Weekly Bar Briefs, 6-7-2022

Dear Bar members,

The Buncombe Bar’s Annual Meeting takes place tomorrow, beginning at 12:30pm, at the Asheville Social Hall.  This event, our last Bar luncheon of the fiscal year, features annual awards, a review of the accomplishments of the year, and the election of new members of the Executive Committee. This year the Bar will honor Barry Master with the Lifetime Achievement Award; Bill Christy as Centennial Award recipient; Hon. Ward Scott as Professionalism Award recipient, and B.J. Kilgore as the Distinguished Young Lawyer of 2022. Though the deadline for ordering lunch has passed, all members are invited to attend the meeting.

Recent Bar News

Comments Due June 30th on CLE Rule Changes  

Posted on June 2, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

The CLE Board is proposing sweeping changes to the CLE rules, including a 3 year reporting period, elimination of roll over credits, and removing the grace period.  You can see the proposed changes here.  If you have any comments for the NCSB about the Proposed Changes to the CLE Rules, please send them on or before Read more

Recent Member News

Heidi Stewart New Office Address  

Posted on June 8, 2022 by Heidi H. Stewart  

Heidi Stewart has moved her office to Suite 209, One Oak Plaza, Asheville, NC 28801. Many thanks for changing it in your files. Ms. Stewart offers services in the areas of estate planning, elder law matters, and family law. New client referrals are appreciated and given as well!    

The Van Winkle Law Firm Congratulates Attorney B.J. Kilgore on Being Voted Distinguished Young Lawyer of 2022 by the Buncombe County Bar  

Posted on June 8, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

The Van Winkle Law Firm is pleased to announce attorney B.J. Kilgore was voted Distinguished Young Lawyer of 2022 by the Buncombe County Bar. Kilgore is a principal with The Van Winkle Law Firm. He focuses his practice on probate law, trust & estate planning, trust & estate administration, business succession planning, charitable planning, and Read more

Roberts & Stevens attorney Wyatt S. Stevens recognized as one of North Carolina’s most influential business leaders by Business North Carolina’s ‘Power List’  

Posted on June 5, 2022 by Roberts & Stevens  

Roberts & Stevens is pleased to announce that attorney Wyatt Stevens, a partner with the firm, has been recognized on 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 a particularly noteworthy impact in the state over the last Read more

Angeleigh Dorsey Named NCBA Outstanding Legal Services Attorney  

Posted on June 2, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

The 2022 recipient of the NCBA Deborah Greenblatt Outstanding Legal Services Attorney Award is Angeleigh Dorsey of Legal Aid of North Carolina. Congratulations! She will be recognized at the NCBA Annual Meeting Awards Dinner, along with all 2022 NCBA Pro Bono Award winners. This is a prestigious award presented to a lawyer who has made Read more

Judge Clontz Swears in New Attorneys  

Posted on June 1, 2022 by Bar Administrator  
Judge Clontz Swears in New Attorneys

Attorneys Dana Ventura and Lauren Gennett were sworn in by District Court Judge Edwin Clontz recently. Welcome to the newest members of the Buncombe County Bar!

Recent Classifieds

Seeking Legal Assistant  

Posted on June 2, 2022 by Jason Peltz  

Worley & Peltz, PLLC seeks a legal assistant to assist in the firm’s residential real property practice. Full time position with employer-paid health insurance, matching 401k, and paid time off available. Duties will include drafting documents for attorney review, meeting with clients, and assisting paralegals. Additional growth opportunities within the firm also available. Send resume Read more

Attorney Opportunities at Pisgah Legal Services  

Posted on May 25, 2022 by Abbie N. Hornberger  

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 provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people in WNC. The organization currently has offices in Asheville, Brevard, Burnsville, Hendersonville, Highlands-Cashiers, Marshall, Newland, Read more

Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting  2022-06-08

Posted on January 10, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

All members of the Buncombe Bar are invited to join us for our Annual Meeting on June 8, 2022. This event is our last Bar meeting of the fiscal year, and features annual awards, a review of the year’s accomplishments, and the election of new members of the Executive Committee. The meeting will take place Read more