Taylor English's Shawntel Hebert Installed as President of The Gate City Bar Association
Taylor English is pleased to announce that its partner Shawntel R. Hebert has been sworn in as president of the Gate City Bar Association. Her one-year term as president began on January 17, 2017, and she will guide the organization in its primary goal to provide a professional association that offers educational, social and community involvement for African-American lawyers.
Ms. Hebert has served as an active member of the Gate City Bar Association since 2012. She previously served as the organization’s vice president in 2015, and has chaired its annual Summer Associate Program for three consecutive years. Additionally, she served as the organization’s Hall of Fame Gala Chair in 2012.
At Taylor English, Ms. Hebert counsels human resource and in-house counsel professionals on day-to-day employment matters. She routinely litigates in defense of companies against claims relating to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, religious and disability discrimination as well as harassment, retaliation and wrongful discharge. In addition, she provides pre-emptive training to management and non-management employees by reviewing employee handbooks to ensure compliance with ever-changing local, state and federal laws.
Ms. Hebert earned her bachelor’s degree from Howard University and her law degree from Emory University School of Law.
The Gate City Bar Association is the oldest African-American bar association in the state of Georgia. It was established in 1948 to provide to African-American lawyers the educational, social and community involvement of a professional association. Its mission is to create in the community a practical appreciation for the legal profession and to encourage persons of outstanding promise to attend first rate law schools and return to the communities that need its services most.