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Nominations for Administrative Law Award for Excellence

By W. Bain Jones Jr. The Administrative Law Section established the Award for Excellence to recognize members of the section who have made significant and lasting contributions to the practice of administrative law. These individuals are experienced members of the profession and are in good standing concerning their practice. The recipient must have practiced administrative […]

The Privilege of Doing Business

By Fred Moreno For decades, North Carolina citizens have had the opportunity to work in several different industries and practices. Certain dealings require that person to first obtain a professional license. This is typically done by passing an exam and satisfying certain education or training requirements. Once all required conditions are completed to obtain a […]

What Is the Game Plan, and Where Are We Moving?

By W. Bain Jones Jr. Over two hundred years ago, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay wrote The Federalist Papers. These essays were to encourage discussion and the approval of the United States Constitution. In The Federalist #78, Alexander Hamilton noted that the courts were “designed to be the intermediate body between the people […]

Lawrence Duke Appointed Administrative Law Judge

By W. Bain Jones Jr. In October, Lawrence Duke, formerly Legal Counsel to the North Carolina Rules Commission, was appointed the newest Administrative Law Judge. Judge Duke was with the Rules Commission for one year and nine months. A graduate of the Campbell School of Law in 2015, Judge Duke clerked at the North Carolina […]

North Carolina Real Estate Commission Welcomes New Members

By Kristen Fetter The General Assembly recently appointed Robert J. “Bob” Ramseur Jr. and William “Bill” Aceto to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. Mr. Ramseur and Mr. Aceto were sworn in as new members at the September 13, 2023, business meeting. Mr. Ramseur is an attorney and a partner at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in […]

Perseverance in Challenging Times

By W. Bain Jones Jr. In “Leadership In Turbulent Times,” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin examines four American presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson. Lincoln faced a severely divided nation struggling with the wretched stain of slavery. The Civil War was killing Americans in unimaginable numbers. Lincoln had […]

Employment and Regulation Are Not Mutually Exclusive

By W. Bain Jones Jr. Is there a right to employment? Does Administrative Law prohibit an individual’s right to employment or only limit it in some circumstances? The United States Constitution states in the preamble: We, the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic tranquility, […]