North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
For Immediate Release
October 6, 2020
Contact Martha New Milam, Durham (919) 401-5151, ext.6
The North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys Judicial Endorsements Committee announced its 2020 judicial candidate endorsements today. The Committee makes non-partisan endorsements in judicial races only. The Committee endorses a candidate for judicial office based on his or her legal skills and ability, professional competence, legal experience, temperament, and demeanor as befits a judicial position. Other factors considered include the candidate’s demonstrated support for the participation of women in the legal profession and for the rights of women under the law.
“We have carefully researched the judicial candidates we have endorsed, and we are confident each of them will make excellent judges;” said Martha New Milam, a Durham attorney who is the Committee’s chair. The Judicial Endorsements Committee endorses the following judicial candidates for the upcoming general election
NORTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT
NORTH CAROLINA COURT OF APPEALS
NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT
NORTH CAROLINA DISTRICT COURT
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- 2020 VOTE, VOTE, VOTE! This election is more important than ever. Governor Cooper has been very supportive of the interests of injured workers of NC. Please re-elect Governor Cooper to keep the NC Industrial Commission fair and balanced.
- The 2020 judicial election for our State Judges is also critical. Here are my endorsements for the 2020 elections: Mail-in ballots went out in N.C. on September 4, 2020 and are reaching voters this week. So, I am sending my judicial endorsements early this year!
Each year, many of you ask me for advice on which judges to select in the judicial elections. Most people know little to nothing about the judicial elections. I meet and engage with most of the judicial candidates. I therefore do not make these recommendations lightly.
There are 3 N.C. Supreme Court races on the ballot and 5 Court of Appeals races on the ballot. THESE RACES ARE VERY IMPORTANT. These races will also be on your ballot regardless of your party affiliation. Here are my endorsements:
- Chief Justice Cheri Beasley (Incumbent)
- Justice Mark Davis (Incumbent)
- Judge Lucy Inman (Challenger for Open Seat)
Court of Appeals
- Judge Chris Brook (Incumbent)
- Judge Rueben Young (Incumbent)
- Judge Lora Cubbage (Challenger for Open Seat)
- Judge Gray Styers (Challenger)
- Judge Tricia Shields (Challenger for Open Seat)
Many people know NOTHING about these judicial races/candidates, but these races are important. Please, please forward information to your family and friends, share on your Facebook or even give out my email address if anyone would like further information from me on these candidates. Please know that I chose these judges because I care about their temperament and abilities as a judge rather than their party affiliation. I believe these choices are best suited to provide a fair and just courtroom for NC citizens, particularly working families, and the injured and disabled citizens.
FINALLY, PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU VOTE IN THIS ELECTION!!
- Cooperative Effort Among Government Agencies Prevents Disability Fraud Read More
- New studies show that the enactment of laws restricting victims’ ability to bring medical malpractice suits as so called “tort reform” has not fulfilled the insurance industry promised benefits of improved healthcare and reduced costs. Read More.
- Kathleen Glancy has another article published in the Trial Briefs magazine (June 2012) regarding the interaction of Medicare and Workers’ Compensation, entitled “The Perfect Storm.”
- Kathleen Shannon Glancy Pa, Attorney At Law was nominated and now been awarded the 2013 Best of Business Award for Wilmington in the Small Business category.
- Kathleen Glancy was recognized in the September, 2012 edition of Best Lawyers, as a result of recognition from her peers, as being one of North Carolina’s Best Attorneys.
- Kid’s Chance of North Carolina was formed in 2004 by professionals in the workers’ compensation community including lawyers, insurers, employers and medical and rehabilitation professionals. The nonprofit awards scholarships annually to students between the ages of 16 and 25 whose parent’s on-the-job death or injury resulted in a substantial decline in family income.
Visit http://kidschancenc.org/ today to learn about this wonderful effort and to see if you qualify to apply.
“Like us, you know how deeply family members can be affected by workplace injuries, both financially and emotionally. The impact of such injuries is long lasting. A family’s struggles and challenges don’t disappear once they obtain a verdict or a settlement or payment of their medical expenses. The financial impact can be life shattering. Kids’ Chance of North Carolina is a nonprofit corporation that provides educational scholarships to the children of employees who have been seriously injured or killed as a result of a workers’ compensation injury that is covered under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act.
Kids’ Chance of North Carolina will provide funds for these children to begin or continue their education at college or vocational school levels. This is to provide those students with educational opportunities that might otherwise have been postponed or interrupted as a result of the financial hardship caused by the death or serious injury of their parent. ”
- North Carolina Advocates for Justice NCAJ presented the Thurgood Marshall Award to Kathleen Glancy, a Wilmington Attorney to recognize extraordinary and selfless service to the people of North Carolina in keeping with the legacy of Justice Thurgood Marshall. Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court’s 96th justice and its first African-American justice. Ms. Glancy, who specializes in Workers’ Compensation, has practiced law with her husband Mike, a Social Security Disability Advocate, in Wilmington and Williamston, NC. since 1985.
- We are pleased to announce that Michael Glancy has been elected for membership in the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI)!
Election to membership in the NASI is considered one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a social insurance professional. Academy membership recognizes those who have made distinguished and continuing achievements in the field.
The NASI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation’s leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to promote understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security and a vibrant economy.
- Check out “Hot Coffee,” a documentary feature film by Susan Saladoff. “Hot Coffee” explores what really happened in the famous case involving Stella Liebeckand her spilled McDonalds coffee.
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