Lawyers Out on the Town in North Carolina

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DCBA April Lunch

April 17, 2024

The DCBA’s April lunch explored the state of Pro Bono in North Carolina. The speakers were Sylvia K. Novinsky, director of the Pro Bono Resource Center, and Niya Fonville Swint, chief community engagement officer for Legal Aid of North Carolina.

WCBA Family Picnic

April 12, 2024

The Wake County Bar Association held its annual family picnic at Pullen Park in April.

The Running of the Bulls

April 2024

It was a glorious day for baseball in April as the Durham County Bar Association gathered for its annual spring social at Tobacco Rd. overlooking Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Durham Bulls (Triple-A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays) beat the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A Affiliate of the NY Yankees) 3-2 with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth.

March Madness

March 2024

Vann Attorneys hosted a basketball watching party at its Raleigh office during March Madness. 

WCBA Rule of Law Day

March 13, 2024

The WCBA Rule of Law Day was held in March at the Campbell School of Law. More than 100 high school students explored constitutional issues with practicing attorneys. 

4LL Day – A Great Day to be a Lawyer

March 1, 2024

NCBA and NCBF held the 17th Annual 4ALL – Lawyers on Call pro bono event on Friday, March 1. More than 345 attorneys and 97 paralegal and law student volunteers came together to provide free legal information and resources to 6,999 callers statewide.  

NC Mock Trial Competition - Regionals

February 3, 2024

Who killed Fran Lewis? The VP of Pinnacle Paper Company was found dead in front of the company’s offices. The case of State of Utopia v. Fran Lewis was argued by 800 school students in teams of 6-9 participants, from 56 high schools across the state in February in the first round of The North Carolina Mock Trial Competition. The winning teams move on to the State Finals in March. 

We believe that teaching high school students about our justice system and trial-by-jury is crucial to preserving our rights as citizens. Our mission is to create engaged citizens through the hands-on learning activity of mock trial, so students can gain civic understanding, self-confidence, analytical reasoning, and communications skills, said Rebecca Britton, president of North Carolina Mock Trial Program 

WCBA Senior Lawyer Luncheon

February 20, 2024

Roughly 40 members of the WCBA’s Senior Lawyers Divion met for lunch in February at the NC State University Club. Keynote speaker Raleigh Police Department Captain Tim Tomczak offered a presentation on crisis management.


February 10, 2024

Three dozen Triangle area criminal defense attorneys attend a half-day CLE on DWI law at the NCAJ’s headquarters in Raleigh in February. 

NCBA Hosts Law Students Reception

January 18, 2024

Almost 100 law students from Campbell, Elon, NCCU, Syracuse, UNC and Wake Forest law schools attended a reception in January at the NCBA headquarters in Cary.  They rubbed elbows with practicing lawyers, judges, NCBA staff and other members of the state’s legal establishment.

DCBA January Luncheon

January 10, 2024

The Durham County Bar Association hosted its January Luncheon at The University Club. NCBA President Patti Ramsuer spoke.

WCBA Passes Gavel to New President

December 18, 2023

The Wake County Bar Association and 10th Judicial District held their annual meetings and awards lunch in December at the Marriott in downtown Raleigh.

LMA Annual Holiday Party

December 14, 2023

The Raleigh Legal Marketing Association held its annual holiday party in December at J Alexanders in Raleigh. The party was sponsored by TowneBank and Lawyers Mutual.

Co-Counsel and Friends Appreciation Reception

Riddle & Brantley hosted a Co-Counsel and Friends Appreciation Reception at Second Empire in December. 

WCBA Branch Professionalism Award Presentation

November 7, 2023

The WCBA presented its Joseph Branch Professionalism Award to Young Moore shareholder to Brian O. Beverly at the Association’s meeting at the University Club in Raleigh in November. “This annual award is the highest honor granted by the WCBA local to a Wake County lawyer of at least 25 years’ experience who exemplifies the qualities of professionalism stated in the professionalism creed.”

Operation BBQ Relief

November 11, 2023

This Veteran’s Day we got “out on the town” at Operation BBQ Relief. Volunteers served veterans and first responders in Roxboro, North Carolina. 

WCBA Limine Bar Awards

November 2

The Wake County Bar Association held its annual Limine bar awards event in November at Junction West in Raleigh. This year’s Eras Tour 2023 show raised over $100,000 to benefit Legal Aid of North Carolina. In the 16 years the bar awards have been held, over $1 million has been raised for LANC.

Friends of Wake GAL’s Light the Way Gala

October 21, 2023

Over 200 people attended The Friends of Wake GAL’s (Guardian Ad Litem) Fifth Annual Light the Way Gala at Trane restaurant at Seaboard Station in Raleigh in October raising $60,000. 

Campbell Law School Fifth Annual Bike Ride

October 13, 2023

The Campbell Law School Fifth annual fundraiser bike ride was held in October. The event raised more than $1,000 for the law school’s student-led Pro Bono Projects that include Teen Court, Domestic Violence Advocacy, Expunctions, Immigrant and Refugee Rights, VITA, Wills/Advance Directives, Innocence Project and Education Law.  

