Leading Off

Welcome to the May 2024 edition of North Carolina Lawyer magazine, the flagship publication of the North Carolina Bar Association.

In the latest President’s Perspective – “Who’s Counting?” – President Patti Ramseur discusses the challenging and rewarding experiences of her year as president, which is drawing to a close as we approach the NCBA Annual Meeting in Charlotte. Register here.

Featured Coverage is devoted to Mark Martin, founding dean of Kenneth F. Kahn School of Law at High Point University; 2024 NCBF Open Door Fellows Darius Alexander and April Franklin; YLD Communications Co-chairs Ari Sibrey and Megan Reilly-Dreas; and NCBF Endowment Justice Fund honorees Charles L. Becton, Rosemary Gill Kenyon and the late Judge J. Herbert W. Small.

The May 2024 issue also includes regular columns from Jonathan Bogues, chair of the Young Lawyers Division; Catherine Sanders Reach, director of the NCBA Center for Practice Management; and Professor Laura Graham of Wake Forest University School of Law (“Writing That Works”).

Member Interviews are, in a word, fantastic! But see for yourself by reading interviews featuring former state legislator Leo Daughtry, who has written his first novel, “Talmadge Farm”; Elon Law Professor David Levine, founder of the award-winning “Hearsay Culture” podcast; and Professional Vitality Committee member Leslee Sharp, who paints “a picture of professional vitality.”

Awards and Recognitions coverage begins with retired Judge Paul Jones, this year’s recipient of the Liberty Bell Award. Several section awards have also been presented in recent weeks to Amy Lynn Cox Gruendel, Salim Uqdah and Kate Deiter-Maradei (Dispute Resolution Section); Noah Huffstetler (Administrative Law Section); Tom Watkins (Business Law Section); Tom Stukes (Health Law Section); and Jen Story (Juvenile Justice & Children’s Rights Section).

Pick and choose from the May 2024 issue page, or scroll conveniently from article to article through the entire edition utilizing the Previous Article – Next Article option at the end of each piece.

Russell Rawlings is director of external affairs and communications for the North Carolina Bar Association.