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  • NCAWA letter in support of Military Spouse Juris Doctor Network (MSJDN)

  • In September 2021, NCAWA joined more than 30 organizations of women lawyers and law students in signing an amicus brief in support of respondents in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, which could overturn Roe v. Wade and almost 50 years of constitutional jurisprudence guaranteeing reproductive freedom to women.  Taking a position on this critical issue is in keeping with NCAWA's second Resolution, adopted in 1979, endorsing "the right of all women to exercise their reproductive freedom to carry their pregnancies to term with adequate pre-natal care or to have an abortion."  Read the brief here.

  • NCAWA recently submitted two letters to North Carolina General Assembly, this letter supporting increased funding for the judicial system and eCourts on July 13, 2021 and this letter in support of extending Medicaid to twelve months post-partum on June 28, 2021.

  • On June 28th, 2021, NCAWA submitted this letter in support of the proposed amendments to the Preamble and the Comment to Rule 1.1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct.

  • On June 7, 2021, NCAWA (joined by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Women's Caucus and the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys' Women Litigators Committee) submitted this letter requesting that the NC Board of Law Examiners consider and adopt the consider and adopt the American Bar Association’s model policy regarding the allowance and use of menstrual products during the bar exam.

  • Thank you so much to everyone that donated as part of our Food from the Bar fundraising event! With your help, we raised $7,117.70 to help fight hunger this summer across the state. A special thank you to Barre3 Cary, Brenna Crowson, and Nicole Winget for donating their time and talent so we could offer a weekly donation class each week of the event. Thank you for those who participated in those classes and helped us spread the word about this event. One last special and colossal thank you to The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, who donated $1,000 to each of the five Feeding America food banks that benefitted from the event. The total donations received per food bank are:

    • Food Bank of the Abermarle - $1,194

    • Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina - $1,215

    • Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC - $1,199.50

    • MANNA FoodBank - $1,344.20

    • Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC - $2,165

We hope to see more law firms and other businesses participate in the future, but this was a great start to what we hope becomes an annual tradition that grows each year. Together, we can make a difference!

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  • In February 2021, more than 70 members, board members, past presidents, and friends of NCAWA joined this letter submitted to the North Carolina State Bar Ethics Committee expressing support for proposed anti-discrimination amendments to the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct.  NCAWA will continue to closely monitor developments related to these proposed amendments.

  • On January 12, 2021, the NCAWA Board of Directors issued this Statement regarding events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

 Please continue to check back for more information about NCAWA's activities and events.

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