Weekly Bar Briefs, 1-8-2019

Dear Bar Members,

It’s official! We’re now the Buncombe County Bar, and our website has been updated to reflect the change. Please bookmark our new website at BuncombeBar.com.

Need CLE? We’ve got you covered with two amazing CLEs in January, and three CLEs in February, for a total of 11 hours. Click here to learn more.


Recent Bar News

Continuing Legal Education Seminars in 2019  

Posted on January 8th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Need CLE? We’re here to help! January 17, 2019 — Creating a Litigation Advantage Through Proper Discovery 3 hours general credit for $75 Presenters: Katherine Langley, David Wilkerson & Mark Kurdys Location: Van Winkle Law Firm, Market Street, Asheville Sign up here. January 25, 2019 — Family Law From the Trenches 4 hours general credit Read more


New Numbers for District Bars  

Posted on January 3rd, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

From the North Carolina State Bar: Please be reminded that effective January 1, 2019, all district bars other than Districts 1, 2, 10, and 26 have been renumbered. The table reflecting the changes can be found online here. Pursuant to N.C.G.S. 84-19, judicial district bars are coterminous with North Carolina’s prosecutorial districts. The new legislation eliminates Read more


Holiday Party & Toy Drive 2018 Photos  

Posted on December 17th, 2018 by Bar Administrator  

The 2018 annual Holiday Party & Toy Drive collected lots of toys and goodies for Santa Pal's sleigh and MANNA FoodBank!

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Recent Member News

Attorney Bill Parker Retiring  

Posted on January 18th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

After more than 44 years of practice, Attorney Bill Parker is retiring from the full-time practice of law as of January 31, 2019.  He said, “I will remain of-counsel with the firm with which I have been associated for over 40 years of my practice, Long Parker Warren Anderson Payne & McClellan.  I have really Read more


Shannon (“Missy”) Spainhour Selected for 2019 Legal Elite; Achieves “AV Preeminent” Peer Review Rating  

Posted on January 18th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Davis Hartman Wright PLLC attorney Shannon (“Missy”) Sumerell Spainhour has been recognized as one of Business North Carolina Magazine’s 2019 Legal Elite in the category of “Employment Law.” Missy is the Chair of the Firm’s Labor & Employment practice and a member of the Firm’s Litigation practice. She represents employers in all aspects of the Read more


Van Winkle Law Firm Attorney Anderson Ellis Recognized as Business North Carolina Magazine’s 2019 Legal Elite  

Posted on January 15th, 2019 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

The Van Winkle Law Firm announced today that attorney Anderson T. Ellis has been recognized as one of Business North Carolina magazine’s 2019 Legal Elite. Ellis was honored in both the “Young Guns” and “Business” categories. Ellis is a member of The Van Winkle Law Firm’s business practice, where he works with small and mid-size Read more


Thomas Amburgey included in the Business North Carolina Legal Elite 2019  

Posted on January 14th, 2019 by J. Thomas Amburgey  

Thomas Amburgey and the Amburgey Law Firm are pleased to announce that Thomas has been included in the Business North Carolina Legal Elite Criminal Defense Section. Thomas is a Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Defense Law. He is an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer at Martindale Hubbell and is included in North Carolina Super Read more


Nine McGuire Wood & Bissette Attorneys Selected to Business North Carolina Magazine’s “2019 Legal Elite”  

Posted on January 14th, 2019 by McGuire, Wood & Bissette P.A.  

Methodology Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has honored Tar Heel lawyers by publishing Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in business-related categories. Winners are chosen not by BNC editors but by the state’s lawyers. Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite has become the model for other awards and lists, Read more



Recent Classifieds

Chabad House offers Crime and Consequence seminar  

Posted on January 18th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

The Chabad House of Asheville is offering the class Crime and Consequence.  The class is a new six-session course by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) exploring 3000 years of Jewish perspective on conviction, sentencing, and criminal rehabilitation. It is accredited in NC for law professionals to earn continuing education credits. Website: https://www.chabadasheville.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/4085108/jewish/Crime-Consequence.htm This is a Read more


Seeking Associate  

Posted on January 11th, 2019 by Jim Siemens  

Siemens Family Law Group seeks attorney with interest in family law litigation, elder law and estate planning to join established team.  Competitive compensation and retirement benefits and growth potential in quality work environment.  Interested candidates may contact Jim Siemens via email-jim@wnclaw.com.



Upcoming Events

Family Law From the Trenches  2019-01-25

This CLE allows attorneys to sharpen their family law skills in four areas — equitable distribution, child custody, juvenile court and domestic violence — with local experts in each area. This continuing legal education seminar is $75 for local Bar members, and $150 for out-of-district attorneys. The seminar will be held in the Starnes Conference Read more


Executive Committee meeting  2019-02-04

The Executive Committee of the Buncombe County Bar meets monthly to approve programs, spending and events for the entire Bar.  Meetings are open to the public, but seats are limited. Please contact Bar Administrator Lisa-Gaye Hall at admin@28thJDB.com if you wish to attend, or have an item for the agenda.


February Bar Luncheon  2019-02-13

Join us for a great buffet lunch and a program featuring trial lawyer Brandon Shelton from Ogeltree Deakins in Charlotte. Mr. Shelton devotes his practice to representing employers in multiple aspects of labor and management relations, but this presentation will focus on his personal experience as a lawyer. The program lasts until 1:30, but those who Read more


Topics in Landlord-Tenant & Consumer Law CLE  2019-02-22

This seminar will cover key areas of Landlord/Tenant Law, including habitability issues in residential rental housing and termination of tenancy, and of Consumer Protection Law, including debtors’ rights and common credit issues faced by low-income members of our community. These sessions will be presented by Pisgah Legal Services’ staff attorneys who specialize in these areas Read more


NC State Bar - A Lawyer's Guide CLE  2019-02-22

How is the North Carolina State Bar self-governing? Why does it exist, and do I have to be a member? What are the different types of discipline for lawyer misconduct? Learn all about the workings of the NC State Bar, and the rules of professional conduct, while earning an hour of ethics CLE credit.