RALEIGH, N.C. –Campbell Crossroads sponsored a panel discussion on Amendment One on Monday, April 9, at Campbell Law School. State representatives Rick Glazier and Phil Shepard participated in the discussion, as well as local attorney Anthony Biller and community advocate Jimmy Creech.
A hotly-contested issue in North Carolina, citizens will have an opportunity to vote for or against the amendment during the upcoming election on May 8.
Campbell Law Juvenile Justice Project Director Jon Powell served as moderator for the discussion, which included questions from Campbell Law students.
A 1997 graduate of Campbell Law and current adjunct faculty member, Biller represents clients in patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation in trial and appellate courts throughout the country. He is also a member of the Alliance Defence Fund’s National Litigation HonorCorps, which is a civil rights legal alliance focused on defending religious freedom, the sanctity of life, marriage, and family.
Creech served as an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church from 1970 to 1999. He has traveled around the country preaching and speaking in favor of human and civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
Representative Glazier has been elected to the North Carolina General Assembly five times and also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Campbell Law. He spearheaded the School Violence Protection Act and the Healthy Youth Act, and was responsible for the creation and passage of the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission and the Racial Justice Act. He currently serves as the Democratic House Minority Whip.
A co-sponsor of the amendment, Representative Shepard was elected to the North Carolina General Assembly in 2010. He previously worked in transportation logistics for the United States Marine Corps, and has served as pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church for 12 years.
Campbell Crossroads attempts to educate on “diversity in the profession and ensure equal opportunities and inclusion of all law students in the membership, leadership, and activities” in support of the American Bar Association’s diversity initiative.
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