RALEIGH – North Carolina Chief Justice Sarah Parker was honored by Campbell University's Norman A. Wiggins School of Law during its annual Delta Theta Phi awards gala and dinner on Nov. 16.
Parker received the Judge Robinson O. Everett Award for Legal Excellence at the event, held in downtown Raleigh's Cardinal Club.
“The Judge Robinson O. Everett Award recognizes the highest standards in legal practice, and Chief Justice Sarah Parker exemplifies these standards every day,” said Law School Dean Melissa Essary. “It is an honor to have such a deserving person serve on the Board of Visitors for Campbell Law.”
Through her work as Chief Justice since Feb. 1, 2006, and previously as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and a judge for the N.C. Court of Appeals, Parker was cited for exemplifying the objectives of the Delta Theta Phi fraternity, according to Essary, including: the application of the highest standards of personal integrity, diligence, candor and trust, individual responsibility, respect for law, rights and property of others, and the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct in the study, practice, and teaching of the law.
She is also an active member of several boards and organizations, including the North Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association, Wake County Bar Association and the Mecklenburg County Bar Association.
More than 125 Campbell Law students, faculty and members of the legal community attended the gala, where members were able to engage in ethics dialogues and efforts on professionalism in the law community.
PHOTO: Chief Justice Sarah Parker with Rachel Carter (Law student and Everett Gala chairman) and Ben Greenberg (Law student and Dean of the R.C. Bryan Senate)