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Results of a survey conducted by the N.C. State Bar on attitudes toward lawyer advertising reveal citizens have more negative feelings for lawyers using direct-mail or TV advertising than for those who don't.
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North Carolina State Bar Journal (NoCar KF 200 N67), Vol. 1 Issue 1, Fall 1996, p10-12,14, il
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William O. King of Durham was elected president of the North Carolina State Bar on October 23, 1997. King left a prominent sportswriting career to obtain a law degree from Wake Forest University. He was admitted to the bar in 1964.
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North Carolina State Bar Journal (NoCar KF 200 N67), Vol. 2 Issue 4, Winter 1997, p28-31, il, por
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In 1872, the United States Supreme Court ruled that women did not have a constitutional right to join a profession, especially law. That decision was better left to the states. Tabitha Holton of Guilford County was a well-educated young woman, fluent in three languages, and knowledgeable of the law. In 1878, she took the bar examination before the North Carolina Supreme Court and passed, making North Carolina the sixth state and first Southern state to admit women to practice law.
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The NC Legal Education Assistance Foundation (NC LEAF) aids lawyers with student loan repayment, the first non-profit organization in the nation to do so. Founded in 1989, the program helps students who desire to work in the public interest field, but cannot afford to pay back their loans due to low salaries. Many organizations, such as NC IOLTA, the NC Bar Association, the NC State Bar, and the NC Equal Access to Justice Foundation, have donated money to ensure NC LEAF continues to offer this assistance.
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1.6 million of 9.5 million North Carolinians have criminal records, and often, a decades-old act or an arrest without conviction can keep an individual from entering their career field. Over 100 lawyers in North Carolina along with paralegals and other staff have taken up pro bono work to help these individuals receive expunctions and enter the job market with a clean slate.
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Budget cuts at the Office of Indigent Services (IDS), has created many problems in the North Carolina legal system, including the inability to pay lawyers. Such cuts and delayed payments often have mental health consequences for both young and long-time lawyers. The Lawyer Assistance Program helps these individuals get back on their feet.
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23089
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Over time, the University of North Carolina School of Government has evolved. From broadening the focus on local government administration to utilizing new technology, the school continues to change and improve alongside educational and governmental demands.
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The North Carolina Bar Association requested North Carolina attorneys to complete the Judicial Performance Evaluation (JPE) in preparation for the 2014 election. Attorneys who had some level of professional contact with the candidate evaluated all contenders for the trial bench. The results of the JPE survey were accessible to North Carolina voters through the website ElectNCJudges.org.
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A recent study evaluated the value of advocacy, which brings direct benefits to the state to stimulate the economy and result in indirect economic impacts. Research shows that civil legal service providers save the state money and incite local economic growth.
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Daniel R. Taylor Jr., one of Judge Ward's early law clerks, describes the life of Judge Hiram Ward beginning with Ward's service in the military during World War II through his legal career as a lawyer and judge.
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North Carolina State Bar Journal (NoCar KF 200 N67), Vol. 19 Issue 2, Summer 2014, p20-25, 37, il, f
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The North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh not only offers resources for the state's attorneys, but also houses an art collection. All but one piece in the collection were created by North Carolina artists and they span a range of styles and mediums.
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Facebook and the law intersect in this article about the potential implications of personal posts and the Facebook privacy settings. Some have lost jobs, been jailed, and faced public embarrassment due to poor Facebook usage.
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In this article, associate professor of public law and government, Chris McLaughlin, uses the Penn State Scandal as a teaching tool for other organizational attorneys.
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Over the past few years, North Carolina's legal community has taken strides to better serve the legal needs of the state's active-duty military and veterans. Committees and organizations like the State Bar's Standing Committee on Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP), the NC Veterans Pro Bono Network, and the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, among others are discussed in this article.
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A recent publication from the UNC School of Government entitled, Raising Issues of Race in North Carolina Criminal Cases, is a manual designed to help defense attorneys, judges, and prosecutors identify meritorious claims of racial bias. The manual includes information, techniques, and resources for distinguishing such claims.
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