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Citizen Lawyer, Carole Bruce

Citizen Lawyer, Carole Bruce


(March 8, 2011)

Thomas Jefferson believed that lawyers should not only be excellent legal craftsmen, but also good citizens and leaders of their communities. Few lawyers exemplify this ideal more completely than attorney Carole Bruce.Carole has a rather impressive legal practice relating to individual income tax, estate administration, and other tax planning matters. But it is her efforts with charitable organizations and associations dedicated to the betterment of the Greensboro, N.C. community that demonstrates her work in the legal profession is not just a way to make a living, it’s a calling.For many years, Carole has used her talents and training to improve the lives of those around her through projects ranging from the National Conference for Community and Justice, to the International Civil Rights Museum. Most recently, her role as Chair of the Greensboro Partnership, an organization formed in 2005 to serve as the principal economic and community development organization in Greensboro, N.C., has occupied her time and attention in selflessly promoting the common good.The work of the Greensboro Partnership is accomplished through three member organizations:

Action Greensboro: A leading voice in urban livability, civic engagement, K-12 educational advancement, and initiatives to attract and retain young professionals in Greensboro. Projects have included the construction of the downtown baseball stadium, Center City Park, and now through the development of the Downtown Greenway.

The Greensboro Chamber of Commerce: Facilitating business networking, leadership development and small business education. The Chamber is growing the economy one business at a time.

The Greensboro Economic Development Alliance (GEDA): Focused on recruiting new companies to Greensboro and Guilford County, as well as helping existing companies expand. They seek to facilitate the creation of high quality jobs, attract new capital investment, and improve both per capita income and quality of life.

When asked about the initiatives most important to the Greensboro Partnership, Carole’s response was simply, “Jobs, jobs, and more jobs.”   She not only feels the pulse of the Greensboro community, she’s at its heart.

  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011 (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.), Trusts and Estates, 2009-2011
  • Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, Tax/Estate Planning, 2003-2007, 2009-2011 
  • Selected by Law & Politics Magazine for inclusion in North Carolina Super Lawyers, Tax, 2007 
  • North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award, 2009 
  • Triad Business Journal’s Most Influential People in the Triad 
  • Triad Business Leader’s 2007 Women Extraordinaire 
  • Greensboro Partnership 2007 Thomas Z. Osborne Distinguished Citizen Award 
  • Auburn University, College of Business 40 of 40 Award recognizing Outstanding Alumni, 2008 
  • Director, Board of The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation 
  • Director, Board of The Stanley and Dorothy Frank Family Foundation 
  • Chair of the Board, Greensboro Partnership 
  • Director, First Tee of the Triad 

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