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Justice Barbara Jackson Barbara Jackson

Early Years

Barbara Jackson was born December 25, 1961 and is (almost) a Wake County native, having moved there at age three with her parents, Phyllis S. Jackson and the late Kenneth W. Jackson. She was raised in Raleigh and graduated from Athens Drive Senior High School in 1980.

Personal Information

Justice Jackson is married to Scott Mabry, a native of Stanly County, and is a member of Highland United Methodist Church.

Educational Background

Master of Laws in Judicial Studies, Duke University School of Law (2014)

Juris Doctor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1990) (Law School Honors and Activities: Staff Member, North Carolina Law Review; Deanís List; Phi Delta Phi (President); College Bowl)

Meredith College Legal Assistants Program (1986)

Bachelor of Arts, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1984) (Activities and Honors: Thomas J. Watson National Merit Scholar; Deanís List; Zeta Tau Alpha (Social Chair); Carolina Union Forum Committee; Oxford University, Oxford England, Summer Study)

Professional Background

Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals

General Counsel, North Carolina Department of Labor

Associate, Holt York McDarris, LLP, Raleigh, North Carolina

Deputy General Counsel, North Carolina Governorís Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabilities

Associate General Counsel to Governor James G. Martin & Assistant Legal Counsel to Governor James G. Martin

Research Assistant to the Honorable Burley B. Mitchell, Jr., (then Associate) Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court

Honors And Awards

Recipient, Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Fellow, North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership

General Federation of Womenís Clubs of North Carolina Women of Achievement Award 2012

Community Activities

Past and Present:

  • North Carolina Courts Commission
  • North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission
  • American Bar Association
    • Technology Committee Chair, Appellate Judges Conference
  • Appellate Judges Education Institute
    • Program Committee Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Vice President
    • Chair & Vice Chair, Administrative Law Section
    • Administration of Justice Committee
    • Continuing Legal Education Committee
    • Litigation Section Council
    • Labor Department Liaison, Labor and Employment Section
  • Wake County Bar Association
    • Board of Directors
    • Bench and Bar Committee
    • Summer Programs Committee
  • State Employees Combined Campaign State Advisory Committee
  • Raleigh Telecommunications Commission
  • Law Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Task Force
  • Special Needs Federation
  • Junior League of Raleigh (Sustaining Member)
  • Sir Walter Cabinet

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