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 tarheelseminars@gmail.com

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

 

Legal Assistant Needed for Bankruptcy / Real Estate Practice

Established consumer bankruptcy / real estate firm in Asheville seeking a full-time legal assistant to prepare and process consumer bankruptcy petitions. Duties will include the initial petition preparation and follow up as required on both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases until the case is concluded. Real estate experience also a plus, although primary responsibilities will be bankruptcy related.

Contact:
(828) 255-0456
Ssponte@aol.com

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.

 

Office space for rent

Three offices available in shared suite in One Oak Plaza. Suite currently occupied by four attorneys. Shared conference room. Free parking. Short walk to courthouse. Available 11/1/2017.

Contact:
828-333-2630
laura@hookslawpc.com

Job Opening: Managing Attorney at Pisgah Legal Services

Pisgah Legal Services Managing Attorney: Mountain Violence Prevention Project

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Pisgah Legal Services’ primary service area includes six WNC counties, in a mostly rural setting. The organization has offices in Asheville, Hendersonville, Rutherfordton, Brevard, and Marshall.  With a dedicated staff of nearly sixty, including attorneys and support staff, and an active pro bono panel of 300 private attorneys, the program serves more than 15,000 people per year to meet their basic needs, primarily in housing, public benefits, domestic violence prevention, health care, and consumer law. Pisgah Legal Services is a community-based non-profit governed by a local Board of Directors.

Scope of the position

Under direct supervision of the PLS Executive Director, the PLS Managing Attorneys are responsible for extensive responsibilities in each of the following categories:

  • Operational and program management, including structural oversight
  • Legal advocacy and implementation of PLS mission and priorities
  • Fiscal responsibility and budget management
  • Program development
  • Data reports  and program evaluation
  • Agency legal practice and liability risk-management
  • Professional development and staff training
  • Community engagement
  • Strategic planning
  • Other duties as needed

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the DV Mountain Violence Prevention Project (MVPP) program  and other programs as funding and resources require
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with partner agencies
  • Manage program implementation and data reporting appropriate to the Managing Attorney’s teams and programs
  • Supervise team leaders and non-team leader staff members according to supervision chart
  • Implement training for staff
  • Participate in management meetings and strategic planning
  • Represent PLS at community meetings and on boards related to policy areas, poverty law practice and funding goals
  • Work closely with Fundraising team to ensure the community is educated about the work of PLS
  • Organize, oversee and provide impact advocacy on broad-reaching poverty law issues
  • Work with in-house volunteers—attorneys and non-attorneys– to maximize support and advocacy efforts
  • Ensure case handling supervision and support on a regular basis to advocates
  • Strategize program development that aligns and supports the PLS mission.
  • Review, analyze and submit program budgets
  • Write and submit grant/funding reports
  • Research and develop new grant and funding opportunities
  • Monitor data for compliance with funding requirements for each team
  • Conduct program evaluation
  • Monitor, in collaboration with Program Directors, advocate case workloads to ensure the appropriate level of cases commensurate with advocate experience and supervision
  • Address internal and external conflicts of interest and resolve
  • Analyze programmatic and employee risk-management issues and respond appropriately
  • Ensure PLS compliance with all federal and statute regulatory bodies
  • Adhere to and make certain that supervisees adhere to PLS personnel manual, case acceptance standards and supervision guidelines.
  • Oversee the day-to-day legal operations of PLS
  •  Respond to client and community complaints and grievances

 

Qualifications

  • Licensed to practice law in any state (NC preferred)
  • Experience in Family Law – custody, divorce, equitable distribution, domestic violence
  • At least 5 years of experience practicing law
  • Supervision experience required
  • Meticulous organizational habits with the ability to manage large amounts of information, establish priorities, and meet deadlines
  • A demonstrated interest in low-income legal work
  • Ability to work effectively with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trauma

Salary/Benefits:  Depending on experience.  Excellent fringe benefits, including 401(k) retirement plan, as well as life, health, and disability insurance.

Applications:  Please submit resume and cover letter to Employment@pisgahlegal.org.

Pisgah Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Racial minorities, women, the elderly and disabled are encouraged to apply.

Part-time Law Office Assistant

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete is looking for a part-time law office assistant for their South Asheville office (approximately 20 flexible hours per week). Must be organized and meticulously detailed. General clerical duties which include filing, copying, scanning, and proofing of documents. Must know Outlook, Word and Excel. Litigation background preferred. $15/hour. Please email resume and reason you are looking for part-time to lnolan@constangy.com.

