America Has Lost It's Heart
By: Ernest L. Greer, Esq.
Co-President, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Welcome! I am happy that you’ve decided to become a member and/or supporter of the Gate City Bar Association.
For over 70 years, Gate City has remained at the heart of the Georgia and Atlanta community through its mission to advance the legal profession, serve our local communities, and promote social justice.
In 2020, our community and Gate City members faced two global pandemics: COVID-19 and Systemic Racism. Gate City, resolute, and unyielding, worked to host programs and CLEs to acknowledge and address the year’s challenges and uplift our members and community.
While these issues remain at the forefront of our national and local headlines, this year, we are declaring that we have already W.O.N. 2021! In doing so, Gate City will Work, Organize, and Nurture:
Work to provide meaningful CLEs, programs and seminars for our members through our Excellence in Education Series, and other tailored Programs.
Organize with our membership and Gate City supporters to continue our community and social justice efforts through our community law clinic, voter initiatives and AVLF Saturdays.
Nurture our law school students and young lawyers to become engaged in Gate City to fuel our pipeline for future leaders through our law school scholarships, YLD programming, and networking opportunities.
Our members and supporters are the very essence of our organization. So, as we continue to move forward this year, it is my goal to ensure that our members are engaged, enriched and empowered. That said, I encourage you to attend an event, volunteer your time, and invite those in your network to become members. It is the only way Gate City will be able to survive for another 70 years!
I look forward to working with, and serving alongside you!
In Service to Gate City,
Candis Jones Smith
President | Gate City Bar Association