Addiction: Disease vs Choice

Join us for a 90 minute talk that provides information everyone should hear.  Judges, lawyers, law enforcement, probation, pretrial, juvenile court counselors, teachers and everyone in the general public should attend this presentation and learn the reality of addiction.



WHEN:        TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017

TIME:          10 am (there will be donuts)

Presented by Dr. Susan Holman, MD

Dr. Holman has served as Medical Director at Pavillon from 2005-2011 and senior consultant and medical adviser until 2014. Dr. Holman provides patient education on the medical aspects of addictions, brain chemistry and medication management. She received her doctor of medicine at Emory University. She is board certified in internal medicine and addiction medicine. She is VP of the North Carolina Society of Addiction Medicine; has served on the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine for Carolinas Medical Center; and as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She has also served on the board of directors for the North Carolina Physicians’ Health Program.

Hosted by Adult Drug Treatment Court Coordinator Tracie Bodford and Veterans Treatment Court Coordinator Kevin Rumley.

Holiday Party & Toy Drive 2017 Photos

The 2017 annual Holiday Party & Toy Drive collected lots of toys and goodies for Santa Pal’s sleigh! Bar members enjoyed delicious food and drinks at The Venue, and enjoyed live jazz & swing music from the Russ Wilson Jazz Trio. Thanks to our sponsors and to all those who gave generously to both Santa Pal and Manna Food Bank.

Dues Deadline December 1

Annual dues for membership in the 28th JDB is $150 per member. To avoid a $15 late fee, please make sure your 2017-2018 dues have been paid by December 1, 2017. The Bar accepts payment by check, cash, or credit card, and members may log in to their online account on this website to make a payment.

Holiday Party & Toy Drive

A huge thank you to all the lawyers and law firms who are sponsoring our annual Bar Holiday Party & Toy Drive!

Gold Sponsors
Cloninger, Barbour, Searson, Jones & Cash, PLLC
Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company
Ms. Phaedra Xanthos, CPA, CFE
Westlaw – Thomson Reuters

Silver Sponsors
Amburgey Law
Brian Elston Law
Dungan, Kilbourne & Stahl PA
Fidelity National Title
Goosman, Rose, Colvard & Cramer, PA
Grimes Teich Anderson LLP
Gum, Hillier & McCroskey
McGuire, Wood, Bissette Law Firm
Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore, PA
Stone & Christy, PA
Siemens Family Law Group
Van Winkle Law Firm

Bronze Sponsors
Asheville Law Offices
Aceto Law Office, PA
Brock Law Firm
Broker Law Firm
Burt Langley
Steve Cogburn, Clerk of Superior Court
Clement Law Firm
Daniels Law Firm
Eugene Ellison Attorney At Law
Fisher, Stark, PA
Garlock & McKinney
Carol Goins Law Office
Henco Reprographics
Kight Law Office
Lancaster Law  Firm
Lentz & Associates
Montford Family Law
Matney & Associates, PA
McAngus, Goudelock & Courie
Pitts, Hay & Hugenschmidt
Strauss Attorneys, PLLC
Teague Campbell
Todd Williams, District Attorney
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Worley & Peltz


At the event, held on December 1st, we collect toys for Santa Pal and food for Manna Food Bank. (We will also accept cash or checks for these organizations.) Our party begins with cocktails and appetizers at 5:30 at The Venue, 21 N. Market Street. At 6pm, President Annika Brock will offer holiday greetings, and a delicious buffet will open in the upper level. Diners will enjoy live music from the Russ Wilson Jazz Trio from 6-8pm.

All Bar members are invited, and may bring a guest. An RSVP is required; click here to RSVP.


Upcoming CLE Video Replays in Asheville

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

 NCBA 2017 Basics of Elder Law & Special Needs

CLE Credit: 7.0 hours including 1.0 Substance Abuse/Mental Health

Reg:  8:15-8:30am; Program:8:30am-5:00pm


Thursday, November 30, 2017

 NCBA What to Expect When You are Expecting to Practice Workers’ Compensation

(2017 Basics of Workers’ Compensation)

CLE Credit: 6.25 hours including 1.0 Ethics/Professional Responsibility

Reg:  8:45-9:00am; Program: 9:00am-4:30pm


Friday, December 1, 2017  

 NCADA Going Through the Motions

CLE Credit: 4.0 hours

Reg:  8:45-9:00am; Program:  9:00am-1:15pm


Monday-Tuesday, December 4-5, 2017

NCBA From Handshake to Payment: Navigating the Legal Landscape of the Modern Construction Project from Drafting Agreements to Litigating Disputes

