Overview of Special Proceedings: Foreclosure, Partition, Estate Administration, & Guardianship CLE

The Overview of Special Proceedings: Foreclosure, Partition, Estate Administration, and Guardianship CLE provides a general overview of the most common special proceedings, including foreclosure, land partition, estate administration, and guardianship.


Johanna Finkelstein, Assistant Clerk of Superior Court for Buncombe County, will begin with a presentation on Foreclosure Proceedings, including process, procedure and common mistakes.

Tikkun Gottschalk, will discuss the elements of proof, general procedures, and special circumstance procedures for Land Partition Proceedings.

Tiffany Tyler, Assistant Clerk and Scott Coates, Deputy Clerk of Court for the Estates Division of Buncombe County, will co-panel a discussion on Estate Administration Proceedings, including basic procedure, best practices and common mistakes.

Tim Tyson and Cynthia Alleman will co-panel a discussion on Guardianship Proceedings, including types of guardianships, procedures, and best practices.

The CLE is presented through a partnership with the 28th Judicial District Bar and the Young Lawyers Division of the 28th JDB. Local YLD members are encouraged to sign up, and will pay only $12 for the four-hour program. Non-YLD Members pay only $100. Approval from the NC State Bar CLE Board is pending for four (4) hours of general credit.

Friday, January 27th, 8:30am to 2:30pm, at Roberts & Stevens, P.A., 301 College Street, Suite 400, Asheville, NC 28801.

Coffee, Snacks and Lunch included!

Click here to sign up.

Young Lawyers Division Presents Business Court CLE May 15th

The Young Lawyer’s Division of the Buncombe County Bar presents “The NC Business Court & The 2014 Modernization Act” CLE on May 15, 2015. This CLE will focus on recent developments in the North Carolina Business Court, featuring perspectives from a former clerk as well as experienced litigators. The Business Court Modernization Act will also be discussed, with special focus on the changes it has brought and its effect on local rules.

Presenters include John D. Noor, W. Carleton Metcalf, and David M. Wilkerson. CLE credit of three general hours is pending approval from the NC State Bar CLE Board. To learn more, or to sign up, click here.

Young Lawyers Division Names Officers

The 28th Judicial Bar District’s Young Lawyers Division is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Executive Board:

President: Forrest Merithew,

Vice President: Zephyr Jost,

Secretary: Dustin “DJ” McIntee,

Treasurer: Shannon Phillips.

The YLD regularly hosts community service and social events and maintains its own listserv to notify its members of upcoming events. If you would like to be added to our listserv, please contact at Forrest at FMerithewLaw@gmail.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/28thjdbyld.

NCBA YLD Feeding Frenzy – Join In to Feed the Needy

The 2014 NCBA YLD Legal Feeding Frenzy competition begins March 10, 2014 and run through March 28, 2014. The Legal Feeding Frenzy is a joint program of the YLD, Attorney General Roy Cooper, and the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks to reduce food insecurity through a statewide food and fund drive competition among law firms, law schools, and legal organizations. Attorney General Cooper will award the coveted Attorney General’s Cup to the organization with the highest overall per-person donations within five categories. The 2013 competition raised 180,000 pounds of food, providing the equivalent of 150,000 meals for our hungry neighbors across the state. The 2014 goal is 250,000lbs.

Law firms, district attorney and public defender offices, Legal Aid, courts and in-house legal groups are all able to participate in these categories based on size. As mentioned above, awards are based on the per capita donations within the category range to level the playing field between larger and smaller organizations. Food donations will be weighed upon delivery to the local food bank, and monetary donations are factored in at 4 lbs. of food for every $1 donated. Regardless of winners, all participating teams will be recognized on the NCBA’s website and in subsequent publications.

For more information and to register your time please visit www.nclegalfeedingfrenzy.com. Please contact NCBA YLD Legal Feeding Frenzy Chair, Cabell Clay at cabellclay@mvalaw.com or 704-331-3657 with any questions.

YLD Holiday Bowling Party

YLD Members – Mark your calendars for next Thursday, December 19th, for the Young Lawyers Division’s Annual Holiday Party!

Grab a pair of old socks and a festive holiday sweater and join us at Sky Lanes on Patton Ave in West Asheville. We’ll reserve a few lanes starting at 7 p.

Significant others / families welcome!
Please RSVP (meredith_fields@hotmail.com) if you plan to attend.
The YLD will cover the first 3 lanes (15 bowlers) so please RSVP ASAP.
The YLD will also provide a bunch of delicious snack bar fare for all attendees…

Added bonus: after bowling, Sky Lanes has Karaoke Night on Thursdays starting at 9 p.m. So if you are all gutter balls on the lanes, maybe you can show off your vocal skills a little later in the evening!