Clermont Ripley

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Clermont F. Ripley is Co-Director of the North Carolina Justice Center’s (NCJC) Workers’ Rights Project. Clermont joined the NCJC in 2007 after graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was awarded the Powell Fellowship for Legal Services. As a Powell Fellow, Clermont advocated on behalf of H-2B seafood workers along North Carolina’s coast. Clermont represents low-wage workers, such as farmworkers, H-2B and J-1 workers, and restaurant employees, in wage and hour litigation and advocates for changes to federal and state policies to improve the economic security of North Carolina’s working families. Clermont has been a member of NCAJ and the Employment Law Section since joining the NC bar. She has served as legislative chair for both the Employment Law Section and Hispanic Latino Division and is currently Chair of the Employment Law Section.