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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May 2015

Message from the President, YLS: Backpack Beginnings, GBA 2015 Annual Picnic, New Members, May Calendar Notes, Stell: Law Firm For Sale, NCSB Meeting Agenda, Kane: Guaranteed Referrals, NCSB Hosts First-Ever Law Tech Expo, GBA April Meeting Highlights, Make Difference, Volunteer, Triad Health Project, Dining For Friends Download

April 2015

Message from the President; SML Hosts Attorney-Student Event; Attorney Services for Closing Offices; New Members; Volunteer at Potter’s House; April Calendar Notes; Stell: Show Me the Money; Legal Aid Fundraiser; New Members at Higgins Benjamin, PLLC; Kane: Maxims for Marketing Success; SML Recognized for Service Excellence; Goldberg Segalla Open GSO Office; Kane Completes 100-Mile Race Download

February 2015

Message from the President, New Lawyers at SML, New GBA Members, Stell: Happy Clients in the New Year, NCBA Criminal Justice Awards, Kane: I’m a Good Listener, Shrader Named Director at C&R, Memorial Resolution Honoring Clark, 4All Statewide Service Day Download

January 2015

January update, Young Lawyers update, Book Project, Websites for Lawyers, CLEs, and more. Download

December 2014

Message from the President, Irving Park Cleanup, Herb Falk Society Inductees, New Members, CLEs, Calendar notes, and Commentary Download

September 2014

Comments from the President, Young Lawyers Section Update, Greensboro Bar Directory, Award Updates, CLE Updates. Download

May 2014

Comments from the President, Award Summaries, Part 2 of the Series “Planning Ahead,” and Business Development. Download

April 2014

Comments from the President, Dispelling Mentoring Myths, Teacher Supply Warehouse Project, Limited Liability Law Changes, Fixed Fees Make (Most) Clients Happy. Download

March 2014

Protecting Your Clients’ Interests in the Event of Disability or Death; Seeking Client Feedback: More Critical Than Ever; Ask-A-Lawyer; GBA 2014 Annual Picnic; Awards; Legal Aid Fundraisers Download


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