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Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Jill Raspet Elected to NC Bar Association Board of Governors

Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Jill Raspet Elected to NC Bar Association Board of Governors

July 19, 2011

Wilmington, NC – Smith Moore Leatherwood is pleased to announce that Wilmington attorney Jill Raspet has been elected to the North Carolina Bar Association's (NCBA) Board of Governors. Installed at the association's annual meeting in Asheville, NC on June 25, Raspet will serve a three-year term ending in 2014.

"I am excited to serve on the NCBA's Board of Governors for the next three years," said Raspet. "It is an honor to serve on the largest voluntary organization in the state dedicated to serving the legal community."

As a member of Smith Moore Leatherwood's Trusts and Estates Team, Raspet assists clients in drafting and executing comprehensive estate plans, with specific emphasis on estate tax, gift tax and charitable gift planning. She also assists fiduciaries, such as executors and trustees, on matters involving estate and trust administration. Raspet is a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law and graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington as well as the Wake Forest University School of Law.

"We are proud of Jill for her appointment to the NCBA's Board of Governors," said Michael Lee, partner in charge of the firm's Wilmington office. "She certainly will represent the state well and will hold true to the association's mission of 'encouraging the highest standards of integrity, competence, civility and well-being' among the profession."

The NCBA, founded in 1899, serves both attorneys and the general public with programs including professional support, lobbying on issues of interest to the Bar, continuing legal education programs, legal information materials, the Lawyer Referral Service, and support for pro bono legal services. The NCBA, which annually counts more than 70 percent of the state's practicing attorneys among its membership, is the largest voluntary legal organization in North Carolina with more than 15,000 members.

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