Atlanta Bar Association Elects Vath, Iannarone & Cleland (J.D. ’92) to Leadership Roles

Margaret Hughes Vath

Margaret Hughes Vath, instructor of law, was elected president of the Atlanta Bar Association.

Members of the Atlanta Bar Association elected Margaret Vath, instructor of law, as president, Nicole G. Iannarone, assistant clinical professor, as vice president/president-elect, and A. Craig Cleland (J.D. ’92) as treasurer for the 2017-18 term.

Both Vath and Iannarone served on the board last year, with Vath as president elect and Iannarone as secretary. At the end of the term, Vath will turn over her duties as president to Iannarone.

Nicole G. Iannarone, assistant clinical professor, was appointed secretary of the Atlanta Bar Association in May.

Nicole G. Iannarone, assistant clinical professor, was elected vice president and president-elect of the Atlanta Bar Association.

“Maggie is a talented leader and I look forward to working with her. When she passes the torch, there is no question that meeting the high bar she establishes will be a challenge; but I know her hard work will most certainly create the best possible infrastructure from which to do so,” Iannarone said.

Craig Cleland

A. Craig Cleland (J.D. ’92) was elected treasurer.

Cleland, represents employers in employment-related litigation, including class actions and complex litigation, at Ogeltree Deakins Nash Smoak & Steward PC. He’s also an adjunct faculty member at Georgia State Law, teaching courses in complex litigation and employment discrimination law.

“I’m proud to teach at a law school that leads in more than scholarship and teaching. While Georgia State Law does both exceptionally well, our relationship with and involvement in the bar sets us apart,” Iannarone said. “We showcase law in its theory and actual practice, and being an active part of the practicing legal community gives us the ability to do so.”

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