Parker Poe partner Melanie Dubis was featured in AmLaw Litigation Daily’s “Litigators of the Week” for the recent ruling in Parker Poe's representation of public school students in their fight to ensure that all families have access to a sound education in North Carolina. Earlier this month, the North Carolina Supreme Court weighed in for the third time on that fight, granting the latest victory to children in the state's public schools.
"And one last shout out to Melanie Dubis and her team at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, who got a win last week in a long-running case on behalf of public school students in North Carolina on the case's third trip to the state's Supreme Court," said American Lawyer Litigation Daily.
"Earlier in the case, the high court established a state constitutional right to a sound basic education and found the state was failing to uphold it," it continued. "Writing for the majority last week, Supreme Court Associate Justice Robin Hudson found the state 'has proven—for an entire generation—either unable or unwilling to fulfill its constitutional duty' and ordered the state to fund a comprehensive remedial plan previously agreed to by the parties."
"The Parker Poe team on the matter also includes partner Scott Bayzle, associate Catherine Clodfelter, law clerk Alexandria Hill, paralegal Kathy Thompson, and legal professional assistants Dominca Cobb and Janata Sims," said the shout-out.
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Click the link to learn more about the case: Parker Poe Secures State Supreme Court Win for North Carolina Schoolchildren in Leandro Case