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NCAJ Names Veronica McKoy CLE Director

July 01, 2021   |   Amber Nimocks

NCAJ is pleased to announce that longtime staff member Veronica McKoy begins her tenure as Continuing Legal Education director today. McKoy has served NCAJ members for 23 years, most recently as assistant director of the CLE department.

Executive Director Kim Crouch said McKoy’s knowledge of NCAJ, her professionalism and her strong relationships with NCAJ members make her the perfect fit for the job.

“Veronica truly understands NCAJ’s mission, and her experience and skills will be invaluable in leading NCAJ’s education efforts going forward. Everyone in NCAJ knows Veronica, and Veronica knows everyone in NCAJ. She has a keen grasp of what our members need and works tirelessly to help them share their wisdom and experience with one another. I am thrilled to see her take on this role.”

Here’s a brief Q&A with Veronica, excerpted from a Trial Briefs feature on staff members.

Time at NCAJ: 23 years

Currently working at home with me are: my spouse Michael and an ever-needing teenager Madison.

If we ever have an office potluck again, I will: bring spinach artichoke dip.

Favorites: My favorite author right now has to be Bakari Sellers, author of “My Vanishing Country: A Memoir.” He is a young politician who has become one of the most influential and thought-provoking people in my world right now. When I met him on the shuttle bus at RDU last October, he was so nice and accommodating. My favorite musical artists are Seal, Rob Thomas, Anthony Hamilton, Leela James, Keith Urban, Hootie and the Blowfish, Darius Rucker (solo), Kane Brown and Luke Bryan.

My superpower is: being a good judge of a person’s character. 

About the Author

Amber Nimocks

Marketing & Communications Manager

Amber Nimocks

Marketing & Communications Manager

Amber Nimocks joined the NCAJ team in 2019. Before her time in the world of legal organizations, she spent two decades as a journalist. Her experience includes reporting, editing, radio production, media analysis, digital media strategy and print and video project management. Her byline has appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post, The News & Observer of Raleigh, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Our State magazine and Edible Piedmont. Nimocks is the former editor of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, and prior to NCAJ, she worked in communications and outreach for the North Carolina Bar Association, where she edited the award-winning North Carolina Lawyer magazine. 

Nimocks serves on the board of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, where she uses her professional experience with nonprofits to help guide UUFR’s efforts to build a strong and welcoming congregation that empowers its members to serve the world.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she holds a bachelor of arts in religious studies and is a proud veteran of The Daily Tar Heel.  

Nimocks lives in downtown Raleigh with her husband, Josh Shaffer, their son Sam, one dog and one cat.