The Capital City Lawyers Association
The Capital City Lawyers Association (“CCLA”) is a local, inclusive, voluntary bar association comprised primarily of attorneys, judges, and elected officials of color in Wake County, NC.
Established in 1981 in Wake County, NC, the Capital City Lawyers Association (CCLA) continues to make an impact in the legal community. The CCLA mission is to improve the quality of life for the local citizenry, most particularly in underprivileged or under-represented communities through service, scholarship, and education. The Capital City Lawyers Association has grown tremendously and continues to connect with the community at large. In addition, CCLA provides a unique platform for professional development, continuing legal education, and networking.
CCLA formally organized in July of 2014, emerging as Capital City Lawyers Association, Inc. The organization continues to grow and effectuate change in the community. To accomplish its mission CCLA sponsors community service projects including building ramps for handicapped citizens, offering free legal clinics, providing scholarships to law school students, and political action events.
The Capital City Lawyers Association is honorably known as the “Raleigh Black Lawyers Association”.
Capital City Lawyers Association was established in 1981 by a group of attorneys who wanted to provide an avenue for serving the local community:
The Honorable Stafford G. Bullock
Spurgeon Fields, III
Professor Irving L. Joyner
Commissioner Lorinzo Joyner
Justice Michael R. Morgan
The Late Carlton Fellers
Geoffrey H. Simmons
The Honorable Cressie Thigpen
Capital City Lawyers Former Presidents
|1994||Justice Michael Morgan|
|2012-2013||Tawanda Foster Artis|
|2016||Judge Keith Gregory|
|2020-2021||Evin L. Grant|