NCCU Law School's Law & Technology Summit

October 13, 2023

The NCCU School of Law hosted a Law & Technology Summit on October 13 on the school’s campus. The summit covered topics like artificial intelligence, data privacy, cybersecurity, tech policy, legal services regulatory reform and much more. All speakers and panelists attended in person.

NCADA Fall Seminar

October 5, 2023

The NC Association of Defense Attorney’s held its 2023 Fall Seminar for Insurance Claims Representatives & Defense Counsel in October at the Grandover Resort & Conference Center in Greensboro. 

Dement Askew & Johnson 55th Anniversary

October 5, 2023

Dement Askew & Johnson celebrated its 55th Anniversary and the election of Alex Marshall as partner at a reception in downtown Raleigh in October. 

ACC Research Triangle Area Chapter Fall Reception

September 27, 2023

The Raleigh Triangle Area Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel held its fall reception at the Angus Barn in September. 

Youth Day at the Courthouse

September 9, 2023

The Capital City Lawyer’s Association Youth Law Day was held Saturday, September 9, at the Wake County Courthouse.  Since its inception in 2014, over 1,000 minority students between the ages of 12-18 have been provided the opportunity to learn about the justice system and be exposed to the different roles of those who work within that system. Participants were able to interact with and question attorneys, judges, and law enforcement officers and take a tour of the jail. 

The Face of Change

September 1, 2023

The NC Association of Women Attorneys held its annual banquet and silent auction in September at The Big Chill in Charlotte. Seventy people attended. The theme was “Embracing Adversity in the Face of Change.” The keynote speaker was Judge Tayeba Parsa of Afghanistan.

Drag Party Raises Over $60K for Scholarship

June 28, 2023

Pauli Murray LGBTQ+ Bar Association hosted a drag party in June at Motorco Music Hall in Durham. The event was sold out with over 270 attendees and raised over $60,000 to benefit the Pauli Murray LGBTQ+ Bar Association Lavender Law Scholarship which sends law students to The LGBTQ+ Bar Conference and Career Fair.

Association of Corporate Counsel Spring Reception

June 28, 2023

The Association of Corporate Counsel held its Spring Reception in April at the North Carolina Museum of Art. This purely social event featured heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and a chance to catch up with friends and network with members.

Social Justice and Racial Equity Institute Gala

June 28, 2023

The NCCU School of Law held a gala in April for the Social Justice and Racial Equity Institute (SJERI) on the NCCU Campus. The SJERI addresses systemic racism and other forms of inequality through interdisciplinary problem solving that researches the legacy of racial injustice and advances a just and prosperous society for all people.

NCBA 4ALL Service Day Helps Over 6,000 Callers

March 10, 2023

The NC Bar Association and NC Bar Foundation held the 16th Annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day in March. More than 351 attorneys and 99 paralegal and law student volunteers provided free legal information and resources to 6,103 callers statewide. WRAL TV hosted one of the call centers.

Wake County Legal Support Center Opens

February 22, 2023

The new Wake County Legal Support Center opened in January at the Wake County courthouse. Most of its cases will be family law. Visitors are not charged for the legal assistance. It is staffed by employees of the North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission and primarily funded by Wake County and the Administrative Office of the Courts in addition to other grants.

Student Reception – Getting to Know You

January 19, 2023

The NCBA’s annual law student networking reception was held at the NC Bar Center January 19. Roughly 150 law students from UNC, Wake, Campbell, Duke, Elon and NCCU connected with members of the NCBA Board of Governors, NCBA Section chairs and NC State Bar Councilors.

New SCONC Associate Justice Sworn into Office

January 4, 2023

Trey Allen was sworn in as the newest associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court January 4, 2023, in its courtroom in Raleigh. Justice Allen was elected in November defeating Justice Sam Ervin IV, who was up for re-election.

Recession and Labor Concerns Top Ward and Smith In-House Counsel Seminar

January 4, 2023

Out of the pandemic there have been human resource issues with the great resignation, quiet-quitting and labor shortages. Perhaps a recession in the first quarter or two of 2023, if we’re not already in one, will lead to lay-offs,” said Ward and Smith attorney Ken Gray speaking at the firm’s In-House Counsel Seminar in December at the Umstead Hotel in Cary, NC. 

It was Ward and Smith’s first big confab for corporate counsel since before the pandemic and it played to a packed house.

“It could be shifting of the tides in terms of going from labor shortages to perhaps having surpluses, or at least looking for ways to cut costs,” said Gray. “We think that supply chain issues are still going to be a big deal for companies, and in-house counsel have to manage those vendor contracts to make sure that they are seeing all the issues and getting those addressed to protect their companies.”

WCBA Hosts Annual Holiday Party

December 2, 2023

The Wake County Bar Association held it’s annual Holiday Party on Friday night December 2 at the Marriott in Raleigh.

WWA Looks at Reproductive Rights in a Post-Roe World

November 9, 2022

The Wake Women Attorneys held a panel discussion on September 8 to examine the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, decision overturning the almost five-decades-old precedent set in Roe v. Wade.