Weekly Bar Briefs, 2-15-2022

Dear Bar members,

Join us on Friday, February 25th for the annual Buncombe Bar Wellness Day. On this day each year, we take time to reflect on our own wellness, and reach out to colleagues with support. The Wellness Committee is offering two events: a 15-minute online meditation in the morning, and a 30-minute online yoga class in the afternoon. Learn more here.


Recent Bar News

Supreme Court of North Carolina Approves Amendments to Rule 5 and Rule 5.1 of the General Rules of Practice for Superior and District Courts  

Posted on February 2, 2023 by Bar Administrator  

The Supreme Court of North Carolina  has approved amendments to Rule 5 and Rule 5.1 of the General Rules of Practice for Superior and District Courts. The effective date for the amendments is February 13, 2023. The General Rules of Practice are promulgated by the Supreme Court under Section 7A-34 of the General Statutes of North Read more


Supreme Court of North Carolina Withdraws Order Implementing Universal Citation System  

Posted on January 13, 2023 by Bar Administrator  

 In an order issued by the Supreme Court of North Carolina, the Court announced that it is withdrawing its previous order implementing the universal citation system for judicial opinions and publications. Although the Court initially believed that the inclusion of paragraph numbers in court opinions—a key feature of universal citations—largely could be automated, that has not been the case in Read more


Mentorship Opportunities  

Posted on January 12, 2023 by Bar Administrator  

Are you a new attorney, seeking some help figuring things out in your new career? Or are you an experienced attorney who is willing to give advice to someone starting out? The Buncombe County Bar is seeking to pair mentors with attorneys wanting the help of a mentor. Click here to learn more about our Read more


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



Recent Member News

Chris Campbell Selected to 2023 NC Super Lawyers  

Posted on February 1, 2023 by Bar Administrator  

Campbell Shatley, PLLC is pleased to announce the selection of Christopher Z. Campbell to the 2023 North Carolina Super Lawyers in the area of “Schools & Education.” We congratulate Chris on his continued recognition! Campbell Shatley, PLLC is a 7 member firm focusing on governmental, K-12 and higher education law.  The firm represents over 50 public entities Read more


Upcoming CLE/CME: Mediation Skills: Deep Dive  

Posted on January 31, 2023 by Sarah V. Corley  

Join the Mediation Center on Friday, February 24th from 12:30pm-5pm for Mediation Skills: Deep Dive. A team of experienced mediators, including Fred Barbour, Sharon Tracey Barrett, Sarah Corley, and Adrienne Roberson, will facilitate this live, interactive webinar. The seminar will include a brief review of rules and strategies followed by opportunities for real-time practice, discussion, Read more


Mock Trial Volunteers Needed  

Posted on January 24, 2023 by Bar Administrator  

The regional high school mock trial competition is in desperate need for volunteers. Here is the online sign-up form – https://www.cognitoforms.com/NorthCarolinaMockTrialProgram/JudgeJurorNCMockTrialVolunteerFormRegionalCompetitionFeb42023 We have openings for morning, afternoon, evening, presiding judges (rule on objections), scoring jurors (sit and listen), whatever you want to do for however long you want to do it. PLEASE consider giving some Read more


Ferikes Bleynat & Cannon included in the 2023 Edition of North Carolina Super Lawyers  

Posted on January 24, 2023 by Ed Bleynat  

The newly formed firm of Ferikes Bleynat & Cannon is pleased to share that Edward Bleynat and William Cannon, Jr. have been included in the 2023 edition of North Carolina Super Lawyers as Top Rated Attorneys in multiple litigation arenas.   Ed is a Harry C. Martin Chapter of the American Inns of Court Master of Read more


North Carolina Super Lawyers Includes David Gantt in 2023  

Posted on January 24, 2023 by Gantt David  

The David Gantt Law Office is pleased to share with you that David Gantt has again been included in North Carolina Super Lawyers 2023 in the areas of Social Security Disability, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, and Workers’ Compensation.  This is David’s ninth appearance on the Super Lawyers list, which recognizes only 5% of lawyers in each Read more


Partners Included in Super Lawyers 2023  

Posted on January 23, 2023 by GHMA | LAW  

GHMA LAW partners Patrick McCroskey and Janet Amburgey have been recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers 2023. Patrick has been included at Super Lawyers for 12 consecutive years, while  Janet has been on the list since 2020.   Patrick McCroskey is a North Carolina Board Legal Specialist in Family Law, a Fellow of the American Academy Read more


Thomas Amburgey Recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers 2023  

Posted on January 23, 2023 by J. Thomas Amburgey  

Thomas Amburgey and the Amburgey Law Firm are pleased to announce that Thomas has been included in the 2023 Edition North Carolina Super Lawyers Criminal Defense and DWI Sections. Thomas is a Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law, is an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, and is recognized by Business North Carolina Read more


