Community Involvement

“Ashleigh is passionate about educating our youth on the criminal justice system.”

Judge Ashleigh has served in multiple leadership roles for several years; however, she is most passionate about educating our youth on the criminal justice system. She is devoted to developing positive strategies to hopefully divert our youth from any future negative involvement in the juvenile and adult criminal system, which is why she co-founded the Capital City Lawyers Association Law Day. Since its inception, over 500 students in Wake County have had an opportunity to take a tour of the jail, interact with officers, attorneys, and judges, and participate in a mock trial. Additionally, Judge Ashleigh often speaks at local elementary, middle, and high schools across Wake County, at the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County, and at local churches. She has also served on numerous panels concerning the importance of bridging the relationship between the public and local law enforcement.

Judge Ashleigh strongly believes in mentorship within the legal community, and so she consistently volunteers to judge mock trial competitions, speak to law students about professionalism, and assist students with internship and employment opportunities.  Click here to find a more extensive list of Judge Ashleigh’s community involvement.

Judge Ashleigh also serves as:

  • CCLA Law Day-Co-Founder and Organizer, 2014-present
  • Board of Directors-10th Judicial District/Wake County Bar Association, 2016-2018
  • Founder-Wake County Bar Association Day of Service, 2014-present
  • President-North Carolina Central University School of Law, 2018-2019
  • Vice-President-North Carolina Central University School of Law, 2018-2019

 

  • Treasurer- 10th Judicial District/Wake County Bar Association, 2019-2021
  • Chair of Public Service Committee-Wake County Bar Association, 2016-2018
  • Chair-City of Raleigh Fair Housing Hearing Board, 2016-2017
  • Chair-State Employees’ Credit Union Advisory Board-Wade Avenue Branch,2017
  • Kiwanis Club of Raleigh, 2017-present
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, 2008-present

 

Judge Ashleigh has been awarded/recognized as:

Black Catawba County Honoree-Hickory, NC, 2019
• JABY Inc. International Trailblazer Honoree-Atlanta, GA, 2019
• Participant of an Educational Seminar in Israel for Northeast and Southeast African American Leaders sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF), 2019
• City of Raleigh Fair Housing Hearing Board Leadership Award, 2018

  • The Sports Shop Radio Show Salute to Champions Award, 2017
  • 10th Judicial District Professionalism Committee Spotlight Award, 2017
  • Unsung Banquet Contemporary Achievement Award Honoree, 2017
  • Victorious Praise Church’s “Community Hero” Honoree, 2017
  • NCCU Alumni 40 Under 40, 2016

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