Bar Luncheon at Hilton Garden Inn 2018-2019

From Bar President James Kilbourne:
Breaking bread together is a time-honored tradition here in the South and many other places.  While we work in different firms, concentrate in separate areas of the law, and often represent opposing clients, the lawyers of the 28th Judicial District still share a common meal eight times a year.

In the upcoming year, we are working to improve this time and fellowship we share together.  First, we have obtained a new location and new menu at the Hilton Garden at 309 College Street, just a block away from the Courthouse.  Members of the Finance Committee raved about the food at a recent tasting.

The programs will be continue to informative for your practice, as President Elect Anne Salter has put together an amazing set of speakers on a variety of topics.  We have re-implemented an advanced sign up for the luncheon to control costs.  As a special incentive, the first luncheon on September 12th, with Warren Savage of Lawyer’s Mutual, will provide an hour of free ethics CLE to everyone who pre-registers here.

Perhaps, most importantly, the Executive Committee has committed to the sustainability of the luncheon programs by re-instituting a fee of $15 for our members.  This fee will provide the funds to continue these regular meetings of the Bar.

We are working on plans to offset this cost to our members, especially our younger members and those in public interest or government.  Your suggestions to this end would be appreciated.  We will include low cost CLE with many of our meals.  Finally, we are letting folks pay in advance for the entire year to enjoy a significant discount.  The Buncombe County Bar is offering a discounted annual pass for this fiscal year’s luncheons. By purchasing the $100 annual pass, members will get a $20 discount for the eight luncheons. Each pass will have a total of eight possible “punches,” and those are transferable to any Bar member in your firm.  Click here to purchase the annual pass.

I invite all of our Bar members to purchase the annual pass and commit to joining me at our monthly luncheons to get involved with your local Bar.

Here is the luncheon schedule (12:30-1:45pm) for the upcoming year:

Sept 12, 2018
Oct 10, 2018
Nov 14, 2018
Feb 13, 2019
March 13, 2019
Apr 10, 2019
May 15, 2019
June 12, 2019 Annual Meeting