The Greensboro Bar Association established the Distinguished Service Award in 1993 to annually recognize a lawyer for exhibiting a deep devotion to the legal profession and an enduring contribution to the administration of justice and the public good through unselfish service. We were fortunate to have two very deserving recipients this year, Robert H. Edmunds, Jr. and Patrice A. Hinnant.
The Greensboro Bar Association’s 8th Habitat House is well underway! Members, invited guests and the work crew viewed the groundbreaking ceremony before enjoying a delicious bbq chicken lunch on Saturday, April 1. Volunteers are needed to complete the project. You may register at Habitat Online Volunteer Registration.
The Herb Falk Society honors those members of the Greensboro Bar Association who contribute at least 75 hours of pro bono service annually. The fifteen individuals inducted for 2016 were recognized at the March 16 member meeting at the Empire Room. Please join us in congratulating:
Barbara R. Christy – 87.5 Hours
Locke T. Clifford – 77.8 Hours
Elizabeth Collins – 116 Hours
Benjamin Crissman – 98 Hours
Blinn L. Cushman – 111 Hours
Erwin Fuller, Jr. – 100 Hours
Richard W. Gabriel – 76.2 Hours
Holt Gwyn – 168 Hours
Eloise Robinson Hassel – 91.1
Adam G. Kerr – 120.9 Hours
Jennifer L.J. Koenig – 110.75 Hours
Manisha P. Patel – 118 Hours
Steven A. Scoggan – 118.5 Hours
Clark Smith, Jr. – 270.8 Hours
Gerald L. Walden, Jr. – 282 Hours
Efforts to build our eighth Habitat for Humanity House are underway and we are asking for your support through financial contributions and volunteer hours. Please complete the 2017 Habitat Contribution Form the 2017 Habitat Volunteer Form now. We also offer the option of donating online at Habitat House Online Donations. Although your payment can be made either this year or by February 28, 2017, we need to obtain donations and commitments as soon as possible.
Donations are tax deductible and can be made to the Greensboro Bar Association Foundation, Inc., marked for the Habitat for Humanity House. You have the option of making a donation in honor of or in memory of persons you specify.
Please also complete and submit your volunteer form. You do NOT need prior construction experience. In fact, you may wish to sign up for an unfamiliar task in order to obtain a new skill. In addition to volunteers for construction, we also need volunteers to help schedule work crews and volunteers to act as liaison with the homebuyer and their family.
We plan to begin construction on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Typically we work on Saturdays and construction takes 18 weeks. However, if there is sufficient interest (typically 18 or so volunteers for outside tasks or 8 to 10 for inside tasks), we can schedule workdays on Wednesdays or Thursdays in addition to Saturdays. Please indicate on your volunteer form if you can work during the week.
Attention all newly licensed attorneys. The Young Lawyers Section of the Greensboro Bar Association is sponsoring a Swearing-In Ceremony for the admission of newly licensed attorneys to the state and federal courts on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room located on the second floor of the Old Courthouse (301 W. Market Street). This ceremony is also open to newly licensed attorneys (who have already been admitted to state and/or federal court) who simply want to participate in the ceremony and be introduced to the Greensboro Bar Association.
A reception serving complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, will be held in honor of all newly sworn-in attorneys immediately following the ceremony at Churchill’s on Elm.
In addition to the Swearing-In Ceremony and reception, the Young Lawyers Section of the Greensboro Bar Association has also organized an optional event on October 14th known as Bridge The Gap, which gives new attorneys in Guilford County an opportunity to become familiar with the local court systems by touring the Federal, State, and Bankruptcy Courts. This program starts at 9:00 a.m. on October 14th at the U.S. Federal Courthouse. Newly licensed attorneys are invited and encouraged to attend.
Click on 2016-17 Swearing-In Packet for the application and more information.
If you have any questions about the Swearing-In Ceremony, the reception, and/or Bridge The Gap, please contact Lisa Arthur, President of the Young Lawyers Section, at 336-378-5318 or Lisa Arthur.
A SPECIAL JOINT MEETING OF THE 18th and 18-H JUDICIAL DISTRICT BARS will be held on September 29, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room (the Old Superior Court Room) at the Old Guilford County Courthouse at 301 West Market Street in Greensboro, NC, to 1) amend the Bylaws of the 18th Judicial District (click on Bylaws with Proposed Amendments to review proposed revisions); and 2) select nominees to submit to the Governor to fill the District Court judicial vacancy occasioned by the July 31, 2016 retirement of the Honorable District Court Judge Wendy Enochs. Member check-in and distribution of ballots will begin at 3:00 p.m.
A Compilation of Interim Reports from the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law & Justice now available here: NCCALJ Interim Report
The JD18 & GBA Dues Notice for 2016-17 was emailed to members of the 18th Judicial District and the Greensboro Bar Association on Wednesday, June 15. The mandatory JD18 fee of $15 and the voluntary GBA dues may be paid with one check payable to the 18th Judicial District Bar. Firms are encouraged to pay for multiple attorneys with one check.
Printable Invoice: JD18 & GBA Dues Notice for 2016-17
A meeting of the Executive Board of the Greensboro Bar Association will take place on Tuesday, June 14 in the Self Help Building, 122 N. Elm Street, Suite 820. The meeting will begin promptly at 4:00 PM. At this meeting, the officers and directors in attendance will vote on a proposed annual membership dues increase of $5.00 per member, effective June 2016. The increase, the first in over 12 years, will help offset increased operating and meeting expenses. Members will continue to enjoy the same level of benefits currently provided:
* Reduced fee or no-cost GBA-sponsored seminars;
* 6 dinner/luncheon meetings with programs of interest to members of our profession at no additional cost;
* 18th Judicial District Bar Meeting and dinner at no additional cost;
* BarCARES: A short-term intervention program provided cost-free to member’s immediate family;
* Holiday Party in December;
* Picnic at the Ballpark (Greensboro Grasshoppers) for members and a guest at no additional cost;
* Opportunities to participate in Bar sections – Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business & Transactional Law, Family Law, Real Property, Young Lawyers;
* Opportunity to participate in Bar-sponsored activities, such as Community Service at Potters House or Sussmans Park, Friends of Jones School, CLE.
Membership Categories and Proposed Dues Rate:
Sustaining Member – $165
Regular Member – $130
Licensed less than 3 yrs. – $85
Senior (over age 70) – no charge
GBA 2016 ANNUAL PICNIC
Bring your family (kids too!) for an afternoon
of food, fun, and BASEBALL!!!
Sunday, May 22
NewBridge Bank Park
Natty’s Hill (next to the Grandstand)
All-You-Can-Eat Picnic Buffet from 3:30 to 5:00 as the
Greensboro Grasshoppers play the Hagerstown Suns.
When reserving, please indicate the number of adults and children,
and please specify children’s ages.
Your admission tickets to the game will be at
a special GBA Will Call table for pick-up upon your arrival,
located by the gigantic baseballs!
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