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Increasing Diversity In the Profession: The Fifth Annual Minority Pre-Law Conference

By LaToya Powell Increasing the presence of minorities in the legal profession is an important goal of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession Committee (MIP).  According to the American Bar Association, law is the least diverse profession in the nation.  Nationally, eighty-eight percent of lawyers are white and roughly two-thirds are men. […]

Hall Of Fame Gets New Name

The General Practice Hall of Fame will now be known as the Legal Practice Hall of Fame following formal approval of the name change by the North Carolina Bar Association Board of Governors at the winter meeting on Jan. 17. The deadline for nominations for the Legal Practice Hall Of Fame is March 22. Click here […]

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Robin Stinson

Pro Bono Volunteer: Robin Stinson Pro Bono Project: NC Free Legal Answers By Sidney Thomas Many people don’t have the finances or time to meet with an attorney. While most attorneys’ provide legal advice on a daily basis, some go the extra mile and answer legal questions for people who cannot afford an attorney or […]

BarCARES Is All About You

By Kevin Pratt In 2019, BarCARES will release monthly blog publications highlighting its offerings and featuring attorneys who, notwithstanding the rigors of the profession, find ways to live their passion. The purpose: to reimagine BarCARES, to repurpose its role in the wellness conversation, and to change the wellness message from one that focuses on how […]

Nominate a Worthy Attorney For a Citizen Lawyer Award

By Pamela S. Duffy The Local Bar Outreach Committee is soliciting nominations for the 2019 Citizen Lawyer Awards for NCBA members who have distinguished themselves in their volunteer service to community and civic causes.  Since 2007, the NCBA has recognized lawyers who provide exemplary public service with its Citizen Lawyer Awards. Since 2016, I have […]

Lawyer’s Hopeful Essays an Antidote To Modern Cynicism

By Amber Nimocks For anyone who has ever fought in vain to quiet all the little voices in their head so they can get something accomplished, Sean Doyle offers an alternative: Let them speak. That’s what Doyle, an attorney and consulting psychologist, has done in his new book of personal essays, “Mud and Dreams,” a […]

Biltmore Offers a Fresh Take On Annual Meeting

By James W. Kilbourne Jr. Last week, a white blanket fell upon the grounds of the Biltmore Estate.  The silence of new fallen snow covered the land and buildings as far as you could see. It will not stay quiet forever, because in a few short months those same grounds and buildings will be filled with […]