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42593
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The practice of attorneys making house calls, one common in certain parts of the United States, is a possibility for lawyers in North Carolina, since they are not required to have a physical office. This particular aspect of lawyers’ experience in the state has also helped make possible programs such as Wills on Wheels, catering to the elderly and disabled. Particular types of attorneys who have taken advantage of the ability to provide mobile service include personal injury and bankrupt. Attesting greater to its feasibility are illustrations of lawyers who’ve made legal services possible through mobile offices and electronically-generated documentation.
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35077
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Carl Horn’s reflection on the legal profession in the United States includes a description of and reasons for the present pervasive dissatisfaction of lawyers, cultural changes that have contributed to their sense of dissatisfaction, and possible solutions that can restore meaningfulness and fulfillment to the profession.
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42576
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Clarifying the confusion between BarCARES and NC LAP were the authors’ descriptions of these organizations for legal community members experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse issues. The authors’ clarification was provided within the context of services, resources, and whom within the legal community each organization serves. In defining their uniqueness, Barnhardt and Moraites also emphasized the common goal of BarCARES and NC LAP, whether working together or independently . It is assisting representatives of the legal community in maintaining their professional and personal well-being.
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3766
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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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35110
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The interview with the newly elected president of the North Carolina State Bar discussed his vision of the legal profession’s future. What’s not revealed by the interview’s title was the in-depth view of the profession today, in particular its challenges and ways they are being addressed. Necessary? Yes. As the time honored axiom says and King suggested, those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it.
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41212
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The authors offer factors that should be taken into account when deciding on the most feasible fee arrangement for themselves and their clients. Broad categories for billing included task based, hourly, results based, and relationship based.
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42563
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A series of articles based on lawyers’ reflections of books that had a personal impact continues with Buchan’s reflection on Richard Kluger’s Simple Justice. In his analysis, he discussed the quality of the text’s writing and information, as it collectively changed his perception about the role that blacks played in the mentioned watershed Civil Rights cases. His analysis included representatives of the court system of that time period such as Thurgood Marshall.
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41207
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William Skeel’s support for both the Internet and CDs as complementary research tools to traditional (e.g printed) forms of research tools is underscored in his assertion of their impact on digital research and the legal profession.
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42581
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Irvine’s article, describing the 2016 North Carolina Legal Services Conference proceedings, included information about the organization being celebrated for its work in North Carolina and the conference’s host, the Equal Justice Alliance. Highlighted among her description of this conference was the collaboration mission of Southern Coalition for Social Justice and Equal Justice Alliance’s member organizations such as Disability Rights North Carolina. It is to help assure that low income individuals in the state may also receive necessary legal services.
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41200
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The author’s experience as a law clerk offered a good delineation between the ideal and the real. The ideal was law school (represented by discourse on justice and truth). The real was the courtroom (in Rand’s experience, real was defined by editing lawyers’ briefs containing incomplete sentences). His conclusion: the courtroom was a better of the two classrooms.
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42571
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An addition to the Professional Rules of Conduct in 2015, Bolac discusses this rule’s role in lawyers’ professional conduct. From a discussion of its background, he explained its Amendments to Rule, notably its Definitions, General Rules, Reporting Professional Misconduct, Records and Accountings, and Alternative Trust Account Management Procedure for Multi-Member Form. This explanation was followed by the compliance checklist, leading to his conclusion that reiterated the value of this new rule.
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41203
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Attorney Purcell recounted the positive and negative impact that implementing technology such as computers, Microsoft programs, and the Internet into the life of his firm. Included is a list of tips for successfully integrating these technological tools into day to day business operations.
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42569
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Young observed that the general trend toward casual attire in the workplace has found its way in the courtroom, which led to her assertion that at least some professions should uphold the conventional dress style for their workplaces. Noting that the North Carolina Rules for Professional Conduct does not contain a dress code, the author proposed her list that consisted of rules for lawyers to follow, so that they may reflect professionalism in their attire as well as their demeanor.
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42540
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The author describes the crisis level proportions the opioid crisis in North Carolina that impacts the addicted, their loved ones, and the medical community. Through it, Judge Corpening balances the acknowledgement of this crisis’ severity by asserting hope of recovery, courtesy of opioid crisis centers, coalitions, and classes. Those profiled include Community Partners Coalition for New Hanover County and the Intensive Reunification Program.
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41215
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Saving for retirement is never an easy task to achieve, Attorney Cottenman acknowledged. Feasibility is possible by planning years before retirement. Involved with planning for retirement are gathering related financial records, considering the amount to save, getting the most value from the money saved, and a strategy for reducing debt and accumulating assets during one’s fiscal sunset years.