GAWL Member Candidates in the Atlanta Bar Association Elections
Voting opens March 18, 2019
Voting Closes April 5, 2019
Christina Baugh, Secretary of the Atlanta Bar Association
Christina Baugh is running for Secretary of the Atlanta Bar Association. Atlanta Bar Members should have received an email regarding access to their ballot the morning of March 18, 2019. Voting closes on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Christina has served as the Treasurer of the Atlanta Bar during the 2018-2019 bar year and previously served as the Chair of the Atlanta Bar Litigation Section during the 2016-2017 bar year. Christina is a litigation partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, avid runner, and the current GAWL President-Elect.
GAWL Member Candidates in the State Bar of Georgia Elections
Voting opens March 25, 2019
Voting Closes April 26, 2019
Sally Akins, Secretary, State Bar of Georgia
Sally Akins is running in a contested election for Secretary of the State Bar of Georgia. Online voting herecloses on April 26 at 11:59 p.m. Sally has served on the Bar’s Board of Governors for 10 years and currently serves on its Executive Committee. Since her admission to practice in 1990, she has committed herself to improving our profession. You can view her extensive record of service here, as well as a list of distinguished lawyers supporting her here. Sally is a partner at Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams in Savannah.
Laura Rashidi-Yazd, Post 25, Board of Governors
Laura Rashidi-Yazd is running for Post 25 on the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Georgia. Georgia Bar Members should have received an email regarding access to their ballot the morning of March 25, 2019. Voting closes on April 26 at 11:59 p.m., EDT. Laurie has served on the Access to Justice Committee and Attorney Wellness sections of the State Bar in addition to the Senior Lawyers Committee. Laurie is the Pro Bono Director at Atlanta Legal Aid, current GAWL Foundation President, and has served on numerous other bar association boards.
Martha Regina “Gina” Thomas, Post 25, Board of Governors
Regina Thomas is candidate for Post 25, Board of Governors for the State Bar of Georgia. Online voting (www.gabar.org) began March 25 and closes April 26 at 11:59PM. Regina has been a GAWL member since 1987 previously serving as an officer and committee chair. Regina is Clerk of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia and recently completed a three-year term as President of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks. She was a member and officer of the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar and numerous other organizations.