We are truly blessed to have a local bar that is a model of collegiality and high ethical standards. I do not know the statistics, but it seems to me that the 18th district is always well-represented in NCBA, State Bar and other statewide professional groups and associations. I am Piedmont proud that Barbara Christie will serve on the Bar Council leadership team.
In March 2018, when Margaret Hunt, on behalf of the nominating committee, asked for recommendations, I sent the following. I am sure councilors from across the state sent similar recommendations.
“Good evening, Margaret. Almost three years ago, just after I was elected to the council, Bob Cone invited me to lunch with Barbara. Although we both practiced blocks apart in Greensboro for several years, we had never met. I spend much of my time in court and Barbara is a transactional lawyer. My first impression was she is quiet, smart, deliberate and thoughtful. In the 3 years that have passed, I learned that she is all of those things, and compassionate, loyal, straightforward, really smart! hard working, keeps a positive attitude and loves her work at the Bar.
We have become close friends, much to my delight. I have only seen her work first hand for the past 3 years, so you probably have a far more broad view of her work as a councilor. My first year, I was unsure of my duties and my ability to do the job myself. Barbara was a great help and mentor to me. One example of her contributions was the amazing work she did on the legislative issues when the State Bar was under attack. Barbara drafted the letter that served as a model for all of us in approaching our lawmakers.
Needless to say, I think Barbara would be a great asset to the Bar leadership team.”
18th Judicial District Councilor