Weekly Bar Briefs, 9-14-2021

Dear Bar Members,

Join your Buncombe County Bar colleagues and resilience trainer Laura Mahr of Conscious Legal Minds for an intelligent approach to dealing with stress and building resilience. Beginning September 30th, Laura will conduct a six-week series of interactive virtual CLE training seminars to help us understand how to wire our brains for optimal resilience during the workday, using simple neuroscience-based techniques. This series is free, and each class earns one CLE credit. Learn more here.


Recent Bar News

Your Wellness Matters! Update from Wellness Committee  

Posted on October 12th, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

From Gill Beck, Wellness Committee Chair & Bar President-Elect: Research and experience demonstrate that the legal profession’s unique stresses  require that attorneys take affirmative steps to promote their wellness and improved attorney wellness translates directly into enhanced  effectiveness as an attorney and a healthier work-life balance. Buncombe County Bar President Carter Webb and the Bar’s Read more


Administrative Order for District Court Jury Trials  

Posted on October 6th, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA – IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE-COUNTY OF BUNCOMBE-  DISTRICT COURT DIVISION-TWENTY-EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER October 5, 2021 Re: Jury Trial Resumption in the District Courts of Buncombe County Consistent with 7A-146, the Chief District Court Judge has the authority to the administrative and operational direction of the District Courts. Read more



Recent Member News

YLD Trivia Challenge on Wednesday, Nov 3  

Posted on October 19th, 2021 by Alex Paschal  

Greetings fellow Young Lawyer’s Division members! Are you looking to rub elbows with esteemed colleague-members of the YLD? Do you have a knack for regurgitating arbitrary information at a moment’s notice? Are you an avid beer connoisseur?  If so, the YLD cordially invites you (and challenges you!) to a battle of wits taking place on Read more


Cherokee Legal History Panel with Judge J. Matthew Martin  

Posted on October 19th, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

On November 9, 2021, Judge J. Matthew Martin will discuss his new book, The Cherokee Supreme Court: 1823-1835 with other scholars online. His book, the first legal history of the first tribal court, upends long-held misconceptions about the origins of Westernized tribal jurisprudence. This book demonstrates how the Cherokee people—prior to their removal on the Read more


The Mediation Center Presents View from the Bench: What Every Lawyer Should Know  

Posted on October 19th, 2021 by Sarah V. Corley  

Join us for a 3 hour CLE on Friday, October 22nd, 2021 offering practical instruction and valuable insights directly from Superior Court judges presiding over criminal and civil cases in North Carolina. Learn what judges really think about essential and timely topics, such as:  1) “best practices” to stand out in court; 2) avoiding the Read more


In Memoriam - V. Lamar Gudger, III  

Posted on October 13th, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

We regret to inform you V. Lamar “Butch” Gudger, III,  65,  passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Jackson Funeral Home in Hendersonville is handling the arrangements, which are scheduled for November 7th at 2:30 at the First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville, NC.


Attorney Senta Rhodes To Moderate Upcoming CLE With Superior Court Judges  

Posted on October 12th, 2021 by Adam Bennett  

Attorney Senta Rhodes will moderate a Continuing Legal Education Course for the North Carolina State Bar and hosted by The Mediation Center on October 22.  Superior Court Judges from across North Carolina will be the panelists for the 3-hour course, “View From the Bench: What Every Lawyer Should Know.”  Topics to be covered include: what Read more


Allen Stahl + Kilbourne Expands into the Triad and Announces New Attorney Scott Burger  

Posted on October 5th, 2021 by Allen, Stahl + Kilbourne  

Big news! Allen Stahl + Kilbourne expands into The Triad! We are thrilled to announce Scott Burger as our newest attorney. Scott shares our passion for dedicated client service and our affinity for good beer. In fact, for nearly a decade, he has practiced under the name the “NC Beer Lawyer” and will bring that Read more


