Super Lawyers names Elizabeth Barber as a “Rising Star” for a second year in row.

We are active in our community and in the profession.

Elizabeth Barber joins Central Carolina Community College Foundation Board

Elizabeth was honored to be asked to serve on the CCCC Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation raises and manages funds to support CCCC, so that it may continue to serve the people of Chatham. Harnett, and Lee Counties as a high quality and innovative community college. Elizabeth officially joined the board last night, at their quaterly meeting.

Barber & Barber hosts wills workshop sponsored by Habitat for Humanity, the Chatham County Bar Association, and Legal Aid of North Carolina.

Saturday morning several local attorneys teamed up to write wills, powers of attorney, and health care powers of attorney for local Habitat for Humanity homeowners. The project was organized by Elizabeth Barber and Marie Hopper on behalf of the Chatham County Bar Association, and in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity and Legal Aid of North Carolina.

Wade Barber Elected Vice Chairman of Golden Leaf Foundation

The Golden LEAF Board of Directors elected Wade Barber Vice-Chairman at its meeting in Rocky Mount on December 1st. Wade was recognized for his two years of service as Chairman of the Programs Committee during which time the Golden LEAF Foundation awarded 286 grants totaling $119,705,990.17 to a diverse set of projects across the state. Prior to that, Wade chaired the Audit Committee.

Established in 1999, the Golden LEAF Foundation was created to manage one-half of North Carolina’s share of funds from the Master Settlement Agreement with tobacco companies. Golden LEAF supports tobacco-dependent, economically distressed and rural communities in North Carolina working to transition to more prosperous and stable economies. Golden LEAF’s mission is to promote the social welfare of North Carolina’s citizens and to receive and distribute funds for economic impact assistance to economically affected or tobacco-dependent regions of North Carolina.

See: http://goldenleaf.org/index.html

Superior Court Mediation

We are pleased to announce that Wade Barber has received certification from the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission as a mediator. After many years leading and advocating for mediation programs in North Carolina, Wade decided it was time to get “formal” and make it official by obtaining his certification. Please read his mediation bio under our Mediation section.

Elizabeth Barber Elected Vice President of Judicial District 15B Bar

Gordon Brown, President of the 15B bar, nominated Elizabeth to serve as the district bar’s Vice President. After a colorful nomination, Elizabeth accepted the nomination and was elected by the membership.

Judicial District 15B is made up of Orange and Chatham Counties and has membership of over 800 attorneys.  Elizabeth will serve as Vice President for two years, then become President in 2013.