Hello GBA Members!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.
The 2023 calendar year is quickly coming to a close. Before looking at December in terms of GBA events, I would like to take a quick look back at November. The month saw the official kickoff of the new Business/Corporate Law Section which you can learn more about elsewhere in this newsletter. We also continued our tradition of raising funds to provide books to the students of Jones Elementary School. GBA members even assisted students with their book selections through our participation in the school’s Book Fair.
Additionally, we had the pleasure of hearing from guest speaker Catherine Saunders Reach during our November member meeting discussing Generative AI and its growing impact on the legal community and the world. Some of you, like me until very recently, have been hesitant to learn more about this technology that has literally taken the world by storm over the last year. Therefore, at the very least, I recommend taking a look at the presentation materials shared with the membership following the meeting. Also, Ms. Reach shared that while individuals may decide not to personally use Generative AI, they should strive to understand general information about it.
Looking at December, I hope to see many of you at the GBA Holiday Party at Elon Law on December 6th. Please RSVP for this event which offers members a great opportunity to connect with each other during this holiday season.
Finally, amid legal pursuits, please take time this season to prioritize the priceless: family and friends. Embrace the holiday spirit, relish special moments together, and strive to create lasting memories. Your dedication is commendable, yet savoring time with loved ones enriches life beyond measure.
Gerald L. Walden, Jr.
President, Greensboro Bar Association 2023-2024