Deadline for submission is August 11, 2023.
Applications should be submitted by email to Program Coordinator Julie Bracker.


The NELA-GA Board is excited to announce another year of its NELA-GA Success Program. As before, the Program will be for one year, running from September 1, 2023 through July 31, 2024.

The Success Program is at heart an educational program. Quarterly sessions of two to three hours each session will be held on subjects consistent with the year’s curriculum topic. Each year will focus on an overriding topic, with each session devoted to different elements of that topic.

This year’s topic is Gender in Today’s World. All four sessions will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 6 pm on the following dates. The sessions will be virtual via Zoom. The last hour of each session will be dedicated to a “bring your file” segment as proposed by the participants. Specific topics/subtopics, musical muses, and dates for this year are as follows:


Session One

September 13, 2023: Lady Gaga “Born This Way

(Re?)Defining Gender and Sex Discrimination: modern understandings of gender and sexuality, how changing understandings affect causes of action, who is protected from what these days, and how Bostock affects the landscape.

Faculty – Tom Mew and Olivia Hill (first transgender woman to run for office in Tennessee, currently running for Nashville’s Metro Counsel.)


Session Two

November 15, 2023: Helen Reddy “Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady

Sexual Harassment: Current trends in sexual harassment cases, post #metoo litigation, discovery dos and don’ts, and musings from (self-described) “old litigators”

Faculty – Cheryl Legare and Eleanor Atwood


Session Three

February 7, 2024: Dolly Parton “9 to 5

Sex, Pregnancy, and More – What a Way to Make a Living!

Sex discrimination under Title VII and the Equal Pay Act & Pregnancy Discrimination under The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, and the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act

Faculty – Debra Schwartz and Alessandra Palazzolo


Session Four

April 17, 2024: Professionalism/Ethics – Lizzo “Truth Hurts

The Lawyer’s Creed and Aspirational Statement, remote v. unauthorized practice of law, discovery, emerging legal principles, litigation funding, remote deposition protocols, conflicts checks, and representing both employers and employees

Faculty –Jay Rollins and Julie Bracker


This post is a call for applications from the NELA-GA membership for inclusion in this year’s Program. Participation is open to all NELA-GA members regardless of experience level, but will be limited to ten students. Our goal is to assemble a cross section of NELA-GA membership with various levels of experience and expertise with a stated interest in the year’s curriculum topic.

All participants will receive CLE credit. For the student participants, there will be a one-time tuition fee of $120 to cover the minimal costs of the program and processing of CLE hours.


NELA Georgia Success Program Application