Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy Names Janet A. Hardman as New Associate

Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy today announced the addition of Janet A. Hardman to the firm.

Ms. Hardman received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Emory University and her law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law. She was named an Atlanta Law School Fellows Program Scholar and received a full-tuition, merit-based scholarship as a result. While at Georgia State, she interned for Superior Court Judge John Goger, Georgia Court of Appeals Judge A. Harris Adams, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

“Janet is an outstanding addition to our growing team,” said C. Wilbur Warner, Jr., a founding partner of Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy. “Her past experience, both academic and professional, will be a valuable asset to the firm.”

Her first position after finishing law school was in the chambers of Forsyth County Superior Court Judge Philip C. Smith. During her time there, she worked primarily in family law and assisted in both civil and criminal cases. Before law school, she worked at the American Arbitration Association in Atlanta.

Jim McGinnis featured in October AVLF newsletter

Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy partner Jim McGinnis appeared in the October edition of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation newsletter as part of the non-profit’s board member spotlight series.

“The work of the Volunteer Lawyers Foundation is vitally necessary and, from a personal standpoint, personally gratifying,” said Jim of his board position. “I value every minute of my time here and recommend it to others.”

When asked about Jim’s work as treasurer of the organization, Martin Ellin, Executive Director of AVLF, had this to say:

“We are a significantly stronger Foundation because of Jim’s personal involvement. From taking a number of cases as a deeply effective volunteer, to encouraging his Warner Bates colleagues to lead the community’s support of the AVLF Guardian ad Litem Program to his service as an Officer and a leader of the AVLF Board, we are proud to be working so closely with Jim McGinnis!”

Jim currently serves as treasurer of AVLF.

Jim’s full profile in the AVLF Newsletter can be viewed online at: http://avlf.org/news/avlf-board-member-jim-mcginnis-family-background/

 

Nancy Ingram Jordan participates in panel discussion at State Bar Conference Center

Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy attorney Nancy Ingram Jordan recently participated in a panel discussion co-sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia and the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys. Held on October 24, 2014, at the State Bar of Georgia Conference Center, the event was titled “Appellate Road Map for Family Lawyers.” Nancy’s panel covered trial strategies in the case of an appeal.

The full agenda of the event can be viewed online at:  http://www.iclega.org/programs/8670.html

 

Nancy Ingram Jordan to participate in ICLE/GABWA panel

Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy attorney Nancy Ingram Jordan is scheduled to participate in a panel discussion co-sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia and the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys. The event, titled “Appellate Road Map for Family Lawyers,” will be held October 24, 2014, at the State Bar of Georgia Conference Center.

The full agenda of the event can be viewed online at: http://www.iclega.org/programs/8670.html

Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy Reception Raises $15,950 For Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy is proud to announce that its August 21 reception raised $15,950 for the Guardian ad Litem Program of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.

Now in its third year, the event has raised close to $50,000 for the program, which in 2012 had faced the prospect of discontinuing its services after losing a grant from Fulton County.

“Because of the gracious support of the Atlanta legal community and our generous event sponsors, the Guardian ad Litem program continues to help underrepresented members of our community,” said Jim McGinnis, a partner of Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy and a member of the AVLF Board of Directors. “It is very rewarding to see friends, peers, colleagues, and competitors come together for this great cause.”

AVLF has operated the Guardian ad Litem program in the Fulton County Family Division since 1990. The program provides training for private attorney volunteers to represent Fulton County children from low-income households who are the subject of contested custody actions.

This year’s reception was sponsored by the forensic accounting firm of IAG Forensics, legal technology support company Paragon, and wealth management firm SignatureFD.  Over 100 people attended the event and one hundred percent of the proceeds from their tickets went directly to the Guardian ad Litem program.

 

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