Durham, North Carolina (PRWEB) October 20, 2011
Six attorneys and one staff member from the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin have received the Order of Service Award from the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) for their service to the organization between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011.
Winners of the Order of Service Award are recognized for their committed service to the NCAJ and its mission. Recipients have generously donated their time and talents to a minimum of two areas of the organization including: amicus brief writing, writing manuscripts and speaking at CLE seminars, coaching a mock trial team or otherwise significant service in mock trial programs, actively serving on committees, writing articles for Trial Briefs, chairing educational programs, chairing sections or divisions and writing for various publication projects of the NCAJ.
The attorneys and the staff member from the firm who received the Order of Service Award include:
Litigation Attorney Adrienne Blocker is receiving her sixth Order of Service Award. She is a founding member of the NCAJ Auto Torts Section and is currently serving as its Secretary. She is on the Board of Directors of the Carolina Center for Civic Education (CCCE), which is partially funded by the NCAJ, and currently serves as Co-Regional Coordinator for the CCCE Mock Trial Competition. She is also the editor and a chapter author for a personal injury manual to be published jointly by the NCAJ and Lexis.
Ms. Blocker also recently received the Ebbie Award from NCAJ for her “service and inspired commitment to the organization.”
Rick Fleming, shareholder, head of the firm’s Social Security Disability Department, and a NC Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law is receiving his fourth Order of Service Award. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the NCAJ Disability Advocacy Section (DAS) and has served as Co-Chair of multiple Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars during the past five years.
He currently serves as a Co-Membership Chair of the Hispanic/Latino Affairs Division and is a member of the Workers’ Compensation Section and the Disability Advocacy Section.
Eric Haase is a personal injury attorney and shareholder at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. He served as a judge in the NCAJ’s NC High School Mock Trial competition held in Durham, NC. He also completed a chapter for the upcoming second edition of the North Carolina Personal Injury Liens Manual and previously served as the Secretary for NCAJ’s Products Liability Section.
Personal Injury Attorney Michael Jordan, a shareholder at the firm, served on the NCAJ Board of Governors last year. He also served as the organization’s overall Publications Chair, on the Executive Committee of the Auto Torts Section and as a member of the Ethics Committee. Mr. Jordan also edited an edition of Trial Briefs magazine and updated a chapter in the NC Personal Injury Liens Manual. This is his fifth Order of Service Award.
Anabel Rosa is a bilingual personal injury attorney at the firm. She has participated in various committee meetings and projects for the NCAJ that are geared towards helping the Latino residents of North Carolina. She is the liaison between the New Lawyer’s Committee and the Latino Committee.
Her involvement with NCAJ includes providing strategy and planning for legal clinics, offering volunteer services and organizing a diplomatic meet and greet with the Mexican Consul. She also volunteered at the Fiesta del Pueblo event with several other bilingual attorneys from the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin to provide free legal counseling and referrals to the Spanish-speaking community.
Eric Sanchez is the Chief Operating Officer and the longest serving staff member at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, having served the firm and its clients for more than 10 years. He received the Order of Service Award for his work in both advocacy and communication areas during the important recent legislative session, especially in regard to tort reform issues.
Gabe Talton is a litigation attorney in the firm’s Personal Injury Department. Last year, he served as chair of the Hispanic/Latino Affairs Division and was a member of the Board of Governors. He presented a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar in conjunction with Matt Harbin, a Workers’ Compensation attorney at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, on immigrant issues in injury litigation. Additionally, he organized a reception at the NCAJ headquarters for the new Mexican Consulate-General to North Carolina.
About the Firm:
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is headquartered in the American Tobacco Historic District, adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, in Durham, North Carolina, with 12 additional offices statewide in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford and Wilson. The firm’s 27 attorneys focus on the following practice areas: Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Mass Torts and Products Liability. Four of the attorneys are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law and one is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is involved in the community, including sponsorship of local philanthropic organizations and an active employee matching donation program.