Former Chief Judge Sidney Eagles is Recognized at University's Annual Professionalism Dinner
RALEIGH, N.C. – Smith Moore LLP announces former Chief Judge Sidney Eagles as the recipient of the Dean’s Professionalism Award at the annual professionalism dinner of the Campbell University School of Law on October 26th. The award was funded in part by the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism and presented to an individual in honor of their long-term exemplification of the noblest ideals and values of the legal profession.
"We are proud of this well-deserved honor Judge Eagles has received," said Sam Southern, managing partner for the Raleigh office. "His accomplishments and judicial experience has earned him a reputation as a leader in his profession and the community-at-large. With an overall commitment to excellence, he is a critical member of the firm, always providing superior counsel to our clients."
Judge Eagles, a 21-year veteran of the N.C. Court of Appeals, joined the Raleigh office of Smith Moore in early 2004. He was a member of the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism from its inception by Chief Justice Mitchell, serving there until his retirement in December 2003. Judge Eagles was Counsel to the Speaker of the House and a Special Deputy Attorney General. While serving on the Attorney General's staff, he was Reviser of Statutes and Secretary to the N.C. General Statutes Commission. Later, he served as head of the Attorney General's Legislative Drafting Service.
Throughout his career, Judge Eagles has been actively involved in numerous professional and community organizations. From August 1994 to January 1997, Judge Eagles served as Chair of the N.C. Judicial Standards Commission. He is a life member of the American Law Institute and the Uniform Laws Conference. Building on a lifetime of service, he has been an adjunct professor at Campbell University's School of Law for more than 25 years, and has lectured at numerous legal seminars.
A graduate of Wake Forest University and the Wake Forest University School of Law, Judge Eagles serves as a member of the Board of Visitors for the Wake Forest University School of Law and as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Barton College in Wilson. In l982, he was honored by Wake Forest University Law School as its Outstanding Alumnus. He is a retired Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, where he was awarded the Legion of Merit upon his retirement.
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