Six Alumni Recognized at Annual N.C. Bar Association Meeting, Jackie Grant ’95 Sworn in as President

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Jackie Grant '95 with her mother Cathey Grant and N.C. Supreme Court
Chief Justice Mark Martin '88. Photo courtesy of Russell Rawlings/NCBA.

Six UNC School of Law alumni were recognized at the North Carolina Bar Association’s 120th annual meeting in Wilmington, June 21-24, including this year's president of the organization.

Jacqueline D. Grant ’95 Sworn in as NCBA President

On June 23, Jacqueline D. “Jackie” Grant '95, partner and litigator at Roberts & Stevens in Asheville, N.C., was installed as the 124th president of the NCBA. She will also serve as president of the North Carolina Bar Foundation. Grant served on the NCBA Board of Governors from 2010-13 and is a former member of the Litigation Section Council. She has also served on numerous committees, including the Medico-Legal Liaison Committee and the Delivery of Legal Services Committee, which she has chaired, and the Awards and Recognitions Committee, on which she has served as co-chair the past two years. Grant is a 2016 recipient of the NCBA's Citizen Lawyer Award. She becomes the second African-American female and third African-American overall to serve as president of the NCBA.

Three Named as 2018 Citizen Lawyer Award Recipients

The North Carolina Bar Association announced three Carolina Law alumni as recipients of the 2018 Citizen Lawyer Award. The award was established in 2007 to recognize lawyers who provide exemplary public service to their communities.

  • Dan Green ’79 operates Daniel R. Green Jr., Attorney at Law in Hickory. He is a registered volunteer for AFS Intercultural Programs – the oldest foreign exchange student program in the world – and has personally hosted 23 foreign exchange students since 1991 while serving as president of the Hickory/Catawba County AFS Chapter since 1996. He has also served as president of the Western Piedmont Symphony Board of Directors, as chairman of the Catawba County Democratic Party, and as vestry warden (twice) for St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.
  • Nicholas Long Jr. ’81 of Raleigh serves as North Carolina State Counsel for Old Republic National Title Co. and is a past chair of the NCBA Real Property Section. Like his father and two sons, Long is an Eagle Scout. He currently represents the Occoneechee Boy Scout Council as the Council Commissioner, one of the Key Three – three key executives on the Occoneechee Boy Scout Council including 9,600 Scouts and 14,600 volunteers – and one of the six voting delegates to the National Convention.
  • Robert B. Norris ’76 practices with Shumaker Loop & Kendrick in Charlotte. He was a founding partner of the Wishart Norris firm in Burlington, where he co-founded the Foundation Serving Alamance County (now Alamance Foundation) and co-founded and served as president of the Alamance Coalition Against Drug Abuse. In Charlotte, Norris has served as director of the Lynnwood Foundation, serving Duke Mansion and Lee Institute, and NPower Charlotte Region (now Apparo) which provides technology solutions to non-profit organizations.

Douglas Carmichael McIntyre II ’81 Receives the Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake Jr. Public Service Award

Douglas Carmichael “Mike” McIntyre II ’81 received the Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake Jr. Public Service Award. The award, which is not given every year, recognizes an outstanding lawyer in North Carolina who has performed exemplary public service. In presenting the award, Kearns Davis ’95, immediate past president of NCBA, said McIntyre had “inspired citizens, students, and his fellow attorneys through his professional, community, civic and personal activities, as well as through his exemplary public service.” McIntyre served 18 years (1997-2015) as a congressman in North Carolina’s seventh congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. Today, McIntyre is senior advisor and director of government relations at Poyner Spruill Law Firm in Raleigh.

LeAnn Nease Brown '84 Will Serve as NCBA President-Elect

LeAnn Nease Brown ’84 of Chapel Hill is the new president-elect of the North Carolina Bar Association. Brown is a member/manager of Brown & Bunch, PLLC, which has offices in Chapel Hill and Raleigh. She will serve as president of the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Bar Foundation in 2019-20. She will be installed as the 125th president of the NCBA at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Asheville. Brown has served as chair of three sections: Antitrust & Trade Regulation Law (now Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes), Zoning, Planning & Land Use, and Dispute Resolution. Brown has also served as chair of the Membership Committee, the CLE Committee, and as co-chair of the Legislative Advisory Committee. She served on the NCBA Board of Governors in 2010-13.

-June 27, 2018

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