Weekly Bar Briefs, 9-6-2022

Dear Bar members,

Plan now to join us next Wednesday for the September 14th Bar Luncheon at the Asheville Social Hall.  All Buncombe Bar members are welcome to attend, and either order a sandwich from us, bring your lunch, or simply join us to hear the program and enjoy a complementary soft drink.

September’s program will feature a free one-hour CLE on Social Media Ethics. Instructors will provide education on how to stay in compliance with the rules of professional conduct while navigating social media sites, and how to counsel clients on their own social media use. For more information, click here.


Recent Bar News

New Mindfulness CLE - How To Rock Your World: Five Tools To Get Regulated When the World Feels Rocky  

Posted on September 16, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Join your Buncombe County Bar colleagues and local attorney Laura Mahr for a free cutting-edge mindfulness and neuroscience-based CLE series. This is a new series created by Laura exclusively for our members! How Rock Your World: Five Tools to Get Regulated When the World Feels Rocky will be delivered virtually, and includes six hours of Read more


September Bar Luncheon Photos  

Posted on September 15, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

At the September Bar luncheon, several awards were finally handed to honorees in person. Due to the pandemic, some award winners from 2020 and 2021 had not yet received their actual award. Photos of the occasion are included here.



Recent Member News

Missy Spainhour Joins Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete is pleased to welcome a new partner to its Asheville office, continuing an aggressive expansion that has brought eight new attorneys to the firm over the past month. Missy Sumerell Spainhour has joined the Asheville office as a partner. She has more than 20 Read more


James W. Kilbourne, Jr., to Chair Appellate Practice Section  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by James Kilbourne  

James W. Kilbourne, Jr., a partner at Allen Stahl & Kilbourne, PLLC, was named as the Appellate Practice Section Chair by Clayton D. Morgan, President of the North Carolina Bar Association.  Kilbourne is the eleventh chair of the Section and the first from Western North Carolina. The North Carolina Bar Association is the largest voluntary Read more


NCAWA Luncheon Invitation  

Posted on September 19, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Please join your fellow women attorneys for lunch on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 12:00 to 2:00 at Pack’s Tavern, located at 20 Spruce Street, Asheville. Please RSVP to wnc.ncawa@gmail.com


NCAWA and YLD Connect For Fun  

Posted on September 19, 2022 by Cynthia Alleman  

The Buncombe Women Attorneys, NCAWA and the Young Lawyers Division are having a happy hour get together on Wednesday, September 28th for $10 burger and beer/seltzer night at BHRAMARI Brewing Company , 101 S. Lexington Ave. Asheville. The event will take place from 5:30-7pm. And, on Tuesday October 25, we’ll host Taco Tuesday. For just $13, you’ll get 2 Read more


Upcoming CLE, View from the Bench: Practical Tips from Trial Judges   

Posted on September 16, 2022 by Sarah V. Corley  

Join the Mediation Center on Friday, October 21, 2022 from 1:30pm-4:45pm for View from the Bench: Practical Tips from Trial Judges. This live, ZOOM webinar will be moderated by Asheville attorney Senta Rhodes and include a panel of Superior Court Judges made up of: Alyson Grine (District 15B) David Hall (District 21B), Lori I. Hamilton (District Read more


Attorney Mike Wimer Releases Fourth Novel  

Posted on September 13, 2022 by Wimer Michael  

Attorney Mike Wimer, writing as Michael Winstead, is pleased to announce the publication of his fourth novel, Ella’s Wings. This is a story of a woman who fights back from terrible tragedy, encountering almost unimaginable odds, as she struggles to regain her life. To read Ella’s Wings, click here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BCQX41N7 Mike is the author of three previous Read more


Van Winkle Congratulates Its 2023 Best Lawyers!  

Posted on September 12, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

The Van Winkle Law Firm is pleased to announce and congratulate its 2023 Best Lawyers.


Fighting Fires  

Posted on September 12, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

From Bar member Alan Coxie: While enjoying ice cream on Merrimon Avenue on the evening of August 31, 2022, my friend and I started smelling smoke in the vicinity.  Looking up we observed a woman attempting to put out a car fire with a solo cup of water. Moving towards Merrimon Avenue I was finally Read more


Three Teague Campbell Asheville Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers and William Bulfer Named Lawyer of the Year  

Posted on September 9, 2022 by John Kubis  

Teague Campbell is proud to announce that 3 attorneys in our Asheville office were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023. Congratulations to William Bulfer, Julie Hooten, and John Kubis. The firm maintains its reputation among clients and peers by consistently being recognized by organizations such as Best Lawyers®. This Read more


