HunterMaclean Attorney Jennifer Dickinson Accepted to Prestigious Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy in Atlanta

February 4, 2009

The law firm HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that Jennifer Dickinson is one of only 40 attorneys from across the state to be accepted to the Georgia Bar Association’s prestigious Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Leadership Academy in Atlanta.

The Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy provides the opportunity for attorneys to observe legislation at the state capitol and to refine professional and pro bono skills. A division of the Georgia Bar Association, the YLD educates young attorneys about timely issues, develops leadership skills and fosters mentoring between lawyers and state leaders.

“I’m truly honored to be selected for the Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy,” said Dickinson. “I welcome the opportunity to continue my professional education and look forward to taking advantage of all the opportunities the Leadership Academy has to offer.”

Dickinson, an attorney in HunterMaclean’s Savannah office, practices in the areas of employment and benefits. She has extensive experience with both employment and real property litigation and counsels employers on a range of employment law compliance issues while defending employers in a variety of settings. She helped spearhead HunterMaclean’s MRM Pro Bono Project and has been actively involved in the Truancy Intervention Project in Chatham County.

Dickinson is the president-elect of the Savannah Bar Association and a member of the American Bar Association, Georgia Association of Women Lawyers and has been honored as one of Savannah’s prestigious “40 Under 40” by the Savannah Business Report and Journal.

An active community volunteer, Dickinson is the artistic director for Ensemble Con Spirito, an ecumenical women’s vocal ensemble, and has previously served on the Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens Board of Directors. She is the president of the Board of Trustees for the Savannah Children’s Choir, Inc. and serves on the CASA Board of Directors.

Dickinson graduated from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Fla. in 1995 with a B.A. in Music where she was a presidential scholar, recipient of the Frederick Delius Scholarship, and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Green Key. She received her Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta in 2001.

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