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Three Parker Poe Attorneys Chosen for N.C. Bar Association's Public Service Academy

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  • December 12, 2017

Charlotte, N.C. – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that three of its associates have been selected for the N.C. Bar Association’s inaugural Public Service Academy. They are Joshua Bonney, Catherine Clodfelter, and Catherine Lawson.

The N.C. Bar Association launched the Public Service Academy in partnership with The Institute for the Public Trust. It is a nonpartisan initiative designed to encourage more attorneys to consider running for public office, both locally and statewide. Members of the inaugural class were selected from a variety of backgrounds with a consistent thread: a passion for public service and improving the state of our nation. 

In Charlotte, Joshua Bonney practices in the areas of public finance, economic development, and local government. Prior to joining the firm, he was a research fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

In Raleigh, Catherine Clodfelter focuses her practice on creditors' rights and financial restructuring. Prior to joining the firm, Catherine worked with the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign as regional director of voter protection in Mecklenburg County.

Also in Raleigh, Catherine Lawson litigates complex business and intellectual property cases in federal and state courts. Before attending law school, she spent a year developing strategic outlines for an international women’s training and mentoring program based in Washington, D.C.

About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 200 lawyers in seven offices located in major markets across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The firm provides legal counsel to some of the largest companies and local governments in the region.

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