Bryant International Law & Tax Group, a boutique law firm focused on international business law and tax, announced that Brian Lemon has joined the firm as a partner.
Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers announced the addition of Leslie Marion to the firm’s family law practice area.
Anderson Jones announced the addition of Lindsey Powell as associate attorney, focusing primarily on business and construction litigation.
Asheville’s Roberts & Stevens announced the addition of Jillian Ballard to the firm. Ballard is an associate attorney who practices transactional commercial and residential real estate law.
Woodruff Family Law Group announced Kelly Smith has joined the firm’s Greensboro office as an associate attorney concentrating on family law.
Carlton Law has changed its name and added a new partner. The Raleigh firm’s new name is Carlton & Glass due to the addition of F. Stephen Glass as a partner. The firm’s practice areas include business and corporate law, employment law, creation of nonprofit tax exempt organizations, representation of corporate and non-profit boards, sale and purchase of businesses, trusts and estates, wills, probate and business succession planning.
Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham announced that Kaushal Amin has joined its Raleigh office.
Justice Initiatives announced that Stephanie Adelman has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Raising the Bar Award. Adelman serves as an assistant public defender for the 26th Judicial District. Adelman has retooled how clients are represented to improve the quality of their representation and the speed at which their cases are resolved. Adelman received the award at the Eighth Annual Evening at the Courthouse Fundraiser in Charlotte on April 24th.
Throughout April, fraternities were involved in a statewide initiative to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault called Fraternities 4 Family. Family law attorney Charles Ullman of Charles R. Ullman & Associates sponsors the campaign. Efforts included fund raising, student-centered events to discuss domestic violence and raise awareness, bystander intervention training, and talking to high school students about healthy relationships.
Campbell Law School announced that it collected 5,300 pounds of food for the Feeding Frenzy food drive, which will provide over 10,000 meals to area residents.
Campbell Law School student Zoe Hansen has been named a recipient of the 2014-2015 Sarah Parker Scholarship Award by the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. A Raleigh native, Hansen is a rising second-year student.
Moore & Van Allen announced that Safe Alliance recognized four Charlotte office attorneys for their pro bono service to domestic violence victims. Litigation member Paul Peralta, litigation associates Cabell Clay and Mindy Vervais and conflicts counsel Sarah Byrne received Safe Alliance’s Commitment to Justice Award at the inaugural Barrister’s Ball last month. Moore & Van Allen also received a Commitment to Justice Award for overall efforts.
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein announced that partner Melanie Dubis will be honored with a prestigious award from the NC Foundation for Public School Children for her 20 years of work on behalf of children across the state.
Charlotte School of Law’s Civil Rights Clinic has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Case for its’ Ban the Box campaign. The award recognizes a case or project that calls attention to a high priority need of the underserved or makes a notable contribution to the advancement of civil rights, civil liberties and human rights. The Ban the Box Campaign is a national civil rights movement that challenges the stereotypes of people with conviction histories by asking employers to choose their best candidates based on job skills and qualifications, not past convictions. It encourages changes to government agencies and public hiring practices by removing the question regarding conviction history from employment applications.
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice announced that chairman Keith Vaughan will serve as Lex Mundi Chair for 2014-15. Vaughan is a partner in the Winston-Salem office of the firm.
The Mecklenburg Bar Foundation awarded 15 grants totaling $134,975 in the first quarter of 2014 to support local legal nonprofits and projects/initiatives of the Mecklenburg County Bar and Mecklenburg Bar Foundation.
The Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association, Lowes Foods and the EACH Foundation are pleased to announce Project Birthday, a community collaboration that provides a birthday gift and birthday cake to every child in foster care through the Forsyth County Department of Social Services.