Greensboro Attorney Barbara R. Christy has been selected by the State Bar's Nominating Committee to stand for election to the office of vice-president of the North Carolina State Bar. The election will take place in October at the State Bar's annual meeting. At that time, Winston-Salem attorney G. Gray Wilson will assume the office of president, and Raleigh attorney C. Colon Willoughby will also stand for election to president-elect.
Christy earned her BS magna cum laude from Appalachian State University, and her JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law.
A member of Schell Bray, her practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions.
Christy’s professional activities include volunteering with Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Lawyer on the Line initiative. She is also a North Carolina State Bar board certified specialist in real property law—business, commercial, and industrial transactions, a fellow with the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and a member of the Piedmont Triad Commercial Real Estate Women. Additionally, Christy is involved with her community, serving on the Board of Directors for Southern Alamance Family Empowerment, Inc., and is a past member of the UNC Law Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors.
As a State Bar councilor, Christy has served as vice-chair of the Authorized Practice Committee, Grievance Committee, and Legislative Committee, and as chair of the Ethics Committee.
Christy and her family live on a small farm in the Snow Camp community where they raise beef cattle, honey bees, and fruit trees. She is a member of Saxapahaw United Methodist Church where she has been the long-time church pianist.