Greenville County Bar Association's History
The Greenville County Bar Association has a rich history. In the 1960s, attorneys met at roster
meetings and enjoyed a very cordial working relationship. In the 1970s, the Bar had grown in size
and organized into an Executive Committee to promote the practice of law in Greenville County. In the
1980s, Connie Regan was hired as the first executive secretary. Connie served for 11 years. In
the early 1990s, the Bar Association organized as a 501c3 corporation and hired its second executive
secretary, Nancy Griffeth to handle the day-to-day functions of the association. In 2005, the bar
hired its current Executive Secretary, Melinda Davidson. The Bar elects officers each year: President,
Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. These attorneys and the committee chairs volunteer their
time to this organization.
The primary purpose of the Greenville County Bar Association is to promote the common business
and professional interests of lawyers practicing in Greenville County. The GCBA publishes monthly the
G-Bar News to keep its members informed of current court cases, local dockets, continuing legal education
opportunities as well as employment opportunities. GCBA also sponsors Law Week in May of each year
with many opportunities for community service and fellowship opportunities to improve the public's
perception of lawyers. GCBA organizes at least one continuing legal education seminar each year in
December to provide lawyers in the upstate with an opportunity to stay up to date on current issues
in the law and to earn CLE credits. The GCBA sponsors three to four social events each year usually
including a cookout, a Judges Reception, and a Christmas Party to provide a purely social setting for
lawyers to get better acquainted outside the courtroom. The GCBA also sponsors three or four luncheons
during the year with speakers on current issues.
Membership dues for 2013 are $75. All socials and programs and CLE opportunities are paid for by
each member attending to cover costs. Occasionally, funds are raised for donation to a particular
legal charity such as Legal Services.
Membership Approximately 1050 members. Membership is optional.