When Jordan was sworn in as vice president of the North Carolina State Bar in 2019, he was the first state bar officer from Rowan County. Jordan, a partner of Whitley Jordan & Inge PA, was joined by his wife, Dana, as he was sworn in by N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley during the bar’s annual dinner.
“It’s exciting because we do a lot toward trying to enhance the practice of law and a lot to make sure that we keep within our mission in protecting the general public so that they have attorneys who are qualified and ethical in handling their cases,” Jordan told the Salisbury Post.
Prior to becoming vice president, Jordan served on the State Bar council as a representative of the Rowan County Bar for nine years. He moved up the ranks to serve as chairman of a few committees. Traditionally, the vice president goes on to serve as president-elect and president of the State Bar.
The appointment is significant because there’s never been an officer from Rowan County, Jordan told the Salisbury Post. Nor has there been an officer who represents a town the size of Salisbury, one from a small firm and one who is a trial lawyer, he said.
The main goal of the State Bar is to interpret the rules of professional conduct for attorneys and review grievances against attorneys. The bar was established in 1933.
“The State Bar is almost like a legislative organization. Every judicial district sends a representative. Jennifer Davis Hammond is our representative,” Jordan told the Post.
Jordan earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science and accounting from Catawba College in 1987 and a law degree from Campbell University School of Law in 1990.
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