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Sponsor the Legal Aid of North Carolina Fundraiser

On behalf of the Greensboro Bar Association and the Greensboro Bar Association Foundation, we invite you to consider becoming a sponsor of our 2018 Legal Aid of North Carolina fundraiser on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Science Center & Aquarium! The event features a delicious, catered dinner, craft beer from local breweries, a wine tasting contest, raffles for great prizes, and an evening enjoying fellowship and the exhibits at the aquarium. All proceeds will benefit the Greensboro office of Legal Aid of North Carolina.

Legal Aid of North Carolina (“LANC”) is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity.

The fundraiser provides four different levels of sponsorship:

Platinum Sponsorship: $2,000

  • 8 tickets to the event
  • Company name included on promotional material
  • Company logo included on promotional material
  • Company logo displayed on table cards at the event
  • Sponsorship announced at the event

Gold Sponsorship: $1,000

  • 6 tickets to the event
  • Company name included on promotional material
  • Company logo included on promotional material
  • Company logo displayed on table cards at the event

Silver Sponsorship: $500

  • 4 tickets to the event
  • Company name included on promotional material
  • Company logo included on promotional material

Bronze Sponsorship: $250

  • 2 tickets to the event
  • Company name included on promotional material

If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact Johnna Herron at jzherron@gmail.com. Thank you!…

Memorial Resolution for J. Reed Johnston, Jr.

GREENSBORO BAR ASSOCIATION

MEMORIAL RESOLUTION

FOR

J. REED JOHNSTON, JR.

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, by the Greensboro Bar Association at its regularly scheduled meeting on November 16, 2017, that:

WHEREAS, J. Reed Johnston, Jr. died on May 20, 2017, in Greensboro, North Carolina after a long period of declining health; and

WHEREAS, this Association desires to reflect upon his exemplary career and service to the Bar and his fellow citizens, and the minutes should therefore reflect that:

Reed was born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 22, 1944 to John Reed Johnston and Pauline Barton Johnston. His family moved to Winston-Salem in 1946, where he grew up and went to school at R.J. Reynolds High School. After completing his junior year of high school, he was accepted as a freshman at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He received his high school diploma after he completed his first year at the university.

Following graduation from UNC-CH in 1965, Reed entered the School of Law at UNC-CH and began his life-long commitment to the practice of the law. When asked when he decided to become an attorney, Reed always answered he never wanted to do anything else. In 1968, he received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina where he served as articles editor of the Law Review, was a member of the Order of the Coif and graduated with high honors.  He was admitted to the practice of law in North Carolina in 1968.

Following graduation from law school, Reed moved to Washington, D.C. and worked as an appellate attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. In 1971, Reed joined the faculty of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri.  He was admitted to the Missouri Bar and later practiced law in St.…

Michael Taliercio Elected National Treasurer of the ACPL

Michael Talicero

Michael Talicero

Attorney Michael Taliercio with the law firm of Black, Slaughter & Black has been elected the 2018 National Treasurer of the American College of Parliamentary Lawyers. The ACPL recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the practice of parliamentary law, including lawyers who advise conventions, condominium and homeowner associations, governmental bodies, and nonprofits. Taliercio is a Professional Registered Parliamentarian and a Fellow in the ACPL.…

Brooks Pierce’s Greensboro Office Receives 27 Tier-One Rankings in “Best Law Firms”

Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 27 of the practice areas in its Greensboro office received tier-­one metropolitan rankings in the 2018 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”

“We feel privileged that year after year so many of our practice areas are distinguished as among the best,” said Reid Phillips, managing partner of Brooks Pierce. “Brooks Pierce prides itself on tackling very complex legal issues and finding successful, and often creative, solutions for our clients. Consistently seeing this kind of recognition for the work we do is truly an honor.”

