Weekly Bar Briefs, 12-9-2019

Dear Bar Members,

We had a great time at the Holiday Party & Toy Drive, and donated two truckloads of gifts to Santa Pal. We also raised more than $1000 for Manna Food Bank and Santa Pal. Thank you to all our generous sponsors and donors! Check out the photos from the event below.


Recent Bar News

Holiday Party & Toy Drive 2019 Photos  

Posted on December 9th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Courthouse Holiday Party Invitation  

Posted on December 3rd, 2019 by steven.d.cogburn@nccourts.org  

You are cordially invited to attend the annual Buncombe County Courthouse Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 12:00 to 2:30pm.  The event takes place at the Buncombe County Courthouse, in the main lobby of the old building on the first floor. The holiday party is brought to you by the Clerk’s office, the Read more



Recent Member News

Annual 4All Statewide Service Day Registration Opens  

Posted on December 6th, 2019 by John Noor  

Each year the North Carolina Bar Association sponsors a pro bono service day where attorneys from across the state volunteer to field legal questions from neighbors in their communities who cannot afford legal services.   The Buncombe County Bar’s Pro Bono Committee hosts the WNC regional call in center at WLOS in south Asheville and needs Read more


Attorney Katherine Fisher Now a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law  

Posted on December 5th, 2019 by kfisher@vwlawfirm.com  

Attorney Katherine Fisher has become a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Family Law.  The North Carolina State Bar writes that “A lawyer who is certified as a specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization has satisfied a number of rigorous standards for certification in the lawyer’s specialty field.”  The standards Read more


Volunteer Judges and Scoring Jurors Needed for Mock Trial  

Posted on November 26th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Please Save the Date! If you live in Asheville, Hendersonville, or surrounding areas, , we would much appreciate your help at the North Carolina High School Mock Trial Regional Competition being held on February 1, 2020 at the Henderson County courthouse. Volunteers are needed for: Presiding Judge: judiciary or attorneys with mock trial experience; preside Read more


Attorney Scott M. Anderson Named To 2020 Best Lawyers® list  

Posted on November 22nd, 2019 by Henry Teich  

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Scott M. Anderson is included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. The Best Lawyers® designation recognizes the top 4 percent of lawyers in the U.S. and is based entirely on peer reviews. Mr. Anderson has been in Read more


Attorney Anna Hamrick Now A NC Board Certified Specialist In Workers' Compensation Law  

Posted on November 22nd, 2019 by Anderson Scott  

Attorney Anna Hamrick has become a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law. The North Carolina State Bar writes that “A lawyer who is certified as a specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization has satisfied a number of rigorous standards for certification in the lawyer’s specialty field.” The Read more



Recent Classifieds

Seeking Legal Assistant  

Posted on December 10th, 2019 by Anastasia Prendergast  

Downtown law firm seeks motivated and energetic legal assistant. Some office experience preferred. Must be eager and willing to learn.  Job duties include: Client Communications Scheduling Appointment Managing Attorney Calendars Organizing and maintaining electronic files and hard files Errands Maintaining supply list Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite Ability to self-direct Read more


Seeking Paralegal and Legal Assistant for Estate Planning and Administration  

Posted on December 6th, 2019 by Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore, P.A.  

Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore, P.A. seeks a paralegal and legal assistant for estate planning and administration. Paralegal certificate and experience with estate planning and administration (preferred); support estate planning and administration attorney with: preparation (including proofing and editing) of estate planning documents; preparation (including proofing and editing) and filing of estate administration court documents; Read more


Poverty Law Attorney – Avery/ Mitchell/ Yancey  

Posted on November 8th, 2019 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Poverty Law Attorney – Avery/ Mitchell/ Yancey Pisgah Legal Services is a community-based, non-profit law firm which provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people in western North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. PLS directly serves 16,000+ people annually and provides community education and outreach to many other low-income people. PLS is seeking a Read more



Upcoming Events

Executive Committee Meeting  2020-01-06

The Executive Committee of the Buncombe County Bar meets monthly to approve programs, spending and events for the entire Bar.  Meetings are open to the public, but seats are limited. Please contact Bar Administrator Lisa-Gaye Hall at admin@buncombebar.com if you wish to attend, or have an item for the agenda. Buncombe County Courthouse, room 810


Power Hours: Ethics and Substance Abuse CLE  2020-01-10

2 hours CLE credit (including 1 hour ethics & 1 hour substance abuse credit, pending NC State Bar approval) 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Legal Ethics and Professionalism in the #MeToo Era Presenter: Lee Anne Mangone This presentation will provide a review of recent articles and surveys relating to the status of the legal Read more


Executive Committee Meeting  2020-02-03

The Executive Committee of the Buncombe County Bar meets monthly to approve programs, spending and events for the entire Bar.  Meetings are open to the public, but seats are limited. Please contact Bar Administrator Lisa-Gaye Hall at admin@buncombebar.com if you wish to attend, or have an item for the agenda. Buncombe County Courthouse, room 810