April Meeting 4/3/15

Law Day May 1, 2015.  You must RSVP.  Payment accepted through the Chamber of Commerce. Guest Speaker: Patrese Perkins-Hooker

The Legal Food Frenzy is coming up:

Contact Mandy Moyer

$1=4lbs of food; food is food  Help feed those in need in our community.

Food Frenzy: April 20th to May 1st

Updates from the Bench:

Superior Court

We are in. First civil jury trial this week.  Used the first Elmo with photos, documents and pull down screens for the court room.

Judge Bagley urges attorneys: to get training on the equipment prior to trial.  Contact Robin Rooks in court administration.

Judge Dickinson: How document flow is happening in new courthouse

Getting recently filed documents to the courtroom and your judge.

Documents ran between offices and clerk at 10am;2pm;4pm within the courthouse.

Judges open to feedback. Put notes on courtesy copies for judges.

Tighter security and access to judges.  Consent Bonds filed and signed by judge should be sent from judge’s staff to Jail.  Call or email judge’s assistants for help with this.

Electronic Access to Court filed documents:

May be accessed by lawyers for fee.  Contact Clerk’s office.

State Court:  Working with new court rooms.  Some issues with sight lines between witnesses, jurors, and parties.  Courts open to feedback.  Encourages attorneys to get familiar with court system.  All exhibits shall be converted to digital image at some point.  Annotators at the witness stand and podium.  Annotators also have a white board option.  They are changing on how you get your client into DUI court.  This shall be disseminated by the Court.

Linda Douglas retired 4/2/15.  Angie Hill starting April 16, 2015 for Judge McClellan.

Magistrate Court: No announcements

Juvenile Court: No announcements

Probate Court:

The Court will be on the ground floor for the back entrance for the elderly, handicap, and easy access to disabled individuals.

Liberty Bell Nominations:

Recipient by unanimous vote: Forsyth County Historical Society to be accepted by Martha McConnell.

The Forsyth County Bar Association will do a Resolution of gratitude for the Forsyth Sheriff’s department and employees for their service protecting our courthouse, employees, and the safety of our justice system.

Passed unanimously

March Madness 17 participants

Elections for 2015-2016 Bar year: Friday June 12, 2015

Officers of the board are up for election.  Email nominees for officers to Sarah Low