Barbara Jackson was born December 25, 1961 and is (almost) a Wake County native, having moved there at age three with her parents, Kenneth W. and Phyllis S. Jackson. She was raised in Raleigh and graduated from Athens Drive Senior High School in 1980.
Member of: Highland United Methodist Church
J.D., 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); B.A., 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.
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.
Past and Present: North Carolina Bar Association (Vice Chair, Administrative Law Section) (Labor Department Liaison, Labor and Employment Section); Wake County Bar Association (Board of Directors); North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys; 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; Sir Walter Cabinet.