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 Hassell

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

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.

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.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of five officers–President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer–who serve one-year terms plus nine directors who serve three-year staggered terms with three new directors being elected each year.  The duties and responsibilities for each position can be found in the Job descriptions page.  Each member of the board is required to adhere to the Conflict of Interest policy.

Contact information–phone numbers, email addresses, and fax numbers–can be found at the “Contact Us” tab above.

Advertising Contract

     Advertisers have the option of signing an annual contract to run their advertisement in each of the nine monthly issues during the fiscal year.  The Advertising Contract is available for both annual contracts or for month-to-month contracts. Also view the Advertising Options for the sizes and orientations on the page and their associated costs.


GBA Newsletter

The newsletter is published nine times each year.  It is sent to members at the beginning of each month from September through May.  It contains a message from the President, a list of the current executive board, articles of interest, announcements of upcoming events and meetings, and advertisements.

Articles are submitted to the newsletter editor while advertisements are sent to the office administrator.  Advertising is offered in a variety of sizes, both vertical and horizontal orientations, at a nominal cost.  The Advertising Options page demonstrates the choices. Advertisers may choose an annual contract to run their ad each month at a 10% savings over the cost of advertising on a month to month basis.  The current contract is available on this website.

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From time to time, the Board of Directors initiates a special project which may require funding from the Foundation plus additional input, both in work and monetary contributions, from the GBA members.  Past projects include six Habitat for Humanity houses and playground equipment for Foust Elementary School .   The most recent project was the 80th Anniversary Habitat House pictured here:

house pictured here.

located at 2139 Mc Connell Road.



Tributes to Honored GBA Members

    • Delivered February 16, 2012: John F. Yeattes , Jr.
    • Delivered February 16, 2012: Charles Edward Nichols.