Deanna Gives Presentation for “Starting out Solo” Group Meeting at the NCBA

On July 31, 2018, Deanna presented “Ethics Issues Facing New, Solo, or Small Firm Practices” for the North Carolina Bar Association Starting Out Solo conference.



In Memoriam – Kara Brooke Ottesen February 21, 1970-July 27, 2018

Brooke OttesenWe are heartbroken over the passing of our dear friend and colleague Kara Brooke Ottesen.  Brooke worked with our firm for over six years, and in that short time, she did so much good for so many clients.  Brooke was generous with her time, serving both her clients and the legal profession.  Her dedication to service exemplified the best our profession can be.

Brooke’s clients loved her.  She brought empathy and compassion into each attorney-client relationship.  She never judged anyone.  Because of this, clients felt they could be completely open and honest with her, and she, in turn, could provide better service to them.  Brooke had a brilliant analytical mind and an uncanny attention to detail, both of which made her an exceptional lawyer and an invaluable team member.  But most of all, she was a shining light, who brought joy and positivity to everyone she met.  Words cannot express how much she will be missed.



Deanna serves on North Carolina State Bar Special Committee to Study Advertising Rules

In 2018, Deanna was asked to serve on the Special Committee of Council to Study Proposed Amendments to ABA Model Rules on Advertising.



Doug presents seminar at North Carolina Dental Society Meeting

Doug presented a CE program on informed consent and record keeping in dental offices at the North Carolina Dental Society Annual Meeting in Myrtle Beach, SC on May 17, 2018.



Doug and Deanna present at May 2018 PNA Seminar

Doug and Deanna presented a program on the Ethics and Grievance Committees at the Professionalism for New Admittees CLE for the North Carolina Bar Association on May 15, 2018.



Crystal and Doug Present Professionalism Seminar to Advocates

Crystal and Doug presented a seminar entitled, “The Pitfalls and Ethics of Social Media Use” at the Raleigh headquarters of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice as part of its semi-annual Professionalism for New Attorneys program on April 27, 2018.  The seminar focused on ethical issues related to using social media to post professional information, market a practice, and prosecute or defend a case.



Doug is quoted regarding the NC Dental Board’s proposed amendment to specialty rule

Article on the NC Dental Board’s proposed amendment to the specialty advertising rule quoting Doug.



Doug Presents at AADB Meeting

Doug presented on the NC Dental Board’s proposed amendment to its specialty advertising rule at the American Association of Dental Boards conference in Chicago on April 23, 2018.



Doug and Whitney present to Administrative Law Section

Doug and Whitney presented a program entitled, “Shifting Roles of this Ethical Administrative Lawyer,” at the annual meeting of the NCBA Administrative Law Section on April 20, 2018.



Deanna Presents Webinar for ABA

Deanna was a panelist for an ABA webinar entitled “Ethical and Effective: Enforceable Future Conflicts Waiver,” presented on April 18, 2018.