University Student Conduct Charges

If your University believes you have engaged in sexual assault or harassment, dating violence, hazing, criminal or unsafe behavior on campus, or academic misconduct, it may initiate an investigation under its Student Conduct policy, or under Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Your first notice that you are being investigated will often […]

Written by on May 18, 2022

Professional Certificate Program Recap By Maya Weinstein

By: Maya Weinstein, Tharrington Smith, LLP March 17, 2022 Restorative Justice (RJ) is a practice with indigenous roots that approaches harm in a different way from the retributive justice system. RJ emphasizes that harm against one person impacts an entire society. The practice is victim-centered and requires that the offender take responsibility and be held […]

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NCBA Education Law Section "LIFT" Program

Education Law attorney Lindsay Smith recently co-produced the Law Institute for Teachers, a five-hour continuing education course for teachers on hot legal topics affecting schools. As part of the program, Ms. Smith provided a presentation on FERPA and Confidentiality in the Remote Environment. The program was provided free of charge to teachers and administrators across […]

Written by on January 18, 2021

Bob Jones University v. United States

By Randall Roden January 20th, 2021 is looming and the courts could potentially be faced with some very difficult decisions. An interesting case about the Supreme Court and what can happen during a change in the presidential administration with a different political party than its predecessor is Bob Jones University v. United States, 461 U.S. […]

Written by on December 23, 2020

DWI in North Carolina: The Basics of Driving While Impaired

By Russell D. Babb and Lacy Hansen  Published on July 12, 2024 In North Carolina, “Driving While Impaired” (or DWI) refers to the crime of driving a vehicle while impaired due to alcohol, drugs, or other substances. Some states refer to this as “Driving Under the Influence” (or DUI).  Regardless of the term used—DUI or […]

Written by on July 12, 2024

Alimony in North Carolina: Your Guide to Spousal Support

By Casey Fidler Published on June 28, 2024 Divorce represents a complex life event, often accompanied by significant financial changes. In North Carolina, alimony (also known as spousal support) can provide crucial support for a spouse who relied financially during the marriage. Let’s explore the key aspects of alimony in our state, as outlined in […]

Written by on June 28, 2024