Parrish Named CLE Volunteer of the Year
Christopher L. Parrish of Oak Ridge was honored on Thursday, June 21, as the North Carolina Bar Association’s CLE Volunteer of the Year. The award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the NCBA’s Continuing Legal Education Department, was presented at the NCBA Annual Meeting Awards Dinner.
Parrish serves as an assistant district attorney for the 18th Prosecutorial District (Guilford County). To date, he has tried more than 80 jury trials ranging from misdemeanor appeals to first degree murder.
Parrish also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Justice Policy Studies at Guilford College, where he has taught for over a decade, and an Adjunct Professor of Political Science with Greensboro College, where he has taught for over 15 years. He has extended his style of teaching to Elon University School of Law and is a Public Affairs Specialist III and certified instructor for the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.
“How to Try Your Case Like a Professional: Tips & Procedures for the ‘Relatively’ New Trial Lawyer,” authored by Parrish and published by the CLE Department in 2016, earned an Award of Outstanding Achievement for Best Publication in 2017 from the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) – an international association of administrators, educators, publishers, programmers and meeting professionals.
Parrish is a graduate of Greensboro College (B.S.), the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (M.P.A.) and Campbell Law School.