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.

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Recent Bar News

Annual Meeting and Awards Photos  

Posted on June 18th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Members attending the Buncombe Bar’s Annual Meeting elected a new slate of officers, and watched as four outstanding attorneys were honored with awards.


State of the Bar Address from President James Kilbourne  

Posted on June 18th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

From James Kilbourne, Bar President 2018-2019, at the 6-12-2109 Annual Meeting: Ladies and Gentlemen, the State of the Buncombe Bar is excellent! I want you to take a minute to look around this room at your colleagues, men and women, younger and older, large firms and solos, litigators and transactional attorneys.  Together we represent the Read more


Tourists Baseball 2019 Photos  

Posted on June 10th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

It was a perfect June night at McCormick Field, starting off with Bar President James Kilbourne throwing out the first pitch of the game.



Recent Member News

Notice of Firm Name Change  

Posted on June 25th, 2019 by george@hylerlopez.com  

As of June 30, 2019, Attorney Robert J. Lopez will be entering semi-retirement. As some of you may know, his wife Cyndi will be leaving her job of many years with Buncombe County Schools and will be joining the Campbell Shatley  PLLC Law Firm. Bob will be continuing to practice law on his own on Read more


Stone and Christy Law Firm Awarded Statewide Pro Bono Service Award  

Posted on June 24th, 2019 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Americans believe equal justice under the law is a right, not a privilege. In fact, the last four words of our Pledge of Allegiance are “justice for all.” But justice is not always accessible to many in our community. It is well-known that if you commit a crime in U.S., then the court will appoint Read more


Roberts & Stevens Attorney F. Lachicotte Zemp, Jr. Named President of North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys  

Posted on June 19th, 2019 by Roberts & Stevens  

Roberts & Stevens, P.A. is pleased to announce that firm partner F. Lachicotte “Lach” Zemp, Jr. has been confirmed as president of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys. Established in 1977, the NCADA is a professional organization of nearly 900 attorneys and paralegals across the state who devote a majority of their time to Read more


Attorney Michael Braxton Marcella Promoted to Captain  

Posted on June 11th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

On Monday, June 10th, 2019, Michael Braxton Marcella, staff attorney at Pisgah Legal Services, was promoted to Captain in the US Army Reserve JAG Corps by Major General Gill Beck (retired), former Commanding General of the US Army Reserve Legal Command, and current Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of NC.


Judge Gary Cash Retiring  

Posted on June 10th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Former Chief District Court Judge Gary Cash wishes to announce that is retiring from his mediation and arbitration practice effective June 30, 2019, and that he will be closing his office at 79 Woodfin Place in Asheville on that date. He will complete those cases in which he has already been selected to serve.  Judge Read more



Recent Classifieds

Worley & Peltz Seeks Real Property Attorney  

Posted on July 15th, 2019 by Jason Peltz  

Worley & Peltz, PLLC seeks a full time commercial and residential real property attorney. Candidates should have at least three (3) years of commercial and residential real estate transaction experience including but not limited to closings, commercial lease drafting and review, as well as drafting of standard real property documents. Please include cover letter and Read more


McGuire Wood & Bissette Seeks Experienced Legal Assistant  

Posted on July 15th, 2019 by McGuire, Wood & Bissette P.A.  

Established, growing downtown Asheville law firm is seeking an experienced legal assistant. Two years of recent legal assistance preferred with strong organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communication, multi-tasking talent and ability to work under pressure. Performs a variety of administrative duties for the practice group according to established policies and procedures. Maintains positive contact Read more



Upcoming Events

Executive Committee Retreat 2019  2019-09-04

The Executive Committee of the Buncombe County Bar will meet to discuss the upcoming year’s budget and programming. All Executive Committee meetings are open to the public, per state law. Please contact the Bar Administrator at admin@BuncombeBar.com if you plan to attend.


Bar Luncheon 9/11/19  2019-09-11

Join us for a great buffet lunch! The luncheon is moving to a new locations: Celine’s on Broadway. Lunch is $15 for members and $25 for guests, and an RSVP is required. Seating is limited; sign up below. Members of the Buncombe Bar are always welcome to attend the business meeting, free of charge.  


Drilling Down: Mediators' Dilemmas CLE/CME  2019-09-13

This seminar offers an in-depth examination of dilemmas that DRC-certified mediators face in their mediation practices and provides guidance for how to successfully meet these challenges. Presenters include  the honorable Gary Cash, Frank Goldsmith, and the honorable Sharon Tracey Barrett. 3 hours Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit, approved by the NC State Bar / 2 Read more


Executive Committee Meeting 9/30/19  2019-09-30

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@buncombebar.com if you wish to attend, or have an item for the agenda. Buncombe County Courthouse, room 810


Bar Luncheon 10/9/19  2019-10-09

Join us for a great buffet lunch! The luncheon is moving to a new locations: Celine’s on Broadway. Lunch is $15 for members and $25 for guests, and an RSVP is required. Seating is limited; sign up below. Members of the Buncombe Bar are always welcome to attend the business meeting, free of charge.