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Tenth J.D. Bar & WCBA | News and Upcoming Events (8/17/20)

Monday, August 17, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Breakfast Discussion Series: NextGen Lawyers | August 19
Our online breakfast discussion series continues with another great program at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19 on Zoom. Camille Stell, President & CEO of Lawyers Mutual Consulting & Services will discuss top trends in the workplace, including NextGen leadership development, the Client Experience, and modern workforce issues such as colocation, coworking and hoteling. One hour of general CLE credit is pending, and is free for WCBA members and $35 for non-members.Registration is open online.

Election to Select Nominees for District Court Judge Positions
If necessary, an election of the Tenth JudicialDistrict Bar may be held on Tuesday, September 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to select five nominees whose names will be forwarded to Governor Cooper for consideration for the vacantDistrictCourt Judge positions inDistrict 10A resulting from Judge Denning’sresignationand District 10C resulting from Chief District Court Judge Robert Rader’s retirement. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ballots will be provided electronically to members to be printed individually and dropped off at locations, to be determined, around Wake County from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2. Voting is limited to those attorneys licensed to practice in North Carolina, who reside in Wake County, and who are members in good standing of the Tenth JudicialDistrict Bar. Each such member is entitled to vote for up to five candidates for each position. There is no absentee ballot available. Those interested in being a candidate in this election have untilnoon on Monday, August 24 to submit their interest and required items. For more information,please click here.

Virtual Retirement Celebration for Chief District Court Judge Robert Rader | August 27
Chief District Court Judge Robert Rader is hanging up his robe on August 31 and we are delighted to host a virtual retirement celebration in his honor on Thursday, August 27 from 5 – 6 p.m. Join us on Zoom to hear from special guests, send your well wishes and toast the great legacy Judge Rader leaves behind.Please click here to register for a headcount and to receive the Zoom information.

Wake County Bar Awards | November 12
2020 hasn’t brought a lot of laughs, so our Bar Awards team is coming to the rescue! Brace yourselves for the fully ONLINE presentation of the 2020 Wake County Bar Awards on Thursday, November 12 at 7 p.m. on YouTube & Facebook Live. Our annual night of revelry will continue virtually to benefit our friends at Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Raleigh office. Whether you watch from your couch or with a socially distanced group of colleagues, you can make a difference by contributing to a great cause while laughing (crying?) about all this year-to-remember has brought us.Click here to become a sponsor or make your individual donation online.

Mask Drive for Wake County Courts Continues
With the Wake County Justice Center moving to a mandatory mask policy, a concern has arisen about a hardship that it could cause indigent persons or any individual who either do not have the means of obtaining a face covering or have not received word of the new policy. Thanks to the generosity of our bar we have been able to donate more than 16,000 masks so far, but believe that regular supplies will be needed into the foreseeable future. We’re asking any members or firms who would like to support this cause to send masks directly to the new WCBA/Tenth offices at 712 West North Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Disposable masks can be purchased directly at Amazon, and are generally about $30-35 for a pack of 50. If you have already sent a donation, please email Executive Director Whitney von Haam your order information for tracking purposes. Thank you for your continued support!



Have Coffee on the WCBA in August!
We’ve had a great time seeing members at our first few coffee drop-bys and can’t wait to see more of you in the coming weeks. Let us buy you a cup of joe and share socially distanced “hellos” with some of your staff and leadership every Tuesday and Thursday this month at various coffee shops across Wake County. We’ll be in place from7:30-9 a.m. smiling at you from under our masks and ready to chat from 6 feet away!

Tuesday, August 18
(both locations begin at 8 a.m.)


Wake Forest Coffee Company
156 S. White St., Wake Forest

Thursday, August 20


Tuesday, August 25

8450 Honeycutt Rd., Raleigh

2100 Hillsborough St., Raleigh

Thursday, August 27

BREW - McNeill Point
2319 Bale St., Ste 106, Raleigh

BREW - Cary Theater
122 E. Chatham St., Cary

WCBA September Virtual Luncheon | September 1
Our WCBA Virtual Luncheons continue on Tuesday, September 1 at 12:45 p.m. via Zoom, withupdates from bar leadership and featured speaker McKinley Wooten, Director of the NC Administrative Office of the Courts. To-go lunch orders from Armadillo Grill, Homegrown Pizza (Holly Springs), Linus & Peppers, Southern Craft Butchers (Lafayette Village) and Wilson's Eatery are available at no cost to our members- just place your order bynoon on August 27 and pick up your lunch from your selected restaurant between 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. prior to the luncheon on September 1. If you do not want to order lunch, please select the “no lunch” option on your registration.Click here to view lunch options and register.

Back to School Basics: Education and Employment Rights During a Pandemic | August 25
The Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Committee will present “Back to School Basics: Education and Employment Rights During a Pandemic,” on Tuesday, August 25 at 10 a.m. During this CLE, Neubia Harris will explain the rights of Wake County students and parents as they return to school, including what the school district must provide to students versus what is discretionary, and what accommodations employers must or may apply to employees with school-aged children in the event of a school closure or a return to Phase 1. One hour of general CLE credit is pending and is free for WCBA members and $35 for non-members.Registration is open online.

Family Law Update 2020 | August 26
It’s time for our annual Family Law Update! Join us on Zoom on Wednesday, August 26 from 1 – 4:15 p.m. for an informative CLE covering a range of important family law issues including domestic relations orders, ethics in family law and best tips and practices for mediation. One hour of ethics credit and two hours of general credit are approved and will be free for WCBA members and $105 ($35 per credit hour) for non-members.Registration is open online.

U.S. Supreme Court Swearing-In Applications | Due August 30
The WCBA Swearing-In Ceremony Committee is pleased to announce plans for a special swearing-in ceremony for WCBA members at the United States Supreme Court on November 16. WCBA members are eligible for admission if they have been in practice at least three years and are in good standing with the North Carolina State Bar. The application fee is $200 and limited spots are available. Plans for a reception and surrounding events are also in the works.Please click here for the application and submit it and any questions to Colleen Glatfelter by August 30.

Appellate Practice During COVID-19 | September 3
Join Court of Appeals Judge Lucy Inman on Thursday, September 3 at 9 a.m. for a course about appellate practice during the COVID-19 pandemic, including appearing before the court using WebEx. One hour of general CLE credit is pending and is free for WCBA members and $35 for non-members.Registration is open online.

Members-Only Oyster Roast | September 17
Our 2020 Members-Only Oyster Roast is ON! Things will be a bit different this year, but we will still have the same oysters, bbq, frosty beverages and fun that everyone looks forward to during this favorite annual event. To adhere to NC DHHS regulations for outdoor gatherings during Phase 2, we will be holding this year's oyster roast in limited shifts beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 17 utilizing two separate areas on the grounds of Haywood Hall. Detailed instructions will be provided to registrants prior to the event.Click here to register.

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