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Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Kip Nelson Appointed To Appellate Rules Committee Of The North Carolina Bar Association

Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Kip Nelson Appointed To Appellate Rules Committee Of The North Carolina Bar Association

July 17, 2013

Greensboro, N.C. — Kip Nelson, an attorney in Smith Moore Leatherwood's Greensboro office, was recently appointed to the North Carolina Bar Association's Appellate Rules Committee. Nelson joins two other Smith Moore Leatherwood attorneys on the committee, Matthew Nis Leerberg and Elizabeth Brooks Scherer, the committee chair.

The North Carolina Bar Association is a voluntary organization which provides services, such as continuing legal education programs, to attorneys. The North Carolina Bar Association’s Appellate Rules Committee is a prestigious committee and advocacy group which serves as a liaison between the appellate bench and the North Carolina Bar. The committee examines appellate procedures and makes recommendations to the Supreme Court of North Carolina about possible amendments to the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure. Committee members are appointed by the Association President and concentrate on improving the quality of appellate advocacy in North Carolina.

Nelson is a member of the firm's Litigation group and the Appellate Practice group. He is also a contributor to the North Carolina Appellate Practice Blog,, which provides news, information, tips, and resources for practicing law in North Carolina's state and federal appellate courts. The firm’s Appellate Practice Team offers substantial appellate experience and is comprised of two distinguished former appellate judges, four former law clerks on state and federal appellate courts, and contributors to the Appellate Style Manual.

Nelson earned his B.S. in Psychology, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University in 2007. He also received his J.D., summa cum laude, from Duke University School of Law in 2010 and his LL.M. from Duke University in 2011.

About the North Carolina Bar Association Appellate Rules Committee:

The Appellate Rules Committee is concerned with improving the quality of appellate practice in North Carolina. Its members - lawyers and judges from across the State - meet regularly to discuss appellate problems and possible solutions. Among other work, the Committee has drafted proposed amendments to the N.C. Rules of Appellate Procedure for consideration by the Supreme Court. Past proposals have included measures to clarify ambiguities in the rules and to simplify procedures.

Heather Olson


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