2022 CME/CLE for DRC Certified Mediators    

Posted on September 6, 2022 by Sarah V. Corley  

Join the Mediation Center on September 16, 2022 for Mediator In the Middle. This live webinar for mediators will be led by Tara Lynn Kozlowski, Frank Goldsmith and Sharon Tracey Barrett. Join Tara Lynn Kozlowski for an overview of the field of mediation today and recent updates to NC caw law as well as recent Read more


Best Lawyers Honors to Jonathan Yarbrough and Michelle Rippon  

Posted on August 31, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks & Smith and Prophete, LLP congratulates 60 of its attorneys who have been named to the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America© , one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Two Constangy lawyers in its Asheville office were included. Jonathan Read more


The Law Office of Brenda T. Coppede, P.A., In New Location  

Posted on August 31, 2022 by Brenda Coppede  

Brenda Coppede announces the move of The Law Office of Brenda T. Coppede, PA. Their new office address is 56 Central Avenue; Suite 203, Asheville, NC 28801. Their office and fax number remain the same. Brenda is a Certified Family Financial Mediator and is available to mediate Family Law cases, both pre-litigation cases and cases Read more


Van Winkle Welcomes Hannah F. Burgin  

Posted on August 31, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Van Winkle is pleased to welcome Hannah F. Burgin to the Firm. Hannah joined our Hendersonville office and focuses on Family Law. https://www.vwlawfirm.com/hannah-f-burgin/



Recent Classifieds

Seeking Hybrid Paralegal - Land Use Practice Group  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Position Title: Hybrid Paralegal – Land Use Practice Group Time Commitment: Full-time Starting Hourly Range: $20-$23 (commensurate with experience) Compensation: Complete Benefit Package, including but not limited to: Health, vision, dental and life Insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off (PTO) Location: Asheville, NC Who We Are Established in 1907, The Van Winkle Law Firm Read more


Seeking Mid-Level Business Transactional Associate  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Position Title: Attorney – Mid-Level Business Transactional Associate Time Commitment: Full-time Experience Level: 3+ years Salary: Commensurate with experience. Please include salary expectations in cover letter. Compensation: Complete Benefit Package, including but not limited to: Health, vision, dental and life Insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off (PTO) Location: Asheville, NC Who We Are Established Read more


Seeking Entry-Level Business Transactional Associate  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Position Title: Attorney – Entry-Level Business Transactional Associate Time Commitment: Full-time Experience Level: 0-2 years Salary: Commensurate with experience. Please include salary expectations in cover letter. Compensation: Complete Benefit Package, including but not limited to: Health, vision, dental and life Insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off (PTO) Location: Asheville, NC Who We Are Established Read more


Seeking Trusts and Estates Associate  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Position Title: Attorney – Trusts & Estates Associate Time Commitment: Full-time Experience Level: 1-3 years Salary: Commensurate with experience. Please include salary expectations in cover letter. Compensation: Complete Benefit Package, including but not limited to: Health, vision, dental and life Insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off (PTO) Location: Asheville, NC Who We Are Established Read more


Seeking Land Use Associate  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Position Title: Attorney – Land Use Associate Time Commitment: Full-time Experience Level: 2+ years Salary Range: Commensurate with experience. Please include salary expectations in cover letter Compensation: Complete Benefit Package, including but not limited to: Health, vision, dental and life Insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off (PTO) and potential to earn bonuses Location: Asheville, Read more


Transcriptionist / Assistant  

Posted on August 30, 2022 by Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore, P.A.  

Transcriptionist / Assistant Law firm seeks in-office administrative support services Essential duties (not all inclusive): • Transcribing dictation • Preparation and formatting of rough draft documents including formal letters • Proofreading and editing of documents using ‘track changes’ • Copying and mailing documents • Other administrative support tasks as needed Qualifications: • Typing 70 wpm Read more



Upcoming Events

Bar Luncheon 9/14/22  2022-09-14

Posted on August 9, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Plan now to join us for our September Bar Luncheon at the Asheville Social Hall, 81 Broadway Street. We are excited to return to in-person meetings! All Buncombe Bar members are welcome to attend, and either order a sandwich from us, bring your lunch, or simply join us to hear the program and enjoy a Read more


Swearing-in Ceremony 2022  2022-10-20

Posted on August 16, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

New Bar members are invited to sign up now for the annual Swearing-in Ceremony for the Buncombe County Bar and US Courts.  The event will be held in the fifth floor courtroom in the Buncombe County Courthouse. If you are a new attorney and want to participate in this ceremony, please sign up below. There Read more