Jim Slaughter joined Law Firm Carolinas in 2001 and serves as firm President. He is a regular speaker on issues of real estate and community association law and has authored numerous HOA and condo articles. Jim was the first North Carolina attorney inducted as a Fellow into CAI’s College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) and served as CCAL’s 2014 national President. He was also the first North Carolina attorney recognized by Best Lawyers in the category of “Community Association Law.” Since its inception Jim has served on the NC Bar Association’s Community Associations Committee and was 2016 President of the NC Chapter of the Community Associations Institute.
Jim is also a Certified Professional Parliamentarian-Teacher, Professional Registered Parliamentarian, and past President of the American College of Parliamentary Lawyers (ACPL). He has served as Parliamentarian to many of the largest associations in the country, including the AFL-CIO, NEA, AFT, ANA, LIUNA, SEIU, AFSCME, UFCW, NATCA, and others. Jim is author of two books on association meeting procedure, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Parliamentary Procedure Fast-Track (a quick go-to guide that provides details on the most used motions, appropriate informal procedures for association boards, and general advice for shortening meetings) and Notes and Comments on Robert’s Rules, Fourth Edition (a user’s guide to Robert’s Rules that uses a question-and-answer format to cover the most misused and asked-about provisions). Notes and Comments received the 2013 Phifer Award from the National Communication Association. Many charts and articles on Robert’s Rules of Order and meeting procedure can be found at the firm's parliamentary Website at www.jimslaughter.com.
In addition to his professional work, Jim has been involved in many civic and charitable organizations. He has been recognized by the Bar Association most every year for his pro bono activities and by NC Lawyers Weekly as a 2016 Leaders in the Law Honoree. The Governor of North Carolina has also awarded Jim the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the state's highest civilian honors.
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Community Association / Planned Community Law (Homeowner Association and
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., 1989
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., with Highest Honors
"AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell.
American Inns of Court (Master)
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President, North Carolina Chapter, Community Associations Institute (CAI)