The NCBA is an inclusive organization committed to recognizing, respecting, promoting and encouraging diversity among its leadership, its membership and the entire legal community.
The Minorities in the Profession Committee (MIP) is dedicated to promoting an increased presence of minorities in the legal profession; the ongoing education of minorities in the legal profession; the betterment of life for those minorities in the legal profession; providing the public with quality information regarding issues of concern to minority lawyers; and educating the public about the contributions of North Carolina’s minority lawyers. To this end, the MIP has developed two subcommittees that provide programs and events to promote these purposes.
The Women in the Profession (“WIP”) Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association was created in 1993 based upon a recommendation from the NCBA’s Commission on the Status of Women that a permanent committee be established to assist women in the profession and to work toward a gender-neutral legal society in North Carolina.
The Elder & Special Needs Law Section brings together members of the NCBA who have a special interest in elder law practice and focuses on issues related to the state’s elderly population, including Medicare and Medicaid.
The Elder & Special Needs Law Section addresses such issues as care management and correct placement for disabled adults requiring long-term care; Medicaid and Special Assistance eligibility for nursing home and assisted living; Medicare claims and appeals; Veterans’ benefits; Medicaid estate recovery; private payment options such as long-term care insurance; special needs trusts; planning for families with disabled children; guardianship law; advance directives and end-of-life decision-making; and mental capacity issues.