Weekly Bar Briefs, 10-18-2017

Dear Bar Members,

We are happy to partner with Pisgah Legal Services to present an Expunction CLE on November 9th. The focus is on maximizing relief for those with prior justice contact. The session will cover topics including: expunctions, certificates of relief, motions of appropriate relief, and juvenile expunctions. LeAnn Melton, Buncombe County Chief Public Defender and Latoya Gardner, Pisgah Legal Services’ Expunction Project Coordinator will be the presenters. To sign up, click here.


Recent Bar News

Court Date Notifications and Reminders for Criminal Cases via Text and Email Launching October 15  

Posted on October 12th, 2018 by Bar Administrator  

Next week, the N.C. Judicial Branch will launch a new court date notification service allowing anyone to quickly and easily subscribe to up-to-the-minute criminal court date notifications and reminders via email or SMS / text messages. Subscribers will be immediately notified of court date, room, or session changes, as well as upcoming court date reminders seven days Read more

US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to Hear Oral Arguments in Cherokee  

Posted on October 8th, 2018 by Bar Administrator  

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will make history by holding oral arguments for the first time in Indian Country, at the Cherokee Court on the Qualla Boundary in Cherokee, North Carolina. Slated for review are three very different cases so, no matter what your practice Read more

Recent Member News

Death Across Faith Traditions  

Posted on October 11th, 2018 by Robert Deutsch  

Death Across Faith Traditions is a panel discussion on Wednesday, October 17 from 7-9PM on the AB-Tech campus at ELM 214. Attorney Robert Deutsch and several others will explore death, dying and the soul from several faith traditions, including Buddhist, Contemplative, Hindu, and traditional Indigenous perspectives.

Making the Most of Mediation CLE  

Posted on October 11th, 2018 by McGuire, Wood & Bissette P.A.  

Mediation is a key part of the pretrial process in federal and state courts in North Carolina. Experienced counsel know that mediation is frequently the fulcrum point where litigants pivot from contentiousness to a negotiated settlement. A range of critical areas will be discussed including preparation for mediation, techniques and pointers for negotiation, working effectively Read more

New Admittee Luncheon - WNC Chapter, NCAWA  

Posted on October 9th, 2018 by Senta Rhodes  

The WNC Chapter of the NCAWA invites the 28th Judicial Bar to our annual New Admittee Luncheon where we will welcome our new admittees to the North Carolina bar by treating them to lunch at our October meeting. The luncheon will be held on October 17th at Pack’s Tavern at 20 S. Spruce St., Asheville, Read more

Recent Classifieds

Business Transactional Associate Attorney  

Posted on October 3rd, 2018 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Van Winkle, Buck, Wall, Starnes and Davis, P.A. is seeking a transactional business associate to join its Business Practice Group. Newly admitted attorneys, as well as those with 1-4 years’ experience are welcome to apply. The ideal candidate will have some relevant transactional experience (including entity selection and formation, contract drafting, mergers and acquisitions, and Read more

Associate Attorney Needed  

Posted on September 28th, 2018 by James Kilbourne  

Associate attorney position: Growing, well-established, AV-rated law firm in Asheville is seeking an Associate Attorney to assist with construction, business, and real estate litigation. Successful candidates must have strong argument and writing skills. They will be expected to work well both independently and within a team. Ideal candidates are proficient with paperless systems, have an Read more

Seeking Real Estate Title Paralegal  

Posted on September 18th, 2018 by Roberts & Stevens  

Asheville law firm with thriving residential and commercial real estate practice seeks full-time, experienced real estate title paralegal to join its team. Candidate must be a critical thinker with an eye for detail and have excellent written and verbal communication abilities and workload management skills. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package offered. Send resume to Read more

Upcoming Events

New Member Swearing-In  2017-10-12

New Bar members are invited to sign up now for the annual Swearing-in Ceremony for the 28th Judicial District Bar. Members can be sworn in to both state and federal courts at this ceremony. Family and friends may attend. Current Bar members are strongly urged to show their support for new members by attending this event, Read more