NC Bar Association Profiles John Wester’s Presidency



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July 20, 2017

As part of the Duke University School of Law’s “Legacy of Leadership” recognition, the North Carolina Bar Association featured profiles of past presidents who earned their law degree at Duke, including John Wester.

“John R. Wester (L’72) of Charlotte served as president of the North Carolina Bar Association in 2009-10. Throughout his term and beyond, Wester has advocated tirelessly for merit selection and the appointment of judges and justices, adequate funding for the courts and fair compensation of its judges. To that end, he urged the NCBA to maintain its voice in the General Assembly and its ‘support of injustice initiatives and expanded funding for Legal Aid of North Carolina and other legal services providers.’ When the North Carolina State Bar adopted Rule 6.1, Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service, he applauded the decision and tasked the appropriate committee to guide the NCBA’s efforts in this noble cause. Wester also took special care to maintain existing programs that served the greater good of North Carolina, including the North Carolina Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Project (NC LEAP), Law-Related Education and the Judicial Performance Evaluation program.”

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