Entries by Russell Rawlings

Welcome Message from the Co-Chairs

By Tawanda Foster Artis and Jasmine McGhee Dear Members of the North Carolina Bar Association, We are honored and excited to serve as the co-chairs for the Minorities in the Profession (“MIP”) Committee for the 2019-2020 Bar Year. This committee has a full and rich history in one of our state’s largest voluntary bar associations.  […]

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Riding the Waves of Change: 2019 Legislative Review

By Christina Cress Four NCBA Sections are combining their respective experience and subject matter expertise to bring you an informative CLE highlighting this session’s legislative updates. The Administrative Law Section; Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Law Section; Government & Public Sector Section; and Juvenile Justice & Children’s Rights Section are teaming up to bring you […]


‘Murphy’s Law,’ or How an Aphorism Can Sum Up the Legal Mind

By Erna Womble In the legal profession, we’re trained to envision and prepare for worst case scenarios. We devote significant time and mental resources to thinking about catastrophic outcomes. But how do we balance this often necessary professional mentality with our daily lives? I had a mild epiphany the other day when I found myself […]

A Story Too Captivating To Go Untold

By Russell Rawlings By the time you read this, Steve Epstein may be famous. His first book, “Murder on Birchleaf Drive: The True Story of the Michelle Young Murder Case,” is that good. The true crime story chronicles the trials, appeals and conviction of the victim’s husband, Jason Young. Here’s what fellow NCBA member David […]