Larry Harris (JD ’65) receives Liberty Bell Award from Cabarrus County Bar Association
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May 8, 2017
The Cabarrus County Bar Association honored attorney Larry Harris (JD ’65) with the Liberty Bell Award for his 51 years of service, according to the following story, “Law Day” that was published in the Independent Tribune on May 6, 2017. A similar story was published in the Cabarrus Magazine.
The Marine veteran was born in Morganton and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1961 and then from Wake Forest University’s law school. He practiced law in Concord and Kannapolis.
Throughout his career he handled thousands of cases, but takes the greatest pride in a case from 1995 when the jury returned a verdict of not guilty in a capital case.
As Judge William G. Hamby presented the award to Harris he said, “This recipient recently told a state bar newsletter interviewer that the practice of law hadn’t changed a great deal except for computers and technology. With all the technological changes, the practice of law still comes down to people working together to resolve problems.”
The Liberty Bell Award originated with the Michigan Bar Association Young Lawyers Section in the 1960s. The Michigan lawyers established the award to acknowledge outstanding contributions of community service.