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Beginning in December, attorney Thomas K. Maher will become executive director of the Commission on Indigent Defense Services. He is replacing founding executive director Malcolm Ray Hunter Jr., who is retiring. Maher, a criminal defense attorney, graduated from the University ...

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Obituary: John William Russell Jr. (access required)

Attorney John William Russell Jr., 84, died Sept. 4, 2008. Born in Cabot, Ark. in 1923, Russell moved to Candler, N.C., with his parents when he was two years old. After graduating from Candler High School, he attended Brevard College ...

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Womble Carlyle attorneys Kim Mann and Rob Bryan are both recipients of the 2008 Movers & Shakers Award from Business Leader magazine. The awards honor up-and-coming business leaders in the Piedmont Triad area. Mann is a capital markets attorney in ...

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The N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys has presented Smith Moore Leatherwood attorney Alan Duncan with the J. Robert Elster Award for Professional Excellence. The honor recognizes Duncan, a Greensboro attorney, for exemplifying the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and ethics ...

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The Asheville Area Paralegal Association will host its fall seminar on Sept. 12 at the Van Winkle Law Firm in Asheville. The event will focus on corporate bankruptcy, everyday ethical challenges faced by paralegals and legal research with LexisNexis. Attendees ...

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Obituary: Worth Hutchinson Hester (access required)

Attorney Worth Hutchinson Hester, 85, died Aug. 18, 2008. A native of Bladensboro, he graduated from high school in 1939 and went on to attend Wake Forest College. His education was interrupted by three years of service in the Army ...

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Legal Aid of North Carolina recently received a $30,000 pledge from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The donation is one of the largest that LANC has received in a single year for its ongoing Access to Justice campaign. ...

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Attorney Jill M. Benson has joined the Winston-Salem law firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle as an associate. Her practice focuses on litigation and appellate cases, particularly those involving labor, employment, environmental and consumer finance. In 2003, Benson received her ...

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Two attorneys have joined the finance practice of Mayer Brown as partners. David R. Wiles and Timothy R. Ryan will work in the firm’s Charlotte office and focus their practice on U.S. and cross-border syndicated and leveraged finance transactions. Both ...

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The Charlotte Business Journal has honored K&L Gates attorney Jo Ann Brighton with its Women in Business Achievement Award. > Brighton, who is of counsel in the firm’s Charlotte office, focuses her practice on financial restructuring. She has represented institutions ...

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