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> What's New at HQ
New Mentoring Program
Focuses on Women role Models
BY traCee r. Benzo
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back."1
it is an honor and privilege to bring you
greetings as your Women's Caucus Chair. We
are excited about our new initiatives this year!
With your support, we are launching our new
mentoring program "Sisters-In-Law" (SIL).
role models inspire us and give us a vision
for what is possible. that vision usually leads us
to think bigger and fearlessly take on goals that
we once thought were impossible. it always
seems impossible until it's done!2
Successful women are fully aware of the
importance of having someone who recognizes
their potential, who cares about their career
and who guides them through the twists,
turns, and hazards that come with reaching
unfortunately, women have a harder time
when it comes to finding a mentor. A 2012
survey showed that 63 percent of women
have never had a formal mentor. Why? most
women feel uncomfortable asking for mentorship. Women represent 52 percent of higher
education students, but we are not asking
for the guidance that is vital to our career
our caucus desires to serve the unique
needs of our members by fostering deeper relationships. Ladies, we are stronger together. SiL
is designed to help us reach our full potential
professionally and personally. Let's "lean in."
this initiative is for you regardless of
your years of practice or if you are a law student. GtLA is committed to your growth and
if you desire to exchange information
to help your Sisters-In-Law manifest their
destiny, then we need you! We will pair you
with a female lawyer based on your personal
needs, whether it is focusing on passing the
bar, juggling career and motherhood, building
your practice, perfecting your craft or even
transitioning to your next phase of life.
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Let us all reach deep so we may move
forward together. You may find the application for Sisters-in-Law at www.gtla.org/SIL.
Please let me know how i may be of service to you. Please feel free to call me at
404-480-7000 or you may reach me via email
at firstname.lastname@example.org. ●
Compensation Claimants Lawyers Section
of GTLA. Tracee previously served as
Co-Chair of the New Lawyers Division
Community Service Subcommittee and
is now the Chair of the Women's Trial Lawyer
Caucus. Tracee can be reached at
ABOUT THE AUTHOr
Tracee R. Benzo is the Founding
Partner of benzo Law, where
she practices in the area of workers' compensation. Tracee is
the immediate Past President of the Georgia
Association of black Women Attorneys.
She is an active member of the Workers'
1 maya Angelou
2 Nelson mandela
3 trend research: Women As mentors/A Global
Study of Business Women and mentoring.
Stephanie Neal, Jazmine Boatman, Ph.d.,
and L inda miller. w w w.dddi world.com
Barsh, J. & Lee, Y. (2011). unlocking the Full Potential
of Women in the u.S economy. New York, N.Y.:
mckinsey & Company. (2011).
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Verdict - Fall 2015
What’s New at HQ
Tips for Selecting and Implementing a New Case Management System
How I Obtained Justice for My Client
What You Need to Know About Mass Torts & Multidistrict Litigation
London Calling: Navigating the Waters When Taking a Deposition Overseas
Ethical and Practical Considerations of Co-Counseling
Avoiding Landmines: Identifying, Locating and Serving the Non-U.S. Corporate Defendant
Powerful Weapons: Public-Private Alliances Between State Attorneys General and Private Lawyers
Multidistrict Litigation: Friend or Foe?
Civil Lawyers Against World Sex Slavery
Getting Out-of-State Evidence: Domesticating a Subpoena
New Lawyers’ Corner: Five Tips for Hanging your Shingle
Case Updates: What’s New?
Workers’ Comp Updates
Welcome New GTLA Members!
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