Jones Elementary School Book Project Begins

Each year, the GBA collects generous donations from our members to purchase books from Scholastic at a significant discount.  We collect enough money to buy a book for each and every child in the traditional program at Jones Elementary School in grades K through 5.  Right before the holiday break, GBA volunteers wrap each book and then hand deliver the books to the kids in their classrooms wearing Santa hats and other festive attire.  The look on the children’s faces is what the holidays are all about.

So . . . we are asking you to consider:

(1) making a donation to this project by writing a check made payable to the “Greensboro Bar Association  Foundation”;

(2) wrapping a book while attending the GBA’s annual holiday party on Thursday, December 18th at Elon Law School; and

(3) volunteering to distribute the books at Jones on Friday, December 19th.

Donations need to be received by December 10, 2014 and can be mailed to the GBA at Post Office Box 1825, Greensboro, NC 27402 or hand-delivered to either Diane Lowe or Sarah Roane at the November 20th membership lunch meeting.  Please include “Jones Elementary Book Project” in the memo line of the check so we know what your donation is for.  All donors, both individual and firm, will be recognized in a subsequent GBA newsletter.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and holiday spirit!

Triad Legal Geeks Meet-up

The Law Practice Management and Technology Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, in conjunction with the Greensboro Bar Association, is happy to announce that our next Triad Legal Geeks Meet-up is Tuesday, June 24th at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema starting at 6:00 pm. Anyone who is a member of the Greensboro Bar Association or North Carolina Bar Association is invited.

We will be showing Merlin Mann’s Inbox Zero Google Tech Talk followed by a general discussion on handling e-mail and other electronic communications.

Please RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/nc-legal-geeks-6483542311

JD 18 Special Meeting Held

Notice was sent to all members of the 18th Judicial District and 18-H Judicial District regarding a special joint meeting for the election of nominees for the office of District Court Judge pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. and the bylaws of the 18th Judicial District Bar and the 18-H Judicial District Bar. The meeting was conducted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at 4:00 PM in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room (the Old Superior Court Room) of the Guilford County Courthouse at 301 West Market Street in Greensboro, NC, to select five nominees for one seat for a District Court Judge. The Minutes of the meeting are posted.

Resumes of the five candidates that will be submitted to the governor are below:

William B. Davis

Joseph D. Floyd, II

Randle L. Jones

Jonathan G. Kreider

David E. Sherrill

JD 18 Special Meeting

A special joint meeting of JD18 and JD18H has been called for Wednesday, January 15, 2013 beginning at 4:00 PM in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room on the second floor of the Old Guilford County Courthouse, 301 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC. The Special Joint Meeting Announcement contains information regarding candidates/applicants, speeches by candidates, candidate information, voting, and results of the election.

For members of JD18, the by-laws need to be changed to conform to N. C Gen. Statute; details are contained in 2013 Notice of Meeting to Amend Bylaws.