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March 9, 2017
Everett Gaskins Hancock to sponsor trial advocacy team





RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Everett Gaskins Hancock LLP will financially support Campbell Law student advocates at the American Association for Justice regional competition, March 9-12, at the Wake County Courthouse. If the group advances, they will compete at the national competition, March 30-April 2, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Last April the firm sponsored Campbell Law’s national championship winning team at the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge.

“Everett Gaskins Hancock has been extremely supportive of Campbell Law for many years, not only financially but also with regard to engaging, mentoring and supporting our students,” said Leonard. “We are appreciative of their desire to help nurture future Campbell lawyers by aiding our advocacy program financially.”

The American Association of Justice (AAJ) seeks to inspire excellence in trial advocacy through training and education for both law students and practicing attorneys. The Association accomplishes this goal in part by sponsoring the National Student Trial Advocacy Competition, an annual nationwide mock trial competition for all law schools across the country. The competition is an exceptional opportunity for law students to develop and practice their trial advocacy skills before distinguished members of the bar and bench.  The competition utilizes a civil or criminal case involving current legal issues.  

Everett Gaskins Hancock is founded upon core principles guiding their attorneys to serve their clients and community. Located in The Historic Briggs Hardware Building in the heart of downtown Raleigh, Everett Gaskins Hancock offers legal services in a diverse range of practice areas. Everett Gaskins Hancock attorneys James Hash (L ‘08) and Fiona Steer (L ‘15) both participated on advocacy program teams while students at Campbell Law. For more information visit

Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law School has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. The school has twice received the Gambrell Professionalism Award from the American Bar Association, honoring its First-Year Professionalism Development Series in 2003 and the Connections mentorship program in 2016. The school has also been recognized by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,900 alumni, including more than 3,000 who reside and work in North Carolina. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit




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