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Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant At The Third Annual Georgia Symposium of Law & Politics At UGA


Atlanta, Georgia -- Atlanta legal nurse consultant Liz Buddenhagen attended The Georgia Association of Law & Politics symposium at the University of Georgia (UGA) School of Law, Dean Rusk Center, on October 25, 2013. The symposium featured three panels of discussion and Former Governor Roy E. Barnes as the keynote lunch speaker.

First Panel: The Glass Ceiling: Women in Politics.

Panelists included Hon. Lauren Logan Benedict of the Macon City Council and Chair of Georgia’s WIN list, Hon. Jan Jones, speaker Pro-Tempore of the Georgia House of Representatives, Hon. Alisha Thomas Morgan of the Georgia House of Representatives and moderated by Stacey Chavis, political strategist.

Discussions revolved around:
·        the importance of bringing young people to the table as well as people of other age groups and cultural backgrounds.
·        the importance of money to run “if you can’t ask for money, don’t waste people’s time.”
·        all three panelists worked in their communities before running for office.
·        when women run, women win.
·        the differences between campaigning and serving.
·        learning how to deal with cameras and keeping your social media clean.

Alisha Thomas Morgan wrote a book regarding the transition from campaigning to governing: “No Apologies: Powerful Lessons in Life, Love & Politics.”

Former Governor Roy E. Barnes, who attended UGA for both undergraduate and law school, talked about the intersection of law and politics and specifically compared Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia in 1962. He said that these cities had roughly equal populations in 1962 but due to George Wallace becoming the governor of Alabama and Carl Sanders the governor of Georgia, politics and law changed the course of these cities to the present day.  Barnes received a standing ovation following his talk.

Second Panel: Georgia’s New Juvenile Justice Code.

Panelists were Sharon N. Hill, Founding Executive Director, Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, Hon. Todd Markle, Judge, Superior Court of Fulton County, Julia D. Neighbors, Board Member, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, Carl Brown, Deputy Commissioner of Georgia Dep’t of Justice and moderated by Andrea L. Dennis, Associate Professor of UGA School of Law.

This panel discussion centered on the process involved over a several year period of bringing this new code to life. Carl Brown noted the importance of the Detention Assessment Instrument that everyone is now required to use and will enable rural kids to be processed the same as Atlanta kids.

Third Panel: Stalled Federal Judicial Nominations.

Panelists were Hon. George W. “Buddy” Darden, senior counsel, McKenna, Long & Aldridge, W. Heath Garrett, partner, Garrett, McNatt, Hennessey & Carpenter 360, Hon. Clay D. Land, judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia and moderated by Richard Vining, associate professor of UGA School of Public & International Affairs.

Land commented that he has great respect for the confirmation process, adding “we are appointed for life” by the people, a remarkable thing.

Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant:

Liz Buddenhagen, registered nurse, provides assistance to Atlanta attorneys on any case where healthcare is at issue. For more information, view website, email or call 770-725-2997 today. 


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