Atlanta Bar Association Committees

Committees give members a variety of ways to get involved in their area of expertise and interest which can broaden their leadership experience, impact the community, and the profession. And committees have fun, too! Find out more by connecting with the appropriate staff liaison. 

A Courthouse Line

Since 1999, these all lawyer musical theatre productions have entertained audiences and have raised important funding for the Atlanta Bar Foundation’s Grants Program.

Chair: Maggie H. Vath
Staff Liaison: Stephanie Martinez

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee provides independent oversight into the organization’s accounting and financial reporting and oversees the organization’s annual audit.

Chair: Patti M. Richards
Staff Liaison: Terri Bryant

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee oversees all financial matters of the Atlanta Bar, its committees and Sections, and develops policies for handling reserves, investments, and a capital budget. 

Co-Chair: Emily C. Ward
Co-Chair: Patti M. Richards
Staff Liaison: Terri Bryant

Innovation Study Group

The Innovation Study Group Committee provides mid- and long-term strategic and organizational guidance to the Board and to the Sections. 

Co-Chair: Hon. Sara L. Doyle
Co-Chair: Stephen T. LaBriola
Staff Liaison: Terri Bryant

Judicial Selection & Tenure

The Judicial Selection & Tenure Committee reviews the applications of candidates for judicial positions to make recommendations on behalf of the Atlanta Bar to the Judicial Nominating Commission.

Chair: Halsey G. Knapp, Jr.
Staff Liaison: Stephanie Martinez

Law School Outreach

The Law School Outreach Committee works with five accredited law schools to support their students while providing opportunities to engage with Atlanta Bar members.

Staff Liaison: Amy Schlossberg

Membership Committee

This innovative team evaluates and helps develop programs and services that supports our members including ways to recruit, retain, and support Atlanta Bar members now and into the future.  

Chair: Brooke M. French
Staff Liaison: Amy Schlossberg


This informal mentoring program connects seasoned and younger lawyers for networking and fellowship through educational programs and social events. Become a mentor, or benefit from one, by joining our Fall or Spring Class.

Co-Chair: Jerico J. Phillips
Co-Chair: Rebecca M. Nocharli
Staff Liaison: Stephanie Martinez

Sports & Recreation League

Our spring Bocce League and winter Basketball League allow members to connect with one another and enjoy some healthy competition in a fun and healthy way.

Co-Chair: Joseph L. Hoffman
Co-Chair: Marc A. Rawls
Staff Liaison: Amy Schlossberg

The Atlanta Lawyer Editorial Board

The Editorial Board plans and directs the themes and content of the six publications of The Atlanta Lawyer magazine throughout the year. 

Co-Chair: Hon. Diane E. Bessen
Co-Chair: Harry J. Winograd
Staff Liaison: Jordan Coleman

The Legal Runaround 5K Run/Walk & Tot Trot

The Legal Runaround 5K Race Walk and Tot Trot is held annually to benefit the Police Scholarship Fund for children of police officers killed or injured in the line of duty.

Chair: Louis R. Cohan
Staff Liaison: Stephanie Martinez

Wellness Committee

This committee works to build community and enhance attorney well-being through education, activities, and resources that promote physical and mental well-being and health. Get active, have fun, and be well!

Chair: Minerva A. Steele
Staff Liaison: Stephanie Martinez
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