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Checking In: March 13, 2019

Smith Anderson announces the hiring of Chandler Spaulding, who will serve as the firm’s director of strategic communications and government relations. Prior to joining Smith Anderson, Chandler worked in a variety of public policy and communications roles, including with the North Carolina General Assembly, Duke University, the White House Office of Communications and NBC Entertainment.   […]

In the News: ABA Bar Leader Shines Light On NCBA Executive Director Jason Hensley

Further solidifying the North Carolina Bar Association’s reputation as one of the most innovative bar associations  in the country, the American Bar Association’s Bar Leader publication featured comments from NCBA Executive Director Jason Hensley in a pair of articles this month. The article “Right On the Money: Careful Strategy, New Technology Help Bars Move Toward […]

4ALL: A Chance For Volunteers To Help In Real Time

4ALL Statewide Service Day, scheduled for March 1, gives North Carolinians the opportunity to ask law-related questions of NCBA volunteers at no cost. The event is sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Foundation. Click here to register to volunteer. By Nicolette Fulton The first Friday in March is blocked on my calendar. I am a […]

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. […]

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Checking In: Feb. 4, 2019

Robinson Bradshaw Announces Four New Shareholders New Robinson Bradshaw shareholder Mark Hiller‘s litigation practice includes representing and advising clients on significant matters involving class actions, business and contract disputes, trade secret disputes, bankruptcy-related litigation, cybersecurity and the False Claims Act, among other areas.  Hiller earned his law degree from the University of Virginia and his bachelor’s […]

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 […]