Celeste Harris named Chair of the Board of
Directors of Legal Aid of NC
June 21, 2011 Media
Celeste M. Harris
was elected chair of the
board of directors of
Legal Aid of North
Carolina (LANC) during the 2011 LANC Annual Meeting in New Bern, N.C.
Harris is a Manger/Member of
Harris, PLLC, and specializes in Workers' Compensation, in
addition to handling other injury and Social Security disability
benefits matters. She is a graduate of St. Louis University School
Harris is a member of the NC Bar Association and the NC Association
of Women Attorneys.
Harris has served on the LANC Board of Directors since 2008, serving
as Vice Chair since 2009. She has also served as Chair of the Local
Advisory Council for the LANC-Winston-Salem Office, and was honored
as the 2010 Volunteer Attorney of the Year. Harris has also been
honored for inclusion in North Carolina Super Lawyers
magazine in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Harris succeeded Lisa Morgan of
Other officers elected included:
Charles R. Holton
of Durham (attorney
and partner with
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice,
PLLC) as vice chair;
Thomas S. Berkau
of Smithfield (attorney at
law) as treasurer; and Phillip Leigh of Creswell
(client representative) as secretary.
Legal Aid of North
Carolina (LANC) is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal
services in civil matters to eligible, low-income people in all 100
counties in North Carolina through
24, geographically located offices in
North Carolina. LANC’s clients
typically have an annual income of 125% or less of the federally
established poverty levels.
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