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> DIG IN TO DO GOOD

POPE LANGDALE:
COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS FOR A CAUSE
BY ROSS MOORE II
FORMER GTLA PRESIDENT POPE

3. Attend a post-secondary accredited

Langdale has given back to his community

4-year college/university in the follow-

in several ways: Most notably by his con-

ing fall semester.

tributions of scholarships to qualified high

In 2016, the Langdale Legal Scholarship

school students; cars to deserving teach-

was awarded to Motunvolaolu "Mo"

ers; and the organization of "Lawyer for a

Asebiomo and Kellsie A. Davis. Asebiomo

Day," a program encouraging attorneys from

was accepted into Stanford University and

around the state to donate their time and

Davis into the University of Georgia, where

legal expertise to those who cannot afford to

she plans to major in Political Science.

hire an attorney. Although Langdale has been

Without the scholarship, Davis would not

fortunate in his career so that he could make

have been able to pursue her passion of par-

these types of contributions to the commu-

ticipating in the UGA Flagline. Stanford does

nity, it was stressed many times throughout

not require that a major be declared until a

his interview that time is often more valuable

student's sophomore year, but Asebiomo

than money. Anyone can take a moment to

explained that she intended "to explore the

strike a check to a local organization, but

academic offerings in my freshman year

actually pausing your own agenda and donat-

and choose what is in my best interest for

ing your quality time can often be the differ-

a future in law."

ence in hoping for change and seeing it with
your own eyes.

Adds Langdale, "I wanted to give something
that doesn't burden the family, something

VEHICLE DONATED TO
TEACHER OF THE YEAR

that's truly free."
This year's winners were Maria Staley

LANGDALE LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP

Each year, a teacher from each of the two

from the County School System and Sheila

In its third year, the Langdale Legal

Lowndes County public school systems who

Heeter from the City School System. The

Scholarship offers a well-qualified high

provides an extraordinary level of service to

donation has caused such a stir in the

school student from both Lowndes County

his or her students is selected as "Teacher

community that Langdale successfully ral-

High School and Valdosta High School a one-

of the Year." Langdale plays no role in the

lied other local businesses to also donate

thousand-dollar scholarship to be used to

selection process, but does deliver quite

to the winners. Prizes include everything

assist with college expenses. The scholar-

the prize once the winners are announced.

from classroom supplies to pizza parties.

ship is intended for someone interested in

Not only does he provide the teachers with

Langdale's intentions are to help equip teach-

either the practice of law or its enforcement,

a vehicle for the entire year of their award

ers in the community with a solid foundation

"in hopes that they bring those skills back to

tenure, but he does so in a manner that does

so that they can, in turn, continue to focus

South Georgia." In order to be eligible, the

not bring burden to the recipient and his or

on building a stable educational framework

high school senior must:

her family. Langdale graciously allows for

for student success. With the worry of a

1. Pursue a career in either law or a field

up to $1,200 per year of insurance coverage,

car payment off their minds, local educators

provides routine maintenance for the vehicle,

can fully focus on the bright futures of the

and even gives a gas card to each recipient.

student's they teach.

related to the law;
2. Currently have a GPA of 3.5 or higher; and
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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
Verdict - Summer 2017 - cover2
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 3
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 4
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Verdict - Summer 2017 - 8
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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