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GBA 2016 Annual Picnic

GBA 2016 ANNUAL PICNIC

Bring your family (kids too!) for an afternoon
of food, fun, and BASEBALL!!!

Sunday, May 22
Gametime: 4:00

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.

Click HERE to Register Now!

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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Elections for GBA Officers & Directors and JD18 Officers – April 28

The following members have been nominated to serve as officers and directors of the Greensboro Bar Association for June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017:

  • President-elect: Sarah H. Roane
  • Secretary: Chelsea E. Anderson
  • Treasurer: Desmond G. Sheridan

Director (3) for 3-year term starting June 1, 2016 and ending in May 30, 2019:

  • Nicholas J.  Bakatsias
  • William B. Davis
  • Kimberly B. Gatling

Regarding the officer nominations, Ms. Roane currently serves as Secretary, has chaired the GBA elementary school book project, and is an attorney working as a law clerk for the Honorable L. Patrick Auld, Magistrate Judge, MDNC.  Ms. Anderson has co-chaired the benefit for Legal Aid of North Carolina for the past two years and is an attorney at Connors Morgan, PLLC.  Mr. Sheridan was Treasurer for the GBA a few years ago and is an attorney at Isaacson Isaacson Sheridan Fountain & Leftwich, LLP.

Regarding the director nominations, Ms. Gatling currently co-chairs the benefit for Legal Aid of North Carolina and is an attorney at Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP.  Mr. Bakatsias and Mr. Davis are each completing their first term as director and are eligible to serve a second term.  Mr. Bakatsias is an attorney at Carruthers & Roth, P.A.  Mr. Davis is an attorney in the Guilford County Public Defender’s Office.

Officers of the Judicial District 18 are the same as the GBA officers.  Thus, the nominating committee is also recommending for JD18 President-Elect Sarah H. Roane, Secretary Chelsea E. Anderson, and Treasurer Desmond G. Sheridan.

Voting for the GBA officers and directors will take place at the April 28, 2016 membership meeting. Voting for the JD18 officers will take place at the April 28, 2016 JD18 meeting, held concurrently with the GBA membership meeting.

The nominations were submitted by the 2016 Nominating Committee:

  • James W. Bryan (chair)
  • Thomas D. Carruthers
  • Stephen M. Russell, Jr.
  • Karen McKeithen Schaede
  • Hon. Teresa H. Vincent

New GBA Foundation Investment Advisory Committee Seeking New Members

The Greensboro Bar Association Foundation is forming a new investment advisory committee to set the investment policies and objectives for the Foundation and to liaison with our investment manager.  Our goal is to grow our current investment fund in order to increase our involvement in charitable projects and the number of grants we are able to make as a Foundation.

If you have an interest in serving on this committee, we would welcome the opportunity to talk with you. Please contact Abigail Peoples at Abigail@apeopleslaw.com or at 336-275-6003.

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Beer & Wine Tasting to Benefit Legal Aid of North Carolina

Please Join the Greensboro Bar Association for a

Beer & Wine Tasting
Benefiting
Legal Aid of North Carolina

Featuring Rioja! A Wine Bar

Saturday April 16, 2016
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Greensboro Science Center

Event Tickets

$50 per person advance
$60 per person at door

Tickets include Beer & Wine Tasting, Dinner, and Participation in our “Guess the Wine” and “Guess the Beer” Contests


Raffle Tickets

$10 per ticket

Prizes include:

1 Weekend-Night Stay at the Proximity Hotel,
including two $25 Gift Certificates to Printworks;

and

1-night stay at The Durham Hotel
and a complimentary continental breakfast


TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

Email Diane Lowe at
jd18gba@greensborobar.org and follow the link provided;

OR

Mail a check payable to:

Greensboro Bar Association Foundation

Attn: Diane Lowe
P.O. Box 1825
Greensboro, NC 27402

**If you purchase ticket(s) by mail, please include the name(s) for the ticket(s) and the number of raffle tickets with your check**


