Dawn Smith

In Their Words | Dawn Smith (J.D. ’89)

Dawn Smith (J.D. ’89) is a partner at Smith & Lake, where she practices family and education law. She has served as deputy director of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and was named Atlanta Legal Aid Volunteer of the Year in 2016. She founded Cool Girls Inc. in 1989 and is an advocate… more »

In Their Words | Christopher J. Chan (J.D. ’98)

Christopher J. Chan (J.D. ’98) is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group of Eversheds Sutherland. He serves on his firm’s Professional Development and Pro Bono & Public Service Committees, Georgia State’s Law Alumni Council and Intellectual Property Advisory Board, the Executive Board of the Center for Puppetry Arts and the Board of Directors for… more »

Tips for Practitioners | Leadership Skills

As a lawyer, you are called upon to be a leader in many settings: in your firm, in corporate settings, in courtrooms or as a community or bar association volunteer. Whether or not you see yourself as a leader, you are perceived by others as one in these contexts. Here are some essential leadership skills… more »

Margaret Hughes Vath

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

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… more »