North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA)

Two Wake Forest Law alumni inducted into NCBA General Practice Hall of Fame

The North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) inducted three new members of the General Practice Hall of Fame on June 21, 2018, at the NCBA Annual Meeting Awards Dinner in Wilmington.

They are two Wake Forest University School of Law alumni — Wesley Bailey  (BA’ 54, LLB ’55) of Winston-Salem and J. Gary Vannoy (BA ’62, LLB ’64) of North Wilkesboro — and Nancy Black Norelli of Charlotte.

The Hall of Fame was established by the NCBA General Practice Section in 1989. With the addition of the following three inductees, 160 exemplary North Carolina attorneys are now members of the Hall of Fame. Continue reading »

Leah Hermiller (JD ’14) receives Charles F. Blanchard Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

Leah Hermiller (JD ’14) is among three members of the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) to receive awards during the 2018 NCBA Annual Meeting in Wilmington.

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Photo of 2018 NCBA Citizen Lawyer Award winners posing and holding their awards

NCBA recognizes four Wake Forest Law alumni with 2018 Citizen Lawyer Awards

Four Wake Forest Law alumni are among the 11th class of Citizen Lawyer Award recipients who were recognized at the 2018 North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Annual Meeting held June 21-24 at the Wilmington Convention Center. Presentation of the awards took place on Thursday, June 21, at the new Annual Meeting Awards Dinner.

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Adjunct Professor Bettie Sousa (JD ’81) featured in N.C. Bar Association magazine

Adjunct Professor Bettie Sousa (JD ’81) was featured in the November 2017 issue of North Carolina Lawyer, the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) flagship magazine. Sousa authored the article, “‘Where She Has Practiced Her Entire Career’: Reflections On Coming a Long Way,“  which was first published at

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