Weekly Bar Briefs, 5-16-2023

Dear Bar members,

How can civil trial lawyers ensure the case they have built will stand up on appeal? Join us for a free hour of CLE from Jonathan Dunlap of Van Winkle Law Firm to learn more, either online or in person. Click here to save your seat for this informative seminar on June 2nd from noon to 1pm. Lunch will be provided.

Recent Bar News

Buncombe Bar Annual Award Winners  

Posted on May 23, 2023 by Bar Administrator  

Congratulations to this year’s awards honorees! The Bar’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 7th will honor Larry McDevitt with the Lifetime Achievement Award; James Kilbourne as Centennial Award recipient; Donald Gast as Professionalism Award recipient, and Kyle Sherard as the Distinguished Young Lawyer of 2023. This event, our last Bar luncheon of the fiscal year, features Read more

Nominating Committee Approves Slate for 2023-2024 Officers  

Posted on May 23, 2023 by Bar Administrator  

Minutes of the April 27, 2023 Nominating Committee Meeting In attendance: Carter Webb, Chairperson, Annika Brock, Brad Stark, Susan Ramos, Doug Edwards and Lucas Moomaw (under 36). Delia Ledesma (under 36) was absent, but submitted her vote virtually. Also present was Bar Administrator Lisa-Gaye Hall. Webb outlined the committee’s responsibility to nominate candidates for President-Elect, Read more

Recent Member News

Grimes Teich Anderson Attorney Tod Leaven Receives Award For Pro Bono Work  

Posted on May 26, 2023 by Grimes Teich Anderson Law Firm  

Attorney Tod Leaven has been named a 2022 Attorney For Justice by the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Access to Justice Commission for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono service in 2022. Tod is admitted to practice in North Carolina and Tennessee. As a partner at Grimes Teich Anderson LLP, Tod focuses his Read more

Upcoming CLE - Professional Courtesy: Race, Gender and Localism in Attorney Interactions  

Posted on May 23, 2023 by Sarah V. Corley  

Join The Mediation Center on Friday, June 16th, 2023 for Professional Courtesy: Race, Gender, and Localism in Attorney Interactions and earn 1 hour of  ethics CLE Credit. Based on legal and psychological research and an original survey of North Carolina attorneys and led by Dr. Todd Collins, this CLE program will explore interactions among attorneys and discuss some Read more

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Walk  

Posted on May 23, 2023 by Bar Administrator  

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (“WEAAD”) is June 15, 2023.  WEAAD launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.  We are thrilled that after a three-year Covid hiatus, the event returns to Buncombe County this year. This multigenerational event Read more

Roberts & Stevens attorney Wyatt S. Stevens named to Business North Carolina’s ‘Power List’ for the third consecutive year  

Posted on May 23, 2023 by Roberts & Stevens  

Roberts & Stevens is thrilled to announce that attorney and firm partner Wyatt S. Stevens has been recognized by Business North Carolina’s “Power List” as one of the most influential business leaders in North Carolina. The magazine’s “Power List” identifies individuals who have made an especially noteworthy impact in North Carolina. “Power List” leaders are Read more

Attorneys Honored for Outstanding Pro Bono Service  

Posted on May 15, 2023 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Last week the Buncombe County Bar and Pisgah Legal Services honored exemplary volunteer attorneys and celebrated their generous pro bono service at the 2023 Pro Bono Celebration. Pisgah Legal Services and the Bar honored: Jenny Boyer, Younger Lawyer Pro Bono Award Bob Clifford, Exemplary Emeritus Pro Bono Attorney Award Doris Loomis, Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney Read more

Grimes Teich Anderson Attorney Brian Buchanan Admitted To Practice In Tennessee  

Posted on May 15, 2023 by Grimes Teich Anderson Law Firm  

Attorney Brian Buchanan, a partner at Grimes Teich Anderson LLP, is now also admitted to practice in Tennessee. Admitted to practice in North Carolina in 1990, Brian is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, and the Academy of Truck Accident Read more

Take 5 Minutes or Less to Complete a Pro Bono Survey  

Posted on May 15, 2023 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Please help the Buncombe County Bar’s Pro Bono Committee and Pisgah Legal Services plan for the future of pro bono in our community. Please take this very quick survey TODAY: https://bit.ly/probono23. Attorneys who complete this survey by Wednesday, May 31 will be entered into a drawing for gift certificates to local restaurants. Thank you for Read more

Join Us! Will & Power of Attorney Clinics to Help Low-Income Families Preserve Homes & Wealth - June 14 & 15  

