Bylaw Amendment Proposed

The Executive Committee of the Buncombe County Bar will present a proposal to amend the bylaws at the Bar’s annual meeting on June 8, 2016. The amendment will create a Bench-Bar Liaison Committee, and reads:

28th Judicial District Bar Bench Bar Liaison Committee

The Bench-Bar Liaison Committee was created to facilitate and maintain good relations between the Bar and judiciary of the 28th Judicial District.  The Committee shall endeavor to create an environment of a respectful, but friendly, dialogue and camaraderie between the Bench and the Bar. The Committee will endeavor to facilitate open and frank discussions between Bar representatives and the Bench to further the administration of justice in Buncombe County.

The Committee shall consist of at least five but not more than nine members of the 28th Judicial District.

Ex Officio members shall include one Superior Court Judge (nominated by the Senior Resident Superior Court Judge), a District Court Judge appointed by the Chief District Court Judge, and the President of the 28th JDB.  The remaining members of the Committee shall be selected by the Executive Committee of the 28th JDB to staggered two-year terms with at least one member of the 28th JDB who practices in each of the following areas of law: Criminal; Superior Court Civil; and Family Law.