The Greensboro Bar Association was formed on March 15, 1929. Over its 63 year history, many projects and committees have been developed, expanded and completed.
The Awards & Recognitions Committee was established in 2000 to research and make recommendations to the Executive Board for annual awards.
On June 1, 1998, the Greensboro and High Point Bar Associations contracted with Carolina Psychological Associates, PA to provide the BarCARES Program.
The Community Service Committee was established in 1990 with the broad task of researching the needs of the community and recommending a community service project for the Greensboro Bar that would serve the community and also allow attorneys to work together on a non legal project that involved more than giving money.
The Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee was begun locally in 1993 and is now a function of the 18th Judicial District, as of 2000.
The Newsletter Editor chair has been held by Sam West from 1978-2002 less three years by Bob Cone and Durant Glover.
The Public Relations Committee was established in 1990 to arrange publicity and supporting information to newspapers, television and radio for elections of officers and directors, for activities by lawyers in the community and activities of the Association, such as Awards, Community Service Projects and recognitions.
The Quality of Life Committee was established in 1996, largely through the efforts of Steve Crihfield as chair and Charlie Younce as President, this committee worked with the 18th Judicial District judges to create the Vacation Policy which was adopted effective January 1, 1997 by the 18th Judicial District, and implemented BarCares in this Association.
The GBA website created in 1999 under the leadership of Art MacCord, chair, this committee manages, maintains, seeks out and adds information of interest to members and to the public about legal matters, Association news, business, history, contacts and opportunities for service, including newsletters, history, membership, press releases, articles, memorials, committees, calendar, pro bono opportunities and information, grievance and fee dispute contact information, links and resources of subjects (legal and otherwise) of interest to members.
The Family Law Section was established 1989 in cooperation with the High Point Bar Association to address matters of interest to attorneys practicing domestic or family law in Guilford County.
The Alternative Dispute Resolution Section was established in 1998, for education of certified mediators and discussion about current issues. Meetings are formatted to qualify for continuing mediation education.
The Real Property Section was established in 1989 to address matters of interest to attorneys practicing real estate law in Guilford County, including associate memberships by High Point attorneys.
The Greensboro Association Foundation, Inc. was established in 1990 from $30,000 in funds from Association members, with substantial contributions over the years since through memorial contributions, honoraria and profits from CLE seminar presentations. The Foundation has sponsored many projects including 5 houses for Habitat for Humanity of Greensboro, student law-related trips, UNC-G Social Work instructional video, presentations to schools, eldercare project, courthouse needs such as law library, courtroom television and cart, Downtown Roundball Tournament for charity, Millenium Gate and Civil Rights Museum contributions.