Caroline Garrett Casey, a 2021 graduate of Campbell Law School, has been awarded the Clifton W. Everett Sr. Community Lawyer Fellowship by Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC).
This fellowship is awarded to a recent graduate who is passionate about providing legal services to those living in low-income, rural communities in North Carolina.
“Everett Fellows are selected based on their legal abilities and demonstrated commitment to social justice,” according to the Legal Aid website. “They must be dedicated to making the legal system responsive to those who have been marginalized by both poverty and geography. They must be ready to accept the challenging and rewarding tasks of a full-fledged attorney who serves rural communities.”
Fellows are awarded one-year staff attorney positions with Legal Aid of North Carolina.
The fellowship was established in 1992, in memory of Clifton W. Everett Sr., a lifetime resident of eastern North Carolina who served as president of the N.C. State Bar and vice-chairman and member of the IOLTA program’s board of trustees. He dedicated his life to the extension of justice in rural parts of eastern North Carolina, the website states.
The fellowship is funded in his honor by the N.C. State Bar’s Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA).
Prior to graduating from Campbell Law, Casey attended University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill earning a Bachelor of Arts in peace, war and defense and in psychology with a focus in national security.
While in law school, she volunteered with the Campbell Innocence Project, and she completed internships with the North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission, the Wake County Sheriff’s Department and Legal Aid of North Carolina.