The NC State Bar: Keeping lawyers liberal

jeEvery day I come across more evidence that we have too frickin’ many lawyers gracing the surface of our beautiful planet and using up valuable oxygen.

Take our state’s top lawyer, for instance.  Attorney General Roy Cooper thinks ObamaCare is great and refuses to go to bat for us in fighting off this atrocity.  He also is badmouthing the marriage amendment to the state constitution — passed by state voters 2-1 in May 2012.  As our top lawyer, he is supposed to defend us in the various lawsuits the liberal hordes are bringing.

A friend of mine — one of the few good lawyers around these parts — forwarded this information to me. It details a conference in Asheville entitled “LGBT in The South: Advocacy within and beyond the Law”.  Another liberal confab in crunchy-granola Asheville.  So what, you ask? 

If you look at the linked site, you will see the conference offers CLE credit.  CLE stands for “Continuing Legal Education” — a requirement to maintain your good standing in the North Carolina State Bar. In other words, the North Carolina State Bar — a state agency — has blessed this effort to educate and train lawyers in the promotion of gay marriage.

Will there be any educational opportunities regarding the defense of traditional marriage? Some hopes were raised when word got out about the formation of the North Carolina Republican Attorneys Association.  Perhaps this is a nascent effort to loosen the leftist stranglehold on the state’s legal community? 

A reader of this site queried a representative of the NCRAA about whether the group would be offering any educational opportunities for lawyers seeking to help defend the marriage amendment.  This reader was disappointed in the reply he got — stating that the group’s board is not interested in getting involved with “social issues.” 



4 thoughts on “The NC State Bar: Keeping lawyers liberal

  1. This is not the only thing the State Bar has done in this area. It actually went on record in opposition to the Marriage Amendment to the State Constitution. I am aware that one lawyer, a former GOP legislator, who loudly complained to the State Bar about its inappropriate action got severely harassed by the State Bar in response.

  2. The state legislature needs to find a way for conservative lawyers to leave the NC State Bar and form their own regulatory organization.

    1. So right you are!

      The NC State Bar has played politics for the Democrats and the left far too often, and they need to be stripped of their monopoly.

      One other very blatant example of their partisanship was over the use of extortion of lawyers to fund the ”public financing” fund for judicial candidates. This trampled on lawyers rights to support or oppose the candidates of their own choice. It steamrollered their First Amendment rights. This forced political contribution was included with their State Bar dues, and if they did not pay it, they were suspended and could no longer practice their profession. A Democrat legislator came up with this totalitarian scheme and had it put into law. It was part of a system of other Democrat changes designed to make it harder for Republicans to elect members of the appellate courts. Its intent was purely partisan and it crushed the Constitutional rights of lawyers to do it.

      Even some Democrat lawyers who put their own civil liberties ahead of partisan advantage for their party strongly opposed this scheme.

      What did the State Bar do? Instead of fighting for their members civil liberties, they meekly knuckled under and did what was best for the Democrat Party. A Republican judge who was running for the Supreme Court finally sued (unfortunately it got assigned to an extremely partisan Democrat retired District Court judge) and forced the State Bar to take a stand as they were named as a defendant. While there were various ways in which they could have opposed this suppression of their members’ civil liberties, they instead went with the interests of the Democrat Party and had the Democrat State Attorney General represent them as SUPPORTERS of this travesty.

      It is probably not just Republican lawyers who would like to get out from under the thumb of the NC State Bar, but also others who value their own personal civil liberties.

  3. This is why we need Partisan races for all Judges and DA’s across NC. Not only will this help all the small communities gain control of the political process because everyone relates safer communities with Republican Judges and DA’s. We also know that grassroots conservatives will holds all our elected Republican Judges accountable. Oh now we see why this will never happen; republican Legislators in Raleigh especially RINO’s lawyers will not be able to cut deals for all the drug dealers, rapists, child abuser’s among others. Accountability is tough especially with grass root conservatives. Gaining control is historic but staying in control is précis planning. We have to breakdown all the safe havens that the Democrats have built in and wow do they have a lot. A good start would be for Republicans in office to appoint conservatives with all appointments but then the campaign “promise” fundraiser would suffer. Change will we ever get it in GOP?

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