State of Georgia Office of the Attorney General, Commercial Transactions and Litigation Division; Superior Court of Macon-Bibb County, the Hon. Judge Howard Simms; the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights; Associate Dean Sarah Gerwig-Moore, Mercer Law; and, the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, Stetson Law.

Michelle, her husband Colter, their daughter Giuliana, and their two dogs live in Metro Atlanta. When Michelle is not working, she tries to take time to enjoy the great outdoors by hiking, playing tennis, gardening, and swimming/freediving. Of all of her favorite National Parks she has visited, her favorite experience was completing an underwater trail at Buck Island Reef National Monument in the USVI.  

Mr. Michael Leo Monahan's Profile

Mr. Michael Leo Monahan Related Seminars and Products

State Bar of Georgia

Mike Monahan is an experienced public interest attorney and veteran access to justice professional. Mike has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1989 and has for the past 25 years served a dual role as director of pro bono services for both the Georgia Legal Services Program and the State Bar of Georgia.  In 1997 Mike became one of the first state-level pro bono directors in the country to embrace and nurture the then nascent national access to civil justice movement. As the liaison to the State Bar of Georgia Access to Justice Committee he brings a unique perspective on access to justice in a role that combines the worlds of a conservative mandatory state bar association and on-the-ground legal aid.

Mike has served on several national task forces with the American Bar Association and the federal Legal Services Corporation and is a frequent speaker on access to justice and pro bono issues facing our society. In addition to the policy work, Mike spent the first eight years of his legal career representing migrant farmworkers in rural Georgia on agricultural wage claims, working conditions, and immigration and spent nearly two decades working with the state and national technology communities devoted to improving access to the law and to the courts through technology. Today, Mike is leading a complete transformation of Georgia Legal Services Program’s statewide pro bono unit to ensure it is responsive to the challenges and opportunities of a connected world.

In addition to his law degree, he has a B.A. and M.A. in Latin American Literature and Linguistics.

Ms. Paula J. Frederick's Profile

Ms. Paula J. Frederick Related Seminars and Products

State Bar of Georgia

Paula Frederick is General Counsel for the State Bar of Georgia, a unified bar organization with 54,000 members. As general counsel, Frederick is responsible for interpreting the ethics rules for lawyers, prosecuting lawyer discipline cases, and providing legal advice to the officers and directors of the organization. She has served in the Office of the General Counsel for 35 years, and was Deputy General Counsel for Discipline before assuming the General Counsel role.


Frederick is a 1982 graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Law and a 1979 graduate of Duke University. Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel, she spent six years as a staff attorney with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society handling civil legal matters for low-income people.


Frederick is a past president of the Atlanta Bar Association and the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys. She is also an active member of the American Bar Association, where she is chair of the Center for Professional Responsibility.  In the past she has served the ABA as chair of its Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, chair of the Standing Committee on Lawyer Regulation, as a member of the Board of Governors, and as chair of the Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity. 

Hon. Shondeana Crews Morris's Profile

Hon. Shondeana Crews Morris Related Seminars and Products

DeKalb County Superior Court

Judge Shondeana C. Morris was appointed to the DeKalb County Superior Court – by Governor Brian Kemp on June 17, 2019.  Prior to Judge Morris’ appointment, she served as a DeKalb County State Court Judge.

A graduate of Lakeside High School in DeKalb County, Judge Morris earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from The University of Georgia and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Albany State University. She graduated from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law in 1997 and was admitted to the Georgia Bar that same year.

After graduating law school, Judge Morris served as an Assistant Solicitor in Atlanta. In 1999, she joined the Fulton County Office of the District Attorney and was promoted to Deputy District Attorney. As Deputy District Attorney, Judge Morris provided leadership to the Public Integrity Unit; the Crimes Against Women and Children Unit, where she worked to protect families and children.

Judge Morris is involved with many professional, civic, and religious organizations. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association, the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, the DeKalb Bar Association, the Atlanta Bar Association, the Gate City Bar Association, and the Lawyers Club of Georgia. She serves as a member of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, and the Chair of the Gate City Bar Association Judicial Section. Judge Morris also serves as a proud member of the University of Georgia Alumni Board of Directors and Mercer University Law School Alumni BALSA Council Vice President. Committed to the development of young people, she is also a member of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board for Atlanta Technical College and frequently serves as a mentor and speaker on topics ranging from law and ethics to mental and physical wellness.

