Defenders of Justice

Join us for the 18th Annual Defenders of Justice Awards!

Each year, the North Carolina Justice Center presents its Defender of Justice Awards to honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions in the fight against poverty in four areas that reflect the scope of the Justice Center’s work – legislative advocacy, policy research and advocacy, litigation, and grassroots empowerment.

SAVE THE DATE!

Join us for this year's event on Friday, May 19th at the Rickhouse in Durham. Stay tuned for ticket and sponsorship information, as well as list of this year's honorees!


20th ANNIVERSARY GALA HONOREES – Fall 2016

Champion of Justice Awards

  • James Andrews
  • Governor Jim Hunt
  • Representative Mickey Michaux
  • Tom Ross
  • Leslie Winner

Executive Director Award for Service to North Carolina
Former Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake, Jr.

Past Defenders of Justice Award Recipients