RALEIGH — Campbell Law School Professor Ashley H. Campbell, founding director of the Blanchard Community Law Clinic (BCLC), has been elected to the North Carolina State Bar Council in the largest judicial district in the state. The decision was announced during the Tenth Judicial District Bar and Wake County Bar Association virtual annual meeting on Dec. 7, 2021.
“I am honored to represent our community on the N.C. State Bar Council as one of the eight bar councilors from the 10th District,” Campbell said.
The N.C. State Bar is the government agency responsible for the regulation of the legal profession in the state. It is governed by a 61-member council whose members are lawyers elected by the lawyers in their communities, as well as three nonlawyer members of the council, who are appointed by the governor and other elected officials. Fellow Tenth Councilors include three Campbell graduates: Katherine Ann Frye ‘01, Judge Robert Rader ‘85 and Warren Savage ‘96 as well as Julie L. Bell, Heidi C. Bloom, Walter E. Brock Jr. and Kimberly A. Moore.
Dedicated to supporting the legal community, Campbell has served as an Advisory Member of the State Bar since 2017. She is past president and board member of the Tenth Judicial District Bar and Wake County Bar Association, serves on the Leadership Council and Access to Justice Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association, is Vice Chair of Legal Aid of North Carolina and has been an appointed member of the North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission since 2017.
Campbell earned both her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Students working in the BCLC under Campbell’s supervision have helped more than 700 individuals since its founding in 2016, providing pro bono legal services to clients in partnership with local non-profit agencies including the Raleigh Rescue Mission, Urban Ministries, Alliance Medical Ministry and StepUp Ministry. In addition, Campbell and her team hold remote expungement clinics throughout the year — including in Pitt, Wake, Robeson, and Onslow counties in 2021 — which are made possible through a generous grant from the Bob and Pat Barker Second Chance Initiative.
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