Do you practice insurance or immigration law?
If so, you might soon have your own professional section in the N.C. Bar Association.
These two areas – along with appellate law, military law and Social Security Disability – are under consideration as new NCBA practice sections.
Perhaps you recently received an email questionnaire gauging your interest in joining one of them.
Learn more about NCBA practice sections here.
Presently there are 28 sections. Belonging to one – for a fee of $45 in addition to regular NCBA membership dues – is a way to meet and brainstorm with like-minded practitioners.
Section members also have access to workshops, newsletters, discussion forums and special programs. And as an organized group they have a greater voice in rule-making and lobbying efforts that affect their livelihood.
The very first NCBA section – bankruptcy law – was created in 1979. Sections in real property, estate planning, tax, and business law soon followed.
Now the NCBA boasts the following roster of member sections: administrative law, antitrust and complex business disputes; bankruptcy; business law; constitutional rights and responsibilities; construction law; corporate counsel; criminal justice; dispute resolution; education law; elder law; environment, energy and natural resources law; estate planning and fiduciary law; family law; government and public sector; health law; intellectual property; international law; juvenile justice and children’s rights; labor and employment law; law practice management; litigation; real property; solo, small firm and general practice; sports and entertainment; tax; workers’ compensation; zoning, planning and land use.
Soon that list might be growing.
Think you might benefit from NCBA section membership? Join one and get involved.
Jay Reeves is an attorney licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina. Formerly he was Legal Editor at Lawyers Weekly and Risk Manager at Lawyers Mutual. He watches Turner Classic Movies. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 919-619-2441.