Kim Crouch served as executive director of NCAJ from June 2017 to June 2022.
As executive director at NCAJ, Crouch managed the systems and staff of the organization with a constant focus on improving efficiency in order to provide excellent member service and support NCAJ’s mission to empower a strong community of trial lawyers across our state. She also served on the board of North Carolina’s Equal Access to Justice Commission, which works to expand access to the civil justice system for low-income people, and on the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism.
She brought to the job 15 years of experience in leading legislative advocacy and public affairs in both the public and private sector. Previously, as director of governmental affairs for the North Carolina Bar Association for nine years, Crouch led strategic legislative policy for the largest non-profit association for legal professionals in the state, where she honed her skills in coalition building, lobbying and stake-holder management.
Before her time at NCBA, Crouch served as director of public affairs for the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Crouch holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy and public relations from Syracuse University and juris doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law.