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

NC Pro Bono Honor Society  

Posted on July 15th, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

The North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center (PBRC) is proud to announce the induction of 589 attorneys into the 2020 North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society. Society members reported providing 50 or more hours of pro bono legal services in 2020 to clients unable to pay without expectation of a fee, an aspirational threshold set by Rule 6.1 of Read more


Weigh In on the Future of Buncombe County Public Libraries  

Posted on July 13th, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

Would you like to have a voice in the future of Buncombe County Public Libraries? The Library Advisory Board and Buncombe County Communications & Public Engagement invite the community to take part in an upcoming feedback session. This series of feedback sessions is designed specifically to gather input on the proposed Library Facilities Master Plan and will focus solely Read more


Annual Bar Award Winners 2021  

Posted on June 8th, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

Congratulations to the Buncombe County Bar’s Annual Award winners! At the June 9th virtual Annual Meeting, we will celebrate the following: Charles Worley, Lifetime Achievement Award; Hon. Jacqueline Grant, Centennial Award; Christopher Hess, Professionalism Award; and Anne Salter, Distinguished Young Lawyer Award. To view past award winners, click here.



Recent Member News

Brian Elston Law - New location and firm name  

Posted on July 20th, 2021 by Brian Elston  

Brian Elston Law is excited to announce that on August 1, 2021 it will be changing addresses and its name. Brian Elston Law will be moving to 80 Central Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 (former location of Steve Aceto’s practice) and will be the home of the Law Offices of Elston, Donnahoo, & Williams. The move Read more


The Van Winkle Law Firm Welcomes Two New Associates  

Posted on July 16th, 2021 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

The Van Winkle Law Firm announced today that it has added two new associate attorneys to its legal team. Attorneys Delia R. Ledesma and Marie Claire O’Leary Smith have joined the team of lawyers in their Asheville office. Ms. Ledesma’s practice focuses on divorce, custody, and the trial of family law matters. Delia is completely Read more


Hensley Cloninger Welcomes New Partner  

Posted on July 14th, 2021 by John Hensley  

We are pleased to announce that our firm’s name is changing to Hensley Cloninger & Greer, P.C. to reflect the addition of Michael J. Greer as our partner. Mike continues to achieve outstanding results for our personal injury and worker’s compensation clients. He welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with other attorneys and is available for Read more


Attorney Bill Auman Releases Murder Mystery Novel  

Posted on July 13th, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

Announcing the release of If Trees Could Testify…, a novel by William D. Auman, based on the true story of Madison County’s infamous Gahagan murders.  This cold-case mystery began with a double homicide that occurred in a small mountain community in North Carolina back in 1983, with defendants finally being arrested and charged in the Read more


Megan Silver Joins Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP  

Posted on July 13th, 2021 by John Kubis  

Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP is pleased to welcome Megan Silver to the firm’s Asheville office in the role of litigation associate. Megan received her Juris Doctorate from Elon University, graduating magna cum laude. She joins the firm as an experienced litigator, having argued numerous cases at the State Court level. Megan brings a Read more


Grimes Teich Anderson Attorney, Paralegal Receive NCAJ Awards  

Posted on June 15th, 2021 by Scott Anderson  

Congratulations to Grimes Teich Anderson attorney Henry Teich and paralegal Debbie Dante, who received top awards from the North Carolina Advocates for Justice at their summer convention. Hank is the recipient of the Ebbie Award, given by the President of the NCAJ in recognition of service and inspired commitment to the organization.  Debbie is this Read more


Attorney John D. Noor of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm receives back-to-back awards for pro bono work  

Posted on June 15th, 2021 by Roberts & Stevens  

Roberts & Stevens is pleased to announce that attorney John D. Noor is being recognized for his pro bono work with two back-to-back awards: the 2021 Carolina Law Pro Bono Publico Alumnus of the Year Award, given by UNC School of Law; and the 2021 North Carolina Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Division Pro Bono Service Read more



Recent Classifieds

Now Hiring: Program Support – Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer (MAVL) Program  

Posted on July 20th, 2021 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Program Support – Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer (MAVL) Program position. Job Description 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) Read more


Office Phone System For Sale  

Posted on July 16th, 2021 by Norman Riddle  

FOR SALE: Seven (7) RCA 4-line model # 25423/24 speakerphones for sale. All in good condition, power cords, three owner manuals included, no known issues. $150 each. Willing to sell all together or separately. Contact Riddle Law offices at info@ncriddlelaw.com with “PHONES” in the subject line.


Seeking Associate Attorney  

Posted on July 15th, 2021 by jsnider@ashevillelegal.com  

Our boutique law office in lovely Asheville, NC seeks an associate attorney for hire in the Fall of 2021.  Our practice focuses on civil litigation, with an emphasis on business law, construction law, and insurance claims throughout Western North Carolina. We are seeking candidates with the highest standards of excellence and attention to detail, with Read more


Seeking Administrative Assistant  

Posted on July 14th, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

Local small firm is seeking to fill a reception/administrative assistant position.  Duties to include phone and walk-in reception, client intake and file start-up, calendar and appointment management, time-keeping and billing, managing office supplies, and daily post office pick-up/delivery/mail management.  Legal experience helpful but not required; office experience preferred. The position begs for a multi-tasker and Read more


Seeking Associate Attorney  

Posted on July 13th, 2021 by Bar Administrator  

Seeking attorney associate for full time position to join older attorney in real estate and business transactions and related litigation practice.  Experience in any of practice areas helpful, but not required.  Good legal analytical skills a must. Willingness to learn varied practice areas required.  Need excellent communication skills.  Health insurance provided. Provide resume and salary Read more



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