Skip to main content
February 2021 Issue

NC Lawyer Magazine

Welcome to the third digital edition of North Carolina Lawyer magazine. Featured photo for this issue: Pilot Mountain through NCBA member Ann Anderson's lens. Link to full story in the "Mountains to Coast" section below.
President's Perspective

Our Virtual and Vital Year Together: Mark Holt, 2020-21 NCBA + NCBF President

Interview Features

“I am hoping when we reflect on what a high calling we have, and when we reflect on how we are the leaders, that we will go that extra mile to do everything we can to set a good example of civility.”

Paul Newby Becomes State’s 30th Chief Justice By Russell Rawlings

“In the following interview, Ryan shares his thoughts on pursuing a career in the law and public service, learning from his mentors, presenting an argument before the Supreme Court, balancing work and life, and more. ”

Solicitor General Ryan Park on Learning from Mentors Past and Present, Serving the Public By Jessica Junqueira

“Working as Chief Judge has been challenging and more fun than I would have anticipated. I enjoy learning how the pieces come together and how to make the pieces work together.”

Chief Judge Donna Stroud Leading N.C. Court of Appeals By Russell Rawlings

“We recently spoke with Leila Hicks, NCBA Young Lawyers Division Law Student Division Director, and nine NCBA Law Student Representatives, who reflected on why the Law Student Division is important, especially this year, and the power of being connected with others.”

Leila Hicks Shares 3 Essential Tips for Law Students, Plus 9 Student Reps Offer Perspectives By Jessica Junqueira

Lawyers Insurance

North Carolina Bar Association Health Plan - Cyber Coverage - Life and Disability - Business Insurance - Dental - Bonds

Mountains to Coast

“From Blue Ridge Public Radio in Western North Carolina to UNC Public Radio whose reach extends to the Outer Banks, and all points in between, there is scarcely a stretch of highway in North Carolina where the motorist is not within reach of a public radio station.”

Public Radio Thrives In North Carolina – Thanks To Private Support From Lawyers, Firms By Russell Rawlings

“It would not be a stretch to say that Ann Anderson's photos of Pilot Mountain have proven therapeutic to many who are looking for reasons to smile and admire nature’s beauty throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Ann Anderson, An Ambassador For Her Adopted Hometown By Russell Rawlings

“4ALL will definitely not be the same this year, but in many important ways it will be better, thanks to an app that will allow North Carolina attorneys to participate from anywhere in the state.”

4ALL Statewide Service Day is Going Virtual March 5, 2021 — And It's All Good By Russell Rawlings

“Judge Wanda Bryant, who retired at the end of last year following nearly 20 years on the N.C. Court of Appeals, was recently honored with the Friend of the Court Award. It is the highest award presented by the Judicial Branch.”

Judge Wanda Bryant Honored Upon Retirement By Russell Rawlings

Also in this issue:


Compiled by Russell Rawlings

In Memoriam

Compiled by Russell Rawlings

2021 February Finale CLE

List of Upcoming Programs

Lawyers Mutual: A mission to help. People who care. Protection that counts. Serving NC Lawyers since 1977.