Weekly Bar Briefs, 9-17-2019

Dear Bar Members,

Plan now to attend the annual Swearing-in Ceremony for the Buncombe County Bar on October 10th in the 5th Floor Courtroom to support the Bar’s newest members. Do you know a new member who would like to join the ceremony? Click here to learn more.

Recent Bar News

Volunteer for 4ALL - Friday, March 6, 2020  

Posted on January 16th, 2020 by Martha S. Bradley 

Please join the North Carolina Bar Foundation and attorneys all over North Carolina in volunteering to provide free legal information to members of our community.  4ALL Statewide Service Day is an annual call-a-lawyer public service program that engages over 500 volunteer attorneys to provide free legal information to almost 10,000 North Carolinians, from the mountains Read more

Seeking Law Library Feedback  

Posted on January 6th, 2020 by Bar Administrator 

The Buncombe County Library Director seeks to form a committee of attorneys to assess and create a plan to improve utilization of the law library currently housed on the 10th floor of the courthouse. To participate, please email Bar Administrator Lisa-Gaye Hall at admin@buncombebar.com.

Veteran's Drug Treatment Court Spotlight  

Posted on January 6th, 2020 by Bar Administrator 

Click here for a video featuring Kevin Rumley, Buncombe County Veteran’s Drug Treatment Court Coordinator and Purple Heart recipient. Learn more about the court here.

Recent Member News

Thomas Amburgey Included in Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2020  

Posted on January 22nd, 2020 by J. Thomas Amburgey 

Thomas Amburgey and the Amburgey Law Firm are pleased to announce that Thomas has been included in North Carolina Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list in 2020. Thomas is a Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law.  He is an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer and has been continuously recognized by the Rising Stars and Business Read more

Moot Court Judges Needed for February 3-6  

Posted on January 21st, 2020 by Bar Administrator 

The National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA) is the first forensics league in the country to regularly offer the educational opportunities of Moot Court to high school students ages 15-18. We are seeking dedicated individuals with legal backgrounds who are willing to serve as volunteer judges and provide feedback to our students.  Your legal Read more

Hall Booth Smith Names Asheville's Adam Peoples as Partner  

Posted on January 21st, 2020 by Adam Peoples 

Hall Booth Smith, P.C. has named three new partners as the firm elevates leaders and recognizes their outstanding service to clients. Joining the firm’s partnership ranks in the Asheville office is attorney Adam Peoples. Peoples defends doctors, lawyers, accountants, and engineers in a wide range of negligence and ethics matters. He also defends clients in Read more

Basic & Advanced Collaborative Family Law Trainings Offered in Charlotte, 2/26 - 2/28, 2020  

Posted on January 20th, 2020 by Heidi Stewart 

The Charlotte Collaborative Divorce Professionals in conjunction with the Mecklenburg County Bar wanted to let you know about a training event in February that may be of interest to you and your colleagues. On February 26 & 27, there will be a 2 day interdisciplinary intro collaborative training, followed by a 1 day advanced training Read more

Heidi Stewart Law Office has moved back to One Oak Plaza  

Posted on January 14th, 2020 by Heidi Stewart 

The Law Offices of Heidi H. Stewart have returned to their former address located in Suite 301 of One Oak Plaza, 1 Oak Street, Asheville, NC. Where we will continue to provide legal services in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Matters (Guardianships, Medicaid Planning, Powers of Attorney), Business Matters, Family matters, and Landlord/Tenant issues.

Womble Bond Dickinson’s Susan Ramos named to Business North Carolina’s 2020 Legal Elite for Immigration  

Posted on January 8th, 2020 by Susan Ramos 

Susan Ramos, an immigration lawyer at Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, has been named to Business North Carolina’s 2020 Legal Elite for Immigration. Susan has over sixteen years of experience assisting individuals, families, and employers in connection with assessing available U.S. immigration options.

