Thursday, June 19, 2014

Triad Legal Geeks Meet-up Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Law Practice Management and Technology Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, in conjunction with the Greensboro Bar Association, is happy to announce that our next Triad Legal Geeks Meet-up is Tuesday, June 24th at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema starting at 6:00 pm. Anyone who is a member of the Greensboro Bar Association or North Carolina Bar Association is invited.

We have reserved the entire theater and will be showing Merlin Mann's Inbox Zero Google Tech Talk followed by a general discussion on handling e-mail and other electronic communications.  Refreshments will be provided.  Attendance is free so please bring someone else from your office if you feel they could benefit from the video and discussion.  We hope to see you there!

Please RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/nc-legal-geeks-6483542311.

Seating is limited to the first 50 attendees.  

For questions contact Lora Howard (lhoward@spanglerestateplanning.com) or Damon Duncan (DamonDuncan@DuncanLawOnline.com).

Monday, June 09, 2014

Greensboro Bar Association - Volunteer Opportunity at Potters House

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- June 15July 20, and Aug. 17.

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 co-chair Craig Hensel at Hensel Law: craig.hensel@hensellaw.com,  218-6466 and let us know the dates you want to volunteer. 

Thank you.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Free CLE- Expungements & Certificates of Relief

Legal Aid of North Carolina is hosting a free 2.5-hour CLE, “Removing Barriers and Restoring Hope:  The Basics of Expungements and Certificates of Relief,” on Thursday, May 29, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Financial Building, 100 N. Greene, 4th Floor, Room C-2.  Guests should check in with security on the first floor.

Presenter Daniel Bowes (Attorney, NC Justice Center and Legal Aid of North Carolina) will provide an overview of the barriers to reentry confronting North Carolinians with criminal records as well as a detailed examination of North Carolina’s expunction and Certificates of Relief statutes.  The practical skills segment of the program will include case studies.

Lunch will be provided if you pre-register by noon on May 27.  Attorneys attending the no-cost CLE training are asked to consider taking a pro bono case on behalf of a Legal Aid client.

To pre-register, please email your name, phone number, and state bar number to Renee Gabriel-Alford, reneea@legalaidnc.org or call (336) 398-1711.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Free Lunch and Learn

All attendees will be entered into a door prize drawing

One hour of North Carolina CLE credit is available.

All attendees will also receive a complimentary 14 day Lexis Advance trial ID for unlimited access to virtually everything we offer using our easy to use new User Interface.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 30 SO REGISTER NOW!

For registration do not reply to this email. See information below.

To register: http://www.lexisnexis.com/166462reg

Whether you are an experienced LexisNexis user or haven't seen LexisNexis in years, you will learn more about exclusive resources that can make a difference to your success and your client's success.

LexisNexis provides more of the must-have sources you need to make the most informed decisions on behalf of your clients including: 

Lexis® for Microsoft Office.  The new innovative way to have your research and Lexis in one location.  Work in Word and Outlook as Lexis will bring the research to you rather than you looking for it in a different application. Great for both litigators and transactional attorneys.  Table of Authorities with one click.

Lexis Advance - Our newest research platform that is more like Google searching.  Added benefits of Clients Folders, Legal Issue Trail and more.  If you can Google, you can Lexis!
Over 50% more summarized cases in the last 20 years than Westlaw®. In fact, all cases include case summaries and case headnotes.

Exclusive Shepard's® Validation Tools - the only Citator that allows you to uncover potential splits of authority through a full spectrum of analysis not offered by KeyCite® or any other Citator. One click and you'll instantly uncover the status of your case or your code section.
Powered by our easy-to-use software tool Smartlinx®, LexisNexis Public Records allows you to not only find judgment debtors, lost witnesses, hidden assets and more but also finds associated information such as relatives, neighbors, etc. Use the same comprehensive tools used by the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security Department, and The Center for Missing and Exploited Children and ICE along with, hundreds of state and local law enforcement agencies and many more.

