NCAWA and YLD Connect For Fun

The Buncombe Women Attorneys, NCAWA and the Young Lawyers Division are having a happy hour get together on Wednesday, September 28th for $10 burger and beer/seltzer night at BHRAMARI Brewing Company , 101 S. Lexington Ave. Asheville. The event will take place from 5:30-7pm.

And, on Tuesday October 25, we’ll host Taco Tuesday. For just $13, you’ll get 2 beef tacos and a pint!  This event takes place at BHRAMARI Brewing Company , 101 S. Lexington Ave. Asheville, from 5:30-7pm.

Join the YLD at Spring Fling

The Bar’s Young Lawyer is looking for volunteers to help with Arc of Buncombe County’s Spring Fling event on May 11th from 6-9pm at Highland Brewing. Tickets for the event cost $35 and the proceeds will help provide local children with disabilities with the opportunity to attend summer camp. These fees ordinarily cost $2,200 per camper. In addition to the summer camp program, Arc of Buncombe County is a part of a larger, national non-profit. The Arc provides educational support, social enrichment, and other assistance to over 1,200 members in our WNC community alone.

YLD Trivia Challenge on Wednesday, Nov 3

Greetings fellow Young Lawyer’s Division members! Are you looking to rub elbows with esteemed colleague-members of the YLD? Do you have a knack for regurgitating arbitrary information at a moment’s notice? Are you an avid beer connoisseur?  If so, the YLD cordially invites you (and challenges you!) to a battle of wits taking place on Wednesday, November 3rd, at Catawba Brewing Co., located in the heart of Asheville’s South Slope. Arrive at 6:45pm for a 7pm game start.

Per house rules, teams are limited to groups of 8 or less, and prizes are awarded in the amount of $35, $25, and $15 to the top three scoring teams. If you would like to participate, please sign up by contacting Alex Paschal at Don’t have a team? No worries! Please let Alex know when signing up, and you will be placed on a team. Start thinking about your clever team name, and we look forward to seeing you there!”

Young Lawyers: Naming the Stress and Building Resilience

The Buncombe County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division is pleased to announce it will offer a FREE CLE to young lawyers (attorneys under the age of 37 or within their first 5 years of practice) this Friday, June 8, 2018. This CLE is approved for 3.00 hours of professional responsibility/ethics credit.

NOTE: We are also inviting any law students in the area (e.g. summer interns). Feel free to send them our way. Please just let me know so we have enough coffee for everyone.

A recent national landmark ABA study confirmed that lawyers are at the highest risk of any profession for issues like depression and alcoholism. Many of the skills that make us good lawyers also make us good at hiding these issues. This CLE will present attendees with personal stories of lawyers struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues told by the lawyers who lived it. Attendees will then take part in a two-hour presentation on mindfulness and neuroscience taught by Laura Mahr, of Conscious Legal Minds LLC. Laura will cover material related to how human brains–and lawyers’ brains in particular–are wired, and how our wiring impacts the way we practice law and experience our lives. Participating attorneys will then put the theory into practice and learn how to use tools to build resilience to stress and improve their mental health.

This FREE CLE will be held on June 8, 2018, from 8:30-12:15am and is free to Young Lawyers in Buncombe and Henderson Counties [AND LAW STUDENTS]. The YLD of Buncombe County would like to thank The Van Winkle Law Firm for hosting this event, which will be located at 11 N. Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801. A light breakfast and drinks (i.e. lots of coffee) will be provided.

For more information or to sign up contact Matthew Holloway at

YLD Social for New Admittees

The Young Lawyers Division of the 28th Judicial District Bar will be hosting the Annual New Admittee Social at 5:30 on Thursday, October 5th to honor the new admittees to the Buncombe County Bar! Please join us on the patio at Asheville Brewing, 77 Coxe Avenue.  All 28th Judicial Bar Members are welcome!