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Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Franklin Martin Selected For NCBA Access To Justice Leadership Council

Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Franklin Martin Selected For NCBA Access To Justice Leadership Council

September 14, 2010

Wilmington, NC – Franklin E. Martin of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP has been selected by the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) to serve on the Access to Justice (ATJ) Leadership Council.

The Access to Justice Leadership Council assists the NCBA in increasing the level of financial support by NCBA lawyers to support legal services and help provide civil legal services to needy citizens. Comprised of NCBA Past Presidents, former Board of Governors members, past Section and Committee Chairs and other influential members of local bars across North Carolina, the Leadership Council joins in the ATJ's effort with a goal to improve North Carolina’s national ranking in private bar support of legal services. Mr. Martin will serve the region by acting as an ATJ resource for the area, aiding in fund-raising efforts, building awareness of the program in the legal community, and educating local lawyers on the importance of the Legal Aid North Carolina program.

"We are pleased to have Frank represent our firm and the legal community in the Access to Justice Program," said Rob Marcus, Chairman of the firm's Management Committee. "He is a pillar of the Wilmington legal community. His past service and knowledge about the organization, its priorities, and its practices will definitely be an asset to the NCBA." Selections for the Council were made based on previous service and commitment to the NCBA.

The Access to Justice Campaign is an annual fundraising drive (November-May) to reach out to the private bar, corporations and the community and seek critical funds for support of our efforts to provide powerful, life-altering solutions to the legal issues that confront poor people in North Carolina.

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