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WWBB Associate Evan Lee Serves as Guardian ad Litem in High Profile Custody Case

Mar 10, 2022

In partnership with the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina, Evan Lee, an Associate with Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC, is serving as Guardian ad Litem in a high profile custody case. The first hearing was held on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

About the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina and Guardian ad Litems (GAL)

The Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina provides a voice for vulnerable, minor children in court proceedings and advocates for their best interests in Court, including safe placement and counseling in CH 50B Civil Domestic Violence cases (DVPO) and CH 50 High Conflict Custody cases. The Guardian ad Litem is an officer of the Court and assists the Court in reaching a decision as to which party shall be awarded temporary and/or permanent legal custody of said minor children.

It is the Guardian ad Litem’s responsibility to be a voice for the children before the Court and report what is in their best interest. They have the oftentimes difficult task of discerning between what the parents might say about each other and determining what is best for the child’s social, emotional, and physical well-being.

The Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina staff attorneys serve as Guardians ad Litem (GAL) on appointment by the District Court Judge in Forsyth and Guilford County.

Jennifer Lyday, a Partner at Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC, recently served as a Board Member for the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina from 2016 to 2022. Ms. Lyday was Chair of the Board in 2021-2022.

WWBB Participates in 4ALL Statewide Service Day

Mar 04, 2022

Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC Attorneys Jennifer Lyday, Diana Santos Johnson, and Natalia Talbot are participating in the "4ALL Statewide Service Day" Friday, March 4. Thank you for all that you do for our community and state!

4ALL Statewide Service Day is an annual call-a-lawyer pro bono program that engages hundreds of volunteer attorneys to provide free legal information to thousands of North Carolinians, from the mountains to the coast. 4ALL is the NC Bar Foundation’s largest annual pro bono program. Each spring, Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC lawyers join forces to provide advice, information, and resources to callers seeking information regarding North Carolina-related legal matters. Furthermore, our attorneys take an active role in promoting and mobilizing their peers to participate in this pro bono event.

This year, 4ALL Statewide Service Day will be held on March 4, 2022 in a virtual format that allows volunteers to serve from the safety and comfort of their own homes or offices. Attorney and paralegal volunteers are needed to serve in 2-hour shifts from 11am – 7pm. Attorney volunteers may designate practice areas in which they are willing to take calls for 4ALL. Incoming calls will be screened by volunteer paralegal call screeners and forwarded to attorneys best able to answer the caller’s questions. Volunteers can expect to receive 5-10 calls an hour, depending on practice area.

We've Opened Our New, Permanent Raleigh Office

Mar 02, 2022

Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC is excited to announce that we have opened our new, permanent Raleigh office located 3600 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 210. Attorneys Kevin L. Sink and John Van Swearingen and Paralegal Katharine Hayden will be working from this office!

Attorney Jennifer Lyday Receives Award From the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina

Jan 27, 2022

Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC Attorney, Jennifer Lyday, recently received an award recognizing her for her service as the Chair Secretary from 2016-2022 for the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina. We are so proud of you, Jennifer!

Exposure to domestic violence during childhood correlates to problems throughout adulthood including higher levels of depression, increased tolerance for violence in adult relationships and poor conflict resolution skills.

The Children’s Law Center (CLC) provides a voice for these vulnerable children in court proceedings and advocates for their best interests including safe placement and counseling in CH 50B Civil Domestic Violence cases (DVPO) and CH 50 High Conflict Custody cases. CLC staff attorneys serve as Guardians ad Litem (GAL) on appointment by the District Court Judge in Forsyth and Guilford County.

Three Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC Attorneys receive 2022 "Legal Elite" Status

Jan 14, 2022

Business North Carolina recently announced its 20th class of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite. Among those selected were Attorneys Tom Waldrep and Kevin Sink (Legal Elite in Bankruptcy Law in North Carolina) and Karen Wilson (Legal Elite in Tax and Estate Planning in North Carolina).

Since 2002, Business North Carolina Magazine has honored Tar Heel lawyers by publishing Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, a listing of the state's top lawyers in business-related categories. Winners are chosen by the state's lawyers. Business North Carolina's Legal Elite has become the model for other awards and lists, but it remains unique as the only award that gives every active lawyer in the state the opportunity to participate. Business North Carolina's Legal Elite includes top lawyers chosen using this statewide ballot.

Congratulations on such a prestigious honor!

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