RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Interim Dean Keith Faulkner was elected Susie Sharp Inn of Court President at the organization’s meeting on Wednesday, March 13. Faulkner previously served in the role of president-elect.
“I am honored to be selected to lead the Susie Sharp Inn of Court,” said Faulkner. “The Inn membership is comprised of so many respected and notable attorneys and judges from our local legal community – many of whom I view as my mentors. I look forward to working with them as we continue to seek avenues to honor and improve the legal profession.”
A group of prominent Triangle judges and attorneys, the Susie Sharp Inn of Court meets six times each year for dinner and a one-hour, continuing legal education program. The purpose of the organization is to promote and enhance professionalism in all disciplines within the North Carolina State Bar. The Inn is a creative, diverse, collegial, and congenial association of skilled attorneys dedicated to sharing their philosophies, knowledge, and experiences with each other to improve the profession. For more information on the Inn, please visit the Susie Sharp Inn of Court website at http://susiesharpinn.org/.
The Susie Sharp Inn of Court is named after Chief Justice Susie Marshall Sharp, who served as the first female Associate and Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. The organization was formed in 1993 under the leadership of Chief Justice Burley Mitchell.
Faulkner is extremely active in the profession and community, and he serves on many boards and bar related committees, including the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Data Policy Committee, the North Carolina Bar Association's Professionalism Committee, the Wake County Bar Association's Professionalism and Public Service Committees, and North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services Board, where he serves as treasurer. In September 2012 Dean Faulkner joined the Downtown Raleigh Alliance Board of Directors, and in December 2012 he was elected to serve on the Wake County Bar Association & Tenth Judicial District Bar 2013 Board of Directors.
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