Judge Morris is married to attorney Joe Morris, III. They are the proud parents of two young children and are foster parents under Georgia Division of Family and Children Services. 

Hon. Eric Allen Richardson's Profile

Hon. Eric Allen Richardson Related Seminars and Products

Fulton County State Court

Appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal, Judge Eric Richardson has proudly been serving the State Court of Fulton County. He brings to the bench a wealth and diversity of legal experience in both the private and public sector, having previously served as a litigation partner at Troutman Sanders LLP and as a Deputy City Attorney for the city of Atlanta.

Judge Richardson earned his Bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Rochester. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from Cornell Law School in 1994. Judge Richardson began his legal career as a litigator at Latham & Watkins in New York City in 1994. In 1998, he relocated to Troutman Sanders LLP in Atlanta, where he spent 11 years, including 7 as a litigation partner. In 2009, he moved to the public sector, joining the city of Atlanta as a Senior Assistant City Attorney. He was promoted in 2011 to Deputy City Attorney for Atlanta, where he managed all litigation for the City.

Judge Richardson lives in Fulton County with his wife of 24 years, Karen, and his three children, all of whom have attended public school in Fulton County.

Hon. Wesley B. Tailor's Profile

Hon. Wesley B. Tailor Related Seminars and Products

Fulton County State Court

Judge Wesley B. “Wes” Tailor was appointed to the State Court of Fulton County in December of 2010.  He currently serves as Chief Judge.  In addition to his regular criminal and civil matters, Judge Tailor presides over the Fulton County Recovery Treatment Court Program and hears cases docketed in the Metro Atlanta Business Case Division of the Superior Court of Fulton County.

In 2021, Judge Tailor served as President of the Executive Committee of the Council of State Court Judges and was a member of the Judicial Council of Georgia.  During his tenure, Judge Tailor created an ad hoc committee to work with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities to address competency evaluations in misdemeanor cases statewide.  He currently is the Co-Chair of the Uniform Court Rules Committee.

Judge Tailor previously served as Chair of the Joint Governance Committee for the Fulton County State and Superior Courts; Chair of the Judicial Section for the State Bar of Georgia; Chair of the Lawyer Referral Information Services Board of Trustees for the Atlanta Bar Association; and as a Board Member of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.

Judge Tailor began his legal career in 1999 as a litigation attorney with Troutman Sanders LLP.  He then served as a prosecutor in the Office of the Solicitor-General for DeKalb County.  From 2007 to 2010, Judge Tailor served as General Counsel to the Georgia Secretary of State, Director of Elections for the State of Georgia, and Assistant Secretary of State.

Judge Tailor earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with concentrations in Finance and Economics, at the University of Richmond. After working for four years in the private sector, he then decided to go to law school and graduated summa cum laude and Order of the Coif from the University of Kentucky School of Law, where he was Associate Editor of the Kentucky Law Journal and served on the Honor Council.

Ms. Kelli L. Wolk's Profile

Ms. Kelli L. Wolk Related Seminars and Products

Cobb County Probate Court

BS in Communications with an emphasis in Television Production

  • Missouri State University (f/k/a Southwest Missouri State)


Georgia State Law School College of Law 1999

Cobb County Probate Court, Law Clerk to Judge David Dodd 1999-2001

Moore, Ingram, Johnson & Steele, LLP 2001-2008

  • Probate litigation associate
  • Estate planning associate


Cobb County Probate Judge 2009-present


Former Member of the Probate Judges’ Council Executive Committee

  • President
  • Executive Committee
  • Legislative Committee
  • Rules & Forms Chair


Member of the State Bar of Georgia

  • Former Chair YLD, Elder Law Committee


Cobb County Bar Association

  • Member 
  • Former Treasurer, Trustee at Large, Law Day Chair, CLE Chair
  • Former Chair of the Elder Law Section


Graduate Leadership Cobb, 2008

Former Member LC Advisory Board


GAWL Leadership Academy Alum


Former YWCA (now LiveSafe) Board Member

Former Board Member, MUST Ministries


Most importantly, wife to Ron, mom to Anna, and food source/walker of Bo.

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