Posted on May 15, 2023 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Pisgah Legal Services is seeking volunteer attorneys and paralegals to join us in free legal clinics to draft and execute wills, durable Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Powers of Attorney for low-income homeowners in Buncombe County. We will have templates for simple wills, POA’s and HCPOA’s for attorneys to use and we will provide Read more

Consumer Advice Line Volunteers Needed   

Posted on May 15, 2023 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Provide advice to low-income consumers by phone Pisgah Legal has a Consumer Advice Line, staffed by dedicated pro bono volunteers. Through this project attorneys advise clients about debt problems, creditor and debtor rights, contracts, car repair and car purchase disputes, and other consumer matters. By providing brief advice on these issues, volunteer attorneys give our Read more

Recent Classifieds

Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Qualified Tax Expert (QTE) CPA, Attorney or Enrolled Agent  

Posted on May 30, 2023 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Qualified Tax Expert (QTE) CPA, Attorney or Enrolled Agent Hybrid remote work schedule: 3 days in office/field and 2 days remote Base office in Asheville, NC 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

Seeking Real Estate Closer Paralegal  

Posted on May 24, 2023 by Roberts & Stevens  

An Asheville Law Firm with a thriving residential and commercial real estate practice, seeks a full-time real estate closer to join its team. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: financial record keeping, daily reconciliations of trust account, monthly reporting, communication with clients, realtors, lenders, outside attorneys and paralegals, preparation of closing documents including Read more

Seeking Litigation Legal Assistant  

Posted on May 23, 2023 by Roberts & Stevens  

We are adding to our team! Asheville Law Firm, Roberts & Stevens, has a need for a full-time, experienced litigation legal assistant. We would love a candidate with at least 10 years of experience; however, we will consider candidates with less experience. Experience with litigation is required. Candidate must also have experience in scheduling depositions Read more

Seeking Legal Assistant  

Posted on May 10, 2023 by Bar Administrator  

Asheville Law Firm, Jack Stewart at Law, has a need for a full-time experienced legal assistant to join its team. Excellent salary and benefits for someone with the ability to multi-task, provide careful attention to detail, and be a part of a great legal team of professionals. Candidate must have a minimum of two (2) Read more

NC Bar Deputy Counsel  

Posted on May 9, 2023 by Bar Administrator  

The North Carolina State Bar Office of Counsel is seeking a Deputy Counsel. Purpose of the Job: The primary responsibilities of this position are to investigate and report to the Grievance Committee upon grievances filed against lawyers licensed to practice law in North Carolina, to represent the State Bar in state and federal trial and Read more

Housing Needed for Summer Law Clerk  

Posted on May 2, 2023 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Pisgah Legal Services seeks free summer housing within 30 minutes or less from downtown Asheville for a summer law clerk who will be doing a poverty law internship with us from June 10th – mid-August. Elena is the daughter of Spanish immigrants who earned her BA from the University of Virginia and now attends Elon Law Read more

Upcoming Events

Free CLE--How Trial Lawyers Can Save An Appeal  2023-06-02

Posted on April 26, 2023 by Bar Administrator  

Just like a good steak is made in the field, a good appeal is made in the trial court.  This presentation covers strategic pointers for civil trial lawyers to ensure the case they have built will stand up on appeal. From the basics of appellate preservation to the advanced tactics of seasoned appellate practitioners, it Read more

Bar Executive Committee Meeting  2023-06-05

Posted on February 24, 2023 by Bar Administrator  

The Executive Committee of the Buncombe County Bar meets monthly to conduct the business of the organization. All members are welcome to attend. If you would like to attend this virtual meeting, please email Bar Administrator Lisa-Gaye Hall at admin@BuncombeBar.com for the link to the meeting.

Bar Annual Meeting 2023  2023-06-07

Posted on January 25, 2023 by Bar Administrator  

Plan now to join us for our Annual Meeting at the Asheville Social Hall, 81 Broadway Street. At this event we will honor the following award winners: Larry McDevitt with the Lifetime Achievement Award; James Kilbourne with the Centennial Award; Donald Gast with the Professionalism Award, and Kyle Sherard as Distinguished Young Lawyer of 2023. Read more

Buncombe Bar Night at McCormick Field 2023  2023-06-22

Posted on May 12, 2023 by Bar Administrator  

Join us for the Bar’s annual baseball night at McCormick Field, set for Thursday, June 22, 2023. We’ll have box seats on the third base line,  and we’ll watch the Asheville Tourists take on the Hickory Crawdads, beginning at 6:35pm. Bar President Gill Beck will take the mound to throw out a first pitch before Read more