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NCBA Honors Justice, Judges

NCBA Honors Justice, Judges

Honorees, from left, Rick Elmore, Ann Marie Calabria and Barbara Jackson.

The Board of Governors of the North Carolina Bar Association, convening on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the N.C. Bar Center, honored former N.C. Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson and former Judges Ann Marie Calabria and Rick Elmore of the N.C. Court of Appeals.

The event featured remarks by N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin, who introduced Jackson, and Chief Judge Linda McGee of the N.C. Court of Appeals, who introduced Calabria and Elmore.

The recognition event is typically held during the NCBA’s winter board meeting.

NCBA President Jacqueline Grant presided.

Jackson is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law and also holds an LL.M. from Duke University School of Law. She was elected to an eight-year term on the N.C. Court of Appeals in 2004 and joined the N.C. Supreme Court in 2011 following her election to an eight-year term in 2010.

Jackson previously served as a vice president of the North Carolina Bar Association and as a director of the North Carolina Bar Foundation, and is a past chair of the NCBA Administrative Law Section.

Calabria is a graduate of Campbell Law School who served as a District Court judge in Wake County prior to her election to the Court of Appeals in 2002. Elmore is a graduate of North Carolina Central University School of Law who practiced law in Greensboro prior to his election to the Court of Appeals in 2002.

Calabria and Elmore served the same tenure on the Court of Appeals, retiring after their second eight-year terms ended last year. Both are former vice presidents of the North Carolina Bar Association and directors of the North Carolina Bar Foundation.

Previous honorees at the winter board meeting include former N.C. Supreme Court Justice Robert Edmunds and former Judge Linda Stephens of the N.C. Court of Appeals; N.C. Reps. Leo Daughtry, Rick Glazier and Skip Stam and Sen. Fletcher Hartsell; retired N.C. Chief Justice Sarah Parker; William Johnson, chairman, president and CEO of Progress Energy; Bill Friday, longtime president of the UNC system; Mecklenburg County District Attorney Peter Gilchrist; N.C. Sen. Dan Clodfelter; John G. Medlin Jr., who chaired the Commission on the Future of Courts and Justice in North Carolina; U.S. Rep. Howard Coble; N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake Jr.; Superior Court Judge Howard Manning; AOC Director Ralph Walker and former ABA President A.P. Carlton.