Grant Sigmon is President of the Greensboro Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and is an attorney with Sigmon Klein, PLLC.

Young Lawyers Section: Connections, Sept 2017

This Fall, the Young Lawyers Section has planned several events for its members and the local community.  We look forward to catching up with everyone and meeting new members at these upcoming events!

Backpack Beginnings.  The Young Lawyers Section is partnering with Backpack Beginnings for our first event to stuff backpacks as part of its Comfort Backpack Program.  These backpacks will offer care, comfort and basic necessities, including blankets, stuffed animals, books, hygiene products, school supplies and more. The backpacks will be provided to abused/neglected, homeless, foster, and refugee children in Guilford County.  We will be meeting on Thursday, September 14 at 4:30 p.m. at 3707-D Alliance Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407.  To RSVP for this event, please email Hillary Kies at hkies@turningpointlit.com.

Happy Hour.  A happy hour at Fat Dog’s Grille and Pub will follow the Backpack Beginnings event on Thursday, September 14 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on the patio.  Fat Dog’s Grille and Pub is located on 3021 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro.  All YLS members are invited to attend.

Swearing-in Ceremony/Bridge the Gap Program.  Please mark your calendars for Friday, October 13, 2017.  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.  Our Swearing-In Ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m. (Location TBD).  We would love for members of the GBA to join us and support our newly licensed attorneys. If you are a newly licensed attorney or you know a newly licensed attorney, please e-mail Kristen Redman at kredman@tuggleduggins.com to receive the application materials.

Book Buddies.  Book Buddies is a volunteer program that YLS created and supports every year.  The program pairs lawyers with classrooms at Hampton Elementary. The lawyers 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. Book Buddies is open to all GBA members, so you don’t have to be a young lawyer to volunteer with us. To find out more about Book Buddies and how you can volunteer, please visit our website at www.greensboroyls.org/book-buddies.

Connect with Us.  Do you want more information about upcoming YLS events or how you can get involved? Check out our website at www.greensboroyls.org.  E-mail Grant Sigmon (grant@sklawnc.com) to make sure you are on the listserv.  Also follow us on Facebook (Greensboro Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section).  We look forward to connecting with you!

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Join the GBA Young Laywers Section on September 14, 2017, for our first service project and out first networking happy hour of the year!

We will fill backpacks for the children in the Triad at Backpack Beginnings at 4:30 p.m. and will follow up
with an evening of networking and relaxing on the patio of Fat Dog’s Grille and Pub, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Please join us whether you are a new or seasoned Young Lawyer! We want your participation and we want to meet you!

Backpack Beginnings: 3707-D Alliance Drive, Greenboro NC 27407

Fat Dog’s Grille & Pub: 3021 Sprin Garden Street, Greensboro NC 27403

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