A Look At 2020: What Went Right

Tags: NCAJ News
January 06, 2021

NCAJ Year in Review 2020 from NC Advocates for Justice on Vimeo.

“Unprecedented” ruled as the word of the year in 2020, so much so that Merriam-Webster officially awarded it the title. But not all of 2020’s unprecedented events were disasters.  NCAJ staff and volunteers achieved great successes in 2020 in the face of great challenges. We documented most of them in a holiday slideshow, see the link above, which we sent to members in December.

Among NCAJ’s 2020 achievements:

  • Sale of the Annapolis Drive building and lease of new office space on Corporate Center Drive in Raleigh
  • Launch of the Skills Academy, an intensive hands-on CLE series that provides one-on-one access to NCAJ’s most talented trial lawyers
  • Revamping of Trial Briefs magazine with a new emphasis on Skills Academy content and member news
  • Launch of, with NCAJ-PAC judicial endorsements shareable via social media
  • Presentation of Pivot Programming in March, which offered members 50 free live webinars, four free CLEs and six diversity and inclusion programs through the end of the year
  • NCAJ’s Women’s Caucus held its Second Annual Retreat, and the NCAJ Diversity & Inclusion Committee held its Second Annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference
  • NCAJ’s Advocacy Team and volunteers held six moot courts, most via Webex, and filed 12 amicus briefs.
  • NCAJ’s first virtual convention included 130 attendees, nine virtual section meetings and one virtual 5k.
  • 10 NCAJ members won re-election to their seats in the N.C. General Assembly.