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Lawyers In The News: April 11, 2011

Annemarie Pantazis has been recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal with its 18th annual 40 Under 40 Award. Each year, the weekly business newspaper selects Charlotte’s brightest men and women under 40 for their outstanding business and community achievements. She ...

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Guest Column: The greatest practice management tool ever … possibly

I am generally an early adopter of technology, and, admittedly, a bit of a gadget snob. I can't believe this little gem escaped my radar for almost two years. I've just purchased my first Livescribe Pulse Digital Smartpen. As a compulsive note-taker, this pen changed my life (sounds ridiculous, I know) and it will change the way you practice law. Professional note-takers like lawyers and paralegals know that organizing notes can be an insurmountable task. Not anymore.

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Reverter dispute involving Charlotte parkland, parking deck settles (access required)

A suit brought by Eli Baxter Springs IV and the Historic Elizabeth Neighborhood Foundation against Central Piedmont Community College, the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County over land two former Charlotte mayors donated to the city in 1904 to be used as a park for white people has settled. As a part of the settlement, CPCC will erect a monument recognizing the gift of the land to the city by the two former mayors - Eli B. Springs and Dr. R.J. Brevard - and Brevard's wife, Mary. The case settled on Feb. 24, according to court documents Lawyers Weekly obtained.

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February bar exam pass rate up 3% over 2010

The ranks of North Carolina's attorneys swelled by 254 this month as the results of the mid-year bar exam given in February were announced. A total of 426 would-be N.C. lawyers took the test, with 59.6 percent passing, an increase over last year's passing rate of 56.3 percent on the mid-year exam. As is often the case, the first-timers did better, with repeat takers having a lesser chance of succeeding.

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Discipline should focus more on clients’ freedom than cash

Holly Bryan is the president of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys and a career counselor for the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill. At UNC, she helps students and alumni with all aspects of job searching and career development, with a focus on examining government and alternative careers. She also has a special interest in issues that affect women in the legal world.

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