Nov. 9, 2010 Hindsight, Foresight, and Insight SPONSOR: The Likeable Lawyer LOCATION: Doubletree SouthPark, 6300 Morrison Blvd, 28211, Charlotte, North Carolina FEE: $199 FORMAT: Live CLE CREDIT HOURS: 3.5, including 1 Ethics CONTACT: www.likeablelawyer.com, 800-524-2396, firstname.lastname@example.org From Headaches to ...Read More »
After nearly two years of discussion, a divided State Bar Council has agreed to change the preamble of the Rules of Professional Conduct to include language that addresses discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Mark Merritt (pictured left) is chair of the Ethics Committee that considered the proposal.Read More »
In a year when dissatisfied voters around the nation ands state tossed out incumbents, North Carolina's Court of Appeals judges fended off their challengers, including one who proved stiff competition to a veteran judge. That contest - the most closely watched of any of the appellate court races - pitted Court of Appeals Judge Rick Elmore (pictured left), an eight-year veteran of the court and former defense attorney in Greensboro, against Steven Walker, who serves as clerk to Supreme Court Justice Edward Thomas Brady.Read More »
By SYLVIA ADCOCK, Staff Writer email@example.com Kilpatrick Stockton and San Francisco-based Townsend and Townsend and Crew jointly announced their merger Nov. 3, creating a law firm of 650 attorneys. The new firm, which will be among the nation’s 70th largest, ...Read More »
Internet marketing is nothing new, but a few attorneys in North Carolina are trying a tactic that has caught the attention of the N.C. State Bar. It works like this: A lawyer purchases a keyword or a phrase though Google's AdWords service so that when a consumer types in that keyword or phrase, the attorney's ad pops up on the screen along with the search engine results. Attorney J. Mark Wilson (pictured) believes the marketing tactic could lead to possible trademark infringement cases.Read More »
Charlotte attorney James B. Gatehouse of Rayburn Cooper & Durham said he always hopes for an amicable result in litigation, especially in complicated construction matters. That said, "I anticipate that this one will be tried," Gatehouse said of Signature Development, LLC v. Sandler Commercial at Union, LLC (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-07-1057, 33 pp.).Read More »
Connie J. Vetter is an attorney and mediator in Charlotte. The Illinois native focuses her practice on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clients. Vetter graduated from Ohio State University and the Northeastern University School of Law. She is active in gay and lesbian causes and serves on the board of her neighborhood association.Read More »
Pull N.C Reports Volume 363 - the most recently published volume - from the shelf and you'll be holding a book that covers just over a year's worth of output from the state's Supreme Court justices but contains only about three dozen written opinions. Is something wrong with this picture? Some members of the bar and academic experts on the judiciary think so. As the court's productivity in terms of opinion-writing has decreased during the last decade, some members of the bar are growing concerned that North Carolina's legal landscape is lacking crucial guidance.
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By SYLVIA ADCOCK, Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org The State Bar’s Executive Committee Thursday approved a controversial amendment to the preamble to the Rules of Professional Conduct that addresses discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The change ...
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By PAUL THARP, Staff Writer email@example.com Defense attorneys: Do you want to prove a claimant is malingering? Claimants’ attorneys: Do you want to objectively vindicate your client’s subjective complaints of injury? Both sides: Do you want to successfully challenge an ...
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