(2017 NC/SC Joint Construction Law Program)

CLE Credit: 9.0 hours including 1.0 Ethics/Professional Responsibility and 1.0 Substance Abuse/Mental Health

Reg:  8:45-9:00am; Program Day 1: 9:00am-4:30pm; Day 2:  9:00am-12:15pm


Monday-Tuesday, December 11-12, 2017 

 NCBA Skills Necessary for Representing Your Clients’

Real Estate Needs

(2017 Real Property Practical Skills Course)

CLE Credit: 12.5 including 1.5 Ethics/ Professional Responsibility

Reg:  8:45-9:00am; Program Day 1:  9:00am-5:00pm; Day 2:  9:00am-4:30pm

All replays at Comfort Suites Outlet Center, 890 Brevard Rd.

For more information or to register, please contact Sally Davis, Tar Heel Seminars at 252-567-3053 or

You may also visit the NCBA and NCADA websites for program information and to register.


Teague Campbell Included in the 2018 Best Law Firms List

Released by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

Teague Campbell is proud to announce that the firm has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in their 2018 Best Law Firms rankings.  U.S. News reports that, “firms included in the 2018 Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.”  Teague Campbell received notable rankings in both the Raleigh and Asheville metropolitan areas.

Metropolitan Tier 1

Asheville-Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Raleigh-Insurance Law, Litigation – Municipal, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Metropolitan Tier 2

Raleigh- Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

Metropolitan Tier 3

Raleigh- Commercial Litigation

 About “Best Law Firms”

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and specialty.

About Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP

Teague Campbell is a North Carolina based law firm, with offices in Raleigh and Asheville, that assists and defends employers, business owners and insurers with workers’ compensation claims, employment disputes, accident and injury claims, and contract and general business law issues. As a dedicated defense firm, Teague Campbell is able to provide a more personalized service that is not often found in larger, more generalized firms. In addition, the firm remains on the cutting edge of North Carolina appellate law, having appeared as counsel of record in many of the landmark decisions that have defined the basic tenets of North Carolina law as it relates to the areas of civil litigation and workers’ compensation.


Memorial Ceremony Thursday, November 16

Plan to join us on November 16th at 4pm for a Memorial Ceremony, honoring Bar members who have died in the past two years. The event will take place in the 5th floor courtroom of the Buncombe County Courthouse, and all Bar members are urged to attend. Family and colleagues of the deceased are also cordially invited.

Seeking Attorney For Buncombe County Commission

JOB TITLE: County Commission Attorney

CLASSIFICATION: County Commission Attorney

DEPARTMENT: Governing Body

DATE POSTED: 10/9/2017

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

SALARY RANGE: $42,000 – $57,000 (Depending on Experience)

Buncombe County Board of Commissioners is seeking a County Commission Attorney. Compensation is between $42,000- $57,000 per year, depending on experience. This is a part-time position that is expected to fulfill the key responsibilities listed below. Anticipated hours to be on average 20 hours per week.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Knowledge and experience with local government and county government operations, policies, rules and core services. Must be a practicing attorney, licensed in NC.
  • Commitment to the health, safety and well-being of our community
  • Culturally competent and a client-centered approach to interactions with citizens and staff
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral

 Key responsibilities:  

  • To advise the County Commissioners on all board-related legal matters. Specifically, the county commission attorney is expected to review all BOC documents, policies, procedures and provide legal guidance. This includes a legal review of all BOC agenda items scheduled for commission meetings and to advise the commission as appropriate.
  • The attorney will advise the commission on procedural matters in public and assure the Commission follows all procedures according to law.
  • To attend the two regular County Commission meetings per month, plus work-sessions and other commission meetings as needed.

Buncombe County retains a separate legal department to address the day-to-day operational needs of the county government. The legal department reports to the County Manager. The County Commission attorney is a separate, independent position that reports directly to the County Commission.


Reception for Professor Allan Gerson

In honor of Professor Allan M. Gerson’s distinguished teaching career and service to the paralegal community, please join South College at the dedication of the Library Legal Reference Section in his name with a reception to follow.

Ceremony: Wednesday, November 15, 2017,  5:30 PM.

South College, Asheville Campus
140 Sweeten Creek Rd.
Asheville, NC 28803

Jenny Carleton