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.