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
Commissioners Meeting Room (the Old Superior Court Room)
Old Guilford County Courthouse
301 West Market Street
CANDIDATES FOR DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
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Click on Written Notice of the special joint meeting for the purpose of selecting nominees to submit to the Governor to fill the District Court judicial vacancy occasioned by the vacancy left by the Honorable Superior Court Judge Lora Cubbage and to vote on the number of persons that will be recommended from the 18th and 18-H Judicial Bars to fill the position of Public Defender pursuant to standing regulations for nominations of candidates for the Office of Public Defender for the 18th Defender District.
The deadline for written submissions of the District Court Judge nominations will be no later than 5:00 PM on November 22, 2018.
Volunteers are needed to help with check in/counting ballots. If you can help please respond by email to the Hon. Marcus Shields
The Greensboro Bar Association’s 2018 Pro Bono Award was presented to Tom Carruthers and Rosetta Davidson Davis at the October 18 member dinner. Since the law change in December 2017 to make many more people eligible for expungements, Legal Aid has struggled to keep up with the demand for its services. When the City Attorney’s office became aware of this need, Mr. Carruthers and Ms. Davis stepped up to take on many of these cases. Since April, Tom Carruthers and Rosetta Davidson Davis have handled more than 30 expunction referrals from Legal Aid and have made a huge difference in the lives of all these clients. This is an exemplary effort that is certainly deserves recognition. They have made a tremendous difference in the lives of many people through this extraordinary effort. The Greensboro Bar Association is pleased to recognize their service.
The Greensboro Bar Association is requesting nominations for the GBA Pro Bono Award for 2018. This award recognizes exceptional Pro Bono Legal Service. Past recipients include individuals, firms, and organizations. If you know of someone or entity that you believe should be recognized, please send your nomination to Diane Lowe with your contact information and a summary of the service you believe supports your nomination.
Joint Event with the High Point Bar Association! Save the Date!
Bring your family (kids too!) for an afternoon
of food, fun, and BASEBALL!!!
Greensboro Grasshoppers vs. Lakewood BlueClaws
Sunday, May 20
First National Bank Field
Sunbrella Shade Zone (Field & Terrace Levels)
All-You-Can-Eat Picnic Buffet from 1:30 to 3:00 as the
The Young Lawyers Section will be collecting donations for
the Book Buddies program at Hampton Elementary School.
YLS will use all donations to purchase books so that our Book Buddies
will have a new book to take home for the summer—our goal is $500!
Save The Date!
A Judicial Nominee Special Joint Meeting of the 18th Judicial District Bar and the 18-H Judicial District Bars will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 3:30 PM in the ballroom of the High Point Country Club, 800 Country Club Drive, High Point, NC 27262.
Saturday, February 17
6:30 – 9:30 PM
Beer & Wine Tasting, Buffet and Raffle set in the aquarium at the Greensboro Science Center.
Please help the Greensboro Bar Association continue the wonderful holiday tradition of buying and presenting a book to each student in the traditional program at Jones Elementary School.
You may donate online at Jones Elementary Project Donations or mail your check made payable to the “Greensboro Bar Foundation” to:
Greensboro Bar Association Foundation
P.O. Box 1825
Greensboro, NC 27402
Although donations will be accepted at any time, we encourage members to act before November 30, 2017 in order to allow time for the books to be ordered through Scholastic.
Please join us for book wrapping at the Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 13th at Elon University School of Law. Wrapping supplies will be provided.
If you have any questions regarding the book drive,
please contact Adam Kerr at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (336) 500-7599. Donate Today! Thank you!
The Greensboro Bar Association established the Distinguished Service Award in 1993 to annually recognize a lawyer for exhibiting a deep devotion to the legal profession and an enduring contribution to the administration of justice and the public good through unselfish service. We were fortunate to have two very deserving recipients this year, Robert H. Edmunds, Jr. and Patrice A. Hinnant.
The Greensboro Bar Association’s 8th Habitat House is well underway! Members, invited guests and the work crew viewed the groundbreaking ceremony before enjoying a delicious bbq chicken lunch on Saturday, April 1. Volunteers are needed to complete the project. You may register at Habitat Online Volunteer Registration.
