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NCBA Presents Legislative Day

NCBA Presents Legislative Day

Legislative Day participants included NCBA leadership, from left, Executive Director Jason Hensley, President Jacqueline Grant and President-elect LeAnn Nease Brown.

By Devon Karst
The Office of Governmental Affairs hosted the North Carolina Bar Association’s biannual Legislative Day on Tuesday, March 26, in downtown Raleigh.

Every other year, the Office of Governmental Affairs hosts Legislative Day in order to provide members with an overview of the importance of being involved in the legislature and give them an opportunity to meet with their legislators. Attendees are section delegates who are chosen by the chairs of the respective NCBA Sections to attend the event.

The section delegates experienced a full day of activities on and around Jones Street, beginning with breakfast and welcoming remarks from Jacqueline Grant, president of the NCBA and the North Carolina Bar Foundation.

Attendees were then addressed by Chief Justice Cheri Beasley of the N.C. Supreme Court and learned about the legislative process before meeting with their legislators to discuss continued priorities of the NCBA, including adequate funding of the courts and legal services funding.

Sens. Floyd McKissick Warren Daniel and Rep. Sarah Stevens and Darren Jackson joined the NCBA at Campbell Law school for a luncheon and spoke on leadership and their experience as being a lawyer while serving in the General Assembly.

The delegates wrapped up their day with visits to the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.

See Facebook photo album here.

Planning is already underway for 2021. If you would like more information on how you can be involved in the future, please contact Devon Karst, Government Affairs Manager, at dkarst@ncbar.org.