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


Disaster Legal Services Responds to Hurricane Florence: | The Disaster Legal Services Hotline has been activated to assist survivors of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina: please click here to volunteer and click here to donate to the North Carolina Disaster Legal Services Fund.  Twenty-eight North Carolina counties have now been approved to receive federal assistance in the wake of the catastrophic storm: Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Greene, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne and Wilson. The service is a partnership between the NCBA YLD with support from the North Carolina Bar Foundation, Legal Aid of North Carolina, the ABA YLD and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Access the NCBA’s hurricane resources website here.  NCBA and North Carolina Bar Foundation efforts to assist hurricane victims recently received coverage from the ABA Journal and Lawyers Weekly.

Wellness Committee: | On October 1, the Wellness Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association launched a Wellness Challenge pitting the Mountain, Piedmont, and Coastal regions against each other in a competition to showcase as many attorneys participating in, or promoting, wellness-related activities. The Mountain region, which includes Gaston, Lincoln, Cleveland, and Mecklenburg counties, began the challenge on October 1. Be on the lookout for social media promotions showcasing the wellness efforts of attorneys all over the state. We will update those efforts via e-blast and popular social media channels! Be sure to share what you’re doing to take care of yourself. We want to promote you!

Insurance Law Section:  The Insurance Law Section will have a CLE on January 31, 2019 at the Bar Center in Cary, North Carolina. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m., and we will adjourn at 4:15 p.m. The CLE is premised on a back to basics concept for Insurance Law. The topics will include Commercial General Liability and Duty to Defend, Excess and Umbrella Policies and Coverage, and Automobile and Homeowner’s Policies and Coverage, which are just some of the topics. This a great CLE for new lawyers to attend to gain some foundational information about Insurance Law. Stay tuned for more information!

Wellness Committee Tip #10 | Start your day right. “Find some time for yourself in the morning. Whether you spend that time enjoying a cup of coffee and reading the news, meditating, or attending a workout class, it’ll help you feel more productive and energized at work.”  Give it a try! Questions/Comments? Contact your Wellness Committee Co-Chairs: Neubia Harris and Kevin Pratt.


Raleigh ·  2018 N.C. State Fair | October 11-21, 2018 | The N.C. State Fair is a first-class, family-oriented entertainment and educational event occurring each October in Raleigh. The State Fair is the largest event in the state and is the largest 11-day agriculture event in the nation, annually drawing approximately one million visitors. The fair is all about seeking out and showcasing the finest of N.C. Whether that be in a horse show, livestock show, culinary, handicraft or art competition, or with the “Homegrown Music Fest” concert series (11 days, three stages, 117 concerts), we are proud of the talented people of our great state. The State Fair is a way to celebrate everything that is uniquely N.C. Visit website for complete music performance schedule and fair updates. Learn more HERE.

Edenton ·  350 Years of Haunts in Chowan County | October 19-20, 2018 | Felt like someone or something was watching you? Swore you saw something but it wasn’t there when you looked again? Noises that no one else can hear?  Guides will lead you through Historic Edenton as tales are told every half hour beginning at 6:15pm from the Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center. Learn more HERE.

Franklin ·  Franklin’s 22nd Annual Pumpkinfest | October 20, 2018  9:00 am – 4:00 pm| Autumn will be in full swing for Franklin’s annual PumpkinFest. People of all ages are invited to celebrate the season during Western North Carolina’s premier autumn festival.  PumpkinFest kicks off with the world famous Pumpkin Roll; sign up early to fling your pumpkin down the giant Frogtown hill. Then stick around for our costume parade and contest and pumpkin pie eating contest (if you saved room from all the great food vendors!). In the meantime, don’t miss out on mountain arts, crafts and entertainment to the tune of roving street performers. Come rain or shine.  Learn more HERE.

Ocean Isle Beach, NC ·  North Carolina Oyster Festival | October 20-21, 2018 | It’s an Oyster Festival! Eat your weight in steamed or fried oysters. Make this your first destination for oyster eating. Watch or participate in an oyster eating contest, an oyster shucking contest on Saturday and an oyster stew cook-off on Sunday. Visitors will delight in the wide variety of crafts and artwork available throughout the festival grounds. Among the many offerings are handmade furniture, stained glass, wood carvings, sculpture, pottery, leather goods and jewelry.  Bring your chairs and enjoy the lineup featuring popular beach bands, cover bands and everything in between. Saturday features Brunsco Battle of the Bands Winner – Wayne Stewart & September Rain, Chocolate Chip & Company, and Trey Calloway. Sunday features Tina Smith and The Tim Clark Band.Learn more HERE.


Volunteer with the Young Lawyers Division | We want your talents, energy and viewpoints in the YLD!  Whether your passion is for serving the public, serving the profession, writing articles for publication, improving the administration of justice, building your skills and gaining experience, or helping those in need, we’ve got a role that’s perfect for you!  To review committee descriptions and sign up for what most interests you, click here.  If you have questions about membership or committee participation, please reach out to Administrative Division Director Will Quick.

NCBA Pro Bono Opportunities and Training | Be sure to check out the exciting pro bono opportunities available across the state! Click here for NCBA Volunteer Opportunities.

BarCARES | Check out this 8-minute video that BarCARES has released regarding the benefits of BarCARES to young lawyers and law students.

Minorities in Practice | Do you work with Spanish speaking clients? Be sure to check out the resources available through the Wake Forest University’s Elder Law Clinic. Click here to get started.

NCBA Career Center | Our online career center averages between four to seven new North Carolina jobs a week! Job-seekers can post their resume online and receive weekly email updates on new postings, and employers with an NCBA membership receive a 15 percent posting discount. Email questions to Tesha Blancett.

E-Blast Ideas? | If you’d like to see additional or new content in the E-Blast Newsletter, email Rachel Matesic – she’d love to hear from you!