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 2014-15 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: Danny Glover, Teague & Glover, PA (Elizabeth City)

Immediate Past President: David Teddy, Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, PLLC (Shelby)

President-Elect: Christopher Nichols, Nichols Law Firm (Raleigh)

Communications Vice President: Bill Powers, Powers McCartan, PLLC (Charlotte)

Education Vice President: Julie Bell, Daggett Shuler (Winston-Salem)

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

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

Membership Vice President: John McCabe, The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A. (Cary)

PAC Chair: Lyndon Helton, Lyndon R. Helton, PLLC (Hickory)

Fundraising & Development Officer: Steve Bowden, Steve Bowden & Associates PC (Greensboro)

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Board member: Douglas Abrams, Abrams & Abrams, P.A. (Raleigh)

Past President Appointed by the President: Cliff Britt, Comerford & Britt, LLP (Winston-Salem)

At Large: Valerie Johnson, Copeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC (Durham)

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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