Join Us At Our Inaugural Lunch & Learn On Friday, June 14

By Gregg F. Schwitzgebel III

Fellow Appellate Practice Section members─

I’m writing in regard to a few upcoming events in the life of our section.

First and foremost, I’m writing to invite you, and your colleagues and friends, to our Section’s first-ever Lunch & Learn, beginning at noon Friday, June 14 at the NC Bar Center in Cary.  The program is entitled “Epilogue to a 2019 SCOTUS Oral Argument- N.C. Dept. of Revenue v. Kaestner 1992 Family Tr. (No. 18-457)” and features North Carolina Solicitor General Matt Sawchak and Drew Erteschik, Vice Chair of the Appellate Rules Committee.

The first of its kind in our Section’s history, this program is being provided at no charge to all attendees: please consider joining us in person and inviting interested colleagues and friends along as a well, for what will be a most informative and engaging hour (or so).  We extend our appreciation to Matt and to Drew for their graciousness in taking the time to talk about their experiences.  We also thank Section Council member Angela Farag Craddock for her coordination of the program.

Register here for the Lunch & Learn or email Elizabeth Hodges.

If you are attending the NCBA Annual Meeting in Asheville, please feel free to join us the Sections’ Networking Event, Friday evening June 21 at 7 p.m. at Antler Hill Barn.

I take this opportunity to state that it truly has been an honor and privilege to serve as Chair of our Section.  I extend my great thanks to my fellow officers and all members of the Council and Committee Chairs for making this extraordinary year of achievement possible.

On behalf of our future leadership, I respectfully ask that you strongly encourage others at this juncture to join the Appellate Practice Section, given that under the new NCBA 2019-20 dues structure, the first Section joined will be free (and additional sections will be just $36 each): under the new structure, enrollment will be critical to sections.  Accordingly, growing the membership is absolutely vital to the continued vibrancy of our Section!  Please note that NCBA membership renewal and new enrollment for 2019-20 is open now.

Finally, please mark your calendars for our 2019 Annual CLE & Annual Meeting, Friday, Sept. 13.

My thanks, as always.


Gregg F. Schwitzgebel III, Esq. MPA, JD, MA

NCBA Appellate Practice Section Chair