Emily Haas of Coats + Bennett Named Co-Chair of Wake County Bar Association Lawyer Support Committee

Committee Will Support Initiatives to Aid Lawyers in Need, Legal Professionals Suffering from Work-Related Issues

Cary, NC, April 20, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Coats and Bennett, PLLC (http://www.coatsandbennett.com), an intellectual property law firm, has announced that Emily Haas has been named co-chair of the lawyer support committee at the Wake County Bar Association (WCBA). The committee is responsible for assisting lawyers in need and promoting the Bar Confidential Attorney Resources and Enrichment Services (BarCARES) program, which provides behavioral health and psychiatry services to legal professionals suffering from work-related issues. Haas has been appointed to a one year term.

As an associate in the litigation group at Coats and Bennett, Haas specializes in copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets. She earned her Juris Doctor from Campbell Law School, where she graduated in the top 5 percent of her class, and is a member of the trademark litigation committee at the American Bar Association.

“The legal profession is extremely rewarding but can also be highly taxing emotionally,” said Haas. “By promoting the BarCARES program and providing support to my colleagues, I hope to help members of the WCBA alleviate some of the stress associated with their careers.”

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Coats and Bennett, PLLC, is one of the most established full service intellectual property law firms in the Southeast. Located in Cary, N.C., the firm provides a comprehensive range of intellectual property legal services including litigation, patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, trade secrets and related matters throughout the United States and worldwide. With a reputation as a trusted, experienced and effective resource for businesses and individuals in need of IP counsel, Coats and Bennett delivers quality work to local clients and Fortune 500 companies alike. For more information, visit http://www.coatsandbennett.com.

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