Annual Bar Awards — Nominations Due March 30

The Executive Committee invites your nomination of members of the Buncombe County Bar to receive the 2016 Centennial, Professionalism, and Lifetime Achievement Awards.

These awards are presented at our annual meeting, which this year is June 8, 2016. The deadline for submitting nominations is Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

The North Carolina Bar Association Centennial Award honors an individual member of each Judicial District for outstanding service which benefits our local community. Examples of such service include: elected and/or appointed service to local government; civic involvement on boards of community agencies; involvement in public service projects; and volunteer involvement with schools, churches, or other nonprofit organizations. The award is named in honor of the Bar Association’s Centennial (1899-1999).

The Buncombe County Bar Professionalism Award was established by President Roger Smith in 2004 to annually recognize an individual member of our Bar whose consistently courteous, respectful, and professional conduct toward the Court, attorneys, clients, and other parties exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism.

The Buncombe County Bar Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes extraordinary excellence throughout the career of a member of the legal profession with connections to Buncombe County, as an officer of the legal system and as a public citizen having special responsibility for the quality of justice. This award is given only when it is obviously apparent that an appropriate individual serves to embody of the very highest ideals of the legal profession.

Nominations should be submitted to Lisa-Gaye Hall, Bar Administrator, at admin@28thJDB.com. Please supply a statement about your nominee and why you recommend them for the award, and your contact information. We welcome letters of support. Thank you for helping the Executive Committee to honor deserving members with these significant awards.

For information on past recipients, please click here.