Service Day
April 28, 2017

In conjunction with the FBA’s National Community Outreach Project, the chapter organized an event at the Wilmington Courthouse for New Hanover High School students. The students enjoyed a tour of the courthouse, participated in a discussion with the Magistrate Judge Robert Jones and members of the U.S. Probation Office, U.S. Attorney's Office, and Federal Public Defender Office. Students were able to participate in a mock sentencing hearing wherein they played the role of the judge in a sentencing hearing. Students had lunch with the attorneys after the program.

Federal District Court Practice CLE
February 3, 2017

This three-hour CLE featured three panels. The first panel on "The History of the Court" featured Chief U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III and U.S. District Court Judge Terrence W. Boyle. The second panel on "Discovery, Mediation, Trial, & Everything in Between" featured U.S. Magistrate Judges James E. Gates and Robert T. Numbers, II. The final panel on "Local Rules Primer" featured Alyssa Hockaday, Attorney Advisor to the court, Christian Dysart, a member of the Local Criminal Rules Committee, and Chris Graebe, a member of the Local Civil Rules Committee. At this CLE, the chapter also presented its first ever chapter award, the Judge David Daniel Award, to Thomas P. McNamara, for integrity, commitment, and service to the legal community.

Butner Prison Tour
July 22, 2016

Chapter members toured the Federal Correctional Institution at Butner. The tour included the library and educational facilities, recreational facility, UNICOR, substance abuse unit, and civil commitment unit.
Health Care Symposium
July 21, 2016

We co-hosted a symposium entitled Governmental Investigations of Health Care Entities with the N.C. Society of Health Care Attorneys, the FBA Health Law Section, the FBA-WDNC Chapter, and the firm of Parker Poe.
Judges' CLE
July 7, 2016

The chapter, along with Smith Moore Leatherwood, hosted a CLE entitled There’s a Court for That: “Forum” Selection in Business Cases. The distinguished panel included U.S. Circuit Judge Albert Diaz, N.C. Business Court Judge James Gale, and N.C. Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway.
Service Day
April 20, 2016

In conjunction with the FBA’s National Community Outreach Project, the chapter organized an event at the Greenville Courthouse for students and teachers from J.H. Rose High School in Greenville. The students and teachers enjoyed a tour of the courthouse, sat in on a suppression hearing, and heard from various individuals, including U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard, U.S. Magistrate Judge Kimberly Swank, clerks, case managers, the U.S. Marshals, Court Security Officers, members of the U.S. Probation, United States Attorney, and Federal Public Defender offices.
A Discussion about Federal Sentencing Guidelines
April 11, 2016

The chapter co-sponsored the Campbell Law School Chapter’s debate on Federal Sentencing Guidelines between Profs. Douglas Berman and William Otis.
Intro to Practice in EDNC
November 6, 2015

The Chapter hosted a CLE at the Raleigh Courthouse: Introduction to Practice in EDNC and Federal and Local Rules Update. Participants were also able to take a tour of the courthouse.
YLD Luncheon with Hon. Robert T. Numbers, II
September 11, 2015

The Younger Lawyers Division hosted a lunch CLE featuring United States Magistrate Judge Robert T. Numbers, II at 18 Seaboard in downtown Raleigh on Friday, September 11, 2015. In his presentation, Judge Numbers discussed practices in his chambers and gave attendees his reflections from his first year on the bench.
U.S. Supreme Court's Health Care Term in Review: How the Court's Opinions Will Shape the Health Care Landscape
July 16, 2015

On Thursday, July 16, 2015, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, the Eastern District of North Carolina chapter of the Federal Bar Association, along with the North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys, the Federal Bar Association's Health Law Section, and Parker Poe, hosted a symposium reviewing the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions regarding health care in the 2015 term. Panelists reviewed the Court's opinions and their legal and practical implications.
Panelists included professors from six of North Carolina's law schools, as well as the Duke Public Policy and the National Health Law Project. The event was telecast in Parker Poe's Charlotte office and broadcast online.
In Raleigh, a reception followed. Attendees will receive two hours of CLE credit.
Luncheon with Chief Judge William Byrd Traxler, Jr.
June 25, 2015

