Shelby Benton

Shelby Benton

Benton Family Law

Profile

Education

Campbell University/1985/JD

Admitted to Practice

NC/1985

Legal Organizations

  • Past President of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA), 2015-2016
  • Past Chair NCBA Family Law Council, 2009-2010
  • Past Board Member, NCBA Board of Governors, 2010-2013
  • Chair, Nominations Committee NCBA Board of Governors 2012-2013
  • Committee Member, NCBA Legislative Advisory Committee, 2011-present
  • Chair NCBA Talent Development Committee 2017-2019
  • Co-Chair North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2017-2020
  • Vice Chair and Trustee NC Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) 2019 to present
  • Commissioner NC Domestic Violence Commission
  • Member, NC State Bar Ethic Committee 2016-2019
  • NC State Bar 8th Judicial District Councilor, 2013-2016
  • Board Member, 8th Judicial District Family Court Advisory Board 2004-present
  • 8th Judicial District Bar, BarCares Coordinator 2010-present
  • Past President 8th Judicial District Bar Association, 1993-1994
  • Past President Wayne County Bar Association, 1991-1992.

CLE Presentations

  • Testing the Limits:  Jurisdictional and Ethical Issues in Family Law, 09/26/08, Asheville, NC, NCBA,. Prepared a manuscript and presented at this seminar  on Jurisdictional Issues Regarding Military Personnel.
  • Family Matters:  2008 Basics of Family Law, 11/13/08, Cary, NC NCBA, Prepared a manuscript and presented at this seminar on Post Separation Support, Alimony & Fees.
  • Modern Family, 2010 Basics of Family Law, 11/10/10, Cary, NC, NCBA, Revised my prior manuscript and presented at this seminar on Post Separation Support, Alimony & Fees.
  • The Modern Family, 2012 Basics of Family Law, 11/09/12, Cary, NC, NCBA, Prepared a manuscript and presented at this seminar for one hour on Managing An Equitable Distribution Case.
  • Managing Military Cases: A Broad Overview, 12/4/13, Cary, NC, NCBA, Prepared a power point and presented at this webinar on Family Law Issues with military clients.

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