Sponsored by:

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Benson Brown & Faucher, PLLC,
Cunningham & Company Mortgage Bankers,
Elon University School of Law,
ITG Brands,
Jill Wilson & Marc Isaacson,
Nexsen Pruet, LLC, and Senn Dunn Insurance

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Ronald P. Johnson Receives 2015 Centennial Award

The North Carolina State Bar Association along with the Greensboro Bar Association chose Ronald P. Johnson as the 2015 recipient of the Centennial Award for community service. Martha Peddrick presented the award to Ron at the January 21, 2016 membership meeting. The full text of her remarks can be found at Centennial Award Remarks.

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Pictured (left to right) is GBA President Afi Johnson-Parris, Ron Johnson, Board Member Martha Peddrick

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GBA Trip to US Supreme Court Planned for Nov. 28

The GBA is sponsoring a trip to the US Supreme Court November 28 for a group admission.  We are limited to 12 applicants as we are going on an argument day for the Court.

This is an EBGTW (early bird gets the worm—first come first served) process.  We’ll have hard copy applications at the January 21 bar meeting, or you can download the forms from the Supreme Court website at www.supremecourt.gov.  Bring or send your completed application (including certificate of good standing and check) to the superior court judges’ chambers on the fourth floor of the Guilford County Courthouse.  Judges Susan Bray and Patrice Hinnant are leading the trip.

On the last trip, we also had a reception at the Court, a visit to Howard Coble’s office and lunch at the Congressional dining hall.  Howard set this up for us.  We are confident that Alma Adams and Mark Walker will assist us in something similar for this trip.

You are responsible for your own transportation and lodging.  Please keep in mind that November 28 is the Monday after Thanksgiving.

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2015 Pro Bono Award Goes To The Clifford Division

The Clifford Division of Clifford Clendenin & O’Hale, LLP was awarded GBA’s 2015 Pro Bono Award at the October 15 member meeting. According to the local Legal Aid office, the Clifford Division has accepted 15 expungement cases over the past year and many more in previous years, adding that team is “always willing to help and to go the extra mile for the clients we refer.” Members of the expungement team are Locke Clifford, Andrew Clifford and Daniel Harris, who are ably assisted by Lynda Clifford, Lyn Howell, and intern Rebekah Shanaman.

 

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Swearing-In Ceremony/Bridge The Gap Nov. 6

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, November 6, 2015 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.

Click on 2015 Swearing-In Packet for more information.

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 November 6th 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 November 6th at the U.S. Federal Courthouse. Newly licensed attorneys are invited and encouraged to attend.

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Election of State Bar Councilors To Be Held October 15

TO:                  Members of the 18th Judicial District Bar

FROM:             Afi Johnson-Parris

President, 18th Judicial District Bar

208 West Wendover Avenue

Greensboro, NC 27401-1307

Email: ajp@wardblacklaw.com

RE:                  Election of State Bar Councilor

DATE:             September 15, 2015

The terms of our State Bar Councilors, Barbara R. Christy and Robert C. Cone, expire on December 31, 2015. Barbara Christy and Bob Cone have each served two consecutive terms and each is eligible for one additional three-year term. I am having this official notice sent to you pursuant to Section .0800 of Subchapter 1A of the Rules of the North Carolina State Bar. Take notice that an election will be held as follows:

EVENT:           Annual Meeting of the 18th Judicial District

DATE:             October 15, 2015

TIME:              5:30 PM

PLACE:           Starmount Forest Country Club

Any member of Judicial District 18 who desires to submit a nomination for State Bar Councilor may do so by mailing a written request to me, at the address listed above or by emailing me at the address listed above, any time prior to the day of the meeting. Nominations may also be made from the floor the day of the meeting. Election must be by a majority of votes cast by those present by secret ballot. Use of proxies is prohibited.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.