Last month, the Young Lawyers Section partnered with Backpack Beginnings and filled backpacks as part of the comfort backpack program. Thank you to all YLS members and GBA members who were able to join us! The event was such a success that we hope to do it again in the spring.
YLS also worked with NCBA YLD President, Rachel Blunk, and had a wonderful lunch with young lawyers from Haiti. We look forward to more opportunities to interact with attorneys from across the world.
Each year the Young Lawyers Section sponsors a Swearing-In Ceremony for the admission of newly licensed attorneys to the state and federal courts. This year, YLS is hosting its annual Swearing-In Ceremony on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 3:00p.m. in Courtroom 3 of the United States District Court in downtown Greensboro.
We welcome the support and attendance of members of the GBA at the swearing-in to support our newly licensed attorneys. Friends and family are also invited to celebrate the occasion. Cell phones and cameras will be permitted at the event. If you are a newly licensed attorney or you know a newly licensed attorney, please e-mail Nicole Scallon at [email protected] to receive the application materials.
Hurricane Florence Relief
YLS would like to advocate the use of our services to assist those who were impacted by Hurricane Florence. The recovery will take some time and you can make a difference. The NCBA has created a Hurricane Florence Website which contains recovery resources. You can access that website at https://www.ncbar.org/florence/. The Disaster Legal Services Hotline is a pro bono legal project of the NCBA, Legal Aid of North Carolina, the American Bar Association, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency meant to provide disaster legal services for North Carolina counties approved by FEMA to receive federal assistance in wake of Hurricane Florence. Also, NC Free Legal Answers allows North Carolinians impacted by Hurricane Florence who have brief legal questions to post and attorneys can provide pro bono advice. You can access that website at: nc.freelegalanswers.org. We encourage you to participate if you are able.
Connect with Us.
Do you want more information about upcoming YLS events or how you can get involved? Visit our website at www.greensboroyls.org. E-mail Nicole Patino ([email protected]) to make sure you are on the listserv. Also follow us on Facebook (Greensboro Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section). If you missed the opportunity to connect with YLS in September, we hope to see you at the Swearing-In Ceremony or reception on October 12, 2018.