Volunteer for 4ALL – Friday, March 6, 2020

Please join the North Carolina Bar Foundation and attorneys all over North Carolina in volunteering to provide free legal information to members of our community.  4ALL Statewide Service Day is an annual call-a-lawyer public service program that engages over 500 volunteer attorneys to provide free legal information to almost 10,000 North Carolinians, from the mountains to the coast.  The Asheville call center will be hosted at the WLOS studios in Biltmore Park, and multiple volunteer shifts are available throughout the day.

To register for the Asheville 4ALL call center, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4all-statewide-service-day-2020-asheville-tickets-72424065329.

For more information about the North Carolina Bar Foundation, including other ways to show your support for 4ALL and other pro bono programs, please go to: https://www.ncbarfoundation.org/.

Seeking Law Library Feedback

The Buncombe County Library Director seeks to form a committee of attorneys to assess and create a plan to improve utilization of the law library currently housed on the 10th floor of the courthouse. To participate, please email Bar Administrator Lisa-Gaye Hall at admin@buncombebar.com.

Need Technology CLE Hour? We’ve Got It!

The Bar is offering a one-hour Technology CLE on Friday, January 17th, 2020. The lunchtime CLE hour will take place in the Jury Assembly room from 12:30 – 1:30. This one-hour CLE program provides an overview of ethical, legal and regulatory considerations of emerging technologies now available to law offices.  Topics of discussion include:  identifying firm risk in light practice area and firm size, encryption, physical and network controls, data storage, and affordable training options for law firm employees.

Click here to reserve your seat!

Stress Support for the Holidays: 3 Free BarCARES Sessions through Dec 31, 2019 

Would you like more joy and less stress this holiday season? All members of the Buncombe County Bar are eligible for free executive wellness coaching sessions with Laura Mahr of Conscious Legal Minds LLC or free mental health care sessions with a local therapist this calendar year. If you have not yet used your 2019 BarCARES benefits, call BarCARES at 800-640-0735 during business hours. The program coordinator will take your confidential call.

New BarCARES clients are eligible for 3 free coaching sessions with Laura Mahr (2nd year clients are eligible for 2 free sessions, and 3rd year clients are eligible for 1 free session) or you may ask for a referral to a participating licensed therapist for 3 free sessions. You do not need to give any specifics other than your name and bar number to access your benefits. To find out more about BarCARES, visit https://www.ncbar.org/members/barcares/. To find out more about Laura’s mindfulness and neuroscience-based resilience coaching for lawyers, visit consciouslegalminds.com