Third Annual End of Year Dinner: Information and RSVP

Please join us for our third annual Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court End of Year Dinner. We are excited to host Professor Jonathan Turley, noted legal scholar and commentator as our guest and keynote speaker. Each member may invite one guest for this special occasion.
Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, April 30 by clicking here and filling out the information form. If you would like to pay with your credit card via PayPal, you will be presented with that option once you complete the RSVP. If you wish to mail a check for payment, address it to: Atlanta IP Inn of Court, PO Box 7987, Atlanta, GA  30357.
Date:   Wednesday May 7, 2014
Location:   Ansley Golf Club, 196 Montgomery Ferry Dr. NE Atlanta, GA 30309
Time:   6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Cocktails/Hors D'oeuves begin at 6 PM, dinner begins at 7 PM)
Cost:   $40 for members or $100 for member with a guest (parking validation included)
The total attendance is limited to 150 people, so RSVP soon to guarantee your spot. Professor Turley's bio is after the jump...
About our speaker: Professor Jonathan Turley is a nationally recognized legal scholar and media commentator. Professor Turley’s articles on legal and policy issues appear regularly in national publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal. He is a columnist for USA Today. Professor Turley also appears regularly as a legal expert on all of the major television networks, including, since the 1990s, as on-air Legal Analyst for NBC News and CBS News covering stories ranging from the Clinton impeachment to the presidential elections. Professor Turley is a frequent guest on Sunday talk shows with over two-dozen appearances on Meet the Press, ABC This Week, Face the Nation, and Fox Sunday. His award-winning blog is routinely ranked as one of the most popular legal blogs by AVVO. His blog was selected as the top News/Analysis site in 2013 and the top Legal Opinion Blog in 2011. In 2013, the ABA Journal inducted the Turley Blog into its Hall of Fame.
     Professor Turley joined the George Washington faculty in 1990 and, in 1998, was given the prestigious Shapiro Chair for Public Interest Law, the youngest chaired professor in the school’s history. In addition to his extensive publications, Professor Turley also has served as counsel in some of the most notable cases in the last two decades ranging from representation of the Area 51 workers at a secret air base in Nevada; the nuclear couriers at Oak Ridge, Tennessee; the Rocky Flats grand jury in Colorado; Dr. Eric Foretich, the husband in the famous Elizabeth Morgan custody controversy; and four former United States Attorneys General during the Clinton impeachment litigation. Professor Turley has also served as counsel in a variety of national security cases, including as lead defense counsel in the successful defense of Petty Officer Daniel King, who faced the death penalty for alleged spying for Russia.
     Among his current cases, Professor Turley represents the Brown family from the TLC television program “Sister Wives,” a reality show on plural marriage or polygamy. On December 13, 2013, the federal court in Utah struck down the criminalization of polygamy — the first such decision in history — on free exercise and due process grounds.
Professor Turley is a frequent witness before the House and Senate on constitutional and statutory issues as well as tort reform legislation. Professor Turley was ranked as 38th in the top 100 most cited “public intellectuals” in the recent study by Judge Richard Posner. Turley was also found to be the second most cited law professor in the country. He has been repeatedly ranked in the nation’s top 500 lawyers in annual surveys (including in the latest 2010 rankings by LawDragon) – one of only a handful of academics.
     Professor Turley teaches courses on constitutional law, constitutional criminal law, environmental law, litigation, and torts. Professor Turley received his B.A. at the University of Chicago and his J.D. at Northwestern. In 2008, he was given an honorary Doctorate of Law from John Marshall Law School for his contributions to civil liberties and the public interest.