What does 2015 hold for the legal profession? Certification Ten years ago, the Board of Paralegal Certification accepted the first application for paralegal certification in North Carolina. As of 2014, there are 4,169 North Carolina State Bar certified paralegals. Certification ...Read More »
Lawyers on the move
Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark D. Martin was installed for an eight-year term on Jan. 5 in the court chambers. Martin, who was first elected to the Supreme Court in 1998, was appointed chief justice last year before winning election ...
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Conservatives plan pro-police rally in Asheville
ASHEVILLE (AP) — A pair of conservative activists in Asheville is planning a rally to show support for police officers. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that former Buncombe County Republican Party Chairman Chad Nesbitt and former Asheville City Councilman Carl Mumpower ...
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NC report expands on jobless rate drop, more work
RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina officials are releasing a report offering more details on employment conditions in March, when nearly 20,000 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent. The state Commerce Department on Monday offers its ...
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NC legislators to issue report on food deserts
RALEIGH (AP) — A legislative committee plans to issue its recommendations on how to deal with food deserts, areas that have limited access to grocery stores. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the House Committee on Food Desert Zones ...
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The Dolan Company Will File for Chapter 11 Reorganization
By Tom Linthicum Special to North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly The Dolan Company (OTC: DOLN), the Minneapolis-based owner of North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly, will seek bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 next week in a process that Dolan officials say should result ...Read More »
For want of a file stamp
The case of a Forsyth County man who has been fighting a clerk of court’s ruling that his sister is incompetent turned on a bit of irony in the Court of Appeals: The clerk who declared the sister incompetent forgot ...
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CLOUD LIFTED: Gasket maker dodges over $1 billion in asbestos liability in a case that could change the game for mesolethioma litigation
By DAVID DONOVAN [email protected] Gasket manufacturer Garlock Sealing Technology was facing a potentially devastating situation in bankruptcy court. Claimants suffering from mesothelioma, a rare and fatal form of cancer linked to asbestos exposure, had asked U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge George ...Read More »
Elon Law to open legal clinic for small-business owners
With business gurus repeating the advice “Think like an entrepreneur,” Elon Law’s newest clinic aims to prepare graduates to go one better and think like an entrepreneur’s attorney. Elon University School of Law’s Small Business & Entrepreneurship Clinic began operations ...Read More »
Lawyers, consider this your official warning about cybersecurity
We’ve come to the point in the digital revolution when you need to start paying attention. Relying on the advice of a tech-savvy colleague or even the expertise of your IT staff to safeguard you, your business and your clients ...Read More »