Event Archive

May 19

Annual Doctor-Lawyer Social

The New Hanover County Bar Association and the New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society are co-hosting their annual Doctor-Lawyer Social on Thursday, May 19, from 6 to 9pm at Bluewater Restaurant, located at 4 Marina Street in Wrightsville Beach.

The event is free for New Hanover County Bar Association members.  Members may bring a guest for the cost of $30, payable by check or cash at the event.  Dinner and non-alcoholic beverages are included and a cash bar will be available.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by noon on Monday, May 16, by emailing your name and the name of any guests to info@nhcbar.com.

Wrightsville Beach

Apr 28

NHCBA & Lawyers Mutual Spring Social

Lawyers Mutual and the New Hanover County Bar association will be jointly hosting a social beginning at approximately 5:00pm, immediately following the Ethics CLE on Thursday, April 28, 2016.  The social will take place at Flytrap Brewing located at 319 Walnut Street, Wilmington, North Carolina.  Craft beer, wine, and light finger food will be provided for all members.

A representative from Lawyers Mutual will be attending the social and will be available to informally answer any questions that any of our members have about malpractice insurance.



Apr 28

Free Ethics CLE for NHCBA Members

Lawyers Mutual 3


The New Hanover County Bar Association and Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company will be providing a free Ethics CLE*, Emerging Ethics: Regulating the 2.0 Frontier, for all New Hanover County Bar Association Members. The cost for non-members is $25.00.

The CLE will address how ethics opinions are issued from the NC State Bar, new and pending NC State Bar ethics opinions, and ethics concerning social media.  The CLE will be presented by Camille Stell, Vice-President of Client Services at Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company.  For additional information on Ms. Stell, see  http://www.lawyersmutualnc.com/board-of-directors-and-officers/camille-stell.

The CLE will take place Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 3:30pm in the Commissioner’s Assembly Room (Room 301) at the New Hanover County Historic Courthouse at 24 North 3rd Street,  Wilmington, North Carolina (entrance at 316 Princess Street).  Registration will begin at 3:30pm and CLE presentation will be from 3:45-4:45pm.

To register, please email your name and NC State Bar No. to info@nhcbar.com.

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Lawyers Mutual and the New Hanover County Bar Association will be jointly hosting a social for all members at FlyTrap Brewing immediately after the CLE.

*Ethics CLE credit pending with NC State Bar


Apr 15

Luncheon with the NCBA Board of Governors


The North Carolina Bar Association’s Board of Governors has invited members of the New Hanover County Bar Association and the 5th Judicial District Bar to attend a luncheon with them on  Friday, April 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm at the Holiday Inn Resort located at 1706 North Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

The Board of Governors is interested in hearing directly from members about the practice of law in New Hanover and Pender Counties.  For additional information, please contact Kim Vaughan at 919-677-0561 or kvaughan@ncbar.org.

Please RSVP by April 8, 2016 to kvaughan@ncbar.org.

Wrightsville Beach

Mar 18


Hops Supply Logo

The New Hanover County Bar Association and  North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will be jointly hosting a social on Friday, March 18, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm.

The reception will be at Hops Supply Co., which is located at 5400 Oleander Drive in Wilmington.   Appetizers will be provided and there will be a cash bar.

For additional information, please email info@nhcbar.com.



Feb 6

Ask a Lawyer Day

“Ask a Lawyer Day” is the North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division project that recruits lawyers to spend a Saturday consulting with members of the general public. The volunteer attorneys staff tables in a public place and discuss general legal questions with the public. The focus is not on giving specific legal advice or representation, but on giving suggestions as to how problems might be solved. It is an excellent opportunity not only to provide a valuable and much needed public service but also to project a positive image of the legal profession as a whole, educate the general public about our legal system, and give young lawyers practical experience in counseling clients.  They have had a great turnout in Wilmington in the past, and the volunteer attorneys have been able to provide guidance and free legal advice to hundreds of people in our area.

This year, “Ask a Lawyer Day” will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Independence Mall.  They are asking attorneys to volunteer their time in 2 hour shifts. All attorneys are welcome no matter their area of practice or level of experience. To assist the volunteers in working with participants, attorneys will be provided with a collection of resource materials including a handbook with answers to frequently asked questions commonly encountered in these types of events, such as domestic law, landlord-tenant, employment law, and so forth.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to Pamela Carter at pcarter@hedrickgardner.com with the following information:
1. Your name and contact information;
2. Your area of practice; and
3. Your choice of the following shifts: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the event coordinators, Pamela Carter at pcarter@hedrickgardner.com, or Andy Jones at ajones@rountreelossee.com.


Jan 18

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade

The New Hanover County Public Defender’s Office will once again be marching as a group this year in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade in downtown Wilmington and would like to invite all New Hanover County Bar Association members to join them!

The Parade will take place on Monday, January 18th at approximately 11:00am, and will start at the intersection of 4th Street and Harnett Street.  The Parade will proceed south, west on Princess Street, and north onto 3rd Street to Red Cross Street. It will go west on Red Cross Street and north on Front  Street and end at Cape Fear Community College.

If you are interested in joining the New Hanover County Public Defender’s Office, please email Kate Eaton at kathleen.l.eaton@nccourts.org, and she can provide further information.

Dec 5

Holiday Party

December 5, 2015

Figure 8 Island Yacht Club
15 Bridge Road
Wilmington, NC 28411

Food and Cocktails

Music by:
Judson Hurd: http://www.judsonhurd.com/
Jack Jack 180: http://www.jackjack180.com/

Please bring an unwrapped new toy for Toys for Tots

Cocktail Attire

Complimentary Shuttle Services Available with Cape Fear Limo                                                  Overnight Parking Available

2015 dues must be current to attend Holiday Party or use complimentary shuttle service


Oct 15

Fall Social/2015 Annual Meeting

At the New Hanover County Bar Association Fall Social, members will vote on the election of officers and directors.  The following members have been nominated by the Membership Committee for these positions:


Rebecca Knudson, President
Virginia Carter, Vice President
Gregory Katzman, Secretary/Treasurer


Emily Jones
Jason Minnicozzi
Kyle Nutt

October 15th, 2015 5:00-8:00pm

located at
Palate Bottle Shop & Reserve
1007 N. Fourth Street

Live Music by Musician Mike O’Donnell

Craft Beer & Wine
Light Hors D’Oeuvres
from Little Pond Caterer’s, Inc.


Oct 24


The annual meeting of the New Hanover County Bar Association and the fall social will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the Bridge Tender Restaurant, located at 1414 Airlie Road in Wilmington (see map below).

The officers and directors of the New Hanover County Bar Association will be elected at the annual meeting.  Appetizers and drinks will be provided.

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Jun 28



2013 Membership Dues for the New Hanover County Bar Association are currently owed in the amount of $125.00 per attorney.  Any attorney who wishes to become or remain a member of the New Hanover County Bar Association should submit payment no later than June 28, 2013.  Lifetime members of the New Hanover County Bar Association do not have to pay annual dues.

Checks above should be made payable to the New Hanover County Bar Association, Inc.and mailed to the above address.  You may submit payment for more than one attorney at the same time, but please specify on the check the names of the attorneys for whom payment is being made.  Please contact John M. Collins at jmc@hcalaw.net or (910) 352-2168 if you have any questions.

Please remember that dues must be current to participate in bar association activities, including the Holiday Party.

Thank you very much for submitting your dues.

May 31

Tacos at Todd's

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Grand Rapids

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