Commitment to the Community

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At Maynard & Harris Attorneys at Law, PLLC, we believe very strongly in community service. Our attorneys are involved in legal organizations that give back to the community, including the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Association of Justice (formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), the North Carolina Bar Association, the Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group, and several women's law groups and legal aid organizations.

Outside of handling cases, Douglas Maynard and Celeste Harris are in-demand as speakers, and have led many seminars on the subjects of insurance law, workers' compensation law and the use of medical records in personal injury matters. Our attorneys use their legal experience to advise nonprofit agencies and sit on community boards, including Legal Aid of North Carolina, a local school PTA board and Piedmont Wind Symphony.

Since October 2010, Maynard & Harris Attorneys at Law, PLLC, has served as a Gold Sponsor of the Ardmore 5K run to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Giving Back to the Community

We believe very strongly in giving back to the local community. Our lawyers donate their time, services and money to multiple organizations in the Winston-Salem area, including the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Legal Aid, Second Harvest Food Bank, Crisis Control and the American Red Cross, to name a few.

Maynard & Harris Attorneys at Law, PLLC committed to sponsoring a month for FCWAA and FCBA foster care in Forsyth County in 2015. Over 200 children in foster care have a new reason to smile on their birthdays this past year. FCWAA's Project Birthday gave over 200 children a birthday gift, cake from Lowe's Foods, and party supplies. This is project is something our entire staff is participating in.

Maynard & Harris Attorneys at Law, PLLC, helped sponsor the Premier Adult Soccer League's ( http://pasl.tripod.com/) November 2014 Food Drive which raised $890.00 and 398 pounds of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. ( http://www.hungernwnc.org/) The firm also helped sponsor the league's summer 7 v. 7 Tournament which raised money for the Second Harvest Food Bank and Gwynn Valley Camp. ( http://www.gwynnvalley.com/)

On February 5, 2011, Celeste Harris presided over two trials during the NCAJ High School Mock Trials in High Point. Mr. Harris along with over 375 volunteers from across the state dedicated a portion of or their whole Saturday to assist with judging, scoring and assisting in various ways. Ms. Harris is passionate about this enriching program and is continually amazed by the talent and commitment of the students and the dedication of paralegals, lawyers and judges who volunteer year after year to make this program possible. The rewards for everyone involved is best summed up in this statement written by a High School Mock Trial Teacher adviser from Winston-Salem:

"I can write paragraph after paragraph of life changing story that I personally have witnessed from our participation in the Mock Trial program, and I often wonder why does this competition produce more dramatic results than some of our other speech and debate competitions (National Forensic League, Congress, Moot Court). I believe the answer is the nature of the competition itself. Many competitions that high school students participate in are segregated — Math students, Science students, Foreign Language students — however, Mock Trial provides a level playing field. All students are needed and all students have an opportunity to equally contribute to the success of the team. Depending on the case material, we need those gifted in various academic areas, we need the outgoing crazy student, we need the logical detail oriented student, and we need the student that does not fit anywhere else. We need them all for a team..... and together they are all a part of a team. Thanks to all of you for your dedication to our young people! What you do does make a difference."