Exclusive North Carolina followed treatises like Lee’s Family Law, Brandis and Braun on Evidence, and Gray Wilson’s Civil Procedures

WHEN:   Tuesday May 13th, 2014    12 pm to 2 pm.

WHERE: Marriott Courtyard Airport, 7811 National Service Rd, Greensboro, NC 27409   

Speakers: Amy Hotchkiss received her B.A. in Sociology with a Minor in Criminal Justice from North Carolina State University. She worked at the Administrative Office of the Courts of North Carolina before joining LexisNexis in 2003.  Amy has consulted with many types of customers from CPAs to Federal Judges, to attorneys and staff in firms of all sizes. She currently partners with law firms throughout North Carolina.

Timothy Horan – received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Eight years with LexisNexis as Legal Consultant serving hundreds of firm across Virginia and North Carolina..

To register: http://www.lexisnexis.com/effectiveresearch

For questions or more information call Timothy Horan – Legal Consultant - (540) 314-0579 or timothy.horan@lexisnexis.com.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Volunteer for May 17 Workday!

MAY 17 WORKDAY PLANNED


We need volunteers for Saturday, May 17.  The GBA’s community involvement committee is giving its adopted park (Sussmans Park) a little TLC and we need some volunteer worker bees.  We plan to spread mulch, do landscaping work, pick up trash, .... and have fun.  We will work from 9:00 a.m.to about noon.  The address is 299 Sussmans Street (near Hampton Homes, Florida Avenue and Randleman Road).  

Please let us know if you can join us:  Respond to committee chair Jim Bryan at Nexsen Pruet, jbryan@nexsenpruet.com or 373-1600.  Thank you very much.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Save the Date - Law Day Celebration - Tuesday, May 6 at Noon

SAVE THE DATE

Law Day Celebration
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Noon
Guilford County Government Plaza


The Public is encouraged to attend

Saturday, April 05, 2014

FREE Symposium commemorating the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

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

michelle@ncaj.com or 919.836.4215

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Free CLE at Elon on March 7

Continuing Legal Education ǀ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Elon Law

Friday, March 7, 2014

Take advantage of this FREE CLE!

Topic: Ethics/Issues in Trust Account Disbursement
Presenters: Brooke Ottesen & Crystal Carlisle - The Brocker Law Firm P.A.

Credit: 1 hour
Coordinator: Damon Duncan ‘06 L’09 – Duncan Law, PLLC
Sponsored by Elon Law Alumni Association

If you wish to attend please contact Monica Glover at mglover2@elon.edu .

Reception to follow.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Invite to GBA members from Elon Law - MLK forum celebrating life of Julius Chambers - Jan. 21

Please Join Us for Elon Law's 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Forum

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of 
Civil Rights Attorney Pioneer Julius Chambers
PANELISTS
·     The Hon. Henry Frye – Chief Justice (retired), North Carolina Supreme Court
·      John Charles Boger - Dean & Wade Edwards Distinguished Professor of Law, UNC School of Law
·     Geraldine Sumter - Partner, Ferguson Chambers & Sumter law firm
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
COSPONSORS
  • 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

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Volunteers Needed at Potters House

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:  jbryan@nexsenpruet.com, 373-1600,  and let us know the dates you want to volunteer. 


Thank you.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

From the North Carolina bar, and for a good cause!

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.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

NCABL Offers CLE on Nov. 23

REGISTER NOW!

The North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers Presents “The Quest for Justice” WITH Ben Crump, Former attorney for the Trayvon Martin Family

Nov. 23, 2013

at Elon U. School of Law

For more information, contact S. Camille Payton at scpayton@wardblacklaw.com

Greensboro Bar Association - Holiday Book Drive

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!

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Upcoming CLE for Attorneys

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.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

October 30 CLE with Judge Mark Davis

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-7:30pmSpace is limited. In order to reserve a space, please RSVP to rachel.blunk@wnhplaw.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