Weekly Bar Briefs, 10-12-2021

Dear Bar Members,

This week is full of Bar events, starting with tomorrow’s virtual October Bar meeting & free CLE at 12:30pm. Click here to pre-register.

On Thursday at 10am, attorneys can join us online for another hour of free CLE with wellness coach and local attorney Laura Mahr. Click here to learn more or sign up. Later in the day on Thursday, the Bar will host the group swearing-in in the 5th floor courtroom 4pm. For more information, click here.


Recent Bar News

Your Wellness Matters! Update from Wellness Committee  

Posted on October 12th, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

From Gill Beck, Wellness Committee Chair & Bar President-Elect: Research and experience demonstrate that the legal profession’s unique stresses  require that attorneys take affirmative steps to promote their wellness and improved attorney wellness translates directly into enhanced  effectiveness as an attorney and a healthier work-life balance. Buncombe County Bar President Carter Webb and the Bar’s Read more


Administrative Order for District Court Jury Trials  

Posted on October 6th, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA – IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE-COUNTY OF BUNCOMBE-  DISTRICT COURT DIVISION-TWENTY-EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER October 5, 2021 Re: Jury Trial Resumption in the District Courts of Buncombe County Consistent with 7A-146, the Chief District Court Judge has the authority to the administrative and operational direction of the District Courts. Read more


Halloween Event at Rabbit Rabbit  

Posted on October 1st, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

Join us for some Halloween fun at Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Avenue, on Monday, October 25th! We’ll have candy for the kids, and we’ll watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” and “Hocus Pocus” on the big screen. We’ll also collect food for Manna Food Bank, so please bring a can or box of food, Read more



Recent Member News

YLD Trivia Challenge on Wednesday, Nov 3  

Posted on October 19th, 2021 by Alex Paschal  

Greetings fellow Young Lawyer’s Division members! Are you looking to rub elbows with esteemed colleague-members of the YLD? Do you have a knack for regurgitating arbitrary information at a moment’s notice? Are you an avid beer connoisseur?  If so, the YLD cordially invites you (and challenges you!) to a battle of wits taking place on Read more


Cherokee Legal History Panel with Judge J. Matthew Martin  

Posted on October 19th, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

On November 9, 2021, Judge J. Matthew Martin will discuss his new book, The Cherokee Supreme Court: 1823-1835 with other scholars online. His book, the first legal history of the first tribal court, upends long-held misconceptions about the origins of Westernized tribal jurisprudence. This book demonstrates how the Cherokee people—prior to their removal on the Read more


The Mediation Center Presents View from the Bench: What Every Lawyer Should Know  

Posted on October 19th, 2021 by Sarah V. Corley  

Join us for a 3 hour CLE on Friday, October 22nd, 2021 offering practical instruction and valuable insights directly from Superior Court judges presiding over criminal and civil cases in North Carolina. Learn what judges really think about essential and timely topics, such as:  1) “best practices” to stand out in court; 2) avoiding the Read more



Recent Classifieds

Legal Assistant Position  

Posted on October 25th, 2021 by John Kubis  

Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, a growing civil litigation law firm with offices in Raleigh and Asheville, has an immediate need in the Asheville location for a Legal Assistant to work with the firm’s Litigation team. Candidates must have at least 3 to 5 years of experience for the Asheville location. Candidates must also have Read more


Job Opening: Tax Attorney – WNC Economic Recovery Program  

Posted on October 21st, 2021 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Pisgah Legal Services is a community-based non-profit corporation governed by a local Board of Directors. PLS has an annual budget of $8 million from a multitude of funding sources. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people in western North Carolina. Read more



Upcoming Events

Wiring Your Brain for Optimal Resilience in an Evolving Legal Landscape - Week Five  2021-10-28

In these challenging times, we need new tools to help us stay resilient and support our mental and emotional well-being so that we can stay better focused at work and more balanced between work and home. Week Five’s class (of this six-part series) is focused on How to Complete the Stress Cycle and Build Resilience Read more


Executive Committee Meeting  2021-11-01

The Executive Committee of the Buncombe County Bar meets monthly to conduct the business of the organization. All members are welcome to attend. If you would like to attend this virtual meeting, please email Bar Administrator Lisa-Gaye Hall at admin@BuncombeBar.com for the link to the meeting.


Wiring Your Brain for Optimal Resilience in an Evolving Legal Landscape - Week Six  2021-11-04

In these challenging times, we need new tools to help us stay resilient and support our mental and emotional well-being so that we can stay better focused at work and more balanced between work and home. Week Six’s class (of this six-part series) is focused on How to Complete the Stress Cycle and Build Resilience Read more


Bar Luncheon - November 2021  2021-11-10

Join us online for the November Bar meeting, and learn more about how to mitigate the impact of Covid from our presenter, Robynn Moriates. We are offering one hour of free CLE credit for this seminar: “The Impact of Covid on Lawyer Mental Health and Well-being.” Pre-register for the meeting and optional CLE by clicking Read more


Memorial Ceremony 2021  2021-11-19

The Buncombe County Bar will honor and remember our members who have died in the past two years at this event. The Memorial Ceremony will take place in the 5th Floor Courtroom. All Bar members, and family members and colleagues of the deceased are invited to attend.


Executive Committee Meeting  2021-11-29

The Executive Committee of the Buncombe County Bar meets monthly to conduct the business of the organization. All members are welcome to attend. If you would like to attend this virtual meeting, please email Bar Administrator Lisa-Gaye Hall at admin@BuncombeBar.com for the link to the meeting.