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Chief Justice Martin Celebrates CJCP's 20th Anniversary and Proclaims 2018 to be the Year of Professionalism

Chief Justice Mark Martin has proclaimed 2018 to be the "Year of Professionalism."

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In honor of the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism (CJCP), Chief Justice Mark Martin has proclaimed 2018 to be the "Year of Professionalism." The proclamation recognizes the continued vitality and relevance of its mission to enhance professionalism among North Carolina's lawyers, judges, and law students.

"Professionalism is more than just fulfilling our ethical duties," said Chief Justice Martin. "It is about going above and beyond, being above reproach, and aspiring to the highest standards of civility and integrity that will earn the respect of our colleagues, our clients, and our communities."

In addition to the Chief Justice's proclamation, monthly events have been planned throughout 2018 to celebrate the CJCP's 20 years of enhancing professionalism and to encourage the rededication of North Carolina lawyers to the goals and ideals of professionalism.

Established in September 1998, the CJCP is responsible for providing ongoing attention and assistance through a variety of programs, projects and publications, in order to ensure that the practice of law remains a high calling, dedicated to the service of clients and the public good.

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Established in September 1998 by order of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, the primary charge of the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism (CJCP), chaired by Chief Justice Mark Martin, is to enhance professionalism among North Carolina judges, lawyers and law students. In carrying out this charge, the CJCP is responsible for providing ongoing attention and assistance through a variety of programs, projects and publications, in order to ensure that the practice of law remains a high calling, dedicated to the service of clients and the public good.