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Legal Feeding Frenzy Extended

Legal Feeding Frenzy Extended

The 2018 Legal Feeding Frenzy has been extended until Wednesday, April 4, so please continue to collect food and encourage your colleagues to do so as well. So many in North Carolina struggle for just one meal; every donation will make a difference in someone’s life.

“The 2017 Legal Feeding Frenzy raised 307,000 pounds of food – equivalent to 255,862 meals for our fellow North Carolinians,” said Kristen Kenley who chairs the Legal Feeding Frenzy Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD). “And while last year’s efforts deserve to be celebrated, there is always room for growth: this year we want to raise at least 500,000 pounds of food, which is enough to provide over 416,000 meals for our neighbors.”

The Legal Feeding Frenzy is a collaborative effort engineered by the NCBA YLD in conjunction with Feeding The Carolinas and the North Carolina Attorney General.

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Attorney General Josh Stein will recognize the Feeding Frenzy winners, including the overall champion who receives the Attorney General’s Cup, on April 25 at 2 p.m. at the N.C. Bar Center in Cary. The awards ceremony is underwritten by the North Carolina Bar Foundation Endowment.

Champions will also recognized in the following categories:

  • Solo Practitioner Division (1-10 employees)
  • Small Firm Division (11-50 employees)
  • Medium Firm Division (51-100 employees)
  • Large Firm Division (101 employees)
  • Law School Division
  • Corporate/In-House Division
  • Public Interest Division
  • Most Overall Food

Registration remains open throughout the drive, with bonus points awarded for early registration through March 2. Registration and additional information are available here: http://ncfoodbanks.org/legalfeedingfrenzy/

“Hunger is more prevalent than many realize,” Kenley said. “Nearly 25 percent of children in North Carolina do not regularly get enough to eat. I am proud of our legal community for embracing the opportunity to help eradicate hunger in our community.”

An amazing aspect of the Legal Feeding Frenzy, she added, is how a small donation can make a big impact directly in our community.

“A $10 donation buys 40 meals,” Kenley concluded. “In other words, the amount many of us spend at a restaurant for one meal can supply a significant number of meals for North Carolinians who are food insecure. By donating to the Legal Feeding Frenzy, you can send donations directly to your local community by specifying which food bank across the state receives the funds.”

HONOR ROLL OF PAST CHAMPIONS:
2017

  • Attorney General’s Cup: Fisher Law, Raleigh
  • Solo Practitioner: Mason Law Office, Garner
  • Small Firm: Rose, Harrison & Gilreath, Kill Devil Hills
  • Medium Firm: Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, Winston-Salem
  • Large Firm: Moore & Van Allen
  • Law School: Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Corporate/In-House: InVentiv Health, Inc.
  • Public Interest: Office of U.S. Bankruptcy Administrator, Middle District of N.C.

2016

  • Attorney General’s Cup: Mason Law Office, Raleigh
  • Solo Practitioner: Simonsen Law Firm, Edenton
  • Small Firm: Rose, Harrison & Gilreath, Kill Devil Hills
  • Medium Firm: Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, Winston-Salem
  • Large Firm: Moore & Van Allen
  • Law School: Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Corporate/In-House: InVentiv Health, Inc.
  • Public Interest: Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • Most Food Overall: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

2015

  • Attorney General’s Cup: Mason Law Office, Chapel Hill
  • Practitioner: Simonsen Law Firm, PC, Edenton
  • Small Firm: Rose, Harrison & Gilreath, Kill Devil Hills
  • Medium Firm: Bell, Davis & Pitt
  • Large Firm: Moore & Van Allen
  • Law School: Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Most Food Overall: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

2014

  • Attorney General’s Cup: Mason Law Office, Raleigh
  • Solo Practitioner: Simonsen Law Firm, Edenton
  • Small Firm: Rose, Harrison & Gilreath, Kill Devil Hills
  • Medium Firm: Bell, Davis & Pitt
  • Law School: Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Most Food Overall: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

2013

  • Attorney General’s Cup: Piedmont Natural Gas Legal Department of Charlotte
  • Solo Practitioner: Simonsen Law Firm, Edenton
  • Small Firm: District Court Judges of Wake County
  • Medium Firm: Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, Winston-Salem
  • Large Firm: Moore & Van Allen
  • Law School: Campbell Law School

NOTES:
The overall champion receives the Attorney General’s Cup, while additional categories recognize champions among the N.C. law schools, public interest attorney groups, corporate and in-house practices, and the highest total of food donated regardless of firm size. Employee-based divisions are determined as follows: Solo Practitioner (1-10 employees); Small Firm (11-50 employees); Medium Firm (51-100 employees); and Large Firm (101 employees).

In the above listing, locations are provided for firm based in single cities. Also, not reflected in the listing above but deserving of recognition are the firms and young lawyers who initiated an earlier iteration of this event several years before the collaborative effort with Feeding The Carolinas (formerly North Carolina Feeding America Food Banks) and the Office of the N.C. Attorney General.

The absence of a listing for larger firms indicates that they have more than one N.C. office.