Melanie Black Dubis Reappointed to Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Education Committee

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP Partner Selected to Serve on Committee Dedicated to Improving Local School Systems for Second Consecutive Year

Raleigh, NC, December 03, 2011 --( Melanie Black Dubis, a partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, has been reappointed to the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee for the second consecutive year. Working with various local educational groups, including the Wake County Public School System, the education committee focuses on the sharing of ideas between local business professionals in an effort to improve the overall school system. Dubis, who is involved in educational improvement as an attorney for the firm, provides legal counsel on the Hoke County Board of Education v. State case. Currently in appeals court, Dubis represents low-wealth school districts on a case in what has been described as one of “the most important North Carolina Supreme Court rulings in living memory.”

“I am honored to be reappointed to the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee and I look forward to the strides that will be made this year for Wake County students,” said Dubis. “Through my experience over the years representing low-wealth student populations, I am passionate about serving the local community, improving educational opportunities and providing a high quality standard of education for all children in the state of North Carolina.”

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- The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce is the Triangle’s largest business membership organization, made up of more than 2,500 member firms representing two-thirds of the private sector employment in Wake County. For more information about the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, visit

About Melanie Black Dubis:
Melanie Black Dubis, a partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, handles commercial disputes for clients in North Carolina State and federal courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and arbitration proceedings. A Phi Beta Kappa, Dubis was a John W. Wade Scholar at Vanderbilt University Law School, earning her JD in 1995 after earning a B.A. with honors from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. While at Vanderbilt University, she was the senior student writing editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. Dubis was named among North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star in Business Litigation in 2009 and Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” Young Guns in 2007. She is the 2006 recipient of Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 leadership award and 2011 recipient of the journal’s Women in Business award. Dubis serves as pro bono general counsel for Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina, has served on the board of Leadership America and is an active member of the board of directors of the Carolina Ballet. She was named “Outstanding Volunteer Attorney” by the Wake County Volunteer Lawyers Program. For more information about Dubis, visit

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