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N.C. Legal Feeding Frenzy Underway

N.C. Legal Feeding Frenzy Underway

Kickoff participants, from left: Bryan Norris, Roy Cooper and Harrison Lord, YLD chair.

The 2016 North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy is underway and will continue through March 31. The annual kickoff event was held Tuesday, March 1, in Charlotte at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

The Feeding Frenzy is a project of the NCBA’s Young Lawyers Division held in conjunction with the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks.

 N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper is serving as honorary chair of the event for the fourth year and addressed the kickoff event. He will also present the Attorney General’s Cup to the overall champion and recognize category winners on Tuesday, April 26, at the N.C. Bar Center in Cary.

 Greensboro attorney Bryan Norris of the Young Lawyers Division is chairing this year’s food drive.

“The Legal Feeding Frenzy is one of the most impactful charitable events run by the NCBA,” Norris said. “Its effect is immediate, and its benefits are felt statewide. While everyone in the bar agrees on the value of legal services, there’s nothing more essential than having the basics met.”

“We deeply appreciate the N.C. Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Division for helping meet this need by conducting the annual Legal Feeding Frenzy,” added Alan Briggs, executive director of N.C. Association of Feeding America Food Banks. “We look forward to working with our ‘law partners’ to make this year's event the most successful ever.”

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The overall champion receives the Attorney General’s Cup. Winners will once again be recognized in the categories of Sole Practitioner (1-10 employees), Small Firm 11-50 employees), Medium Firm (51-100 employees), Large Firm (more than 100 employees) and Law School.

There are also two new categories this year for the leading donor from the Corporate Counsel Section and the Government and Public Sector Section.