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May is NCBA Member Appreciation Month!

By Alejandra Villegas This year, we will continue with the tradition of celebrating our members during the month of May! We have scheduled free events and workshops during the entire month to thank you for being a member. The events will include Wellness Wednesdays, Winning Wednesdays, and Free Fridays. On Wellness Wednesdays, you will have […]

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Series: Tools to Consider When Working With Interpreters

By Larissa Mañón Mervin and Chelsea DeMoss, with assistance by Betsy Divers, Aaron Jacobson and Jennifer Robinson Part I: What to Consider When Working with Interpreters By Larissa Mañón Mervin, with the assistance of Aaron Jacobson and Jennifer Robinson [1] When ensuring access to justice, an attorney should consider a variety of factors. One of […]

Mingling with Membership is Back! 

By Jake Epstein The NCBA Membership Committee is bringing you four new Mingling with Membership virtual events — back by popular demand! Please join us for any or all of them if you can. They are free to attend. You just need to register for the event by using the link below. For those of […]

Your Body Holds the Secrets to Avoiding Burnout

By Alicia J. Journey In a new landscape that is changing every minute, we are being forced to keep up, stay hypervigilant and quickly adapt. This is all a perfect recipe for burnout if we don’t become aware of the signs and symptoms before it’s too late. It can be tempting just to focus on […]

Let’s Hang Out!

By Jake Epstein The NCBA has been hard at work during this pandemic to bring current information, resources, practice tips, professional vitality publications, and wellness seminars to its members and the public, while also advocating strongly for the legal profession in North Carolina. May was NCBA Member Appreciation Month, which featured free workshops through the Center […]

A Geezer Lawyer’s Letter to a 3L

By Franklin Drake UNC School of Law ’78 Dear Megan, Congratulations on completion of your 2L year! The rest of your law school career will pass a lot faster than you might think it will. The tedium of your 3L year will quickly give way to terror of the bar exam. I predict you will […]

BarCARES is Here for You

By Ann Anderson Do you need a listening ear during this time? BarCARES is here for you now and always to provide support during any difficult time. Available 24/7 via telehealth (video + audio) or telephone, BarCARES is a confidential, short-term counseling program, cost-free, for members of the NCBA and law students at participating schools. […]

New Office! Wedding Venue! Say What?

By Bettie Kelley Sousa Recently, Smith Debnam introduced attorney Liz Blackwell, who joined Smith Debnam alumnus and “rejoinder,” Ron Jones, in the newly staked out Charleston, SC, office. Church Street in Charleston may be known for the many beautiful old churches. But move over old money; there’s a new wedding venue in the historic district! […]