- Kathleen Glancy was recognized in the September, 2012 edition of Best Lawyers, as a result of recognition from her peers, as being one of North Carolina's Best Attorneys.
- Check out this fantastic article on getting out to vote penned by our very own Leslie Ogilvie, Legislative Chair for the NCAJ Legal Assistants Division, published in the NCAJ October 2012 Newsletter.
Get Out To Vote! - October 2012 NCAJ Newsletter
- Kid's Chance of North Carolina was formed in 2004 by professionals in the workers' compensation community including lawyers, insurers, employers and medical and rehabilitation professionals. The nonprofit awards scholarships annually to students between the ages of 16 and 25 whose parent's on-the-job death or injury resulted in a substantial decline in family income.
visit http://kidschancenc.org/ today to learn about this wonderful effort and to see if you qualify to apply.
"Like us, you know how deeply family members can be affected by workplace injuries, both financially and emotionally. The impact of such injuries is long lasting. A family's struggles and challenges don't disappear once they obtain a verdict or a settlement or payment of their medical expenses. The financial impact can be life shattering. Kids' Chance of North Carolina is a nonprofit corporation that provides educational scholarships to the children of employees who have been seriously injured or killed as a result of a workers' compensation injury that is covered under the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act.
Kids' Chance of North Carolina will provide funds for these children to begin or continue their education at college or vocational school levels. This is to provide those students with educational opportunities that might otherwise have been postponed or interrupted as a result of the financial hardship caused by the death or serious injury of their parent. "
North Carolina Advocates for Justice NCAJ holds its annual convention in Wilmington NC this weekend and looks forward to recognizing this year's NCAJ award recipients. The Thurgood Marshall Award is being presented to Kathleen Glancy, a Wilmington Attorney to recognize extraordinary and selfless service to the people of North Carolina in keeping with the legacy of Justice Thurgood Marshall. Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice. Ms. Glancy, who specializes in Workers' Compensation, has practiced law with her husband Mike, a Social Security Disability Advocate, in Wilmington and Williamston, NC. since 1985.
We are pleased to announce that Michael Glancy has been elected for membership in the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI)!
Election to membership in the NASI is considered one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a social insurance professional. Academy membership recognizes those who have made distinguished and continuing achievements in the field.
The NASI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to promote understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security and a vibrant economy.
A consensus version of House Bill 709 was ratified on June 13, 2011 and signed into law by Governor Perdue on June 24, 2011.
- Check out "Hot Coffee," a documentary feature film by Susan Saladoff. "Hot Coffee" explores what really happened in the famous case involving Stella Liebeckand her spilled McDonalds coffee.
- The NC Advocates for Justice have released a statement concerning the ongoing discussions on House Bill 709 and efforts toward a consensus bill - you can find it here:
- The efforts against House Bill 709 continue!
A great editorial column by Leonard Jernigan has been published in the Durham Herald-Sun, you can find it here:
Many injured and disabled workers are really upset that HB 709 will shift the costs from the insurance company to the taxpayer and give more power and control to the insurance company. Many voters have told us that they do not understand why any legislator would do this and do not believe that North Carolina citizens are being properly represented in the General Assembly. To find out how your legislator stands on this bad bill call [insert general phone # to GA] and ask to be connected to your house legislator. Ask your legislator to oppose this bad bill HB 709. Ask them to stand up for injured workers and to not subsidize insurance company profits.
- The Raleigh News & Observer ran this excellent Editorial by Harry Payne - former NC Labor Commissioner and former Chairman of the NC Employment Security Commission - back in April but it deserves revisiting:
- Another fantastic Letter to the Editor has been published in the Greenville Daily Reflector concerning House Bill 709 and the reality of how it will affect North Carolina's tax-payers. Find it at:
Chief Executive, a bi-monthly magazine for CEOs, presidents, chairmen, vice-chairmen, and other top management executives, released its most recent ranking of Best & Worst states for business on May 3, 2011.
This is another respected publication that places NC at #2 in the country - further evidence that legislation like that proposed in HB 709 and SB 544 are not needed in NC to attract new business.
You can find the article at http://chiefexecutive.net/best-worst-states-for-business
- The recent edition of the Campbell Law Observer has an excellent article by Attorney Samuel A. Scudder of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, concerning the lack of need for the legislation proposed in House Bill 709 and Senate Bill 544.
It can be viewed at: http://law.campbell.edu/docs/clo-issues/CLO-April2011.pdf
- Several Letters to the Editor have been published across the state concerning HB 709 and SB 544:
The Greenville Daily Reflector: http://tinyurl.com/3fqlcnm
The Raleigh News & Observer: http://tinyurl.com/43x5xvf
The Raleigh News & Observer: http://tinyurl.com/3m3zjcd
The Wilmington Star News: http://tinyurl.com/5rlm88v
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