An Update from the NCAJ Executive Director Search Committee

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August 09, 2022   |   John McCabe

We’ve had a busy summer, following our tremendously successful Convention in Charlotte in June, and I am excited to share with you that the finalized job prospectus for our Executive Director opening has been officially posted by our partner in this process, Triangle-based firm moss + ross.

As you may recall from earlier communications, we enlisted the moss + ross executive search team to assist us in this search. Following in-depth interviews and collaboration with the search committee, stakeholders, leaders and staff, moss + ross has compiled a comprehensive job prospectus which is available on their website and will be posted with multiple organizations and networks across the nation in the coming days.

As far as the timeline is concerned, final applications are due by August 22. Once all applications have been received, the search committee will interview semi-finalists via Zoom by the end of September. The finalists will be invited to spend a day in Raleigh with the committee by the middle of October, with the goal of appointing a new Executive Director shortly after that. Please note that all aspects of the search will be confidential until finalists are named with the consent of the candidates.

I hope you will share the prospectus with your personal networks and encourage anyone you know with an interest and commensurate experience to apply. Should you or any of your contacts have questions or concerns about the posting, please direct those to Emily Bruce at moss + ross.

I also want to take a moment to thank our Interim Executive Director Shannon Leskin for her continued leadership during this time of transition. Our professional team and organization are in great hands and our mission – empowering a strong community of trial lawyers – continues to be expertly advanced each day.

Please stay tuned for future updates and thank you for your continued support and commitment to NCAJ.

About the Author

John McCabe

Immediate Past-President

John McCabe

Immediate Past-President

John M. McCabe is the founder and president of The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A., which is located in his hometown of Cary, North Carolina. John graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1991 with a degree in economics, and in 1994, he graduated, cum laude, from Campbell University School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor of the Campbell Law Review and was named to several national moot court teams.

Over the last 27 years, John has developed a statewide practice, devoted largely to representing the victims of trucking and auto collisions, on-the-job accidents, animal attacks, and nursing home neglect.

John is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and he has earned numerous recognitions, including: (1) Tier 1 Best Law Firms and Top Lawyers in America by U.S. News & World Report; (2) The Best Lawyers in America; (3) North Carolina Super Lawyer (Top 100), (4) North Carolina’s Legal Elite, (5) Best Lawyers in North Carolina, and (5) Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

John has remained active in NCAJ through his career. He has served on the Executive Committee since 2014, and last year, he chaired NCAJ’s Advocacy Strategic Plan Task Force, the Finance Committee, and the Nominations & Awards Committee. He was also appointed to the Chief Justice’s COVID-19 Task Force. John previously chaired the Auto Torts Section and the New Lawyers Division, and in 2015, he received the Ebbie Award.

John frequently presents at CLE’s and law schools throughout the State, and he serves on the Board of Visitors at Campbell Law School. He also authored The Analysis and Investigation of Personal Injury Cases” in the book Personal Injury Practice in North Carolina.

In his spare time, John enjoys playing tennis, traveling, and going to concerts with his wife, Rebecca.