Awards Committee

The Awards Committee was established as a means by which members who demonstrate exemplary professionalism, public service, commitment to the profession, excellence in their practice, and the highest degree of integrity, can be recognized and honored.

The J. Robert Elster Award for Professional Excellence was established to recognize members' contributions to the organized Bar as a whole and to their community.  Named in honor of and in recognition of J. Robert Elster's contributions to the NCADA as a founding member, and as someone who exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and ethics.

The membership is solicited annually to nominate a member for this recognition.  Award recipients are permanently recognized in the Liberty Garden of the NC Bar Association - check us out next time you are there!

The Outstanding Volunteer Award was established in 2014 to recognize a member or members for exceptional contributions to the Association having gone "above an beyond" all of the invaluable contributions made by our members.  Nominations are solicited annually.


J. Robert Elster Award for Professional Excellence


2017   Leslie C. Packer
2016   John S. Willardson
2015   Hon. Linda Stephens 2009   Alan W. Duncan
2014   Harvey L. Cosper, Jr. 2008   William K. Davis
2013   James W. Williams 2007   J. Donald Cowan, Jr.
2012   Richard V. Bennett 2006   James D. Blount
2011   L. P. "Tony" Hornthal, Jr. 2006   Stephen P. Milliken
2010   Charles E. Burgin 2005   Richard T. Boyette

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