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This CLE was offered by Power to the People whose mission is to empower attorneys with practical and relevant information that will directly impact their practice and their ability to provide high-quality legal services to their clients

The topics covered in the CLE on Nonprofit Board Governance for Lawyers included (1) good governance for nonprofit lawyers; (2) the public charity life cycle; (3) governance and state law; (4) investment and financial management oversight; (5) executive compensation; and (6) lawyers serving on nonprofit boards.  According to Harrison, “The CLE covered a range of topics important to any lawyer advising nonprofit corporations, and I keep in mind the information and perspectives provided in the CLE when I advise my community association clients.”

Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity

The NBI is a provider of continuing legal education and training.  Ms. Fox and Ms. Roden presented to other North Carolina attorneys on the fundamentals of preparing estate planning documents, including wills, trusts, and ancillary documents such as powers of attorney; the pros and cons of using various types of documents, as well as the ethical issues related to estate planning, both from the attorney's perspective and from that of the client who must make end-of-life medical decisions.

This annual event raises money for scholarships.  Patrick Wilkerson, a CFCC scholarship recipient and recent CFCC graduate, spoke at the luncheon which was held at the Schwartz Center. 

This annual fundraising event benefits WHOR public radio and featured NPR’s special correspondent Melissa Block 

DREAMS  of Wilmington is a nonprofit organization providing culture and access to the arts for underprivileged children.  Ashley has served on the Board of Directors for DREAMS since 2016.

The annual meeting of the NCBA Real Property Section was held in Asheville, NC on May 18th and 19th.  Topics covered included North Carolina law on short-term rentals, legal opinions for transfers of real property, and an update on pending legislation affecting North Carolina real property law. 

Ms. Fox, Ms. Roden and Ms. Michael had the opportunity to network with other women attorneys from our area while learning about the Cape Fear River.

The Leadership Wilmington Class of 2017 graduation ceremony was held at Watermark Marina and featured a keynote presentation by Susi Hamilton, North Carolina Secretary of Natural and Cultural Resources.  Harrison valued his time in Leadership Wilmington and enjoyed getting to know many of the future leaders of Wilmington, and looks forward to utilizing the skills he developed through the program for the betterment of his community.

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