Forsyth County Bar Association Meeting
September 9, 2016
Official business began at 12:28pm and concluded at 1:10pm.
23 in attendance.
Bar President Charlotte Ruble opened the meeting.

Judge Bagley provided an update regarding e-filing. He has created a subcommittee for civil e-filing. The subcommittee will be working out the logistics of e-filing from a practitioner’s standpoint. The subcommittee will report to JSCC. Bar President Charlotte Ruble has been appointed to the committee, as has Tracy Ann Moore.

Charlotte Ruble noted that e-filing will be tested by a test group before going live, and that she will keep the Bar apprised of e-filing updates as they become available.

Judge McClelland gave an in-depth overview of the plan regarding e-filing.
·         Tyler software will soon have the capability to view multiple documents like tabs in an internet browser. This function is expected to be available to Forsyth County users by the second half of 2017.
·         Recently passed statute requires the State and Superior courts to have a standing order regarding e-filing.
·         Clerk of Court Greg Allen is anticipating the use of Tyler’s Odyssey e-filing as well as PeachCorp e-filing.
·         The plan is to go from permissive e-filing to mandatory e-filing. First, in civil matters, and then in criminal matters. After that, the system will be available for e-discovery.

There were no other updates from the Bench.

Charlotte Ruble noted the upcoming bar meeting dates:
·         October 13th:  Evening Social at Cherry Street Brewery
·         November 11th: Lunch Meeting at Tam’s (NOTE: NOW MOVED TO NOVEMBER 4TH)
·         December 15th: Holiday Party at Windermere
·         January 13th: Lunch Meeting at Tam’s

Charlotte Ruble introduced the meeting’s guest speakers: Suellen Riley-Daniels, Executive Director of Fill Ministries, and Stephen Daniels, Co-Founder and Board Member of Fill Ministries.

Ms. Daniels explained that despite the affluence of the county, there are many in need – and many of those in need are children. The mission of Fill Ministries is to help those in need in the community move from insufficiency, to sufficiency, to self-sufficiency​. Fill Ministries has identified real property that they seek to purchase to create a food and fish producing facility to serve needy families in the area as well as to sell to generate income for Fill Ministries. Click here to learn more.