Home Sweet Home: Landlords, Tenants & The Law

Plan to attend the January 10th “Home Sweet Home: Landlords, Tenants, & The Law” in Asheville. This CLE provides a comprehensive overview of the law from both the Landlord and Tenant’s perspective. It is designed to assist practitioners who are new to Landlord -Tenant practice, and will provide helpful tips to those who are more seasoned litigators. Learn more about what makes a rental property uninhabitable, legal issues surrounding subsidized housing, and how to protect tenants at foreclosure. Also, earn an hour of mental health CLE credit and get tips on identifying clients with mental health concerns.

 This CLE is a pro bono training opportunity from the Buncombe County Bar & Pisgah Legal Services. Attorneys may attend for free if they agree to take two cases within the next year from Pisgah Legal Services’ Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyers Program. Four hours of CLE, pending approval from the NC State Bar. To learn more or to reserve your seat, click here.

Managing Your Practice In A Noisy, Changing World

This CLE brings together a diverse group of experienced speakers on such topics as use of social media in practice and in marketing, firm and individual strategic planning and leadership, implementation of technology in practice (including helpful instruction in the use of an IPad) and other topics related to the four core areas of practice management: management, marketing, technology and finance. This 4-hour CLE program is geared towards practitioners in all sizes of firms in western North Carolina, and is pending approval from the NC State Bar.

Presenters include Tom Grella of McGuire, Wood & Bissette; Jack Pringle of Adams and Reese LLP; J. Benjamin Stevens of The Stevens Firm; and Patrick Brown of Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company. To sign up, click here.

What To Expect When You're Not Expecting The End of Your Legal Career

On Wednesday, November 13, Warren Savage will present “What To Expect When You’re Not Expecting the End of Your Legal Career” for the Bar Luncheon program. Make sure you’re prepared in case of an emergency by following these tips from Mr. Savage, who works as a claims attorney with Lawyers Mutual.

Do you know who will handle your affairs if you’re suddenly unable to come to work? How long will you need to maintain your malpractice insurance after retirement? Learn about these serious matters (but have a few chuckles, too) with Mr. Savage’s fast-paced presentation.

Mr. Savage joined the Lawyers Mutual as claim counsel in 2005. He focuses on litigation, appellate advocacy, criminal matters and professional responsibility in his work with Lawyers Mutual. A former partner with the law firm of Bailey & Dixon, Warren graduated from the University of Virginia and earned a Master of Arts in Teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before graduating magna cum laude from Campbell University School of Law. He spent several years as a high school English teacher and junior varsity basketball coach before entering the legal profession.

The Bar luncheon program will begin at 12:45, and end at 1:15. For those who wish to earn CLE credit, the remainder of the CLE will begin at 1:20 pm and end at 1:50 pm. The cost of the one-hour CLE is $25 for members, and $50 for non-member lawyers.

LGBT In the South: Advocacy Within and Beyond the Law

The Hart Law Group, along with Campaign for Southern Equality, are hosting a first annual conference, LGBT in the South: Advocacy Within and Beyond the Law. This event will take place on Friday, February 28, 2014 here in Asheville at the Venue located at 21 North Market Street. The conference is designed for attorneys, paralegals, social workers, activists, ministers, elected officials, and those invested in LGBT civil rights across the South. The conference will consist of concurrent workshops including 6.5 hours CLE credit. We will cover a wide range of topics pertaining to LGBT law post-DOMA and organizing within the movement. We are delighted that Shannon Minter, Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, will be our keynote speaker. Registration is now open at www.lgbtinthesouth.com Space is limited so register soon! For questions contact maecreadick@thehartlawgroup.com