The Herb Falk Society honors those members of the Greensboro Bar Association who contribute at least 75 hours of pro bono service annually. The fifteen individuals inducted for 2016 were recognized at the March 16 member meeting at the Empire Room. Please join us in congratulating:
Barbara R. Christy – 87.5 Hours
Locke T. Clifford – 77.8 Hours
Elizabeth Collins – 116 Hours
Benjamin Crissman – 98 Hours
Blinn L. Cushman – 111 Hours
Erwin Fuller, Jr. – 100 Hours
Richard W. Gabriel – 76.2 Hours
Holt Gwyn – 168 Hours
Eloise Robinson Hassel – 91.1
Adam G. Kerr – 120.9 Hours
Jennifer L.J. Koenig – 110.75 Hours
Manisha P. Patel – 118 Hours
Steven A. Scoggan – 118.5 Hours
Clark Smith, Jr. – 270.8 Hours
Gerald L. Walden, Jr. – 282 Hours
Efforts to build our eighth Habitat for Humanity House are underway and we are asking for your support through financial contributions and volunteer hours. Please complete the 2017 Habitat Contribution Form the 2017 Habitat Volunteer Form now. We also offer the option of donating online at Habitat House Online Donations. Although your payment can be made either this year or by February 28, 2017, we need to obtain donations and commitments as soon as possible.
Donations are tax deductible and can be made to the Greensboro Bar Association Foundation, Inc., marked for the Habitat for Humanity House. You have the option of making a donation in honor of or in memory of persons you specify.
Please also complete and submit your volunteer form. You do NOT need prior construction experience. In fact, you may wish to sign up for an unfamiliar task in order to obtain a new skill. In addition to volunteers for construction, we also need volunteers to help schedule work crews and volunteers to act as liaison with the homebuyer and their family.
We plan to begin construction on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Typically we work on Saturdays and construction takes 18 weeks. However, if there is sufficient interest (typically 18 or so volunteers for outside tasks or 8 to 10 for inside tasks), we can schedule workdays on Wednesdays or Thursdays in addition to Saturdays. Please indicate on your volunteer form if you can work during the week.
Attention all newly licensed attorneys. The Young Lawyers Section of the Greensboro Bar Association is sponsoring a Swearing-In Ceremony for the admission of newly licensed attorneys to the state and federal courts on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room located on the second floor of the Old Courthouse (301 W. Market Street). This ceremony is also open to newly licensed attorneys (who have already been admitted to state and/or federal court) who simply want to participate in the ceremony and be introduced to the Greensboro Bar Association.
A reception serving complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, will be held in honor of all newly sworn-in attorneys immediately following the ceremony at Churchill’s on Elm.
In addition to the Swearing-In Ceremony and reception, the Young Lawyers Section of the Greensboro Bar Association has also organized an optional event on October 14th known as Bridge The Gap, which gives new attorneys in Guilford County an opportunity to become familiar with the local court systems by touring the Federal, State, and Bankruptcy Courts. This program starts at 9:00 a.m. on October 14th at the U.S. Federal Courthouse. Newly licensed attorneys are invited and encouraged to attend.
Click on 2016-17 Swearing-In Packet for the application and more information.
If you have any questions about the Swearing-In Ceremony, the reception, and/or Bridge The Gap, please contact Lisa Arthur, President of the Young Lawyers Section, at 336-378-5318 or Lisa Arthur.
A Compilation of Interim Reports from the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law & Justice now available here: NCCALJ Interim Report
The JD18 & GBA Dues Notice for 2016-17 was emailed to members of the 18th Judicial District and the Greensboro Bar Association on Wednesday, June 15. The mandatory JD18 fee of $15 and the voluntary GBA dues may be paid with one check payable to the 18th Judicial District Bar. Firms are encouraged to pay for multiple attorneys with one check.
Printable Invoice: JD18 & GBA Dues Notice for 2016-17
A meeting of the Executive Board of the Greensboro Bar Association will take place on Tuesday, June 14 in the Self Help Building, 122 N. Elm Street, Suite 820. The meeting will begin promptly at 4:00 PM. At this meeting, the officers and directors in attendance will vote on a proposed annual membership dues increase of $5.00 per member, effective June 2016. The increase, the first in over 12 years, will help offset increased operating and meeting expenses. Members will continue to enjoy the same level of benefits currently provided:
* Reduced fee or no-cost GBA-sponsored seminars;
* 6 dinner/luncheon meetings with programs of interest to members of our profession at no additional cost;
* 18th Judicial District Bar Meeting and dinner at no additional cost;
* BarCARES: A short-term intervention program provided cost-free to member’s immediate family;
* Holiday Party in December;
* Picnic at the Ballpark (Greensboro Grasshoppers) for members and a guest at no additional cost;
* Opportunities to participate in Bar sections – Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business & Transactional Law, Family Law, Real Property, Young Lawyers;
* Opportunity to participate in Bar-sponsored activities, such as Community Service at Potters House or Sussmans Park, Friends of Jones School, CLE.
Membership Categories and Proposed Dues Rate:
Sustaining Member – $165
Regular Member – $130
Licensed less than 3 yrs. – $85
Senior (over age 70) – no charge