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for North Carolina State Bar Journal Vol. 21 Issue 3, Fall 2016
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The Special Education Juvenile Justice Project (SEJJP), created by attorneys Christine Trottier and Deborah Greenblatt, has been instrumental in its assistance to students attending North Carolina public who have disabilities. These two attorneys, also instrumental in starting Carolina Legal Assistance, (the predecessor of Disability Rights NC) were acknowledged in the descriptions of the services and resources they help to bring to generations of public school students with disabilities. Included in this profile of these lawyers and their programs were information about services available within the school system available for students with disabilities and statistics that highlight the need for these services. More information about Christine Trottier’s role in promoting the rights of these students can be found in the interview at the conclusion of Whitford’s article.
An examination of how North Carolina’s District Court has evolved since 1966 entailed comparisons that could be measured by society’s changing perception to issues such as gender equality, substance abuse, at risk children, and domestic violence. Introducing these issues bridged the author’s discussion of how they are handled within the context of civil and criminal jurisdictions and in the face of present social issues such as cultural diversity. From this discussion, Drennan concluded the evolving role of judges and technology in particular will play an important part in how North Carolina’s District Court adjusts to inevitable change.
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.
The prominence and challenges of social media in the legal profession were measured by McLaughlin by statistical data and his discussion of common problems arising from its misuse, examples of improper use, and advice on how to properly use it. Included by the author were rules in the Professional Rules of Conduct that, while not explicitly referencing social media, can help lawyers to conduct themselves appropriately in the Internet realm.