RALEIGH — Campbell Law School Professor Ashley H. Campbell, founding director of the Blanchard Community Law Clinic (BCLC), is the new vice chair for the Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) Board of Directors.
Since joining the board in 2019, Campbell has also served as chair of the Fundraising and Resource Development Committee. She takes over as vice-chair from Gonzalo Frias, the board’s new chair.
“I began my career at Legal Aid of North Carolina serving the citizens of Gaston, Lincoln and Cleveland counties,” Campbell said in a press release. “It is an honor to continue to serve the organization in this capacity and to continue the quest for equal access to justice for all North Carolinians.”
Campbell is among LANC’s board of directors’ new leadership installed during a virtual meeting on June 25. The slate of fresh faces includes big names in North Carolina’s corporate, legal and nonprofit communities, said George R. Hausen Jr., LANC executive director.
“We are fortunate to enjoy such strong support from so many sectors in our state,” he said. “That we can attract such high-profile leaders from law firms, banks, global technology companies and top-flight nonprofits is testament to the broad importance and high quality of the work we do.
“These directors understand that poverty is a universal issue and that providing access to our civil justice system — a necessary part of the fight against poverty — is not the sole responsibility of the legal community. All of us must chip in to solve a problem that affects us all.”
Campbell is an experienced trial lawyer who continues to manage complex corporate and real estate litigation for her clients at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, in addition to her work at the clinic. She has repeatedly been named one of the Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation. She is the past president of the Wake County Bar Association & Tenth Judicial District Bar. Campbell is a juried member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
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 provide pro bono legal services to clients being served by local non-profit agencies including the Raleigh Rescue Mission, Urban Ministries, Alliance Medical Ministry and StepUp Ministry.
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Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity. Learn more at legalaidnc.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
ABOUT CAMPBELL LAW SCHOOL
Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion, and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. Among its accolades, the school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts some 4,500 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2021, Campbell Law is celebrating 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 12 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.