Make sure your pro bono service counts!

The Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyers Program appreciates the Buncombe County Bar’s commitment to pro bono service. Many attorneys choose to take cases referred directly by Pisgah Legal Services but we know that attorneys often provide pro bono representation outside of the cases referred by the MAVL Program. On our website you can find a “self reporting” form that allows you to report any pro bono service your firm has provided to low income clients. When you report these hours to the MAVL program we give you MAVL credit and we are able to better report the dedicated service of our local bar. You can find the form here:

September 2013 Bar Luncheon Photos

In Memoriam – Ronald C. True

Memorial services for Ronald C. True will be held at 11 am Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Freedom Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Hutchinson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at Anders-Rice Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, National Headquarters Donations, 6520 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2130. Please click here for more information.

Results of the 2012 Annual Meeting

The Bar’s 2012 Annual Meeting featured elections, awards, and a lovely luncheon for more than 225 members and guests. New Executive Committee members include Vice President Jacqueline Grant, Secretary Annika Brock, and members Marion Groat, Pat Patton, and Jack Poisson. Re-elected for new terms were President Ingrid Friesen, President-Elect James Ellis, and Treasurer James Baley. Remaining on the Executive Committee to complete their three-year terms are: Douglas J. Tate, Immediate Past President, Michael Drye, Jason Peltz, Brad Stark, Eileen McMinn, Holly Stiles and Carol Goins.

Members elected Howard Gum for a third term as State Bar Councilor for the 28th Judicial District. After brief nominations and acceptance speeches by Mr. Gum and challenger Patsy Brison, members voted by secret ballot.

John Adams, Buncombe County Department of Social Service attorney, was this year’s winners of the Bar’s Professionalism Award. District Court Judge Patricia Young announced the award and noted that Mr. Adams strives for collegiality in his work.

John Mason of Roberts & Stevens won the NCBA Centennial Award for 2012. Joe McGuire announced the award and made reference to the many other awards Mr. Mason has garnered in his life. Both awards were kept secret from the winners until the announcement.