The country’s oldest organization for minority lawyers has tapped a North Carolina native to serve as its first female executive director. Demetris W. Cheatham, formerly the National Bar Association’s interim executive director, has taken the helm at the 87-year-old group.Read More »
As American Bar Association leaders consider more exacting standards for law schools for reporting post-graduate salary and employment information, a new round of class action suits is ratcheting up the pressure on schools and the ABA to address allegations of fraud and misrepresentation.Read More »
North Carolina’s largest law firm grew by three lawyers, one city and an unknown number of Palmetto state political connections last week when Winston-Salem-based Womble Carlyle merged with the boutique firm Hall & Bowers of Columbia.Read More »
“Trust your adversary” isn’t the first rule of settlement negotiation, but a little faith in the opposing attorney recently helped a Raleigh attorney secure a $1 million settlement for a client injured in a car wreck.Read More »
Like most of the country’s law schools, those in North Carolina and South Carolina stumble when it comes to reporting clear and accurate information about post-graduate employment on their websites, according to a new survey by the advocacy group Law School Transparency. The nonprofit policy organization issued the Transparency Index on its website (www.lawschooltransparency.com) earlier this month. The exhaustive evaluation is LST’s latest effort to cajole law schools into providing prospective and current law students with more realistic portraits of the economic conditions awaiting them after graduation.
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A simple arithmetic problem was the first challenge for members of the state’s new Judicial Nominating Commission: So far, the group has one candidate to recommend for North Carolina’s empty District 11-A Superior Court judgeship. It needs three. The JNC held its inaugural meeting Jan. 18 in the old Senate chambers of the State Capitol in Raleigh. Pictured, former N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice James G. Exum Jr. addresses the JNC.
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