NC Advocates for Justice Elects New Leadership This Weekend

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Members of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), a state-wide association of attorneys and other legal professionals who protect the rights of all North Carolinians in both civil and criminal cases, elected new leadership for its 2015-16 fiscal year this past weekend. Elections were held at the association’s annual convention at the Sea Trail Resort in Sunset Beach.

The 14-person Executive Committee, a subset of the NCAJ Board of Governors, includes:

President: Christopher Nichols, Nichols Law Firm (Raleigh)

Immediate Past President: Danny Glover, Jr., Teague & Glover, PA (Elizabeth City)

President-Elect: Bill Powers, Powers McCartan, PLLC (Charlotte)

Legislative Vice President: Valerie Johnson, Copeley Johnson & Groninger, PLLC (Durham)

Membership Vice President: Vernon Sumwalt, The Sumwalt Law Firm (Charlotte)

Communications Vice President: Brad Bannon, Cheshire, Parker, Schneider & Bryan (Raleigh)

Education Vice President: David Henson, Henson & Fuerst, PA (Raleigh)

Legal Affairs Vice President: Mary Pollard, NC Prisoner Legal Services (Raleigh)

PAC Chair: R. Steve Bowden, Steve Bowden & Associates PC (Greensboro)

Fundraising & Development Officer: John McCabe, The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A. (Cary)    

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Board member: Charles Monnett III, Charles G. Monnett, III & Associates (Charlotte)

Past President Appointed by the President: David Pishko, Law Office of David Pishko, PA (Winston-Salem)

At Large: Sarah Jessica Farber, Farber Law Firm, PLLC (Raleigh)

President Emeritus: Charles Blanchard, Blanchard, Miller, Lewis & Isley, P.A. (Raleigh)

The NC Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) and its 4,000 members are dedicated to protecting the rights of all North Carolinians. The NC Advocates for Justice provides continuing legal education for lawyers and paralegals aimed at enhancing the quality of the legal profession, offers public education programs aimed at enhancing public access and understanding of the legal system, supports the writing of amicus briefs for the appellate courts, and advocacy work at the legislature in the areas of criminal and civil justice. The association has served its members for over 50 years.

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