2012 Centennial Award

The North Carolina State Bar Association along with the Greensboro Bar Association chose Vance Barron, Jr. as the 2012 recipient of the Centennial Award for community service. Barden Cooke presented the award to Vance at the February 21, 2013 membership meeting. The full text of his remarks can be found at Barron Recognition.

September 2011 Bylaw Changes

When the 18th Judicial District was split, the by-laws were changed at the Septemer 2011 annual meeting to reflect those changes. Details can be found here: 18th JD Bar changes

18th Judicial District Bar

18th District

Find the by-laws of the District Bar of the 18th Judicial District here:

Attorneys practicing in Greensboro are also members of the 18th Judicial District Bar; membership is mandatory. In September, 2011, the 18th Judicial District was split into two components–one encompassing Greensboro and the other primarily High Point. Attorneys living in areas outside of these two cities were given a choice by the North Carolina State Bar into which judicial district to be placed.

Administration of the 18th Judicial District Bar is located in the office of the Greensboro Bar Association, under the oversight of the North Carolina State Bar–notices and dues assessments are approved by the North Carolina State Bar prior to distribution to members.

The fiscal year runs from June 1st of the current year through May 31 of the following year (and corresponds to the fiscal year of the Greensboro Bar Association). Dues are decided by a vote of the membership at the annual meeting and are assessed on June 1st of each year; a late fee additional is assessed for any dues not paid by August 1. (2016-17 FEES ASSESSED ARE $15 PER MEMBER WITH A $10 LATE FEE.) Greensboro Bar Association members may write one check to cover dues for both organizations.

All notices are sent via email. It is important that the office administrator have a current and correct address; send any changes to JD18administrator. For any other changes, send them to Kelly Beck (kbeck@ncbar.gov) at the State Bar. Always be sure to include a NC State Bar number with any notification.

The annual meeting is held in April and notice will be sent one month prior with the exact date. Officers will be elected and other business may be conducted. To fill any judicial vacancy, the President will conduct a special meeting (held jointly with the 18HP); notice will be sent to all members one month prior, and a member must be present to vote.

18th Judicial District Q & A

The 18th Judicial District Bar has been reorganized and administrative functions will now be handled out of the GBA office. How this affects the Greensboro Bar Association member is addressed in the following Q & A. For further questions, contact the office at 378-0300.

"Judge A" Stories

At the February 17, 2010 member meeting, Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson presented a talk about Judge Elreta Alexander. To read a copy of the speech, click here. Justice Timmons-Goodson would like to add to her collection of “Judge A” stories. If you have a story to share with her, please send it to her at Post Office Box 1841, Raleigh, NC 27602.

Pro Bono Service

Pro Bono Services

The Herb Falk Society was organized to recognize members who have performed 75 or more Pro Bono Service hours in one calendar year. GBA members should keep track of pro bono hours to report at the end of the year. Members will be recognized the following spring for hours worked in the previous calendar year. Hours should be reported using the Herb Falk Society Reporting Form/Instructions 2015.
The deadline for reporting pro bono work done in calendar 2015 is January 31, 2016.

Completed forms should be sent via email  to JD18GBA@GreensboroBar.org or mailed to the GBA office: P.O. Box 1825, Greensboro, NC  27402

Brooks Brothers Discount

Enroll online at Membership.BrooksBrothers.com (do not type in http:// or www. in front of the web site address). Enter your Organization ID# 10738 and your Pin Code# 32468.

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To renew an existing corporate membership card, use the following link: www.brooksbrothers.com/cis/corprenewal.tem

For more details, consult the Enrollment Letter .

Awards

GBA Sponsored Awards

Centennial Award

Co-sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association to recognize outstanding and exemplary community service.

Past Recipients:

1999 – Carole W. Bruce and Robert O. Klepfer, Jr.

2000 –  Judge Patrice A. Hinnant & A. Frank Johns

2001 –  Wanda Bracks Daughtry & Richard L. Wharton

2002 –  Charles P. Younce

2003 –  William Owen Cooke Jr.

2004 –  Reid L. Phillips

2007 –  Edward C. Winslow III

2008 –  Charles T. Hagan III

2009 –  Alan W. Duncan & Henry H. Isaacson

2010 –  Harriet T. Smalls

2011 –  Robert C. Cone

2012 –  Vance Barron

2013 –  Eloise McCain Hassell

2014 –  Marc L. Isaacson

2015 –  Ronald P. Johnson

Pro Bono Award

The Pro Bono Award recognizes outstanding service and was established in 1996. Past Recipients:

1996 –  H. Davis North, III

1999 –  Herbert S. Falk, Jr

2000 –  Smith Helms Mullis & Moore, L.L.P. – Greensboro Office

2001 –  Larry I. Moore, III

2002 –  Norman B. Smith, Stephen P. Millikin

2003 –  Eugene W. Purdom

2004 –  Ronald P. Johnson

2005 –  Allison M. Grimm & Polly D. Sizemore

2007 –  J. Donald Cowan, Jr. – Greensboro Office of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard

2008 –  GBA 4ALL Volunteers

2009 –  All Elon Law School Student Volunteers for the Greensboro Legal Aid Office’s 2009 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

2010 –  Stephen E. Black

2012 –  Gregory T. Higgins

2013 –  Enyonam Williams

2014 –  Nicole A. Crawford, Alexander Elkan, Kimbery A. Marston, S. Kyle Woosley (Mary’s House Legal Team)

2015 –  The Clifford Division of Clifford Clendenin & O’Hale, LLP

2016 – Amanda C. Feder

Distinguished Service

The Distinguished Service Award was established in 1993 and is the highest honor bestowed on a member.  Previous recipients:

1993 –  Elreta M. Alexander Ralston & Beverly C. Moore

1995 –  Charles T. Hagan, Jr.

1996 –  Richard D. Douglas, Jr.

1997 –  L. Richardson Preyer

1998 –  Judge Rufus Reynolds

1999 –  W. Owen Cooke

2000 –  L. P. McLendon & McNeill Smith

2001 –  Horace R. Kornegay & James B. Wolfe, Jr.

2002 –  Herbert S. Falk, Jr.

2003 –  Margaret A. Harris

2004 –  William L. Osteen Sr.

2005 –  A. L. (Gus) Meyland & Braxton Schell

2006 –  Stephen P. Millikin

2008 –  James G. Exum, Jr. & Henry E. Frye

2009 –  G. Stevenson Crihfield

2010 –  Richmond G. Bernhardt, Jr. & Doris R. Bray

2011 –  W. Douglas Albright

2012 –  Janet Ward Black

2013 –  Carol W. Bruce

2014 –  James T. Williams, Jr.

2015 – Locke T. Clifford

2016 – Frederick G. Lind

Technology & Website for Law Practice Management

“30 Tips in 30 Minutes:  Technology and Law Practice Management Websites Designed to Help Lawyers Better Serve Their Clients” was presented in a colloquium on October 5, 2010.  A copy of the take-away can be found in the About Us tab above under Law Practice Management Colloquium.

Law Practice Management Colloquium Series

On March 30, a program entitled “Practicing Law with a Virtual Office” was presented by Stephanie Kimbro of the Wilmington, NC bar. She provided an introduction to virtual law practice, structures of virtual law practice, ethical issues and best practices. To review her presentaion, please view here Kimbro’s Slides.

Erik Mazzone and Afi Johnson-Parris presented the first program as part of a series of law practice management colloquia on October 5, 2010.   “30 Tips in 30 Minutes:  Technology and Law Practice Management Websites”  was received with good reviews and is presented here as 30 Tips Handout to aid other attorneys who were not able to attend the presentation.