Congratulations to the members of the 2012 Herb Falk Society: John Buford, Locke Clifford, Richard Gabriel, Holt Gwyn, Eloise Hassell, Afi Johnson-Parris, Carrie Johnston, Dan Koenig, Jennifer Koenig, Phillip Long, Eric Richardson, and Jim Slaughter.
On May 22, we recognized the 2012 members of the Herb Falk Society with a dinner at the O’Henry Hotel. Justice Robert Edmunds spoke and Justice Henry Frye presented each member with a certificate. Besides the honorees, several members of the judiciary–Chief Justice Sarah Parker, Justice Cheri Beasley, Judge Lindsay Davis, Judge Rick Elmore, Judge Wendy Enochs, Judge Robby Hassell, and Judge Robert Hunter–attended. The 2012 members of the Herb Falk Society each performed more than 75 hours of pro bono service during 2012 with a total of 1305.75 reported.
To become a member of the 2013 Herb Falk Society, a member must document more than 75 hours of pro bono service during the calendar year and report it to the GBA office at the end of the 2013 year. The reporting form will be available through the newsletter at the end of the year.
The May 2013 issue of the GBA Newsletter is now available. Read it here. One article, omitted from this newsletter is also available: Elon Preceptors Thank You.
At its April 18th Annual Meeting, the Greensboro Bar Association presented the 2013 Distinguished Service Award to Carole W. Bruce. Congratulations for outstanding professional and personal accomplishments! The award was presented by Henry Frye and you can read Frye remarks with this link.
At the member meeting on March 21, 2013, Gregory T. Higgins was awarded the Pro Bono Award plaque. David Senter made the presentation, and here are his introductory remarks.
The North Carolina State Bar Association along with the Greensboro Bar Association chose Vance Barron, Jr. as the 2012 recipient of the Centennial Award for community service. Barden Cooke presented the award to Vance at the February 21, 2013 membership meeting. The full text of his remarks can be found at Barron Recognition.
Congratulations to Janet Ward Black.
At the April 18th member meeting Harriett T. Smalls presented the 2012 Distinguished Service Award to Janet Ward Black. This award is the highest honor that the Greenboro Bar Association can bestow.
The award was created to honor and recognize those who have exhibited a deep devotion to the legal profession and who have made enduring contributions both to the administration of justice and to the public good though unselfish service. Those receiving the award have exhibited the highest ethical standards of professionalism and have set a worthy example for others to follow.
Here is the text of Ms. Smalls’ presentation .
The 18th Judicial District Bar has been reorganized and administrative functions will now be handled out of the GBA office. How this affects the Greensboro Bar Association member is addressed in the following Q & A. For further questions, contact the office at 378-0300.
The Greensboro Bar Association presented its Community Service Award for 2011 to Robert C. “Bob” Cone, who is a director and shareholder of Tuggle Duggins & Meschan, P.A.
The Community Service Award is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association, and also is known as the N.C. Bar Association Centennial Award. The award recognizes outstanding and exemplary community service.
David Meschan made the presentation at the February 16, 2012 membership meeting with these remarks.
At the October 20th member meeting Justice Bob Edmunds presented the 2011 Distinguished Service Award to W. Douglas Albright. This award is the highest honor that the Greenboro Bar Association can bestow. The award was created to honor and recognize those who have exhibited a deep devotion to the legal profession and who have made enduring contributions both to the administration of justice and to the public good though unselfish service. Those receiving the award have exhibited the highest ethical standards of professionalism and have set a worthy example for others to follow. Congratulations to Judge Albright!
At the February 17, 2010 member meeting, Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson presented a talk about Judge Elreta Alexander. To read a copy of the speech, click here. Justice Timmons-Goodson would like to add to her collection of “Judge A” stories. If you have a story to share with her, please send it to her at Post Office Box 1841, Raleigh, NC 27602.