Volunteer Attorneys Needed to Assist Tornado Victims

Volunteer Attorneys Needed to Assist Tornado Victims │The NCBA, FEMA, LANC and the ABA YLD have joined forces to provide free legal services to low-income survivors of the tornado that swept through the Greensboro area on April 15. To serve as a volunteer attorney, email both Lisa Arthur and Andy Jones with your name, email, phone number, and the areas of law with which you are willing to assist (i.e. insurance claims, property issues, landlord-tenant issues, general, etc.) Access link for details.

Judicial Nominee Special Election 4-18-19 Results

1. Marcus Allen Shields:                  125

2. Brian Tomlin:                                 88

3. Ronald P. Butler:                           86

4. Caroline T. Pemberton:                60

5. Christon Stephanie Halkiotis:     59

6.  Tie:

Brenton G. Boyce:                              45

Moshera Mills:                                    45

7. Larry Archie:                                   23

8. Tab Hunter:                                      4

 

 

Judicial Nominee Special Joint Meeting Announced

A Judicial Nominee Special Joint Meeting of the 18th Judicial District Bar and the 18-H Judicial District Bars will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 3:30 PM in the ballroom of the High Point Country Club, 800 Country Club Drive, High Point, NC 27262.

Notice: Joint Special Meeting

More Information & Candidate Profiles

 

 

Annual Jones Elementary Book Project Donations Now Being Accepted

Please help the Greensboro Bar Association continue the wonderful holiday tradition of buying and presenting a book to each student in the traditional program at Jones Elementary School.

You may donate online at Jones Elementary Project Donations or mail your check made payable to the “Greensboro Bar Foundation” to:

Greensboro Bar Association Foundation
P.O. Box 1825
Greensboro, NC 27402

Although donations will be accepted at any time, we encourage members to act before November 30, 2017 in order to allow time for the books to be ordered through Scholastic.

Please join us for book wrapping at the Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 13th at Elon University School of Law. Wrapping supplies will be provided.

If you have any questions regarding the book drive,
please contact Adam Kerr at adam@kerrlawnc.com
or (336) 500-7599.  Donate Today! Thank you!

Jones Elementary Book Project

Swearing-In Ceremony & Bridge the Gap Scheduled for Oct. 13

If you are a newly licensed attorney, we strongly encourage you to participate in the 2017 Swearing-In Ceremony and Bridge the Gap Programs on Friday, October 13, 2017.  Bridge the Gap provides the new attorneys with a guided tour of various local landmarks in our legal community such as the Federal, State, and Bankruptcy Courts along with the District Attorneys Office and Clerk of Court.  A reception will follow at Churchill’s on Elm St.
If you are not a newly licensed attorney, please help us spread the word about these events and circulate the 2017 Swearing-In Application Packet to the new associates at your respective offices. This is an excellent networking event for everyone in GBA and YLS to meet the newest members of our local bar.  Come out and show your support for the new attorneys on Friday, October 13!

Construction Begins on 8th GBA Habitat House

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.

 

Herb Falk Society 2016 Honors

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

Habitat House 2017 Volunteers & Contributions Needed

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.

Habitat House Online Donations

Amanda Feder Receives 2016 Pro Bono Award

The Greensboro Bar Association’s 2016 Pro Bono Award was presented to Amanda C. Feder at the October 20 member meeting. Amanda has represented multiple clients referred from Legal Aid with a wide variety of legal problems. She has accepted 20 cases from Legal Aid over the past year, providing more than 100 hours of pro bono service. She has handled four housing cases (including one jury trial), nine expungements, six powers of attorney, and one will preparation matter. Legal Aid went on to point out that six of the nine expungements our award recipient handled resulted in completely clean records, giving these persons a fresh start and significantly improving their chances of obtaining or maintaining employment, housing and other benefits. Read Pro Bono Award presentation in full.

Bob Cone Receives NCSB Distinguished Service Award

The North Carolina State Bar’s John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award was presented to Robert C. Cone at our October 20 member meeting, recognizing a lifetime of exemplary service to his clients, his profession and his community. The award was presented by NC State Bar President Margaret M. Hunt. View Ms. Hunt’s DSA Presentation.