Sumrelll Sugg Managing Partner and State Bar Councilor, Scott Hart, moderated a panel on “Professionalism in the 4th District Bar” at the Celebrating Professionalism CLE event held in New Bern on Thursday, May 18.
The event was part of a statewide effort to promote professionalism within the legal community and was sponsored by the North Carolina Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism. The panel consisted of the Judicial District’s Senior Resident Superior Court Judge, Joshua Wiley; the Chief District Court Judge, Walter Mills; the District Attorney, Scott Thomas, and the District’s Public Defender, Peter Mack.
Prior to the panel discussion, Chief Justice Paul Newby of the North Carolina Supreme Court spoke to members of the District 4 Bar about the importance of professionalism in the legal community and awarded the Chief Justice’s Professionalism Award to local attorney Charles Ken McCotter, Jr., for whom Scott clerked for when McCotter served as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of N.C.
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