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AMAZING THINGS HAPPEN
WHEN WOMEN GET INVOLVED!
BY TRACEE R. BENZO

"You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining.
You make progress by implementing ideas."1

T

he fiber of our Constitution,

It was liberating. We assembled with each

Lawyers Association Civil Justice PAC so you

progression of civil and

of our representatives and shared our cli-

may get involved and contribute today! ●

human rights and the

ents' heart-felt stories. We highlighted the

unalienable right to life,

inevitable adverse effects of pending legis-

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

liberty and the pursuit of

lation that seek to implement federal caps

Tracee R. Benzo is the founder of

happiness, is being tested.

on the recovery of damages and annihilate

Benzo Law in Atlanta where she

For this reason, it is our obligation as trial

mass torts, medical malpractice and nursing

lawyers to defend the Seventh Amendment

home litigation.

right to trial by jury. Our calling as lawyers is

The women's caucus provided structured

more important than ever before, and I was

support with training on how to effectively

honored to participate in AAJ's Women's

lobby with purpose. I am convinced that amaz-

Lobby Day as a catalyst in effectuating

ing things happen when women get involved,

social change.

but there is still much work to be done. We

Women trial lawyers, from diverse backgrounds spanning over 40 states, converged

must be vigilant. We must be persistent. We
must be fearless.

in Washington, D.C., to educate our repre-

Take the step toward being a catalyst for

sentatives and to advocate for our clients.

social change by contacting the Georgia Trial

specializes in workers' compensa-
tion cases. She currently serves on the Executive
Committees of both GTLA and the Georgia
Association of Women Attorneys (GABWA) and
is also a 2014 graduate of the GTLA LEAD Program.
She can be reached at tracee@benzolaw.com.
ENDNOTE

1 Quote by Shirley Chisholm. In 1968, she became the first
black woman elected to the United States Congress and
represented New York's 12th Congressional District for
seven terms from 1969 to 1983.

L to R: Laura Voght, Tracee Benzo, Congressman
Hank Johnson (GA-6), Emily Hurt, Kristie Nugent Horn

GTLA Delegation on the Speaker's Balcony at the United
States Capitol Building during the AAJ Women's Lobby Day
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Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

L to R: Andrea Hirsch, Mary Lewis, Madeleine Simmons, Congressman Austin Scott (GA-8),
Lashonda Council Rogers, Ashley Williams



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Verdict - Summer 2017

President’s Message
Don’t Stop Fighting: Overcoming Obstacles Leads to Record Verdict in Camden County
Amazing Things Happen When Women Get Involved!
AAJ Addresses Top Concerns with Congress
Pro Bono Representation: A Bond Forged between a Naval Officer and Trial Lawyer
3 Tips for Defeating Daubert Motions
Common Issues to Stay on Guard in Cases Involving Tortious Security Officers
The Confusing Question of Causation in Criminal Attack Premises Liability Cases
Technology: Notetaking for the Digital Lawyer
New Lawyers’ Corner: 6 Questions for Verdict
Pope Langdale: Community Investments for a Cause
Case Updates: Federal Employees Health Benefits Act of 1959
Workers’ Comp: Standard of Review — “Any Evidence” Rule
Thank You, Civil Justice PAC Contributors!
GTLA Champion Members
Welcome New GTLA Members!
Index to Advertisers/Advertiser.com
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Intro
Verdict - Summer 2017 - cover1
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Verdict - Summer 2017 - President’s Message
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Don’t Stop Fighting: Overcoming Obstacles Leads to Record Verdict in Camden County
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 11
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Amazing Things Happen When Women Get Involved!
Verdict - Summer 2017 - AAJ Addresses Top Concerns with Congress
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Pro Bono Representation: A Bond Forged between a Naval Officer and Trial Lawyer
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 15
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 3 Tips for Defeating Daubert Motions
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 17
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Common Issues to Stay on Guard in Cases Involving Tortious Security Officers
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 19
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 20
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 21
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 22
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 23
Verdict - Summer 2017 - The Confusing Question of Causation in Criminal Attack Premises Liability Cases
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 25
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 26
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 27
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Technology: Notetaking for the Digital Lawyer
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 29
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 30
Verdict - Summer 2017 - New Lawyers’ Corner: 6 Questions for Verdict
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 32
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 33
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Pope Langdale: Community Investments for a Cause
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 35
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Case Updates: Federal Employees Health Benefits Act of 1959
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 37
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Workers’ Comp: Standard of Review — “Any Evidence” Rule
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 39
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Thank You, Civil Justice PAC Contributors!
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Welcome New GTLA Members!
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Index to Advertisers/Advertiser.com
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