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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 […]


Checking In: Jan. 7, 2019

Novant Health has selected Frank E. Emory Jr., to serve as executive vice president and chief legal officer. Emory was previously a partner with Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, where he served as co-head of the litigation and labor group and managing partner of the Charlotte office. He is chairman of the board of the Economic Development Partnership […]

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 […]

Join the NCBA Privacy & Data Security Section To Stay Up On This Evolving Field

We are pleased to announce the formation of the NCBA Privacy and Data Security Section.  Privacy and data security issues are constantly evolving, which makes this field uniquely suited to collaboration and information sharing. Further demonstrating its importance, in November 2018, the N.C. State Bar recognized its first class of privacy law specialists.  Even if […]

Fastcase Tip: Type-Ahead

CATHERINE’S CALL Did you know that Fastcase7 has a feature called Type-Ahead? Like a Google search, when you enter a word or phrase Fastcase 7 will immediately show you matches for terms of art and case names. Switch to Fastcase 7 by toggling the orange button from FC in the upper right corner of the […]