Chief Justice's Professionalism Award

Individuals whose contributions have demonstrated the highest commitment to genuine professionalism.

This award is presented annually to an individual whose contributions have demonstrated the highest commitment to genuine professionalism and the highest standards of legal ethics. Entries are sought from those eligible that have demonstrated the good that can be accomplished by turning intellectual honesty, compassion, and practical skills in the practice of law.

The Chief Justice’s Professionalism Award Recipients:

2001 William F. Womble, Esq.
2002 Hon. Robert B. Morgan
2003 Joseph W. Grier, Jr., Esq.
2004 Hon. Robinson O. Everett
2005 Hon. David M. Britt
2006 Julius L. Chambers, Esq.
2007 Elizabeth L. Quick, Esq.
2008 Hon. Wallace C. Harrelson
E. Fitzgerald Parnell, III, Esq.
William O. King, Esq.
Melvin F. Wright, Jr., Esq.
2009 Roy W. Davis, Jr., Esq.
2010 Hon. Lillian B. Jordan
2011 Robert L. McMillan, Jr., Esq.
2012 James C. Drennan, Esq.
2013 Roger W. Smith, Sr., Esq.
Wade M. Smith, Esq.
2014 Hon. Shirley L. Fulton
2015 Hon. Burley B. Mitchell, Jr.
2016 H. Grady Barnhill                                    
Hon. Rhoda B. Billings
Hon. Henry E. Frye
2017 Russell M. Robinson, II
Hon. Alyson K. Duncan
Hon. I. Beverly Lake, Jr.
F. Leary Davis
2018 Allan B. Head
Hon. James G. Exum, Jr.
Hon. Sarah Parker
Hon. Robert F. Orr
Hon. Robert H. Edmunds
James T. Williams, Jr.
Ronald L. Gibson
Erna A. P. Womble