Greensboro, North Carolina attorney Janet Ward Black has been selected by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) as a recipient of the 2018 Ebbie Award. This award was named after Ebbie Bailey, the First Lady emeritus of NCAJ, who helped founding member Allen Bailey establish the North Carolina Advocates for Justice more than 50 years ago. The Ebbie Award was created in 2003 in Ms. Bailey’s honor to “recognize service and inspired commitment to NCAJ and its mission.” Black helped establish the Ebbie Award during her tenure as NCAJ President. The NCAJ is a 3000-lawyer organization dedicated to protecting people’s rights.
Black has now been chosen as a recipient of this year’s Ebbie Award for her service on the Executive Committee as Past President Appointed by the President and for her work inside and outside the courtroom. She is being honored as a “selfless public servant and fierce advocate for justice for those who have been injured by the wrongdoing of others.” Black was presented with the 2018 Ebbie Award on June 18, 2018 during the Board of Governors meeting at the NCAJ Annual Convention in Wilmington, NC.
“It is an incredible honor to come full circle and be selected as a recipient of the Ebbie Award,” says Janet Ward Black. “I consider it a privilege to continue to serve the NCAJ alongside my peers.”
Black is the principal owner of Ward Black Law located in Greensboro. The firm represents people in personal injury, workers’ compensation, veterans’ disability, family law and defective products litigation. With 38 lawyers and staff, Ward Black Law is one of the largest woman-owned firms in North Carolina. To learn more, visit www.wardblacklaw.com.