Book signing/discussion with Justice Leah Ward Sears and Professor Rebecca Davis

Smith, Gambrell, & Russell LLP (SGR) is hosting a release party of “Justice Leah Ward Sears: Seizing Serendipity” on Thursday, November 2. In addition to a book signing, the event will include a discussion with Justice Leah Ward Sears and author Professor Rebecca Davis, moderated by contributing writer of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Maria Saporta. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to follow. Below is a video of Justice Leah Ward Sears discussing her biography as well as a flyer for the event.

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Professor Davis Book Release And Signings

In her upcoming book, Professor Rebecca Davis explores the life of Justice Leah Ward Sears, the first African-American female Chief Justice in the United States and the first woman and youngest person to sit on Georgia’s Supreme Court. The book is set to be released on September 15th with a range of signings and conversations scheduled with the author (see below for dates).

Sept. 1-3 – Justice Leah Ward Sears: Seizing Serendipity debuts at the AJC Decatur Book Festival (Atlanta, GA).
Nov. 2 – Book signing sponsored by Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (at Smith, Gambrell & Russell – Atlanta Office).
Nov. 3 – Conversation with the author & subject and book signing sponsored by the University of Georgia School of Law (Spotlight on the Arts Festival; University of Georgia).
Jan. 17, 2018 – Conversation with the author & subject and book signing sponsored by the Lawyers Club of Atlanta (at Capital City Club, Atlanta).
Feb. 8 – Fireside chat with the author & subject and book signing sponsored by Emory University School of Law and Troutman Sanders, LLP (at Troutman Sanders – Atlanta office).

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