Weekly Bar Briefs, 5-9-2023

Dear Bar members,

The Pro Bono Committee of the Buncombe County Bar invites you to join us for the 2023 Pro Bono Celebration tomorrow. We will celebrate the generous pro bono contributions of local attorneys, including giving special recognition to four outstanding volunteer attorneys: Cynthia Alleman, Jenny Boyer, Bob Clifford, and Doris Loomis. We will also honor local paralegal, Stephanie Heller with Minick Law.  The deadline to order lunch has passed, but we encourage you to join us tomorrow, Wednesday, May 10th, at the Asheville Social Hall for a great program.

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

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

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

UNC Student Seeks Summer Legal Internship  

Posted on April 27, 2023 by Bar Administrator  

Tyler Elliot is seeking a summer legal internship. Please see attached cover letter and resume. Resume – Tyler Elliott  Cover Letter – Tyler Elliott

Upcoming Events

May 2023 Bar luncheon  2023-05-10

Posted on January 23, 2023 by Bar Administrator  

Plan now to join us for our May Bar Luncheon to celebrate our Pro Bono volunteers at the Asheville Social Hall, 81 Broadway Street. We are excited to bestow awards and honors on the members who so richly deserve our thanks! All Buncombe Bar members are welcome to attend, and order a boxed lunch from Read more

Spring Picnic 2023  2023-05-11

Posted on January 27, 2023 by Bar Administrator  

All Bar members and their families are invited to the Bar’s Spring Picnic at the Smoky Park Supper Club. We look forward to seeing you all at this beautiful outdoor picnic spot on the French Broad River. The menu will feature grilled meat and veggies to order, along with grilled fingerling potatoes and fresh green 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.

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 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