Weekly Bar Briefs, 11-1-2022

Dear Bar members,

There are two opportunities for members to earn free CLE hours: today’s “Rock Your World” seminar online with Laura Mahr, and next week’s “Trauma Informed Interviewing” in person with Katie Kurdys. Learn more in the upcoming events section below.


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


Recognizing NC Pro Bono Honor Society Members - Reminder to Report Your Pro Bono Time  

Posted on October 25, 2022 by Pisgah Legal Services  

The Buncombe County Bar’s Pro Bono Committee congratulates and thanks our incredibly generous local attorneys who are 2021 NC Pro Bono Honor Society Members. These attorneys reported 50 or more hours of pro bono service in 2021: Leah M Broker Eva Clement William Fay Fay David Gantt Jean Lee John Noor George D. Pappas Michelle Read more


Trial Court Administrator Contact  

Posted on October 21, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Trial Court Administrator Marc Shimberg’s last day will be October 28. After that date please contact Cindy Crawford in the Superior Court Judges’ Office at 828-259-6473 or Cindy.Crawford@nccourts.org for setting Civil Superior Court motions and questions regarding Civil Superior Trial calendars.  Any Mediation concerns should be addressed to Dornetta Elkins at 828-259-6475 or Dornetta.Elkins@nccourts.org. Thank you for Read more


Swearing-in Photos  

Posted on October 21, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

The Buncombe County Bar held a joint state-federal swearing in ceremony on Thursday, October 20th at the Buncombe County Courthouse. We welcome all our new members to the judicial district Bar.



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!


Allen Stahl + Kilbourne Ranked 2023 Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers  

Posted on November 14, 2022 by Allen, Stahl + Kilbourne  

Allen Stahl + Kilbourne is proud to have been recognized for the 3rd year in a row as a 2023 Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers for Tier 1 in Litigation – Land Use & Zoning and Tier 2 for Land Use & Zoning in Asheville. Allen Stahl + Kilbourne is a North Carolina firm Read more



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



Upcoming Events

Week Four- How To Rock Your World and Get Regulating by Tracking  2022-11-01

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 Tracking Click here to sign up. Course Read more



Week Five- How to Rock Your World and Get Regulated by Titrating and Pendulating  2022-11-08

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 Titrating and Pendulating Click here to sign Read more



November Bar luncheon  2022-11-09

Posted on August 9, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Plan now to join us for our November Bar Luncheon at the Asheville Social Hall, 81 Broadway Street. All Buncombe Bar members are welcome to attend, and either order a sandwich from us, bring your lunch, or simply join us to hear the program and enjoy a complementary soft drink. This month’s program features a Read more