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North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys – Western Chapter

For information about the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, visit the NCAWA Website: To get in touch with the Western Chapter, please email one of the following officers.

President: Cynthia Alleman (

VP/President Elect: 

Secretary: Elizabeth L. Yingling



NCAWA Luncheon Invitation (9/19/2022)

Please join your fellow women attorneys for lunch on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 12:00 to 2:00 at Pack’s Tavern, located at 20 Spruce Street, Asheville. Please RSVP to

NCAWA and YLD Connect For Fun (9/19/2022)

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 [...] 

Insider Trading: How A Hot Stock Tip Can Get You Burned (2/3/2021)

Date: February 17, 2021 Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free CLE for women attorneys; Do not have to be a member of the NCAWA to join. 1 hour General CLE credit pending Title:  “Insider Trading: How A Hot Stock Tip Can Get You Burned.” To attend, send an email to and dial-in instructions will be forwarded.

Guardian ad Litem Presentation with Judge Andrea Dray October 20th (10/2/2020)

In his 2016 Proclamation President Obama stated we as a nation must ensure that every child grows up in a safe, stable, nurturing environment and recommit to giving every child a chance to succeed. Now in the midst of the COVID pandemic, one of the most vulnerable groups within our community is those children in [...] 

Work & Life Balance for Women Attorneys: An Opportunity to Share Suggestions and Support (8/21/2020)

Please join WNC NCAWA for a brainstorming conversation! Judge Susan Dotson-Smith, Gabrielle Trott, Cynthia Alleman and Koral Alman will speak briefly. We hope to also hear from many of you! The meeting will last 40 minutes initially, then please rejoin the conversation by logging back into Zoom. Wednesday, August 26 at 12:30 pm Zoom Meeting: [...] 

WomenBuild Habitat House Update (2/24/2020)

The women of the Buncombe County Bar contributed almost $9,000 to the Women Build house at Habitat for Humanity. Thank you to all those who contributed! New homeowner Quintania will be speaking at a Women Build fundraising party on March 14th. The party is free to attend and lots of fun! Click here to learn [...] 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Trivia Night Supports NCAWA Habitat House (10/13/2019)

Join the Buncombe County Women Attorneys and Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity at the Casual Pint’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Supreme Court trivia night! This is our final fundraiser as we work to sponsor the 14th Women Build house. We’ve raised almost $6,000 of our $10,000 goal. Come out and help us close the gap! Besides testing your knowledge of [...] 

WNC Chapter – NCAWA New Admittee Luncheon (10/3/2019)

Please join us as we welcome the new Buncombe County Bar admittees to the Western Chapter of the NCAWA at our yearly New Admittees Luncheon to be held at Pack’s Tavern on October 16, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. Please RSVP to

NCAWA Supports Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s 2019 Women Build (6/5/2019)

Buncombe County women attorneys Rebecca Darchuk, Elizabeth Dechant, Julia Horrocks, Jennifer Jackson, and Susan Russo Klein participated in Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s 2019 Women Build house on June 1.  To support affordable housing for a local family, please click here.

NCAWA Habitat House Work Day (5/7/2019)

Let’s build a Habitat House for a working mom! If you’re able to join the NCAWA women as a volunteer on June 1 at the Candler job site, contact Stephanie Wallace, Volunteer Manager for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity at