(RALEIGH, N.C.)–Sarah L. Ford, an attorney in the Raleigh office of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, was re-elected Secretary of the Board of Directors of Equality North Carolina and the Board of Directors of the Equality North Carolina Foundation. She was first elected to the position in December 2011.
Equality North Carolina is the parent organization for the Equality North Carolina Foundation, which provides educational programming on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues and conducts campaigns to build public support.
Ms. Ford practices in the Firm’s Employment & Benefits group. She assists businesses in the areas of employment litigation and employment counseling and has experience defending employers against disgruntled employees and government agencies.
In addition to her work with Equality North Carolina, Ms. Ford serves as pro bono employment counsel to the Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina. She is a founding member of Parker Poe’s Diversity Committee and was named to the Triangle Business Journal’s “40 under 40” earlier this year.
About Equality North Carolina
Equality North Carolina strives to protect the rights of and secure equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) North Carolina residents. This advocacy arm of the organization lobbies the North Carolina General Assembly, executive branch and local governments and mobilizes the pro-equality community on issues that matter, including marriage equality, parental rights, inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, domestic partnerships, and HIV/AIDS. For more information, please visit www.equalitync.org.
About Parker Poe
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. It has been recognized in recent years as one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States and as an award-winning leader in the use of technology to provide better and more efficient service to domestic and international clients. For more information, please visit www.parkerpoe.com.