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The meeting focused on the Raise the Age Juvenile Statute Updates effective December 1, 2019.  The missions of the NCACAY is to educate policymakers, the media and the public and to promote and support community based programs that serve North Carolina youth and families.

The CLE titled "Tips Aren't Just for Waiters: Practice Tips for Even the Most Experienced Family Law Attorney" focused on complex issues of divorce, including tad planning, estates and trusts, business evaluations, military pensions and retirement accounts.  As a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, the knowledge gained from this CLE will allow Ashley to better serve her cllients.

This symposium was sponsored by the NC Administrative Office of the Courts and the NC Indian Affairs Commission.  Ashley represents clients concerning the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and custody, adoption, guardianship and termination of parental rights for custodians, children and families.  She is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist and is accepting new clients.

The mission of Nourish NC is to provide healthy food to hungry children, empowering them to succeed in the classroom and their community.  The Backpack Program provides K-5 Children with 8 meals, 2 snacks and fresh produce (apples, oranges, sweet potatoes, avocado, etc) every weekend.  Backpacks are delivered to the schools where social workers or family counselors then discreetly put the food bags into the children's backpacks.


The NBI is a provider of continuing legal education (CLE) and training.  Ms. Fox presented to other North Carolina attorneys on the foundations of estate administration, preparing to begin the estate administration process and considerations for collecting assets, preparing the inventory and handling claims against the estate.  Noel has taught several CLEs for the NBI in various locations across the state.

Ashley is one of four attorneys in New Hanover County to achieve this distinction.  The North Carolina State Bar, a state agency, certifies lawyers as specialists in designated practice areas as a service to the public.  The program gives lawyers a credible way of making their expertise known to the public and other lawyers.  Ashley has demonstrated special knowledge, skill and proficiency in certain areas of law such as adoption, custody, support and equitable distribution and is currently accepting new clients.  To be certified as a specialist in a practice area, a lawyer must have been in practice for at least five years, devote a significant part of his or her practice to the specialty area, attend continuing legal education (CLE) seminars in the specialty, be favorably evaluated by other lawyers and judges (peer review), and pass a written examination in the specialty practice area. 

Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, non-profit 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.

Ashley practices Collaborative Divorce Law and is a founding member of Coastal Collaborative Colleagues, a non-profit interdisciplinary group of specially trained professionals committed to providing an alternative to the traditional adversarial court process for resolving divorce and family law disputes.

This annual event at the Coastline Conference Events Center celebrates the efforts of the Historic Wilmington Foundation and supporters to preserve and protect the irreplaceable resources of the Lower Cape Fear Region.  Lawrence S. Craige is a past president of the Historic Wilmington Foundation.


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