RALEIGH, N.C. – Smith Moore LLP attorney and former N.C. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Sidney S. Eagles, Jr. has been elected to the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association (ABA). Eagles will serve as one of two representatives of the Council of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
The House of Delegates is the policy-making body of the ABA and consists of 539 members who meet twice a year at the ABA annual and midyear meetings. As a delegate representative, Eagles will be responsible for providing dynamic insight and recommendations during policy debates focusing on cutting-edge legal issues in the industry.
A 21-year veteran of the Court, Eagles recently retired and joined Smith Moore LLP in February. Before Eagles took the bench, he was in private practice in Raleigh. He has served in numerous prestigious positions, including Counsel to the Speaker of the House and Special Deputy Attorney General. Eagles frequently argued cases before the N.C. Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, and he also has argued in the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is an adjunct professor at Campbell University's School of Law and is a life member of the American Law Institute and the Uniform Laws Conference.
Eagles earned his bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University and received his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law, and has been admitted to practice in North Carolina. He has been recognized as an Outstanding Alumnus by Wake Forest University Law School. Eagles 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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