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Sutherland Attorney To Be Named President of The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys

January 13, 2003

ATLANTA (January 13, 2003) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Allegra Lawrence will be installed as President of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) at the organization's 2003 Installation Ceremony on Thursday, January 23, 2003.

GABWA is a bar association designed to meet the needs and interests of black women attorneys.  The organization's primary goals are to support African-American women as they take a proactive stance on political issues and to increase black female representation in judiciary and public offices.

The new officers will be installed by Sutherland litigation partner and longtime GABWA member Teresa Wynn Roseborough, recently named one of the top 45 young U.S. attorneys by The American Lawyer.  United States Congresswoman Denise Majette of DeKalb County will give the Installation Ceremony keynote address. 

The 2003 Installation Ceremony of the Executive Board will take place at 6 p.m. at the Old Council Chambers in Atlanta City Hall located at 68 Mitchell Street.  For more information about GABWA, please visit

"GABWA's theme for 2003 is 'Leading by Example in Public Service.'  We will be adding to the GABWA tradition of providing service to both our community and to our legal profession," said president-elect Lawrence. 

As a member of the firm's Litigation Group, Ms. Lawrence focuses her practice on labor and employment law and commercial litigation.  In addition to her legal practice, she chairs the Women and Minorities in the Profession Committee of the State Bar of Georgia.  She also serves on the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Georgia and on the Board of Directors for the Justice Center of Atlanta.  Ms. Lawrence has been a member of GABWA since 1997.

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a national law firm known for solving challenging business problems and resolving unique legal issues for many of the nation's largest companies.  Founded in 1924, the firm has grown to more than 350 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, New York, Tallahassee and Washington.  For further information about the firm, please visit

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