The Allen A. Bailey Endowment
In 1962, Allen A. Bailey, Charlie Blanchard, James Clontz, Eugene Phillips and William Thorp formed the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, formerly the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers. The Allen A. Bailey Endowment was established to honor Mr. Bailey’s life and career by funding programs to strengthen the skills and knowledge of legal counsel and improve our system of justice.
The NCAJ Allen A. Bailey Endowment offers NCAJ lawyer members licensed between 1 and 10 years the opportunity to apply for a fellowship to attend NCAJ’s Annual Convention. The fellowship includes one Convention registration and hotel accommodations. Up to three Allen A. Bailey Endowment fellows will be selected annually. Applications will be evaluated and selected on the basis of NCAJ membership status, demonstrated financial need, diversity, and letter of recommendation.
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The Endowment’s Recent Impact
- Supported the NC High School Mock Trial Program, teaching North Carolina’s youth to think critically and develop other important 21 century skills.
- Offered young NCAJ member lawyers scholarships to attend the annual NCAJ Convention each year. Scholarship funds cover conference fees and lodging.
- Provided financial support to underfunded non-profits working for justice, including the Center for Death Penalty Litigation and the North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System.
Contributions to the Allen A. Bailey Endowment are are tax-deductible. Please consider including the Endowment in your estate planning. There is no more fitting way to honor Allen A. Bailey’s legacy and contribute to the long term strength of the legal profession than to support The Allen A. Bailey Endowment.
For more information, please contact Shannon Leskin.