CJCP Members

See the members of the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism.

Chief Justice Paul Newby – Supreme Court of North Carolina (Chair)
Indefinite term

Chief Judge Donna Stroud – North Carolina Court of Appeals
Term January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022
Appointed by Chief Justice Newby

Judge Michael L. Robinson – Special Superior Court Judge, N.C. Business Court, Winston-Salem
Term January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2024
Appointed by Senior Associate Justice Newby

Judge Clifton Smith – District Court Judge, Newton
Term January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2024
Appointed by Senior Associate Justice Newby

Professor E. Gregory Wallace – Campbell University School of Law, Raleigh
Term January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2023
Appointed by Chief Justice Newby

Ronnie M. Mitchell – Office of the Sheriff, Cumberland County
Term January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2022
Appointed by Senior Associate Justice Newby, Reappointed by Chief Justice Beasley

Allison Mullins – Turning Point Litigation, Greensboro
Term January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2024
Appointed by Senior Associate Justice Newby

Garry Frank – District Attorney, Davidson County
Term January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2024
Appointed by Senior Associate Justice Newby

James Stockton Perry – Perry, Perry & Perry, Kinston
Term January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2023
Appointed by Senior Associate Justice Newby, Reappointed by Chief Justice Newby

Andrew H. Erteschik – Poyner Spruill, Raleigh
Term January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2022
Appointed by Chief Justice Martin, Reappointed by Chief Justice Beasley

Carla Cobb – Carla Cobb Mediation, Raleigh
Term January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2023
Appointed by Chief Justice Newby

Stephen R. Berlin – Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton, Winston-Salem
Term January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2023
Appointed by Chief Justice Newby

Clarence E. Henderson – President, Frederick Douglass Foundation, High Point
Term January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2023
Appointed by Chief Justice Newby

Hon. Shelena Smith – Clerk of Court, Robeson County, Lumberton
Term January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2023
Appointed by Chief Justice Newby

Professor Scott W. Gaylord – Elon University School of Law, Greensboro
Term December 20, 2021 - December 31, 2022
Appointed by Chief Justice Newby

David N. Allen – Allen, Chesson & Grimes PLLC
Term October 11, 2021 - December 31, 2022
Appointed by Chief Justice Newby

Kenneth M. Xu – President, Color Us United
Term January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2024
Appointed by Chief Justice Newby

Ex Officio Members

Darrin D. Jordan – N.C. State Bar President October 2021-October 2022
Term - State Bar President Term
Rotating automatic appointment of State Bar President

Kimberly Overton Spahos – Chief Resource Prosecutor, N.C. Conference of District Attorneys
Term January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2023
Appointed by Chief Justice Newby

Charles A. Spahos – Financial Crimes Resource Prosecutor, N.C. Conference of District Attorneys
Term January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2023
Appointed by Chief Justice Newby

Kim Crouch – Executive Director, N.C. Advocates for Justice
Term January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2023
Appointed by Chief Justice Newby

Mary Pollard – Executive Director, Office of Indigent Services
Term January 31, 2021 - December 31, 2023
Appointed by Chief Justice Newby