11 McGuire Wood & Bissette Attorneys Recognized as “Legal Elite” by Business North Carolina Magazine  

Posted on January 7th, 2020 by McGuire Wood & Bissette Law Firm 

Eleven MWB Attorneys Recognized as “Legal Elite” by Business North Carolina Magazine. We are honored. Thank you to our peers and colleagues. To learn more about this distinction follow the link! http://bit.ly/2sMCrmC

Recent Classifieds

Paid 2020 Summer Internship at Pisgah Legal Services  

Posted on January 22nd, 2020 by Bar Administrator 

Pisgah Legal Services is grateful and excited to partner with the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to host a paid college internship for students with limited financial resources this summer (2020). Students of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation through February 10th at 12 noon. Click Read more

McGuire Wood & Bissette is Hiring Experienced Legal Assistant  

Posted on January 20th, 2020 by McGuire Wood & Bissette Law Firm 

We Are Hiring! Looking for an experienced Legal Assistant. Follow the link to view the job posting and please apply through Indeed. Thank you! https://indeedhi.re/374mgAa

Office suite for rent  

Posted on January 15th, 2020 by Bar Administrator 

Steve Levenberg has an 1800 sf ground floor office suite of 6 offices, sunny lobby, kitchen/break room, and private outdoor shaded staff eating area for rent (or sale) in S Asheville near Gerber Village area. Ample adjacent parking.  Please call him at 582-1919 for details. Or view Craigslist Asheville ad 7047829246. Ideal for law practice.

Upcoming CLE Video Replays in Asheville  

Posted on January 14th, 2020 by Bar Administrator 

Friday, January 31, 2020  NCBA Freaky Friday:  They Told Me I Only Needed to Know Family Law (Family Law Section Fall CLE)  CLE Credit: 6.0 hours including 1.0 Substance Abuse   Thursday-Friday, February 6-7, 2020    NCBA 2019 Annual Review CLE Credit: 12.0 hours including 1.0 Ethics/Professionalism, 1.0 Substance Abuse and 1.0 Technology   Thursday-Friday, Read more

Seeking Experienced Litigation Paralegal  

Posted on January 13th, 2020 by proth@mrglawfirm.com 

Marshall, Roth & Gregory, PC is seeking an experienced paralegal to support a civil litigation practice. Duties include: client communications; scheduling appointments; managing attorney calendar; organizing and maintaining electronic files and hard files; drafting, serving, and organizing pleadings, discovery, and correspondence; online case research; trial preparation and support; researching public records including real estate records; Read more

Upcoming Events

Executive Committee Meeting  2020-02-03

The Executive Committee of the Buncombe County Bar meets monthly to approve programs, spending and events for the entire Bar.  Meetings are open to the public, but seats are limited. Please contact Bar Administrator Lisa-Gaye Hall at admin@buncombebar.com if you wish to attend, or have an item for the agenda. Buncombe County Courthouse, room 810

Public Law for the Public Lawyer  2020-02-06

The Local Government Training Program is partnering with UNC’s School of Government to host a session of the “Public Law for the Public Lawyer” webinar broadcast on February 6th and 7th in Asheville at WCU’s Biltmore Park campus. This webinar is also sponsored by the Legislative Services Office of the NC General Assembly. Attendance at both days of the webinar will be eligible Read more

Topics in Guardianship, Consumer Law & Advance Directives for Seniors  2020-02-07

Topics in Consumer Law & Advanced Directives for Seniors is a five-hour seminar on the topics of financial abuse and exploitation of seniors, guardianships, and other aspects of helping clients prepare for their end of life. This seminar is broken into two sections and attorneys can register for one or both sections. Morning CLE Seminar: Read more

Power Hours: Ethics and Substance Abuse CLE  2020-02-07

Do you need CLE hours for ethics and/or substance abuse/mental health awareness? The first hour of this seminar covers professionalism and legal ethics in the #MeToo era. The second will provide stress management techniques to assist lawyers in view of the high-stress world of legal practice. Coffee and light snacks will be provided. In case Read more

February Bar Luncheon  2020-02-12

Join us for a great buffet lunch and a presentation from Justice Mark Davis asking the question, “should judges should ‘make law,’ or simply defer to the legislative branch of government?” Associate Justice Mark Davis of the Supreme Court of North Carolina will be speaking about his new book, A Warren Court of our Own: Read more