Charles Johnson receives 2008 Power of Justice Award



May 2, 2008

On April 28, Business Leader Charlotte magazine and the North Carolina Bar Association recognized Charles E. Johnson for his longstanding dedication to providing pro bono legal services to the indigent and disadvantaged population in Mecklenburg County. The Power of Justice event was held at the Hilton Charlotte Center for both the legal and business communities. Janet Ward Black, current president of the North Carolina Bar Association, discussed the importance of access to pro bono services within the community.

Charles Johnson has been an active volunteer attorney in the Mecklenburg County Bar's Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) for more than 20 years, handling landlord-tenant, consumer and unemployment cases, and he serves on the bar's VLP Committee. He is a past president and board member of the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, and he volunteers as an ACLU cooperating attorney on constitutional cases. Mr. Johnson concentrates his practice in employment and labor law and civil litigation. He has extensive experience in litigating a variety of employment and commercial cases in federal and state courts and in arbitration, and he frequently counsels employers on labor and employment issues. He is featured in the 2007 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, the 2008 North Carolina Super Lawyers and the Business North Carolina Legal Elite for 2007 in labor and employment law, and is listed in Woodward/White, Inc., The Best Lawyers in America 2008 in labor and employment law and commercial litigation.

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