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Judge Britt Joins Baker & Jones (access required)

After two days in retirement, former Superior Court Judge Joe Freeman Britt has returned to the practice of law. Britt, who stepped down from the bench on Dec. 30, signed up on Jan. 2 with Baker & Jones, a personal ...

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Wilmington Lawyer Suspended (access required)

Wilmington lawyer William R. Shell has been suspended for four years as a result of a consent order entered on Dec. 19, 1996. Shell’s misconduct involved neglect of several clients’ cases and misrepresentation to clients. The full text of the ...

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Timmons-Goodson Named To Court Of Appeals (access required)

Patricia Timmons-Goodson, a District Court judge in Cumberland County, has been appointed to the state Court of Appeals. The appointment was announced in January by Gov. Jim Hunt. No swearing-in date has been set. Timmons-Goodson, 42, said she was honored ...

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Parker Poe Sets Up Pro Bono Office (access required)

The firm of Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein has established a pro bono clinic in Charlotte. Expected to be open by April, the firm’s lawyers will help people in the city’s Grier Heights neighborhood deal with estate planning, wills, domestic ...

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George W. “Trey” Aycock III has joined the Greensboro law firm of Hicks, McDonald, Allen & Noecker as a partner. A native of Goldsboro, Aycock’s practice will be primarily in the areas of criminal trials and appeals, and litigation, with ...

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Locke T. Clifford of Greensboro has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Created in 1950 to recognize excellence in trial lawyers, the College includes members from every segment of the civil and criminal trial ...

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Womble Carlyle Opens RTP Office (access required)

The state’s largest law firm, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, will expand its presence in the Triangle this month with the opening of an office on the Meridian Business Campus in Research Triangle Park. The new location will operate ...

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W. Travis Porter III, who practices with Porter & Steel in Research Triangle Park, has been named to Housing Hall of Fame of the North Carolina Home Builders Association. Porter helped form the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency. That agency ...

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