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The David Gates Memorial Scholarship

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David F. Gates, 1948-2007

This scholarship, awarded for attendance at the NATLE Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), honors the memory of our Past President David Gates. David served for 25 years as Executive Director of the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association. He was president of NATLE in 1990-91. He was also an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.

He contributed a lot to the NATLE community and was a consummate example of a professional, never hesitating to share his knowledge and wisdom on NATLE programs and with his colleagues. He passed away a short time after assisting in clean up efforts after Hurricane Katrina in 2007.

Your contributions to this fund ensure legislative success for a fellow member. Contributors to this scholarship are named on the scholarship page of the NATLE website for a year following their contribution.

NATLE awards scholarships to Regular or Associate Members who otherwise would not be able to attend a NATLE program. NATLE’s continuing education programs are vital for furthering the knowledge, skills and proficiency needed by our members to protect the civil justice system. The GAC is an essential conference for anyone involved in legislative and political activities for their association.

Scholarship applications are available on the NATLE website.

Thank you for supporting this very worthy effort.

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