Derek Allen, James Kilbourne, Jr., and Bo Carpenter selected as 2023 North Carolina Super Lawyers  

Posted on January 23, 2023 by Allen, Stahl + Kilbourne  

Allen Stahl + Kilbourne is pleased to announce the selection of Derek Allen, James Kilbourne, Jr., and Bo Carpenter to the 2023 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers selection process is a comprehensive, good-faith, and detailed attempt to produce a list of lawyers that have attained high peer recognition, meet ethical standards, and Read more



Recent Classifieds

Paralegal/Multi-disciplinary  

Posted on January 25, 2023 by proth@mrglawfirm.com  

Marshall, Roth & Gregory, PC, a long-established law firm in Asheville, is seeking an experienced litigation/commercial transaction paralegal to join our team. Candidate will provide principal support to two lawyers working in commercial and community association transactions, real estate litigation, false claims litigation, and serving as outside general counsel to local and regional privately-owned and Read more


Bilingual Immigration Staff Attorney  

Posted on January 24, 2023 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Bilingual Immigration Staff Attorney Hybrid remote work schedule available: 3 days in office/field and 2 days remote Base office locations in Asheville, Brevard, Burnsville, Hendersonville, Highlands-Cashiers, Marshall, Newland, and Rutherfordton Position Status: Full-Time FLSA Status: Exempt Job Posting Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) is a community-based non-profit legal aid agency governed by a local Board of Read more


Immigration Staff Attorney  

Posted on January 24, 2023 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Immigration Staff Attorney Hybrid remote work schedule available: 3 days in office/field and 2 days remote Base office locations in Asheville, Brevard, Burnsville, Hendersonville, Highlands-Cashiers, Marshall, Newland, and Rutherfordton Position Status: Full-Time FLSA Status: Exempt Job Posting Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) is a community-based non-profit legal aid agency governed by a local Board of Directors. Read more


Attorney/ MSW Supervisor for NCCARE 360 & HOP  

Posted on January 13, 2023 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Hybrid remote work schedule: 3 days in office/field and 2 days remote Base location: Asheville Position Status: Full-Time FLSA Status: Exempt Job Posting Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) is a community-based non-profit legal aid agency governed by a local Board of Directors. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina (WNC), Pisgah Legal Services Read more


Poverty Law Attorney in Highlands/Cashiers  

Posted on January 13, 2023 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Hybrid remote work schedule: 3 days in office/field and 2 days remote Base office in Highlands/Cashiers Position Status: Full-Time FLSA Status: Exempt Job Posting Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) is a community-based non-profit legal aid agency governed by a local Board of Directors. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina (WNC), Pisgah Legal Read more


Poverty Law Attorney  

Posted on December 20, 2022 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Poverty Law Attorney Hybrid remote work schedule: 3 days in office/field and 2 days remote Base office in Hendersonville Position Status: Full-Time FLSA Status: Exempt Job Posting Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) is a community-based non-profit legal aid agency governed by a local Board of Directors. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina Read more



Upcoming Events

March 2013 Bar Luncheon  2013-03-13

Each month the Buncombe County Bar members are invited to join their colleagues at The Venue for lunch and a business meeting, including an entertaining program. The Venue, at 21 N. Market Street in downtown Asheville, provides delicious fare in an elegant setting. The speaker at our next Bar Luncheon, scheduled for March 13 at Read more


April 2013 Bar Luncheon  2013-04-10

Each month the Buncombe County Bar members are invited to join their colleagues at The Venue for lunch and a business meeting, including an entertaining program. The Venue, at 21 N. Market Street in downtown Asheville, provides delicious fare in an elegant setting. Please click below to sign up for the luncheon. Lunch costs $10 Read more


May 2013 Bar Luncheon  2013-05-08

Each month the Buncombe County Bar members are invited to join their colleagues at The Venue for lunch and a business meeting, including an entertaining program. The Venue, at 21 N. Market Street in downtown Asheville, provides delicious fare in an elegant setting. Please click below to sign up for the luncheon. Lunch costs $10 Read more


June 2013 Bar Luncheon  2013-06-12

Each month the Buncombe County Bar members are invited to join their colleagues at The Venue for lunch and a business meeting, including an entertaining program. The Venue, at 21 N. Market Street in downtown Asheville, provides delicious fare in an elegant setting. Please click below to sign up for the luncheon. Lunch costs $10 Read more


Bar Luncheon Monthly Meeting  2013-03-13

Each month the Buncombe County Bar members are invited to join their colleagues at The Venue for lunch and a business meeting, including an entertaining program. The Venue, at 21 N. Market Street in downtown Asheville, provides delicious fare in an elegant setting. The speaker at our next Bar Luncheon, scheduled for March 13 at Read more