The YLD: Brewing For the Greater Good To Benefit the NCBF

The YLD is pleased to announce a new series of events to benefit the North Carolina Bar Foundation. This Bar year, the YLD and NCBF are partnering to host events across North Carolina from the mountains to the coast. These events are an opportunity to bring together area YLD and NCBA members – their family and friends – at local breweries for fun, fellowship and philanthropy.

On Tap in Wilmington
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Waterline Brewing Company
721 Surry StreetWilmington, NC 28401
Check in on the NCBF Facebook page.

The YLD has long been the volunteer force behind the Foundation’s pro bono and public service programs. The NC Bar Foundation would like to thank the YLD for their ongoing support and share how the outreach of the YLD is impacting the people and communities of North Carolina. While Brewing for the Greater Good in Wilmington, we would like to spotlight the work we are doing for NC Disaster Legal Services – assisting those impacted by Hurricane Florence; Lawyers for Literacy – a hands-on approach to early childhood reading; and ways the legal profession, collectively, can bolster the Foundation’s impact. There is great work happening – and more to be done.

Take time out of your day to relax and unwind with the YLD: Brewing for the Greater Good to benefit the NCBF.

YLD: Brewing for the Greater Good to benefit the NCBF will be on tap in a city near you. Please look for more information regarding events in Asheville, Charlotte and Greensboro.

Learn About the UBE With the YLD Bar Exam Committee

Please join the Young Lawyers Division Bar Exam Committee as they host a presentation about the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE). As many of you know, North Carolina is switching to the UBE exam in February 2019 and this transition has raised a lot of questions. What is the UBE? How is it different from the previous bar exam? How will it affect my ability to practice in other states? How will it affect my job prospects? How will it affect employee recruitment?

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YLD October E-Blast: Dates To Know, Updates, Volunteer Opportunities, Etc.


October 10, 2018 | International Law Networking Event in Durham |  5:30 p.m.

October 12-13 2018 | 34th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina Labor and Employment Law Program | DETAILS HERE!

October 12, 2018 | Member Social in Charlotte | 5:30 p.m.

October 16-17, 2018 | Professionalism for New Attorneys Fall/Winter 2018 Program in Cary | REGISTER HERE!

October 17 , 2018 | Litigation Networking Event in Asheville | 5:30 p.m.

October 18 , 2018 | Education Law Networking Event in Asheville | 5:00 p.m.

October 30 , 2018 | Small Firm & Technology Starting Out Solo Event in Cary | 6:00 p.m.

November 3 , 2018 | Georgia Tech v. UNC Tailgate at Kenan Stadium | TBA

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Opening Doors For Visiting Haitian Lawyers

By Rachel Blunk

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
— T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

Business, industry, law, and relationships straddle our oceans more often than not in a world increasingly connected through technology. It is imperative, then, for many young lawyers of the North Carolina Bar Association to build international relationships with attorneys outside of the United States. In an effort to foster these relationships, the NCBA Young Lawyers Division, in partnership with the International Law & Practice Section of the NCBA, will host five fellow young lawyers from Haiti the week of Sept. 10-15.

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Law 101: Overview of the Rule 30(b)(6) Deposition

By Michael Cohen

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6)

Rule 30(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, along with analogous rules under state law, provides a tremendous discovery tool for litigators.  Unlike the depositions of named witnesses, depositions under Rule 30(b)(6) require that an organization designate and prepare an individual to testify as to all delineated information “known or reasonably available to the organization” – not merely information personally known to the deponent – and offer testimony that is binding on the organization.  When used properly, 30(b)(6) depositions can render “I don’t know” answers a rarity, while offering an incredibly effective mechanism for fact-finding and efficiently progressing the underlying litigation.  This article is designed to provide a general overview of the 30(b)(6) device, as well as offer insight as to the duties of counsel when proceeding under Rule 30(b)(6), and the distinctions between a 30(b)(6) deposition and a deposition of a named witness.[1]

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Mid-Year Meeting Update From the ABA House of Delegates

By Bryan Norris

Fellow members of the YLD: My name is Bryan Norris, and I serve as your American Bar Association State Bar Delegate, representing the NCBA YLD within the North Carolina delegation to the ABA’s House of Delegates.  On February 5, 2018, the American Bar Association held its Mid-Year Meeting, where the House of Delegates considered a slate of resolutions addressing issues relevant to young lawyers as well as members of the bar at large. This blog post is intended to provide you with a recap of resolutions of potential interest to young lawyers that were considered by the ABA House of Delegates.  The resolutions are grouped by subject matter, and links to pertinent documents are provided for your reference.  If you have any questions or concerns about the resolutions passed at the Mid-Year Meeting, or if you would like to become more involved in the ABA and its important work, please feel free to contact me via email.

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Welcome To the Young Lawyers Division Blog!

By Jason Walters

Welcome to the new YLD Blog! We hope that this Blog will provide insight and information into all the great work that is being accomplished by our volunteer attorneys. We plan to use the YLD Blog to provide substantive practice pointers, tips on well-being, information on YLD events and projects and updates on YLD committee activity.

We want you to join us and are always looking for bloggers. If you have an interest in writing for the YLD Blog, for the rest of the 2017-2018 bar year, please contact Robb Broughton at

In order to catch you up to speed on some of the many activities and accomplishments of this bar year, I wanted to share highlights of our recent work.

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