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Alfred L. Purrington III Memorial Public Service Award

The Business Law Section is pleased to solicit nominations for the Alfred L. Purrington III Memorial Public Service Award, to be conferred in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Business Law Section.

This award honors the memory of Alfred L. Purrington III, a distinguished member of the North Carolina Bar Association and a founder of the Business Law Section, who served his community freely and quietly in multiple capacities including leadership roles in the United Way of Wake County, United Way of North Carolina, Triangle Land Conservancy, Raleigh City Museum, vestry of Christ Church, Episcopal Church Foundation, North Carolina Literary and Historical Association Endowment Trust, Wake County Phi Beta Kappa, and Penick Village in Southern Pines.

Criteria: The intent behind the award is to recognize outstanding public service by a member of the Business Law Section. The award may be given to an attorney who, through application of his or her professional skills, has given freely and selflessly of his or her time and energy in public service, through charitable and service organizations, for the benefit and betterment of his or her community.

Nominations Guidelines

Complete the form below to nominate an individual. Space is provided to describe the nominee’s practice and contributions in the nature of public service through application of the nominee’s professional skills. Please feel free to also upload documents detailing the nominee’s practice and contributions, as well as letters of support related to the nominee’s law practice and public service from attorneys and lay persons who know the nominee well (extensive information in this area is encouraged).

You may be contacted by an executive officer of the Business Law Section about your nominee. The nomination and supporting information, and all communications, will be kept confidential. Nominees who do not receive the award may be considered for the award in subsequent years without being re-nominated, and nominees who are currently practicing must be a member of the Business Law Section to be considered for the Award.

Award | Business Law Section - Alfred L. Purrington III Memorial Public Service Award

Nominee Information

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Contact Information for Person Submitting Nomination


Award Recipients

  • 2020 | William Pappas

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