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Children’s Law Center of North Carolina, home of the Child Advocacy Clinic, to celebrate 10th anniversary Thursday, Sept. 17

The Children’s Law Center of North Carolina will celebrate its 10th anniversary of giving children their say in court on Sept. 17, 2015, with two events.

The festivities start off with Brian F. Martin, author of the New York Times best-seller “Invincible: The 10 Lies You Learn Growing Up With Domestic Violence and the Truths to Set You Free,” who will speak at 1 p.m. at the Old Salem Visitors’ Center. Admission is free, but an RSVP is required here.

Martin is an entrepreneur and the founder and chief executive officer of the non-profit CDV-Children of Domestic Violence. He is also a weekly¬†contributor to The Huffington Post. Martin is just one of the 1 billion people alive today who grew up living with domestic violence. Organizers say educators, counselors, legal professionals, those working in the field of domestic violence and public safety officers are encouraged to attend Martin’s presentation.

The Anniversary and Awards Celebration will follow at 6:30 on the Rooftop Terrace at 751 W. Fourth St. Among the honorees will be Penny (JD ’82)¬† and Bill Spry (Founding Leadership Award); Ran and Frank Bell and Jim Lambie and Libba Evans (all of whom being honored with the Founding Philanthropists Award); Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton (Pro Bono Law Firm Award); Meg Coppley, Spilman Thomas & Battle (Pro Bono Attorney Award). Tickets are $50 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Children’s Law Center, which is home to the law school’s Child Advocacy Clinic, directed by Iris Sunshine (JD ’89), who also serves as the Center’s executive director.

For more information, please visit the Children’s Law Center of North Carolina website here.