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Leadership Academy Class Selected

Leadership Academy Class Selected

Sixteen outstanding young lawyers have been selected for the North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy’s Class of 2017. Attorneys selected for the Leadership Academy’s seventh class, with city of residence and place of business, are:

Daniel Adams, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Durham
David Baxter, Sumrell, Sugg, Carmichael, Hicks & Hart, P.A., New Bern
Jonathan Bogues, Rogers Townsend & Thomas PC Durham
Martha Bradley, Cannon Law, P.C., Waynesville
Laura  Clark, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Wilson
Anna Davis, Wake County District Attorney’s Office, Raleigh
Geoff Gisler, Southern Environmental Law Center, Chapel Hill
Ariel Harris, Smith Moore Leatherwood, Charlotte
Neubia Harris, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Raleigh
Leah Hermiller, Graebe Hanna & Sullivan PLLC, Cary
Jason Idilbi, The Clearing House Payments Company, Winston-Salem
Ihuoma Igboanugo, The Crescent Law Practice, Raleigh
Kristin Kelly, Halvorsen Bradshaw PLLC, Winston-Salem
Brandon McPherson, Schwartz & Shaw PLLC, Raleigh
Manisha Patel, Ward Black Law, PA, Greensboro
Jeremy Wilson, Ward and Smith, P.A., Wilmington

The NCBA is partnering once again with Joy Ruhmann and Level Up Leadership to provide this year’s training.

The mission of the Leadership Academy is to help young lawyers become more effective leaders in their communities, whether their communities be the legal profession, their firms, legal departments and any other organizations with which they are associated, or their local, state, national or even international communities, or any other environments where lawyers regularly have calls or opportunities for leadership.

The Leadership Academy was implemented by the NCBA’s Young Lawyer Initiatives Task Force in 2011 during the tenure of President Gene Pridgen under the direction of Past-President Norfleet Pruden.

Patti Ramseur and Roberta King Latham, former chairs of the Young Lawyers Division, serve as co-chairs of the NCBA Leadership Academy initiative.