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Closing Date:

Contact:

lnolan@constangy.com

Seeking Legal Assistant

Downtown Asheville law firm has opening for experienced legal assistant. Must have med mal/PI litigation experience. Excellent salary and benefits package plus paid parking. Resumes to: dyon@roberts-stevens.com

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Closing Date:

Contact:

dyon@roberts-stevens.com

Upcoming NCBA CLE in Asheville

Video replay at Comfort Suites Outlet Center, 890 Brevard Rd., Asheville

Thursday, October 19, 2017

 A Taxing Day for Family Lawyers

CLE Credit: 6.5 hours

Reg:  8:45-9:00am; Program: 9:00am-5:00pm

 

Friday, October 20, 2017 

 Appellate Advocacy in the Digital Age:  The Future is Now

CLE Credit: 6.0 including 1.0 Ethics/Professional Responsibility

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

 

Thursday-Friday, November 2-3, 2017 

 2017 Estate Planning & Probate Law Survey Course

CLE Credit: 14.5

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

 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 

 2017 Basics of Elder & Special Needs Law

CLE Credit: 7.0 including 1.0 Substance Abuse/Mental Health

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

 

For more information or to register, please contact NCBAF CLE at (919) 677-8745 or (800) 228-3402, or visit the website at www.ncbar.org/cle

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Forensic Accountant – Phaedra Xanthos

Phaedra Xanthos, CPA, CFE

Forensic Accountant & Expert Witness

I’ve recently relocated to Asheville and am available to provide litigation support for a variety of case types including:

  • White Collar Crime
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Disputes

Please check out my website at www.AshevilleForensicAccountant.com and feel free to give me a call at (828)919-2721. Local references provided upon request.

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Seeking Special Legal Counsel for Opioid Crisis

On September 19, 2017, the Buncombe County Board of County Commissioners authorized distribution of the attached RFI regarding the opioid epidemic. Please do not hesitate calling me with any questions, concerns, or comments.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Brandon Freeman
(828) 250-4120


Notice: Request for Information for SPECIAL LEGAL COUNSEL

Buncombe County, a body politic and corporate organized under the laws of the State of North Carolina, is soliciting information from lawyers and/or law firms regarding their interest and ability to act as special legal counsel for the purpose of investigation and possible litigation involving the manufacture, marketing, sale, and distribution of opioid products in the County.

September 20, 2017
Buncombe County is an equal opportunity employer

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION FOR LEGAL SERVICES

Buncombe County, like many local government units across the United States, is in the midst of a crisis involving opiate addiction (hereinafter sometimes “Crisis”). This Crisis has placed upon the County a financial burden for which the County believes that those involved in the manufacture, marketing, sale, and distribution of opioid products in the County may bear responsibility and therefore may be liable to the County for damages.

Intent: The intent of this request is to obtain the most qualified and experienced individual or firm to act as Special Legal Counsel (hereinafter sometimes “Special Legal Counsel”) representing the County in connection with an investigation and possible litigation involving the manufacture, marketing, sale, and distribution of opioid products in the County.

Fee and Cost: Special Legal Counsel, if retained, will be retained pursuant to a contingent fee arrangement, and must therefore have resources sufficient to advance all costs, including the costs of any experts needed to perform or assist in the performance of the work contemplated in this RFI. In addition, the County expects that, should this undertaking yield no compensation and/or an amount of compensation that fails to cover the cost of the undertaking, the Special Legal Counsel will bear all costs, including any advanced. Special Legal Counsel must also be free of any conflicts of interest. Current representation of an entity that manufactures or distributes opioid products will present an insurmountable conflict.

Retention will include significant evaluative and investigative preparatory work. Litigation may include drafting pleadings, motions, briefs, and all other papers to be filed in court; conducting and responding to discovery; attending all pre-trial, trial and post-trial court appearances; and handling appeals.

Procedure: The Selected Special Legal Counsel will work closely with the County Staff Attorney(s) assigned to coordinate with the Selected Special Legal Counsel (hereinafter “Coordinating Attorney”). All legal services are to be provided only at the request of the Coordinating Attorney and shall be subject to the Coordinating Attorney’s active oversight and supervision. All advice is to be provided directly to the Coordinating Attorney or to individuals identified and/or designated by the Coordinating Attorney. The Coordinating Attorney shall retain veto power over any decisions made by the selected Special Legal Counsel, subject to Special Legal Counsel’s right to seek court protection for any alleged conflict with the Special Legal Counsel’s ethical duties.

If you or your firm are interested in serving as Special Legal Counsel as contemplated in this RFI, please email County staff attorney Brandon Freeman at Brandon.Freeman@buncombecounty.org. Please include your relevant experience and qualifications in the email. Please contact Brandon Freeman with any questions via either his email address above or (828) 250-4120.