Weekly Bar Briefs, 10-4-2022

Dear Bar members,

We are hosting three events in the next two weeks:
–Today, October 4, 12:30pm, “View From the Bench” CLE. Click here to learn more.
–Tuesday, October 11, 12:30pm, “How To Rock Your World: Five Tools To Get Regulated When the World Feels Rocky” CLE. Click here to learn more.
–Wednesday, October 12, 12:30pm, NC Appellate Candidate Forum & Bar Luncheon. Click here to learn more.


Recent Bar News

Thanks To Our 2022 Holiday Party and Toy Drive Sponsors  

Posted on November 23, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Thank you to all the generous sponsors of our annual Bar Holiday Party & Toy Drive! Platinum Sponsors   Gold Sponsors Grimes, Teich, Anderson, LLP Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Siemens Family Law Group Ward and Smith, PA Silver Sponsors Daniels Law Firm Deutsch and Gottschalk, PA Ferikes, Bleynat & Cannon, PLLC Kaplan Dispute Resolution Roberts Read more


Update from State Bar Councilor Anna Hamrick  

Posted on October 31, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Dear Friends and Colleagues – I hope you are well. The Bar Council held the annual meeting in Raleigh October 18-21. As it was the Annual Meeting, we installed new officers and received reports from various bar-related entities. The new officers are: Marcia Armstrong, President.  Marcia is a board-certified family lawyer from Smithfield. Todd Brown, Read more



Recent Member News

Van Winkle Welcomes Associate Attorney Tai C. Hensley to the Asheville Business Practice Group  

Posted on November 28, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Tai C. Hensley is a native of North Carolina and has recently moved to Asheville, joining her partner, Dan. Tai graduated from Elon University School of Law and is licensed to practice law in North Carolina. While at Elon, she served as the treasurer for the Student Bar Association, a student attorney for the Elon University Read more


Giving Tuesday is Nov. 29th: Gifts to Pisgah Legal Will Be Matched!  

Posted on November 27, 2022 by Pisgah Legal Services  

GivingTuesday is an international day of giving that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Here in Western North Carolina, nonprofit Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) will celebrate the day with a special Giving Challenge on this unique day of philanthropy. Thanks to Prince, Massagee & Alexander, PLLC, Aeroflow Read more


WNC Chapter of the NCAWA Elects New Officers  

Posted on November 15, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

The WNC Chapter of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys has elected new officers. The result of the election is as follows: President:    Cynthia Alleman Vice President:  Elizabeth Thueme Secretary:   Elizabeth Oxley Treasurer:  Elizabeth L.M. Cramer Congratulations to the new officers!



Recent Classifieds

Legal Assistant/Scheduling Paralegal – Asheville  

Posted on December 2, 2022 by Kristie L. Hedrick  

Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo, LLP, a civil defense firm with offices throughout the Carolinas seeks an experienced civil litigation legal assistant/scheduling paralegal for its Asheville office. This position would primarily assist in the defense of motor vehicle negligence, premises liability, and other tort claims. Candidates must be detail-oriented, have a professional demeanor, be able to work independently, Read more


Office Space Available  

Posted on November 30, 2022 by Meghann Burke  

Downtown office space with ample on-site parking now available at 77 Central Ave., Suite E! The Central Avenue Professional Park is located walking distance to the courthouse, near Liberty Coffee & the downtown YMCA. Clients will enjoy easy on-site parking while still being downtown. Available office space includes two sunlit offices and 6 cubicles which Read more


We're Hiring: Program Director of Pro Bono Services  

Posted on November 21, 2022 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Pisgah Legal Services is recruiting a Program Director of Pro Bono Services, a dynamic new role to support the organization’s large and growing base of attorney volunteers through the Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer Program (MAVL) and the Emeritus Program (EAGLE) for retired attorneys. Pisgah Legal Services engages 200-300 pro bono attorneys per year to assist Read more


Phaedra Xanthos, CPA, CFE Forensic Accountant & Expert Witness  

Posted on November 17, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Phaedra Xanthos, CPA, CFE Forensic Accountant & Expert Witness • White Collar Crime • Family Law • Personal Injury • Commercial Disputes I’ve been accepted as an expert within the 28th Judicial District and had my testimony upheld by the NC Appeals Court. Please check out my website at www.AshevilleForensicAccountant.com and feel free to give me Read more


Seeking Court Manager II  

Posted on November 3, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

The North Carolina Judicial Branch is seeking a qualified individual to perform a variety of case management functions for the Senior Resident Superior Court Judge or Chief District Court Judge in Buncombe County. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Supervise staff, including planning, directing, and reviewing work, performance management (including goal setting Read more



Upcoming Events

View From the Bench CLE  2022-10-04

Posted on August 23, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

This one-hour View From the Bench CLE features both District Court and Superior Court judges discussing professionalism in the courtroom. Topics include pretrial briefs, voir dire, approaching judges, awarding attorney fees, and reviewing the Professionalism Creed. The CLE will take place in the jury assembly room on the 2nd floor. Presenters include: Superior Court Judge Read more


Week One- How to Rock Your World: Five Tools to Get Regulated When the World Feels Rocky  2022-10-11

Posted on September 12, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Join your Buncombe County Bar colleagues and attorney Laura Mahr on Zoom for a FREE cutting-edge mindfulness and neuroscience-based CLE series. This is a new series created by Laura exclusively for our members! The theme for this week is: How to Rock Your World by Understanding Overwhelm and Nervous System Regulation Click here to sign Read more


October Bar Luncheon  2022-10-12

Posted on August 9, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Plan now to join us for our October Bar Luncheon at the Asheville Social Hall, 81 Broadway Street. The Bar is hosting a candidate forum for appellate candidates from all over North Carolina, moderated by President-Elect Janet Amburgey. Each candidate will have three minutes to outline their platform, with plenty of time to socialize afterwards. Read more


Week Two- How To Rock Your World and Get Regulated By Grounding  2022-10-18

Posted on September 12, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Join your Buncombe County Bar colleagues and attorney Laura Mahr on Zoom for a FREE cutting-edge mindfulness and neuroscience-based CLE series. This is a new series created by Laura exclusively for our members! The theme for this week is: How to Rock Your World and Get Regulated By Grounding Click here to sign up. Course Read more


Swearing-in Ceremony 2022  2022-10-20

Posted on August 16, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

New Bar members are invited to sign up now for the annual Swearing-in Ceremony for the Buncombe County Bar and US Courts.  The event will be held in the fifth floor courtroom in the Buncombe County Courthouse. If you are a new attorney and want to participate in this ceremony, please sign up below. There Read more