On Thursday, June 25, 2015, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm, our chapter, along with Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP's Appellate Practice Group, hosted a luncheon in Raleigh with the Honorable William Byrd Traxler, Jr., Chief Judge of the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The lively luncheon discussion covered everything from federal appellate practice to brief-writing to oral advocacy tips. The luncheon was at 18 Seaboard Restaurant in Raleigh and cost $15.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members. Attendees will receive one hour of CLE for this event (application pending).
Luncheon with Judge Robert B. Jones, Jr.
June 4, 2015

On Thursday, June 4, 2015, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm, our chapter hosted a luncheon in Wilmington with Magistrate Judge Robert B. Jones, Jr. at the George on the Riverwalk (128 S. Water Street, Wilmington 28401). The luncheon was free for FBA members and $10 for non-members. This casual luncheon was a great opportunity to get out of the office and visit with practitioners and court personnel. There was no CLE credit for this event.
Service Day at the Tammy Lynn Center
May 15, 2015

The Eastern District of North Carolina chapter hosted its first service opportunity. FBA members volunteered at the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities, a center founded in 1969 to empower families and enrich the lives of children and adults through education, community, and support services. Volunteers spent the morning learning about the Center and working on the grounds. To learn more about what this amazing place does for families within our district, please visit
Substance Abuse: A Medical Perspective for Lawyers and Their Families
April 27, 2015

On April 27th from 12pm to 1:30pm at Caffe Luna, the Federal Bar Association hosted a one-hour lunchtime CLE led by one of our chapter's members, emergency medicine physician and attorney Dan W. Bolton, III, D.O.
CLE Featuring Perspectives from the Bench
February 13, 2015

The EDNC Chapter hosted a three-hour CLE at Campbell Law School on Friday, February 13, 2015. The first hour of the CLE featured a panel with all four of our Magistrate Judges, Judge Gates, Judge Jones, Judge Numbers, and Judge Swank. The second panel featured three of our U.S. District Judges, Chief Judge Dever, Judge Boyle, and Judge Howard. And, the third panel featured Chief Judge Dever, Judge Gates, our Clerk of Court Julie Richards Johnston, and practitioners Myron Hill and Camden Webb. This final panel discussed the ethical obligations of serving as local counsel. Following the CLE, the Chapter hosted a social at the Flying Saucer. CLE materials can be accessed here.
Second Amendment CLE
November 10, 2014

A one-hour CLE on the Second Amendment was held on Monday, November 10, 2014, at 4pm at The Oxford. Immediately following the CLE, there was a free cocktail party, courtesy of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of North Carolina chapter.
YLD Luncheon with Hon. Terrence W. Boyle
September 23, 2014

The Younger Lawyers Division hosted a lunch CLE featuring United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle at Sitti in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday, September 23. In his presentation, Judge Boyle provided an introduction to federal court practice and addressed other topics of importance to younger lawyers.
Social at Bittersweet 
August 6, 2014

The Eastern District of North Carolina chapter and prospective members gathered for complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres at Bittersweet
Lunch CLE: “Forum Selection and Atlantic Marine: Where We Go From Here” presented by Prof. Stephen E. Sachs
March 31, 2014

Prof. Stephen E. Sachs of the Duke University School of Law discussed the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Atlantic Marine Construction
Co. v. U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 134 S. Ct. 568 (2013). Prof. Sachs was the author of an amicus brief in
Atlantic Marine, and his work received a great deal of attention from the justices at oral argument.
Celebrating NC Bar Takers!
March 13, 2014

Drinks, snacks and a casual evening social. This free event held at Natty Greene’s was open to all current members as well as those who may be interested in joining the FBA 
Chapter Social in New Bern
March 11, 2014

This free event held at Captain Ratty’s was open to all current members of the Eastern District of North Carolina Chapter.


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