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469 ABA Journal North Carolina articles.

ABA House adopts resolution shifting delegate seats in California and North Carolina

The ABA House of Delegates approved a resolution Monday awarding the voluntary state bars in California and North Carolina delegate seats relinquished by the mandatory state bars in those states.

California and North Carolina representation in ABA House of Delegates is being reviewed

In the aftermath of California’s and North Carolina’s mandatory state bars relinquishing their seats in the ABA’s House of Delegates, the House has formed a working group to study issues surrounding state bar participation in the policymaking body.

Defendant can be required to write essay on respect for judiciary and to delete negative comments, appeals court says

A judge didn’t err when he ordered a frequent Facebook poster who violated a ban on courtroom recording to write an essay on respect for the judiciary and to delete negative posts, according to the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

Do you have room at your table? SOLACE calls for lawyers to host those spending Thanksgiving alone

Judge Jay Zainey recently sent an email to about 20,000 members of the SOLACE program in Louisiana, asking whether they had room at their table for fellow members of the legal community who might be alone on Thanksgiving. By the time Zainey went to bed, he already had several responses.

Lawyer pleads guilty to tax charge for allegedly paying personal expenses through law firm account

A lawyer in Cornelius, North Carolina, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of filing a false tax return based on allegations that he used his law firm account to pay personal expenses that included a condo mortgage and luxury cars.

North Carolina congressional map drawn to benefit GOP can’t be used in 2020, state panel rules

On Monday, a panel of three state judges in North Carolina blocked the state from using its current congressional map in 2020 elections.

Police credit crime-fighting Facebook page in cold-case arrest

A North Carolina woman has been charged with a cold-case murder after the woman who runs a crime-fighting Facebook page received a tip on the location of the victim’s remains.

Pro bono inspired a survivor of domestic violence to go to law school

As a 3L, Alyssa Leader says she runs a constant mental countdown of weeks to finals, weeks to graduation, weeks to the bar exam, weeks to test results, weeks until she can say she is someone she never would have been if not for David, a lawyer.

Afternoon Briefs: Judge died from fentanyl and heroin; $117M pelvic mesh settlement announced

Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary to pay $117M settlement in multistate pelvic mesh case

Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon have agreed to pay nearly $117 million to settle…

Man awarded $750K in alienation of affection suit; his lawyer calls it a moral victory

Kevin Howard says his lawsuit against his ex-wife’s lover wasn’t just about the money.

“I believe in the sanctity of marriage,” Howard tells CNN. “Other families should see what…

‘Gate money’ for released prisoners is usually chump change

Some formerly incarcerated people say it’s often not enough to meet their basic needs

New rules in this state give break from court appearances to lawyers who are new parents

Lawyers in North Carolina will be able to avoid court appearances for up to 12 weeks after the birth or adoption of a child, the state’s chief justice announced Tuesday.

‘State-by-state slog’ ahead after North Carolina rules partisan maps violate state constitution

A three-judge state court in North Carolina ruled Tuesday that state legislative maps drawn to benefit Republicans are an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander under the state constitution.

The court unanimously…

Courts in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas announce closings for Hurricane Dorian

Several courts in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina already have announced closings as Hurricane Dorian approached off the coast.

You can find state court closings here in Florida,…

Same-sex couples aren’t afforded equal abuse protections in this state

If the woman known as M.E. had lived with her girlfriend in North Carolina, she could have gotten significant legal protection once their relationship turned abusive. She would also have…

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