Weekly Bar Briefs, 11-10-2020

Dear Bar Members,

Tomorrow’s Bar meeting has been postponed. A new date and time will be announced as soon as possible.

Here’s a reminder to join today’s hour of free CLE at noon, the sixth of eight in a series called A Resilient Mind: Mindfulness Tools for Trying Times. Pre-register for this virtual class on Zoom by clicking here.


Recent Bar News

Letter to Gov. Cooper and Sec. Cohen from State Bar  

Posted on January 15th, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

Please click here: NCSB Letter to Gov. Cooper and Sec. Cohen to read a letter sent January 14, 2021 to Governor Cooper and Secretary Cohen regarding vaccination plans for the judicial branch.


Seeking Bench-Bar Liaison Committee members  

Posted on January 12th, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

The Buncombe County Bar is seeking volunteers to serve on the Bench-Bar Liaison Committee. Please email the Bar Administrator here to submit your application for consideration by the Bar’s Executive Committee. Please note the following explanation in the Bar’s bylaws: Bench Bar Liaison Committee (1)  The Bench-Bar Liaison Committee was created to facilitate and maintain good Read more



Recent Member News

Attorney Jessica E. Leaven Selected to Business North Carolina Legal Elite 2021  

Posted on January 15th, 2021 by Scott Anderson  

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP is happy to announce that attorney Jessica E. Leaven has been selected to Business North Carolina Legal Elite 2021 for Employment Law. Business North Carolina Magazine sponsors the event in which members of the North Carolina State Bar vote for fellow attorneys via statewide ballot. Attorneys may not vote for themselves. Read more


Aceto Law Office Announcement  

Posted on January 15th, 2021 by steve@acetolaw.com  

Aceto Law Office PA is pleased to announce that attorney Katherine A. Torrance has joined the firm. Torrance now works with Attorney Steve Aceto focusing on estate planning law, estate administration law, business law and corporate law. Katherine was awarded an academic scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Montreat College in 2013 with a Read more


Seven Roberts & Stevens attorneys selected for inclusion on 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers list  

Posted on January 15th, 2021 by Roberts & Stevens  

Roberts & Stevens is pleased to announce that seven of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of lawyers from all across the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Attorneys selected to Read more



Recent Classifieds

Upcoming CLE Video Replays in Asheville  

Posted on January 15th, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

Comfort Suites Outlet Center, 890 Brevard Rd. Registration is limited to 10; Masks are required Thursday-Friday, February 11-12, 2021 MCB 2020 Annual Review CLE Credit: 12.0 hours including 2.0 Ethics/Professional Responsibility, 1.0 Substance Abuse and 1.0 Technology Reg:  8:45-9:00am; Program: 9:00am-3:30am daily (lunch included) Tuition:  $550   Friday, February 26, 2021 Lawyers Mutual Consulting Services: Read more


Seeking Paralegal  

Posted on January 15th, 2021 by Amy C. Smith  

Full-time position for real estate, business and related litigation practice. Duties include drafting documents, maintaining and organizing files, real estate closing preparation and title searching. Must be able to work in a challenging and detailed oriented practice. Looking for a self-starter who takes the initiative, adds value and is able to work well under pressure Read more


Seeking Title Searcher  

Posted on January 12th, 2021 by Roberts & Stevens  

Asheville Law Firm with a thriving residential and commercial real estate practice seeks a full-time title searcher to join its team. Candidate must be a critical thinker with strong attention to detail, strong investigative, research and problem solving skills and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidate should have the ability to manage and Read more


Seeking Human Resources Director  

Posted on January 12th, 2021 by Roberts & Stevens  

Roberts & Stevens, P.A. in Asheville is seeking a Human Resources Director. This position will be responsible for ensuring successful office management in the areas of human resource administration, training coordination, facilities and general office operations. The Human Resources Director will work closely with the firm’s management and personnel committees. For more information or to Read more



Upcoming Events

Overview of Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Estate Administration  2021-01-22

This three hour Overview of Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Estate Administration CLE is designed for the general practitioner who wants to better understand the following topics: How to draft wills, trusts, and powers of attorney; How to plan for long-term care expenses and crisis planning, including gifting and Medicaid asset protection trusts; and After Read more


Law, Ethics & Technology CLE  2021-02-05

This one-hour virtual CLE program provides an overview of ethical, legal and regulatory considerations of emerging technologies now available to law offices.  Topics of discussion include:  identifying firm risk in light practice area and firm size, encryption, physical and network controls, data storage, and affordable training options for law firm employees. Discussions of the latest Read more


February Bar Luncheon  2021-02-10

Join us for our February Bar Luncheon to hear from an expert on land conservation issues, followed by an optional 3-hour CLE. More information to come…  


March Bar Luncheon  2021-03-10

Join us for our virtual March Bar Luncheon to hear from Nathan Pennington, Director of Planning and Development for Buncombe County. Mr. Pennington will discuss the following issues: Buncombe County Comprehensive Planning Process – FY 2021, release of RFP in January/February Differences between rural/urban levels of service and the relationship to land use in the Read more