Seeking estate administration paralegal/assistant

Local Buncombe County small law office is seeking a permanent legal assistant/paralegal to manage the firm’s estate administration practice, to manage current estate administrations and start new administrations as needed. Duties will include initial client meetings, document preparation and management, responding to Clerk/Estate office requirements, calendar management, consultation with clients as needed, property inventories, estate liabilities, accountings, working with banks and investment firms, and asset transfers. Solid existing working knowledge of NC estate administration law and processes as well as sound accounting/math skills are required. Currently ideal for part-time with likely potential to develop into full-time. Please inquire/send cover letter, resume and relevant info to


6 CLE Credit Workshop on Data Privacy, Contract Law, and Cybersecurity

Data Privacy Workshop scheduled for July 17th has been postponed due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 virus and its continued impact in our area. All current registrations will be refunded. Please watch for further announcements.

We look forward to serving you this autumn. Stay Safe. – The Carolina Cyber Center Team.Join the North Carolina Center for Cybersecurity and the Carolina Cyber Center on Wednesday, July 15 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (ET) for a seated or webinar workshop on data privacy, contract law, and cybersecurity hosted by Threat Sketch.

Developments in the U.S. data privacy law change rapidly. Stay abreast on data breach notification; the legal role in supply chain security; in-house issues in cybersecurity; criminal law in cyberspace; and the special needs of small business, non-profit, and government clients. In addition, join our discussion on the ethical responsibilities of attorneys after a data breach.

Read the full details or register at:

Date: Wednesday, July 15

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (ET)

Cost / Location: $300 Seated – Montreat, NC / $40 Webinar

RSVP Deadline: July 12!

Both registration options will allow a certification of completion for 6 CLE credits.


Michelle Pupoh

828-559-6017 (c)

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Poverty Law Attorney – Highlands/Cashiers Area

Pisgah Legal Services is a community-based non-profit corporation governed by a local Board of Directors. PLS has an annual budget of $5.4 million from a multitude of funding sources. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina (WNC), Pisgah Legal Services’ provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people in western North Carolina. The organization currently has offices in Asheville, Hendersonville, Rutherfordton, Brevard, Spruce Pine, and Marshall. With a dedicated staff of sixty-nine, including twenty-seven attorneys plus supporting staff, and an active pro bono panel of 300 private attorneys, the program provides free services to more than 16,000 people per year to meet their basic needs, primarily in the poverty law areas of housing, public benefits, domestic violence prevention, health care, immigration, and consumer law.
PLS is seeking a full-time N.C. licensed attorney to handle poverty law cases as part of establishing our new Plateau Poverty Law Initiative in the plateau region in Highlands/Cashiers. Legal aid experience preferred. Passion for promoting justice and overcoming barriers facing low-income people, being a creative and zealous attorney and a team-player and demonstrated commitment to achieving lasting results for clients and low-income communities are all important.

• Commitment to PLS’ mission, values and vision.
• Represent and advise clients in judicial and administrative hearings in landlord/tenant, consumer, public benefits, domestic violence, community economic development, Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment, and other poverty law areas as needed.
• Collaborate with federal Legal Services Corporation legal aid program in Sylva to enhance and increase services across the region
• Work in and travel to rural locations and attend court in Jackson and Macon counties.
• Conduct client interviews with trauma-informed approach; advise and represent clients in Small Claims, District and Superior courts or administrative proceedings as appropriate. (This may include representation, preparation for self-representation, obtaining continuances for assessment, and referring cases to other attorneys.)
• Document all work in Legal Server case management software.
• Organize and conduct outreach and educational presentations.
• Establish branch office(s) within service area.
• Develop and maintain community relationships including other non-profit agencies, government officials, government employees, community leaders and others.
• Travel within our service area and also to meetings or conferences in other parts of NC.
• Adhere to program priorities and case handling policies, procedures and standards of practice, as well as the highest professional and ethical standards.
• Keep abreast of developments in the law and disseminate information to staff, volunteer attorneys and the public.
• Work with volunteers, including volunteer attorneys, on a regular basis.
• Assist in fundraising in coordination with PLS Development Team.


• N.C. licensed attorney
• Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income people and communities.
• Demonstrated skills at socio-economic and cultural sensitivity and ability to assist upset or ill people.
• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with teams and independently.
• Fluency in Spanish would be an asset.

Salary/ Benefits
Salary ranges from $48,500 – $92,000 depending on experience. Excellent fringe benefits, including 401(k) retirement plan, as well as life, health, and disability insurance.
To Apply
E-mail resumé and cover letter describing relevant experience to PLS invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice.

Pisgah Legal Services is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Job Opening – Program Coordinator for Mtn. Area Volunteer Lawyer Program

Pisgah Legal Services is hiring for the position of Program Coordinator of the Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer (MAVL) Program. The MAVL Program is a partnership between the Buncombe County Bar and Pisgah Legal Services to provide pro bono opportunities to local attorneys. The program coordinator works with Pisgah Legal staff, volunteer attorneys and Pisgah Legal clients to coordinate the referral of clients to volunteer attorneys for help. The program coordinator also has the opportunity to work on creative projects to provide legal aid in community settings, and to help recruit, train and appreciate our terrific and generous volunteers. Pisgah Legal Services is committed to increasing equity within our organization and in our region and we strongly encourage candidates of color to apply. Here’s an online link to the job posting:

For those of you who know the current MAVL Program Coordinator Tara Reynolds, we wanted to share that she and her husband are moving to NYC early this summer, where he will do his medical residency and Tara will begin law school. We will miss Tara a good deal!

Please take a moment to share this job posting with folks who might be interested. We hope to begin interviewing at the end of April. Thank you!