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

Swearing In Celebration for The Honorable W. Carleton Metcalf  

Posted on March 22nd, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Bar members are cordially invited to the swearing in celebration for The Honorable W. Carleton Metcalf, United States Magistrate Judge. The event takes place Friday, April 12, at 2pm in the Asheville Federal Courthouse in the 3rd floor courtroom. Please RSVP by Friday, March 29, to susan_calkins@ncwd.uscourts.gov or 704-350-7410.


Nominations Open for Bar Executive Committee 2019-2020  

Posted on March 22nd, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

The Nominating Committee of the Buncombe Bar invites nominations for President-Elect, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and three members of the Executive Committee for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Suggestions for persons to fill these vacancies are welcome. Nominations can be mailed to the Bar Administrator, P.O. Box 7391, Asheville, NC  28802 or emailed to admin@BuncombeBar.com, and must be Read more


2019 Bar Awards  

Posted on March 11th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

The Executive Committee invites your nomination of members of the Buncombe County Bar to receive the 2019 Centennial, Professionalism, Distinguished Young Lawyer and Lifetime Achievement Awards. Awards are presented at our annual meeting, which this year is June 12, 2019. The deadline for submitting nominations is Wednesday, April 10, 2019. The North Carolina Bar Association Read more



Recent Member News

Community Foundation of WNC's Annual Seminar  

Posted on March 25th, 2019 by Carter Webb  

You are invited to join Western North Carolina’s professional advisors for The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina’s 28th Annual Professional Seminar. Three continuing education hours are available. Michele A. W. McKinnon of McGuireWoods LLP will present: Charitable Giving After Tax Reform: The Rules and Opportunities in the Current Tax and Economic Environment. Thursday, May 2, Read more


Legal Love Story  

Posted on March 22nd, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Attorney Jason Miller completed two milestones in just ten minutes on an early Friday morning in March, with a bit of help from Chief District Court Judge J. Calvin Hill and Magistrate Joseph Knight. Here’s Jason’s version of the story: “Eloping to Asheville in the middle of the night, Michele and Jason arrived on a Read more


Walk for Mental Wellness  

Posted on March 21st, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

The Wellness Committee encourages all members to consider forming a team for the upcoming Walk for Wellness. The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and All Souls Counseling are hosting the 3rd Annual Mental Wellness 5k walk at Carrier Park on June 15 at 10:00 AM. The walk is $10/person, or Read more


Buncombe County women attorneys support Asheville Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build  

Posted on March 21st, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Please join Buncombe County women attorneys in a fundraising kickoff at Rustic Grape on May 1 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm to support Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build project.  The Women Build house is an affordable, safe, and energy efficient home that a local member of our community will purchase. Affordable housing helps Read more


New City Attorney Named  

Posted on March 19th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

After a competitive nationwide search, Mayor Esther Manheimer and Asheville City Council are pleased to announce that they have named Brad R. Branham as Asheville’s next City Attorney. City Council voted unanimously to name Branham to the position during a special called meeting prior to Council’s regular meeting March 12. He will begin in his Read more



Recent Classifieds

Luxurious Quiet 120 sq ft Office on N Market St  

Posted on February 25th, 2019 by LaMotte Kathy  

Luxurious Quiet 120 sq ft Office in Downtown Asheville 60 N Market St Private 120 square foot office space nestled within a gorgeous class-A 3500 square foot office suite. A very quiet setting with a maximum of only 5 other people sharing the entire space. Lease includes: Use of bright spacious conference room. (Seats up Read more


Seeking Pro Se Law Clerk for US District Court  

Posted on February 20th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT Western District of North Carolina Job Announcement Number: 19-04 Position Title: Pro Se Law Clerk Type of Appointment: Temporary (One Year and One Day) Position Location: Asheville, NC Open Date: February 20, 2019 Closing Date: February 27, 2019 The United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina is Read more



Upcoming Events

Executive Committee meeting  2019-04-01

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.


Mindfulness Meditation CLE ~ Levels One & Two  2019-04-03

Would you like to feel more resilient and less stressed? Once again, the Buncombe County Bar is partnering with Laura Mahr of Conscious Legal Minds LLC to offer a mindfulness meditation CLE course. This year, there will be two courses (Level One and Level Two) that run simultaneously, starting April 7 and ending May 8 Read more


4-10-2019 Bar Luncheon  2019-04-10

Join us for a great buffet lunch and an entertaining program. The luncheon takes place at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Asheville. Lunch is $15 for members and $25 for guests, and an RSVP is required. Seating is limited; sign up below. Members of the Buncombe County Bar  are always welcome to attend the Read more


Public Lecture by Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative  2019-04-25

Bryan Stevenson, the attorney, activist and best-selling author who led the team that created the first national memorial to victims of lynching, will speak at UNC Asheville’s Kimmel Arena at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The talk is free and open to everyone, with support from The David Read more


Drilling Down: Mediators' Dilemmas - Live CLE  2019-04-26

Hosted by The Mediation Center, 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 former district court judge and DRC Chair, Gary Cash, Frank Goldsmith and the Honorable Sharon Tracey Barrett. The event will conclude with Read more