2013 Professionalism CLE for New Members

On September 26 and 27, the Buncombe County Bar provided the 12-hour Professionalism New Admittee CLE. In this photo, thirty new attorneys listened to retired judge Ron Payne discuss ethical practice management.

Buncombe County Justice Center Ribbon Cutting

Please save the date of November 7 at 2 p.m. for the Ribbon Cutting on the New Buncombe County Justice Center, 60 Court Plaza in downtown Asheville. We also ask that everyone begin thinking about a small item they might want to include in a time capsule that will be located on site. They would bring the item to the ribbon cutting.

Kathy Hughes, NCCCC
Public Relations Director
Clerk to the Board of Commissioners
Buncombe County Government
200 College Street Suite 300
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 250 4105

Federal Bar Assocation Western District of North Carolina Chapter 2013 Annual Meeting and Dinner

You are invited to the 2013 annual meeting and dinner with the Honorable Thomas B. Griffith, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

“The Curious Role of the D.C. Circuit”

October 23, 2013
6:00 p.m. – Registration and Reception
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner and Program

Charlotte Marriott City Center
100 West Trade Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

FBA Member $50.00
Non-FBA Member $60.00
Judicial Officers & Law Clerks Complimentary

Please purchase tickets online at www.VWFBA.com. The deadline to purchase tickets is October 15, 2013.

Judge Thomas B. Griffith was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by President George W. Bush in 2005. Judge Griffith practiced with Robinson, Bradshaw and Hinson in Charlotte and W iley, Rein and Fielding in Washington, D.C. He has also served as Legal Counsel to the U.S. Senate during the Clinton impeachment and General Counsel of Brigham Young University. Judge Griffith is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of Virginia School of Law.
Kristin Arnold

Buncombe County's New Remote (Video) Confidential Visitation System

Good morning Buncombe County Bar!

On September 20th, Remote Confidential Visitation with detained defendants will become available to all attorneys. All attorneys in Buncombe County will receive 30 days free use upon registering in the video visitation system. Please see the attachment.

SimplexGrinnell will be sponsoring an informational pizza lunch in Courtroom 1-A at 12:30pm on September 19, 2013. This session will describe the video visitation system use and detail how to register as an attorney.

Please join us and enjoy lunch!

Keith A. Fuquay / Government Business Development Manager / SimplexGrinnell
Tel: 336-841-1775 / Mobile: 336-254-2981
4189 Eagle Hill Drive Suite 120 / High Point NC 27265 / USA
kfuquay@simplexgrinnell.com / www.simplexgrinnell.com

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: http://www.pisgahlegal.org/pdf/MAVL%20form.pdf