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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 […]

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 […]