Bartina L. Edwards, a member of the NCAJ Board of Governors, is an employment lawyer who is MD-110 Certified and Collaborative Law trained. Her special focus is on navigating the workplace, workplace issues and business disputes. She is a graduate of The College of Charleston and received her Juris Doctor cum laude from North Carolina Central School of Law. She has a corporate and entrepreneurial background giving her a unique ability to advise companies while being an employee advocate. As an extension of her legal practice, she sees her role as an employee advocate while helping businesses understand the strategic benefits of helping their employees navigate the workplace by replacing symptomatic responses with equity, inclusion and collaborative principles. This led to her vision of a transformative workplace culture redesign firm, CP3 Paradigm, LLC, where she is a co-founder. In addition to volunteering in various capacities and access to justice initiatives, she is a founding board member of the N.C. Civil Collaborative Law Association, a member of the College of Charleston Alumni Board, and the N.C. Bar Association Employment Law Council. She is published and speaks on such topics as Equity, Bias and Resolution through Collaboration.