NC Advocates for Justice Elects Local Criminal Defense Attorney as 2016-2017 President

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Bill Powers has been elected President 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 civil and criminal matters.

Bill has long been committed to serving the legal community and his clients through his involvement with NCAJ and teaching, hosting, and chairing Continuing Legal Education throughout North Carolina. He has been a Board of Governor for more than a decade and served on the Executive Committee as Vice President of Communications and President-Elect, before being elected President.

Bill Powers is a partner at Powers McCartan, PLLC and is a board-certified Criminal Law Specialist by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification / NBTA. Bill is a graduate NC State and Campbell Law School. His practice areas include Criminal Defense, Impaired Driving, DWI, DUI and Traffic Law. For more information on Bill Powers, visit The election took place at the association’s annual convention Wilmington, North Carolina.

ABOUT NCAJ – A Leader in Political Lobbying, Continuing Legal Education and Social Justice:
The NC Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) and its 3,000 members is a nonpartisan association of legal professionals dedicated to protecting people’s rights through community, education, and advocacy. NCAJ provides continuing legal education for lawyers and other legal professionals aimed at enhancing the quality of the legal profession, offers public education programs and resources aimed at improving 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 third largest Trial Lawyers Association (TLA) in the nation, NCAJ has served its members for over 50 years.

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