Durham Attorney Unanimously Nominated as Secretary of Nonprofit Advocacy Organization

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On May 9th, Crystal Rouse, a James Scott Farrin attorney, was unanimously nominated to a position within the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) that puts her in line to become a Section Chair within three years.

NC Social Security Disability Lawyer Crystal Rouse

“Crystal is quickly becoming recognized in the Disability field, and rightly so. She has a lot to offer to the community and I know she will go above and beyond in her new role with the NCAJ,” Former Section Chair and Attorney Rick Fleming said.

For over 50 years, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), a nonprofit, nonpartisan association, has worked to protect the rights and safety of North Carolina’s families.

A significant part of their work has been to improve the skills of those who stand up for the injured. They do this by uniting attorneys across NC through various advocacy sections and offering them over 40 professional development seminars each year.

The Disability Advocacy Section (DAS) is one of 18 sections that helps lead the NCAJ’s 4000+ members. Its Executive Committee is made up of 17 positions, three of which are elected positions.

Attorney Crystal Rouse was recently nominated to one of these three positions - Secretary, putting her in line to become the Section’s Chair within three years.

In response to her nomination, she said, “I am thrilled to accept the nomination, but the position of Secretary is not something I take lightly. This Section promotes the rights of disabled people across NC. That is the most important aspect of this nomination.”

Rouse is a Social Security Disability lawyer at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. Prior to this nomination, she chaired many other NCAJ subcommittees and spoke at several of their continuing legal education courses.

Rouse said, “My colleagues in the DAS are some of the most esteemed disability advocates in the nation; their unanimous nomination is an absolute honor, and I look forward to fulfilling my duties.”

Former Section Chair and Crystal’s colleague at James Scott Farrin, Attorney Rick Fleming shared in Rouse’s excitement.

“Crystal is quickly becoming recognized in the Disability field, and rightly so. She has a lot to offer to the community and I know she will go above and beyond in her new role with the NCAJ,” Fleming said.

ABOUT THE LAW OFFICES OF JAMES SCOTT FARRIN:
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 32 attorneys focus on the following practice areas: Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Eminent Domain, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Mass Torts and Products Liability. Three 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.

Contact Information:
David Chamberlin
280 S. Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
866-844-4262
http://www.farrin.com

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