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James H. (Jim) Slaughter
James H. (Jim) Slaughter
Phone: 336-378-1899
Fax: 336-378-1850
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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

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.
Areas of Practice:

Community Association / Planned Community Law (Homeowner Association and
Condominium Association Law); Condominium and Homeowner Association Mediation; Real Estate Litigation; Business Litigation; Parliamentary Law


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., 1989   
     Order of the Barristers. Member, Holderness Moot Court Bench
     University of North Carolina National Moot Court Team
     University of North Carolina National Trial Competition Team

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., with Highest Honors
     Phi Beta Kappa
     Phi Eta Sigma
     Harry S. Truman Scholar


"AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell.
Admitted to the North Carolina State Bar; Western and Middle Federal District Courts; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Federal Circuits; and the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Real Estate Broker, North Carolina (since 1982).
Certified Superior Court Mediator (since 1994).
President, College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL), 2014; Board of Governors, 2010-2015.
President, North Carolina Chapter, Community Associations Institute (CAI), 2016; Board of Directors, 2010-2016
Fellow, College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL).
Member, NC Bar Association Community Associations Committee (since inception).
Herb Falk Society Pro Bono Award from the Greensboro Bar Association (annual since inception).
Distinguished Faculty, Community Association Law Seminar.
Past President, American College of Parliamentary Lawyers.
Certified Professional Parliamentarian-Teacher, American Institute of Parliamentarians.
Professional Registered Parliamentarian, National Association of Parliamentarians.
Author, Complete Idiot's Guide to Parliamentary Procedure Fast Track.
Lead Author, Notes and Comments on Robert's Rules, Fourth Edition.
Parliamentary Web Site:

Professional Affiliations:

American Inns of Court (Master)
Greensboro Bar Association (Past Director; Past Treasurer)
North Carolina Bar Association
United States Supreme Court Bar

Civic and Community Involvement:

President, North Carolina Chapter, Community Associations Institute (CAI)
President, Greensboro Historical Museum 
Chairman, National Conference for Community & Justice (NCCJ), Piedmont Triad
Stated Clerk and Elder, First Presbyterian Church
Board Member, Crescent Rotary Club
Chairman, NC Democratic Party Council of Review
Chairman, Ethics Committee, American Institute of Parliamentarians
Chairman, Ethics Committee, National Association of Parliamentarians
Member, Governor's Crime Commission
President, Young Democrats of North Carolina
Chairman, NC State Youth Council
Vice Chairman, N.C. Youth Advisory Council
Member, Juvenile Law Study Commission
Member, N.C. Progress Board
2016 Leaders in the Law Honoree, NC Lawyers Weekly
Named to "Legal Elite" by Business North Carolina magazine
Order of the Long Leaf Pine