The Honorable Samuel S. Olens, Attorney General of Georgia, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at Mercer Law School’s 2013 Law Day luncheon on Friday, April 5.
The Luncheon starts at 12:30 p.m. and will be held in the University Center on Mercer University’s main campus. The luncheon is $25 for alumni that register before March 25 and $35 at the door. Registration is available by contacting Leslie Cadle at firstname.lastname@example.org or (478) 301-2180.
During the event, Mercer Law School will recognize three alumni for their outstanding contributions to the legal profession: Judge Lamar Sizemore, CLA ’70 and LAW ’74, Manley F. Brown Distinguished Adjunct Professor Award; Col. James P. Terry, LAW ’73, Outstanding Alumnus Award; and Suzanne Loyd Cassidy, LAW ’81, Alumni Meritorious Service Award.
Following the luncheon, two events will take place at the Law School. The Hugh Lawson, III Moot Court Competition, an annual intra-school 1L competition, will be held in the Moot Courtroom at 3 p.m. Additionally, an all-class alumni reception will be held at the Woodruff House from 5 - 7 p.m. To register for the alumni reception, contact Leslie Cadle at email@example.com or (478) 301-2180.
Hilton Garden Inn, located on the Mercer Campus
Special Guest Rate of $99/night if reserved by March 14.
Reserve rooms online or by calling (478) 741-5527 by using group code LPD.
About The Speaker:
Sam Olens was sworn in as Georgia’s fifty-third Attorney General on January 10, 2011.
Olens was Chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners from August 2002 through March 2010. Previously, he served as Cobb County District 3 Commissioner from 1999 through June 2002.
From December 2004 through 2009, Olens was Chairman of the Atlanta Regional Commission. He was also Vice-Chairman of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District from 2005 through March 2010. Olens was appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to represent the 6th Congressional District on Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs Board in 2003 and served through 2010.
Olens also serves on the boards of various non-profit organizations.
Sam Olens is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the 2008 Tom Bradley Leadership Award by the National Association of Regional Councils and the 2007 “Excellence in Public Service Award” by the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute. For the past eight years, Georgia Trend magazine has listed Olens as one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians.”
Other honors include the 2010 Trumpet Award from the Cobb County Women’s Republican Club, the 2009 James L. Rhoden, Jr. Award for Visionary Philanthropy, the 2009 United Way in Cobb County Volunteer of the Year, and Cobb’s “Citizen of the Year” by the Marietta Daily Journal in 2006.
Olens graduated from the Emory University School of Law in 1983 and was a member of Ezor & Olens, P.C. from 1983 through 2010. He is a registered mediator/arbitrator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. He has been admitted to practice law in Georgia and D.C. as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
Olens and his wife Lisa have two children, Lauren and Jonathan.