The 27 Brooks Pierce practice areas that received a tier‑one ranking in the Greensboro metropolitan area include:

  • Antitrust Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions/UCC Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-­ Collar
  • Employment Law -­ Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Labor Law -­ Management
  • Litigation -­ Antitrust
  • Litigation -­ Banking & Finance
  • Litigation -­ Bankruptcy
  • Litigation -­ Environmental
  • Litigation -­ Intellectual Property
  • Litigation -­ Labor & Employment
  • Litigation -­ Securities
  • Litigation -­ Tax
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Non-­ Profit/Charities Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys and a review of information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Firms are only eligible for a ranking in a particular practice if at least one lawyer is included in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area. More information on the “Best Law Firms” methodology can be found at bestlawfirms.usnews.com/methodology.aspx.…

Sponsor the Legal Aid of North Carolina Fundraiser

On behalf of the Greensboro Bar Association and the Greensboro Bar Association Foundation, we invite you to consider becoming a sponsor of our 2018 Legal Aid of North Carolina fundraiser on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Science Center & Aquarium! The event features a delicious, catered dinner, craft beer from local breweries, a wine tasting contest, raffles for great prizes, and an evening enjoying fellowship and the exhibits at the aquarium. All proceeds will benefit the Greensboro office of Legal Aid of North Carolina.

Legal Aid of North Carolina (“LANC”) is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity.

The fundraiser provides four different levels of sponsorship:

Platinum Sponsorship: $2,000

  • 8 tickets to the event
  • Company name included on promotional material
  • Company logo included on promotional material
  • Company logo displayed on table cards at the event
  • Sponsorship announced at the event

Gold Sponsorship: $1,000

  • 6 tickets to the event
  • Company name included on promotional material
  • Company logo included on promotional material
  • Company logo displayed on table cards at the event

Silver Sponsorship: $500

  • 4 tickets to the event
  • Company name included on promotional material
  • Company logo included on promotional material

Bronze Sponsorship: $250

  • 2 tickets to the event
  • Company name included on promotional material

If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact Johnna Herron at jzherron@gmail.com. Thank you!…

Volunteer at Potter’s House

Volunteers are needed to serve food to the less fortunate at the Urban Ministry’s Potter’s House.

Shifts are from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Sunday, December 17. This is a great opportunity to give back to the community in the company of fellow members of the bar.

Please email Melissa Duncan at mduncan6@elon.edu if you are able to help. Write POTTER’S HOUSE in the subject line.…

Message from the President, December 2017

The holiday season is upon us, also known as “the season of giving.”  The Online Giving Study conducted by the Network for Good found that a third of all charitable donations in the U.S. happens in December, and a whopping 22 percent occurs on the final two days of the year.  As we enter this wonderful (and sometimes overwhelming) season, I wanted to highlight some opportunities for our members to give to others less fortunate.

“Real generosity toward the future
lies in giving all to the present.”
          -Albert Camus

“I have found that among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.”
          -Maya Angelou

Based on the responses to the survey the Community Involvement Committee sent to our membership a few months ago, the Committee has partnered with the Volunteer Center of Greensboro to provide us with two fantastic ways to help others:

Tiny Houses Greensboro has broken ground on North Carolina’s first tiny house community for the homeless!  Tiny Houses convenes a 15-member work crew every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 4120 Causey Street in Greensboro.  Much like Habitat for Humanity, prior construction experience is welcomed but not required.  Please visit www.volunteergso.org and sign up for a work day.

The GBA has a long history of partnering with Jones Elementary School to provide books for the students at the holidays and for the graduating fifth graders. Now we have an additional way to assist at Jones. BackPack Beginnings donates food to Jones to distribute to students’ families who are in need. Volunteers are needed the 2nd and 4th weeks of each month from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. to distribute donated food to the classrooms. Please visit www.volunteergso.org and sign up for a shift. Additionally, volunteers may stuff bags and work in the food pantry at their convenience.…

New Members, Approved on November 8, 2017

Daniel Davis Stratton
Tuggle Duggins P.A.
Endorsed by Clinton H. Cogburn

Spencer C. Krantz
Tuggle Duggins P.A.
Endorsed by Richard W. Andrews

Shea Brianne Ward
Dummit Fradin
Endorsed by Megan E. Spidell

Paige Nicole McElravy
Aycock Family Law
Endorsed by George “Trey” W. Aycock III

Laura Whitworth Milloway
Endorsed by Kristen M. Redman

Sarah M. Saint
Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
Endorsed by Kimberly M. Marston

Sharon Elizabeth Dunmore
Jeffries Law, PLLC
Endorsed by Lauren Jeffries

Chimeaka LaVette White
Endorsed by Hon. Mark T. Cummings

Spencer David Warren
Connors Morgan PLLC
Endorsed by Karen McKeithen Schaede

Donna Rinck
Endorsed by Gerald L. Walden, Jr.

Brenton Begley
Endorsed by Ames Chamberlin

Joseph D. Hammond
Ellis & Winters LLP
Endorsed by Christopher W. Jackson…