Join NCAJ Board of Governor Member, James E. Williams, Jr. and Civil Right Section Chair, Michele Luecking-Sunman for a FREE Symposium commemorating the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The speakers will examine the state of minority rights in North Carolina. This event is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers. The Dawn of a New Fulfillment: Equal Justice Under the Law 50 Years After the 1964 Civil Rights Act April 11, 2014: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM / Reception to follow The International Civil Rights Center & Museum Greensboro, North Carolina Free to attend/ No CLE credit provided For the schedule and to register, please email or call Michelle LaPorte email@example.com or 919.836.4215
MODERATOR - Jonathan R. Harkavy - Partner, Patterson Harkavy law firm
Tuesday, January 21st, 6:00 pm In the library at Elon University School of Law 201 N. Greene St., Greensboro, N.C.
Reception to follow
Elon Law student chapter of North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Elon Law Black Law Students Association
ABOUT JULIUS CHAMBERS
Julius L. Chambers (1936-2013), graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1962, first in his class of 100. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif and Order of the Golden Fleece, the highest honorary societies at the University. He taught at Columbia University School of Law while earning his masters of law degree in 1964.
In June 1964, Mr. Chambers opened his law practice in a cold water walkup on East Trade Street in Charlotte. This one person law practice eventually became the first integrated law firm in North Carolina history. In its first decade, the law firm did more to influence evolving federal civil rights law than any other private law practice in the United States. Mr. Chambers and his founding partners, James E. Ferguson, II, and Adam Stein, working with lawyers of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc., successfully litigated civil rights cases and helped shape the contours of civil rights law by winning landmark United States Supreme Court rulings in such cases as Swann v. Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Education, 402 U.S. 1 (1971), (the famous school busing decision) and Griggs v. Duke Power Co., 401 U.S. 424, 91 S.Ct. 849, 28 L.Ed.2d 158 (1971) and Albemarle Paper Co. v. Moody, 422 U.S. 405 (1975) (two of the Supreme Court's most significant Title VII employment discrimination decisions).
Mr. Chambers retired from his position as Chancellor of North Carolina Central University on June 30, 2001 and reentered private law practice with the Firm where his work includes business matters, employment discrimination, education and civil rights. The preceding biography provided courtesy of the law office of Ferguson, Chambers & Sumter, P.A. A detailed remembrance of Mr. Chambers is available here: http://fergusonsumter.com/index.php
The GBA, through its community involvement committee, needs volunteers to help serve brunch (9:00 am – 12:30 pm) at the Potters House community kitchen of the Greensboro Urban Ministry, 1002 South Eugene Street, for the third Sunday of the month -- Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 20, and May 18.
If you are interested in being one of the five volunteers for one or more of those Sundays, please respond to the community involvement committee chair Jim Bryan at Nexsen Pruet: firstname.lastname@example.org, 373-1600, and let us know the dates you want to volunteer.
11211844 -- Remember that number: 11211844. Better yet, write it down and take it with you to any Barnes & Noble store, or the Barnes & Noble website, and use it to support Lawyers 4 Literacy. Fifteen percent of purchases made using this promotion code from Sunday, Dec. 1, through Friday, Dec. 6, will provide funding to purchase books for the Law-Related Education Department's volunteer reading program.
It is that time of year again -- time for the GBA's annual Jones Elementary School Book Project!
Each year, the GBA collects generous donations from our members to purchase books from Scholastic at a significant discount. We collect enough money to buy a book for each and every child in the traditional program at Jones Elementary School in grades K through 5. Right before the holiday break, GBA volunteers wrap each book and then hand deliver the books to the kids in their classrooms wearing Santa hats and other festive attire. The look on the children's faces is what the holidays are all about.
So . . . we are asking you to consider:
(1) making a donation to this project by writing a check made payable to the "Greensboro Bar Association Foundation";
(2) wrapping a book while attending the GBA's annual holiday party on December 19th at Elon Law School; and
(3) volunteering to distribute the books at Jones on Friday, December 20th.
Donations need to be received by December 10, 2013 and can be mailed to the GBA at Post Office Box 1825, Greensboro, NC 27402 or hand-delivered to either Chris Gumbiner or Sarah Roane at the November 21st membership dinner meeting. Please include "Jones Elementary Book Project" in the memo line of the check so we know what your donation is for. All donors, both individual and firm, will be recognized in a subsequent GBA newsletter.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and holiday spirit!
Upcoming CLE for attorneys hosted by NC Institute for Constitutional Law on Nov. 13, 2013 at Brooks Pierce Law Firm from 2:30 - 5:00 pm. The CLE will feature an NC Supreme Court & Court of Appeals Review and Constitutional Primer. Presenters include Justice Paul Newby, Jeanette Doran, and Tyler Younts, president of NCICL. We’re approved for 2.25 hours CLE credit. The event is free (other than the Bar's $3 per credit hour fee) but registration is required.
Anyone interested in attending is asked to complete the registration form here (http://www.ncicl.org/article/879) and return it to NCICL.
On October 30, 2013 Judge Mark Davis of the North Carolina Court of Appeals will present a CLE entitled “The Do’s and Don’ts at the Court of Appeals, A View from the Bench.” This free CLE, sponsored by the Piedmont Triad Women Attorneys, has been approved for 1.0 general credit hours. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.
The program will be held at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro, beginning with a social at 6:00pm. The program will run from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Space is limited. In order to reserve a space, please RSVP to email@example.com with your name and your NC State Bar Number by October 25th.
The RSVP date has been extended to Friday, October 25th.
This event is open to both members and non-members of the PTWA and its parent organization, the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. Please feel free to forward this information on.. However, the RSVP date will apply regardless of the forwarding date.
At this event, we will be collecting clothing for Dress for Success, a 501(c)(3) which promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support andthe career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Please bring an article of gently used professional clothing to donate to this worthy cause
Sign up now for Friday, November 1,
“Practice Forward: Using Technology to Advance Your Firm.” This
program is co-planned by the NCBA Law Practice Management &
Technology and Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Sections.
Please plan to attend this informative and practical CLE. If you sign up now, you can get your early bird discount.
You are invited to a book signing and reception HENRY FRYE North Carolina’s First African American Chief Justice With special guests Justice and Mrs. Frye and Howard E. Covington, Jr. Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm Greensboro Offices of Brooks Pierce 230 N Elm Street, Suite 2000 Greensboro, NC 27401 Books will be available for purchase and signing by Justice and Mrs. Frye and Howard E. Covington, Jr. Light refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P Lynne Gray firstname.lastname@example.org 336-232-4618 About the Author: Howard E. Covington, Jr., is a former journalist and the author of more than two dozen books. The 2004 winner of the Ragan Award for the best non- ction by a North Carolina writer, he lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The GBA, through its community involvement committee, needs volunteers to help serve brunch (9:00 am – 12:30 pm)
at the Potters House community kitchen of the Greensboro Urban
Ministry, 1002 South Eugene Street, for the third Sunday of the month --
Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, and Dec. 15.
you are interested in being one of those volunteers for one or more of
those Sundays, please respond to the community involvement committee
chair Jim Bryan at Nexsen Pruet: email@example.com, 373-1600 and let us know the dates you want to volunteer. Thank you.
Legal Geek events are designed to help lawyers and legal professionals interested in practice management and technology learn from each other. Each meetup focuses on a different topic, and may occasionally involve short presentations. While offered primarily to NCBA members, all local legal professionals are welcome to attend. There is no cost to attend these events, just join us after work and be part of a great discussion on practice tips and tricks.