RALEIGH – 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 (AAJ) regional competition, March 1-4, in Miami. If the group advances, they will compete at the national competition, April 12-15, right here in Raleigh.
This marks the second consecutive year that the firm has sponsored Campbell Law student advocates at the AAJ. In April 2016 the firm sponsored Campbell Law’s national championship winning team at the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge.
“Everett Gaskins Hancock has been beyond generous to our law school and our advocacy program for many years,” said Leonard. “Not only have they been financially supportive, but the firm also takes pride in engaging, mentoring, and supporting our students,” said Leonard. “We are thankful for their support of an involvement in our law school community.”
The 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 attorney James Hash (L ‘08) participated on advocacy program teams while a student at Campbell Law. For more information visit https://www.eghlaw.com/.