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Parker Poe's Melanie Dubis to be Honored as a Champion for Children

NC Foundation for Public School Children Recognizes Dubis for Unwavering Advocacy.

Raleigh, NC, April 23, 2014 --( For nearly two decades there has been a significant constant in attorney Melanie Dubis' professional life: her crusade to ensure equality in public education. On April 24th, the NC Foundation for Public School Children (NCFPSC) will be paying tribute to Dubis, a partner with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, for her years of hard work, fighting on behalf of the state's most impoverished children.

Dubis' passion for the cause was ignited in 1994 when the then-law clerk was assigned to Leandro v. State of North Carolina, a case brought by a group of parents challenging the disparity in funding between schools in affluent areas as compared to those in low-income districts. Dubis, a native of Kernersville, NC, worked tirelessly on the Leandro case, securing a favorable ruling in 2004 and moving on to litigate related cases as she climbed the ranks at Parker Poe.

"This award honors individuals who are fearless, tireless, hopeful and creative in their support of equitable opportunities for all children," said Leonardo Williams, Chair, Board of Directors, NCFPSC. "With Melanie Dubis, children have a smart, savvy and well-prepared lawyer representing their interests. She is their champion, and because of that, they will get a better education."

With a mission to make sure that each child is provided with the proper resources to be successful in school, the NCFPSC provides basic necessities for children in need and offers support to both parents and teachers. The foundation will be honoring Dubis Thursday, April 24th, at their annual Champions for Children gala in the Raleigh. For more information, visit: Champions for Children.

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Named among the "Best Law Firms" for 2014 by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 200 lawyers in five offices located in major markets across North Carolina and South Carolina. The Firm provides legal counsel to large commercial and public organizations on litigation, corporate and regulatory matters. For more information, please visit
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