Raleigh, N.C. – Legal Aid of North Carolina is excited to announce Atiya Mosley as the new managing attorney and co-director of The Child’s Advocate, a project of Legal Aid NC. Mosley will join co-director Suzanne Chester, who has successfully led the project for the past 10 years.
With 17 years of experience as a Legal Aid attorney and vast involvement in the legal community, Mosley is the ideal leader to fill this role. In addition to bringing commitment, ability and passion to this position, Mosley participated in the advisory committee when Sally Scherer founded The Child’s Advocate.
Mosley expressed her enthusiasm in being selected as the co-director, stating, “I am grateful for the opportunity to co-lead a team that I have thoroughly enjoyed working with for the past 6 years. I am honored to be stepping into this role with Suzanne Chester, who has long been a mentor and friend. The Child’s Advocate holds immense importance in advocating for the rights and well-being of some of the most vulnerable children in our community and I am excited to be leading its growth.”
Mosley’s legal journey began at George Washington University Law School and in 2005, she joined Legal Aid NC as a Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative attorney in the Raleigh office. Since 2017, she has been a vital part of The Child’s Advocate team, expanding the project to Durham County.
Ashley Campbell, CEO of Legal Aid NC, expressed her utmost excitement for Mosley, stating, “We are thrilled to have Atiya leading The Child’s Advocate. Her extensive experience, exceptional skills, and unwavering dedication make her the perfect fit for this role.”
Atiya has served in numerous leadership roles, including implementing Legal Aid NC’s strategic plan as Strategy Manager. She actively contributes to the Wake County Bar Association (WCBA) Foundation’s Steering Committee and has been involved in public relations efforts through the WCBA Professionalism Committee, recently writing a blog post on cultural competence. Mosley has also presented many Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs on topics like lawyer well-being, ethics, domestic violence and family law. Her outstanding work in the field has been recognized, earning her the prestigious Attorney Child Advocate of the Year award in 2003 and the distinction of being selected as the first Wake Woman of the Year by the Wake Women Attorneys in 2016.
Legal Aid NC is excited to promote Mosley to the position of managing attorney and co-director of The Child’s Advocate. In her new role, she will be dedicated to expanding the project and introducing it to other critical regional sites across the state.