Allen Stahl + Kilbourne Welcomes Hannah Michalove  

Posted on October 5th, 2021 by Allen, Stahl + Kilbourne  

Allen Stahl + Kilbourne welcomes Hannah Michalove to the firm! Hannah focuses her practice on complex civil litigation and represents clients in a broad range of civil matters, including shareholder/owner disputes, zoning and real estate disputes, and appeals matters at all appellate levels. “Hannah has shown herself to be an outstanding writer and critical thinker,” Read more


Flint Water Crisis Pediatrician and Activist Headlines 11th Annual Justice Forum  

Posted on October 4th, 2021 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Please join us for Pisgah Legal Services’ 11th Annual Justice Forum featuring Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. The October 7 event will be held virtually, and also at an outdoor in-person reception/watch party. To protect the health and safety of participants and attendees, this year’s Justice Forum will be presented online via Zoom at 7:00pm, and is Read more



Recent Classifieds

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


Seeking Paralegal – Civil Litigation  

Posted on October 19th, 2021 by Kristie L. Hedrick  

Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo, LLP, a civil defense firm with offices throughout the Carolinas, seeks an experienced civil litigation paralegal for its Asheville office. This position would primarily assist in the defense of motor vehicle negligence, premises liability, and other tort claims. Candidates must be detail-oriented, have a professional demeanor, be able to work Read more


Seeking Civil Litigation Associate  

Posted on October 19th, 2021 by Kristie L. Hedrick  

Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo, LLP, a civil defense firm with offices throughout the Carolinas, seeks a North Carolina licensed civil litigation associate to join its Asheville office with prior legal experience in a litigation practice. Preference will be given for an attorney having handled matters in the areas of motor vehicle negligence, premises liability, Read more


Law Books for Sale  

Posted on October 12th, 2021 by shultslaw@bellsouth.net  

Local attorney seeking to sell complete and up-to-date sets of North Carolina General Statutes Annotated and Federal Practice and Procedure (Wright and Miller). Call (828) 251-9676, if interested.


Office Space For Lease  

Posted on October 5th, 2021 by Henry Teich  

Rare opportunity for downtown office space with parking included! Easy entry from your adjacent parking area. Signage right at the tunnel! Walk to courthouse or downtown. This full-service lower-level floor plan includes six private offices, two reception areas, large conference room, kitchenette, two restrooms, and private entrance with foyer.  $4195 gross per month, flexible terms, Read more


Seeking Associate Attorney  

Posted on September 17th, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

A local small-town firm is seeking an associate attorney to begin with a focus on residential real property transactions.  Some commercial real property, estate planning, and small business work will likely be included or added.  Experience preferred.  Benefits to include paid time off, retirement contribution, free nearby parking, friendly atmosphere, and more.  Please make contact Read more


Seeking Experienced Paralegal  

Posted on September 1st, 2021 by Jim Siemens  

Siemens Family Law Group seeks an experienced paralegal to support family law lawyers.  Training available to experienced candidates without family law background.  Positive team environment.  Ethics and good work recognized and rewarded,  Competitive wages and benefits including health insurance, 401k with safe harbor match, and PTO.  Contact jim@wnclaw.com for further information.



Upcoming Events

Wiring Your Brain for Optimal Resilience in an Evolving Legal Landscape - Week Five  2021-10-28

In these challenging times, we need new tools to help us stay resilient and support our mental and emotional well-being so that we can stay better focused at work and more balanced between work and home. Week Five’s class (of this six-part series) is focused on How to Complete the Stress Cycle and Build Resilience Read more


Executive Committee Meeting  2021-11-01

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.


Wiring Your Brain for Optimal Resilience in an Evolving Legal Landscape - Week Six  2021-11-04

In these challenging times, we need new tools to help us stay resilient and support our mental and emotional well-being so that we can stay better focused at work and more balanced between work and home. Week Six’s class (of this six-part series) is focused on How to Complete the Stress Cycle and Build Resilience Read more


Bar Luncheon - November 2021  2021-11-10

Join us online for the November Bar meeting, 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.” Pre-register for the meeting and optional CLE by clicking Read more