28th Judicial District Bar News
The North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys presented Meghann Burke with the 2018 Themis Award at tonight's Women of Wisdom Celebration. This award is given annually to one woman who makes substantial contributions to improving the status of women in the legal profession.
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Along with 8 partners, Meghann is part owner of a women's semi-professional soccer team kicking off in the WPSL in the Summer 2018. Learn more here.
Players in the professional women's soccer league in the United States, the National Women's Soccer League ("NWSL"), launched the NWSL Players Association. Meghann serves as the NWSLPA's spokesperson, as described more fully here.
Meghann traveled to Amsterdam, home to the FIFPro, the World Players' Union, to consult with the Women's Football Advisory Committee. In this interview, she discusses her role with the National Women's Soccer League Players Association launched in 2017.
Representing the Lake Louise Preservation Association, a group of concerned neighbors and citizens, Bill argued into the wee hours of the morning before the Weaverville Zoning's Board of Adjustment to stop a high density development that was rife with problems. Read more here.
On behalf of six plaintiffs, Meghann and lead counsel Luke Largess and Jake Sussman of Tin Fulton Walker & Owen filed suit challenging the law known as "Senate Bill 2," which allows magistrates to opt-out of performing marriage ceremonies between people of the same sex. Meghann talks to WCQS about the case. Read the Complaint here.
Following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling recognizing marriage equality, the Asheville Citizen-Times interviews Meghann to discuss the opportunity for married same-sex couples to adopt their children under North Carolina law.
NPR (WCQS 88.1)
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a landmark decision that the fundamental right to marry includes gay Americans. As this historic decision came down and the celebration was ongoing, Meghann was interviewed by NPR on the impact to our local community. Meghann was a leader in the legal battle that helped overturn Amendment One in North Carolina.
The Associated Press
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Council gave themselves pay increases in violation of Tribal law. Meghann filed suit on behalf of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for Justice & Accountability to dispute those raises. She was interviewed on the legality of the raises and what actions the Council should take in light on the lawsuit that has been filed.