The North Carolina State Bar is hosting an Opioid Summit on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the State Bar building in Raleigh, NC. Attendees will hear from leading experts and practicing lawyers about the opioid epidemic in North Carolina and how it affects the legal profession. In this day-long CLE, attendees will hear from experts on the State’s response to the epidemic, the science of opioid use, and the implementation of recovery courts, while also hearing individual stories from lawyers about the disease’s impact on family members and clients. The program is bookended by a morning keynote address from Attorney General Josh Stein and an afternoon panel discussion with practicing lawyers offering practical guidance. Details about the summit are included below:
What: Broadcast of the North Carolina State Bar Opioid Summit
When: October 4, 2019
Where: Fox Rothschild LLP
Time: 9am to 4pm
CLE Credit: 4 hours general, 1 hour ethics, 1 hour substance abuse/mental health
Cost: $25 to be paid at the door (for full day attendees)
For those who cannot attend the entire program, attending any one hour of the CLE will earn the substance abuse/mental health credit, attending any two hours will earn the substance abuse/mental health and ethics credits, and any additional hours will earn the general credits. Attendees are responsible for paying the $3.50 per credit hour they attend. Lunch will be provided so please register in advance.
The Human Race was a great success. Twenty two GBA members walked in the April 27th 5K event organized by the Volunteer Center of Greensboro. Many others donated which spurred us to raise over $2,100 for non-profits in Greensboro.
It is not too late to participate! You can still donate by logging onto thehumanrace5k.org. Thanks to the donors and all who participated in the race.
There had been rumblings about who would win the Second Annual Bar Association Trivia Battle. At the High Point Bar Association Meeting, they mentioned at every meeting how they would keep the trophy at home. Greensboro Bar Association members discussed preparations months in advance.
The winning team answered an entire category correctly. Our own Sharon Dunmore was able to assist her team in correctly distinguishing spells and charms from Harry Potter from obscure terms that have appeared in legal opinions over the years. Mutatis mutandis, anyone?
Members of the GBA and HPBA worked together to plan a location, to create a budget, and to bring everything together, including a host. Trivia topics included Expecto Patronus or Ex Post Facto; general knowledge; famous law school graduates; and Child’s Play.
From the platform where the host announced the questions, it was apparent that spirited discussions and debates were taking place. Laughter could be heard over drink orders and, often, over the trivia hostess. Even the staff at WiFi Wine Bar joined in. Jokes were made at the expense of those who didn’t attend – all in good fun, of course.
The trophy now resides in Greensboro, thanks to a group of young lawyers. More importantly, however, it was obvious that this event bridged gaps between groups – attorneys and judges, old and young, litigators and transactional attorneys, and GBA and HPBA.
Congratulations to Guilford County Public Defender Fred Lind, who was honored with the prestigious Caswell Award in recognition and appreciation for 45 or more years of dedicated, extended service to the State of North Carolina.
The ceremony was held Tuesday, April 2, at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh and honored 21 employees across state agencies and branches. Lind became the assistant public defender in September 1974 and then Guilford County’s chief public defender in 2011.
Thank you for your service, Fred!
Reid L. Phillips has been selected to receive the 2019 Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake, Jr. Public Service Award at the NCBA Annual Meeting in Asheville.
His name was placed in nomination by the Past Presidents’ Council and approved unanimously by the NCBA Board of Governors at its spring meeting in Wrightsville Beach.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1974) and the University of Texas School of Law (1977), Phillips has practiced his entire career with Brooks Pierce, serving as managing partner since 2016.
He has provided leadership to the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and the LeBauer Park Steering Committee, and in 2015 served as chairman of the War Memorial Commission which oversees the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.
Recently passed legislation redistricts relatively few counties, and our district’s current county makeup remains unchanged. However, the new law removes sub-district lettering from prosecutorial districts (e.g.,19A) and provides each prosecutorial district with a unique number (e.g., 19A becomes 25). As you know, judicial district bars are coterminous with prosecutorial districts (except for the High Point District Bar). All district bars other than Districts 1, 2, 10, and 26 have been re-numbered. You can find a revised district bar list on the North Carolina State Bar website at https://www.ncbar.gov/media/730478/redistricting-table.jpg.
Effective January 1,2019, our district’s new number is 24.
Note: As of this writing, the Superior Court and District Court numbers have not been changed to match the new Prosecutorial District numbers. Therefore, we will have a different Superior and District Court number than our Prosecutorial District. Guilford County will be District 18 for Superior/District Court, but District 24 for Prosecutorial District/District Bar.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter. Should you have any questions or require assistance, please contact me directly at 336-378-0300.
Hon. Teresa H. Vincent, President, 18th Judicial District Bar
Our holiday celebration will be held from 5:30-7:30 PM tomorrow, December 12 at Elon Law as planned.
- Jonathan G. Kreider 179
- Brian Tomlin 102
- Gavin J. Reardon 100
- Ashley Watlington-Simms 82
- Stephanie Goldsborough 71
- Peter D. Zellmer 69
- Ronald P. Butler 66
- Christon Stephanie Halkiotis 54
- Tomakio S. Gause 51
- Moshera Mills 35
- Thomas B. Kobrin 24
- Tab C. Hunter 8