A calander of fall events is coming soon!
The Edith House Committee was honored to host Chief Justice Carol Hunstein of the Georgia Supreme Court as this year's Edith House Lecturer. Chief Justice Hunstein visited the School of Law on March 9, 2011 and shared her insights as a woman in the judiciary and a woman in the law generally.
A graduate of Stetson University College of Law, Chief Justice Hunstein is the current sitting Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. Upon her election, she became the second woman to ever hold a permanent position on the court; she is currently the only female Justice on the court. Chief Justice Hunstein’s other achievements include serving as Chair of the Georgia Commission on Gender Bias in the Judicial System and formerly holding the position of district director for The National Association of Women Judges. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including several which specifically commend outstanding work in the law by women.
WLSA is pleased to debut our "Wildly Successful Women" series this year. These events are designed to connect WLSA members with Wildly Successful Women in the legal profession to who can give them advice, inspiration, and networking opportunities.
Kicking off this series was an event on Oct. 6. The Business Law Society and the Labor and Employment Law Society invited three Wildly Successful Women to speak on campus about the current state of non-compete clauses in GA and the pending legislation that may affect the future of non-compete clauses in GA for years to come. They joined WLSA for a small reception afterwards in the Dunlap Room where members were able to meet, network, and gain valuable advice from these amazing women.
The second event in this series took place on October 20 when a small group of WLSA members traveled to Atlanta to have dinner with Ms. Mary Margaret Heaton at the Buckhead Diner.
Ms. Heaton is assistant general counsel for Oxford Industries, an international apparel design, sourcing, and marketing company. Their operating groups include Tommy Bahama and Ben Sherman. Her current practice areas include business law, intellectual property, and real estate. She went to UNC for undergrad and received her JD from Emory University. Prior to working at Oxford, she was corporate counsel for Georgia Pacific.
Ms. Heaton was happy to talk to WLSA members and provide insight into her career path, general counsel, work-life balance and West Highland terriers.
More Wildly Successful Women events are planned for the future so keep an eye on your e-mails and the WLSA website!