Lisa Arthur, President, Young Lawyers Section, Greensboro Bar Association

Young Lawyers Section: Connections, Oct 2016

YLS is off to a great start! In the month of September, we stuffed 87 backpacks for the comfort backpack program at Backpack Beginnings. Afterwards, we had our member kickoff party at Pig Pounder. Thank you to all YLS members who joined us. If you missed the opportunity to connect with YLS in September, we hope to see you at the Swearing-In Ceremony and/or reception on October 14, 2016.  More details on our upcoming events are included below.

Book Buddies

Book Buddies is a volunteer program that YLS created and supports every year.  The program pairs lawyers with classrooms at Hampton Elementary to read aloud to the class for thirty minutes to an hour.  The great thing about the program is that it’s flexible—once you’re paired with a classroom, you work with the teacher to schedule mutually agreeable reading times.  Our goal is to fully staff Hampton’s pre-K through second-grade classes and expand to another Guilford County school. To find out more about Book Buddies and how you can volunteer, please email Whit Pierce at whit.pierce@smithmoorelaw.com.

Swearing-In Ceremony/Bridge the Gap Program

Please mark your calendars for Friday, October 14, 2016.  We would love for GBA members to join us and support our newly licensed attorneys. Our Bridge the Gap Program starts at 9:00 a.m. and provides a great opportunity for new lawyers to tour the Federal, State, and Bankruptcy Courts.  If you are interested in signing up for the Bridge the Gap Program, please contact Grant Sigmon at gsigmon@bbflaw.com.  Our Swearing-In Ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the Commissioners’ Room located on the second floor of the Old Courthouse (301 W. Market Street) with a reception at Churchill’s to follow.  To access a PDF copy of the application, please click here.  Applications are due by October 7, 2016.

Website Launch

Do you want more information about upcoming YLS events or how you can get involved? Check out our new website:  http://www.greensboroyls.org/.  We look forward to connecting with you!

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