Weekly Bar Briefs, 11.2.2021

Dear Bar Members,

Join us online for the November Bar meeting next Wednesday, 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.” For more information or to sign up, click here.

On Thursday at 10am, attorneys can join us online for free CLE with wellness coach and local attorney Laura Mahr. This is the last hour of the six hour series. For more information or to sign up, click here.


Recent Bar News

Holiday Party & Toy Drive Sponsors  

Posted on November 22nd, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

The Buncombe Bar is grateful for the following generous sponsors for the 2021 Holiday Party &  Toy Drive: Platinum Allen Stahl + Kilbourne Van Winkle Law Firm Gold Grimes, Teich, Anderson Strauss Attorneys Teague, Campbell, Dennis & Gorham Silver Deutsch & Gottschalk Daniels Law Firm Garlock & McKinney Law Kaplan Dispute Resolution Roberts & Stevens Read more


A Few Antidotes to Holiday Stress from the Wellness Committee  

Posted on November 15th, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

Need inspiration to address your holiday stress? Here are a few tips from the Wellness Committee: 1.  Get outside and walk in our beautiful mountain area.  If possible, walk with a friend or colleague. Especially during the work day, even a ten minute walk outdoors can make a big difference.  If possible, once each hour— Read more


Sidebar Podcast Launched  

Posted on November 12th, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

The NC Lawyer Assistance Program has officially launched a new Sidebar Podcast (https://www.nclap.org/podcast-sidebar/) as a companion to our quarterly e-newsletter, Sidebar (https://www.nclap.org/sidebar/2021-4/2021-4newsletter.html). Episodes will feature interviews of lawyers and judges who share their personal stories and journeys of recovery. LAP has released the first three initial episodes. New episodes will drop weekly on Fridays. You can listen Read more


Interview candidates from all NC law schools virtually!  

Posted on November 9th, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

Are you in need of new associates or summer clerks? The North Carolina Law School Consortium’s annual interview program offers firms of 25 or fewer attorneys, government & public interest organizations, and companies with in-house legal departments the opportunity to interview students from all of North Carolina’s six law schools. Employers are able to review Read more


Seeking Sponsors-Bar Holiday Party & Toy Drive  

Posted on November 9th, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

We are asking for sponsors for our annual Bar Holiday Party & Toy Drive, and we’re planning a great event! Your firm’s sponsorship allows us to host the event for all attorneys who want to attend.  Sponsors are recognized online and at the event. Contact any Executive Committee member or Bar Administrator Lisa-Gaye Hall for Read more



Recent Member News

Attorney Daniel H. Walsh joins Roberts & Stevens Law Firm  

Posted on November 15th, 2021 by Roberts & Stevens  

Roberts & Stevens is pleased to announce that attorney Daniel H. Walsh has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Walsh’s practice at Roberts & Stevens focuses on representing doctors, hospitals, and other health care organizations in medical malpractice and general civil litigation matters. He focuses on assessing risks and managing the challenges providers face Read more


Attorney Philip J. (“PJ”) Pence joins Roberts & Stevens Law Firm  

Posted on November 15th, 2021 by Roberts & Stevens  

Roberts & Stevens is pleased to announce that attorney Philip J. (“PJ”) Pence has joined the firm as an associate attorney. PJ works with Roberts & Stevens handling complex matters in employment law and litigation. PJ represents and counsels employers in a wide range of federal, state, and local employment matters, including claims arising under Read more


Attorney Abbie N. Hornberger joins Roberts & Stevens Law Firm  

Posted on November 15th, 2021 by Roberts & Stevens  

Roberts & Stevens is pleased to announce that attorney Abbie N. Hornberger has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Hornberger works with Roberts & Stevens focusing on business transactions, corporate law, estate planning and administration, and taxation. Her clients include individuals and organizations of all sizes to whom she provides assistance with an array Read more


"Ultimate Truth," Legal Thriller Published by Attorney Mike Wimer  

Posted on November 12th, 2021 by Wimer Michael  

Attorney Mike Wimer has published his third legal thriller. The Ultimate series follows the clandestine trials of Raleigh Westlake, a fictional judge in Asheville, who uses a mobile courtroom and macabre sentences to secure justice for innocent victims. In the final book in the series—Ultimate Truth—Judge Westlake pursues a terrorist who has bombed a sports Read more


Roberts & Stevens Earns U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2022 “Best Law Firms” Metropolitan Tier 1 Rankings for Asheville   

Posted on November 12th, 2021 by Roberts & Stevens  

Roberts & Stevens is pleased to announce that it has earned U.S. News – Best Lawyers© 2022 “Best Law Firms” Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings for Asheville in the following practice areas: Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Health Care Law Insurance Law Litigation – Construction Litigation – Environmental Litigation – Health Care Litigation – Insurance Litigation Read more


Allen Stahl + Kilbourne selected for Best Law Firms in 2022  

Posted on November 12th, 2021 by Allen, Stahl + Kilbourne  

Allen Stahl + Kilbourne is pleased to have been named a Tier 1 firm in Asheville for the second consecutive year in Litigation – Land Use & Zoning and Tier 2 in Asheville in Land Use & Zoning Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in 2022.  It’s rewarding to have our Read more



Recent Classifieds

Allen Stahl + Kilbourne is seeking a Business Litigation Associate  

Posted on November 22nd, 2021 by Allen, Stahl + Kilbourne  

Allen Stahl + Kilbourne is seeking to hire an associate to join its business litigation practice in the Asheville office. The ideal candidate will have three to ten years of experience with general commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout North Carolina. Candidates must have a J.D. from an accredited law school and Read more


Job Opportunity: Poverty Law Attorney – Avery/ Madison/ Mitchell/ Yancey  

Posted on November 15th, 2021 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) is a community-based non-profit legal aid agency governed by a local Board of Directors. PLS has an annual budget of $7.5 million from a multitude of funding sources. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina (WNC), Pisgah Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people in Read more


Seeking Paralegal  

Posted on November 8th, 2021 by Carter Webb  

Strauss Attorneys, PLLC is looking for a full-time Paralegal to grow with us and assist in settling estates and trusts. We are a collegial mix of professional team members. The ideal candidate will be part of a team that works directly with an experienced estate administration attorney. Salary to be determined based upon the experience and Read more


Seeking Litigation Associate  

Posted on October 28th, 2021 by Roberts & Stevens  

Roberts & Stevens, P.A. in Asheville, NC is seeking an associate with 2-10 years of litigation experience, including medical malpractice defense experience, to join their litigation team. Candidate must have strong writing skills, excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work both independently and as part of a larger team. A JD from an ABA Read more


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

Bar Holiday Party & Toy Drive 2021  2021-12-03

Reserve your tickets now for the annual Bar Holiday Party & Toy Drive on Friday, December 3, 2021, beginning at 5:30pm. At the event, we collect toys for Santa Pal and food for Manna Food Bank. (We will also accept cash or checks for these organizations.) Our party begins with cocktails and appetizers at 5:30 Read more


State Bar Councilor Election  2021-12-08

The Buncombe Bar’s current State Bar Councilor, Anna Hamrick, is running for her third and final three-year term. A postcard will be mailed to each Bar member by the NC State Bar, detailing the rules of the election, per state statute. The election will take place on Zoom, and a link will be published the Read more