RALEIGH – Supervising attorney to Legal Aid of North Carolina’s domestic violence unit, Larissa Mañón Mervin, has been elected to the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA). Surrounded by fellow attorneys, colleagues, and friends, Mervin was one of seven new members announced at the NCBA’s 2022 Annual Meeting in Winston-Salem.
Mervin will serve a three-year term on the Board, which provides leadership and governance to the NCBA.
“I am honored to have been elected by my peers to serve the NCBA, legal profession, and citizens of North Carolina in this way,” said Mervin. “Through my years of service in the NCBA and my work at Legal Aid of North Carolina (as well as with other community organizations), I have had the privilege of serving our community alongside some of the most talented, hardworking, and passionate legal professionals in our state; legal professionals who recognize that our profession is uniquely situated to address many of the needs North Carolinians are currently facing and are finding new ways to do that every day. I feel fortunate to have this opportunity to continue doing that as I serve the NCBA in this way.”
Mervin primarily represents survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse in civil protective order cases. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2008 and her law degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2011. Mervin has long been involved with the NCBA, serving as co-chair to the Pro Bono Committee, and serving on the Professional Vitality and Women in the Profession Committees. She also currently serves as treasurer for the NCBA Family Law Section.
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Helen Hobson, Chief Communications Officer, 704-430-7616, HelenH2@legalaidnc.org