North Carolina Chief Justice Parker Honored at Campbell Law Chapter of Delta Theta Phi Awards Gala

Delta Theta Phi Chapter Hosts Third Annual Judge Robinson O. Everett Award Gala.

Raleigh, NC, November 19, 2011 --( Melissa Essary, dean of the Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law (, has announced that Chief Justice Sarah Parker of the Supreme Court of North Carolina has been awarded the Judge Robinson O. Everett Award for Legal Excellence. Chief Justice Parker, also a Campbell Law Board of Visitors member, received the award at the Delta Theta Phi Third Annual Judge Robinson O. Everett Awards Gala and Campbell Law Professionalism Dinner at the Cardinal Club in downtown Raleigh on Nov. 16.

Through her work as Chief Justice since Feb. 1, 2006, and previously as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and a judge for the N.C. Court of Appeals, Parker was cited for exemplifying the objectives of the Delta Theta Phi fraternity including: the application of the highest standards of personal integrity, diligence, candor and trust, individual responsibility, respect for law, rights and property of others, and the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct in the study, practice, and teaching of the law. She is also an active member of several boards and organizations, including the North Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association, Wake County Bar Association and the Mecklenburg County Bar Association.

More than 125 Campbell Law students, faculty and members of the legal community attended the gala, where members were able to engage in ethics dialogues and efforts on professionalism in the law community.

“The Judge Robinson O. Everett Award recognizes the highest standards in legal practice, and Chief Justice Sarah Parker exemplifies these standards every day,” said Essary. “It is an honor to have such a deserving person serve on the Board of Visitors for Campbell Law.”

About Campbell Law:
Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. The School has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,200 alumni, including 2,200 who reside and work in North Carolina. For 25 years, Campbell Law’s record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit

About Delta Theta Phi:
The Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity was founded in 1900 and has become one of the leading professional law fraternities in the world. The fraternity is committed to providing a spirit of cooperation by offering an opportunity for lawyers and law students to promote their personal, professional and intellectual growth through networking, leadership training, scholarship, guidance and a collective responsibility to the fraternity and the future of the legal profession. Delta Theta Phi is the only law fraternity with its own authoritatively recognized law review.

About Judge Robinson O. Everett:
Robinson O. Everett (March 18, 1928-June 12, 2009) was an American lawyer, judge and a professor of law at Duke University. He was a graduate of Harvard Law School and a member of the Delta Theta Phi law fraternity. During his career, Everett served as a senior judge for the Court of Appeals for the Armed Services and as a Commissioner and then Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Military Appeals (now the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces) from 1980 until 1990.

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