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dmc-admin//April 21, 1997

Lawyers In The News

dmc-admin//April 21, 1997

Raleigh attorney Charles F. Blanchard has been elected to the board of directors of the Special Olympic World Summer Games, which is coming to the Triangle in 1990. Held every four years, the games are expected to bring 7,000 athletes from 150 countries. With them will be 2,000 coaches, 15,000 family members and 200,000 spectators….

Frank Laney has joined the Office of the Conference Attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit as line conference attorney. Laney was previously a mediation coordinator for the Industrial Commission. He will have similar duties at the Fourth Circuit. The mediation program, headquartered in Durham, was begun in 1994 and is headed by former Supreme Court Justice Harry C. Martin. Other line attorneys are Thomas F. Ball and Donna B. Slawson….

Wilson attorney Jim Cauley has been named general counsel for the Global TransPark Development Commission, which serves as the governing body of the 13-county development zone. Cauley is a partner in the firm of Rose, Rand, Orcutt, Cauley, Blake & Ellis, P.A. He serves as city attorney for Wilson and the towns of Bailey and Scotland Neck. For several years he has served on the commission’s Environment and Transportation Committee….

Former Rockingham County DA Thurman Hampton has landed a new job in Washington, D.C., as deputy city administrator for public protection. A native of Eden, Hampton will advise Mayor Marion Barry on public safety issues. Hampton also served as a secretary of state Department of Crime Control and Public Safety for Gov. Jim Hunt. He resigned that position in 1995 following a public disagreement with the governor. Controversy is already swirling around Hampton in his new job. Apparently, Barry hired him without consulting the police chief, the city financial control officer or the city council….

Durham juvenile prosector Marcia Morey is taking a 14-month leave of absence to work with the state Department of Crime Control and Public Safety. Morey will head a statewide effort to find ways to end juvenile crime. Morey has been a full-time prosecutor in the juvenile section since 1994….

The law firm of Stover, Cromer and Bennett recently made a $20,000 donation to the Stokes Family YMCA Capital Campaign, according to an article in the King Times News. Members include Richard Stover, Michael Bennett and Andy Cromer….

Raleigh lawyer Joseph B. Cheshire IV was honored by the Wake County Bar Foundation it its first annual scholarship fundraiser. The fourth of five generations of lawyers, Cheshire was roasted in front of some 250 people to raise money for the fund, which benefits deserving law students with Wake County ties. The roasters included Armistead Maupin Jr., Sam Leager, Frank Ward, and Cheshire’s son, Joseph B. Cheshire V. Endowment Committee Nick Fountain said the event added about $5,000 to the fund’s coffers….

Asheville attorney Heather Newton recently addressed participants at Buncombe County’s first annual Work First Job Fair, on the subject of employee rights. The program was part of a pro bono project sponsored by the labor and employment law section of the N.C. Bar Association….


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