Tangela S. King is the Executive Director at Georgia Lawyers CLE where she coordinates with speakers to prepare substantive skills training seminars for attorneys. Previously, she was the Director at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education of the State Bar of Georgia (ICLE). Also, Tangela was the Director of the State Bar of Georgia’s Transition into Law Practice Program (TILPP).
She has many years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Prior to becoming TILPP Director, Tangela worked as a law clerk and later associate with Buafo & Associates a criminal defense firm in Macon. In 2004, she founded and operated her own general law practice, Tangela S. King, LLC, which had offices in Macon and McDonough. Tangela primarily litigated civil cases in state and federal court. Her practice included will contests, custody disputes, divorces, residential real estate closings, and personal injury cases.
Also, Tangela was the Program Chair for the Central Georgia Technical College Paralegal Studies Program. She guided the program through the American Bar Association (ABA) approval process. Under her leadership, the program gained ABA approval in 2012.
Currently, she is a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Paralegals which promulgate guidelines for paralegal education programs and recommends ABA approval for programs that meet those guidelines.
Since 2016, Tangela has served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Paralegal Ethics Handbook. The Paralegal Ethics Handbook is a comprehensive resource for paralegal ethics information created by the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas.
Tangela obtained her law degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. She completed her arbitration and civil mediation training at Henning Mediation & Arbitration Service, Inc. She is a licensed GA attorney and registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution as a mediator and arbitrator.