Convention 2024

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Get ready for an event like no other as the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Convention makes its triumphant return to the enchanting city of Wilmington, June 12-15.

After a five-year hiatus, we are thrilled to announce that we’re back and we’re here to make waves!

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this momentous return. Convention 2024 in Wilmington promises three days of unparalleled learning, networking and unforgettable experiences. It’s time to reignite your passion for justice, expand your horizons and embrace the boundless possibilities that await.

We can’t wait to see you for THE LARGEST gathering of trial lawyers and legal professionals in North Carolina!

Schedule of Events

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Early Arrival Reception

Steam Restaurant & Bar at the Embassy Suites

Let’s kick off the weekend with festive flair! Join us for a drink and a few small bites as you arrive in town and mix and mingle with our sponsors and exhibitors. Dinner that evening will be on your own.

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

*Optional* Exhibitor Setup

Wilmington Convention Center

Please note that this year’s schedule is modified to begin on Wednesday evening and end on Saturday by noon.

NCAJ Honorees

Founders Award to Henry Patterson

The highest award given by the Advocates for Justice. For extraordinary service to justice and to the Advocates for Justice in the tradition of our founding members, Allen Bailey, Charles Blanchard, James Clontz, Eugene Phillips and William Thorp.

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Thurgood Marshall Award to Rebecca Britton

Established to recognize extraordinary and selfless service to the people of North Carolina in keeping with the legacy of Justice Thurgood Marshall.

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Annie Brown Kennedy Award to Sen. Dan Blue

Given for commitment to acquiring full freedom for all citizens of North Carolina and exceptional advocacy that protects individual liberties. Recognizes active service in their local community with a focus on the status and welfare of families and minority citizens.

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Outstanding Legislator to Sen. Warren Daniel

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Unveiling the Venue: Wilmington Convention Center
Prepare to be captivated by the stunning Wilmington Convention Center, our chosen gathering place for this unforgettable occasion. Nestled along the picturesque Cape Fear River, this state-of-the-art facility is where legal minds converge, ideas flourish and connections are forged.

Engaging CLE Sessions: Elevate Your Expertise
Eager to sharpen your legal acumen? Our Convention features an array of Continuing Legal Education sessions led by member and national luminaries. Dive deep into the latest legal developments, gain fresh insights and empower your practice with cutting-edge knowledge.

Incredible Networking Opportunities: Forge Lasting Connections
One of the hallmarks of NCAJ Convention is the unparalleled networking opportunities. Meet and mingle with legal professionals from across North Carolina and beyond. At Convention 2024, you’ll build lasting relationships, exchange ideas and make connections that will reshape your personal and professional journey.

Fantastic Social Events: Wilmington Comes to Life
Beyond the Convention venue walls, the heart of Wilmington beckons! Prepare for unforgettable social events spread throughout this historic city. Savor delicious cuisine, explore scenic riverfront views and immerse yourself in the rich culture and charm that Wilmington offers.

Accommodation Information

We are thrilled to partner with multiple hotels near the Wilmington Convention Center. We encourage you to use the NCAJ Member Discount program Hotel Engine to book your room. Members save an average of 26 percent. 

Aloft Wilmington at Coastline Center

Hotel Information

  • 501 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • 910-377-7600

Parking Information

  • Self parking: $20/day
  • Valet parking: $25/day
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront

Hotel Information

  • 9 Estell Lee Place, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • 910-765-1131

Parking Information

  • Self parking: $22/day
  • Valet parking: $30/day
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Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Downtown

Hotel Information

  • 229 North 2nd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • 910-632-2900

Parking Information

  • Valet parking: $24/day
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Best Western Plus Coastline Inn

Hotel Information

  • 503 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • 910-763-2800

Parking Information

  • Self parking: $13/day
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Want to try something different? Reserve a home at The Cove!

Welcome to The Cove, a one-of-a-kind dockside community located in Wilmington. Imagine a 1,200 foot detached home — all for you and your guests — sitting on the legendary waters of the Cape Fear River, just steps from everything Wilmington has to offer.

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Convention 2024 Preferred Partners

Diamond Preferred Partners | $50,000 Annual Investment

Sapphire Preferred Partners | $40,000 Annual Investment

Ruby Preferred Partners | $30,000 Annual Investment

Platinum Preferred Partners | $20,000 Annual Investment

Gold Preferred Partners | $15,000 Annual Investment

Silver Preferred Partners | $10,000 Annual Investment

Bronze Preferred Partners | $7,500 Annual Investment

Convention 2024 Law Firm Sponsors

MANY THANKS TO THESE NCAJ MEMBER LAW FIRMS FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO ENSURING THAT THIS YEAR’S CONVENTION IS THE BEST YET.

Convention 2024 Exhibitors