Lisa Morgan elected chair of the Board of Directors of Legal Aid
June 30, 2009 Media Release
NC) – Lisa Morgan
was elected chair of the
directors of Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) during the 2009 LANC Annual Meeting in
Morgan is an attorney and serves as Assistant Dean for Student
Affairs at the NC
Central University (NCCU) School of Law. She is a 1986
graduate of the Howard University School of Law. Morgan is a
member of the NC Association of Black Lawyers, the NC Bar
Association and the Triangle Association of Legal Recruitment
Prior to joining the staff of the NCCU School of Law in 1991, Morgan
worked as a staff attorney at the Durham-based Land Loss Prevention
Project, and later as a staff attorney with North State Legal
Services in Hillsborough, NC, where she represented and advocated
for the rights of poor people
Morgan has been a member of various organizations and served on many
committees, including Legal Services of NC Board of Directors
(Chair); NC Association of Black Lawyers, NC Bar Association,
Triangle Association of Legal Recruitment Administrators, Durham
Public Schools Budget Advisory Committee, National Association for
"It is a privilege to serve on the Legal Aid of North Carolina Board
of Directors and I am honored to have been elected as Chair,” said
Morgan. “I know firsthand the high level of commitment and
dedication that the LANC staff has to its clients.”
“During these tough economic times, life can be especially tough for
our clients and it is important now, more than ever, that LANC
remain true to its mission of ensuring equal access to justice and
of removing legal barriers to economic opportunity. In order for
that to happen, we must all play a part, and I look forward to
devoting my efforts toward supporting this organization and the
important work it does on behalf of low income people across North
Carolina. I hope that others will be moved to do so as well."
Glenn A. Barfield of Goldsboro as chair.
Other officers elected included:
Celeste M. Harris of Winston-Salem (attorney
and partner with
Harris, PLLC) as vice chair;
Thomas S. Berkau of Smithfield (attorney at
law) as treasurer; and Phillip Leigh of Creswell
(client representative) as secretary.
Also elected as a director to the LANC Board of Directors was
Charles R. Holton of Durham (attorney with
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC).
Legal Aid of
North Carolina (LANC) is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that
provides free legal services in civil matters to eligible,
low-income people in all 100 counties in North Carolina through 24,
geographically located offices in North Carolina. LANC’s clients
typically have an annual income of 125% or less of the federally
established poverty levels.
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Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that
provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in
order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers
to economic opportunity.