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YLD Charles B. Hunt Award
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The Charles Hunt Award will be presented to a young attorney who exemplifies the honorable ideals of the legal profession and dedication to the Wake County community through participation in WCBA events, provision of pro bono services, and a passion for community outreach demonstrated by former WCBA YLD President Charles Brandon Hunt.


About Charles Hunt (1982-2013)

• Charles’s education and career: Charles received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he was Articles Editor for the Tennessee Law Review, a member of the Frederick Douglass Civil Rights Moot Court Team, and a recipient of the Tennessee Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. After law school, Charles served as a law clerk for The Honorable James A. Wynn, Jr., on the North Carolina Court Appeals from 2008 to 2009 and for The Honorable Patricia Timmons-Goodson on the Supreme Court of North Carolina from 2009 to 2010. He clerked again for Judge Wynn from 2010 to 2011 on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Charles joined McGuireWoods LLP Raleigh in 2011, where he focused on product liability and consumer litigation.

• Charles was dedicated to the Wake County Bar Association. Charles was an active member of the Wake County Bar Association, serving as the Young Lawyers’ Division President in 2013, the Secretary/PresidentElect in 2012, and Membership Committee Chairperson in 2011. An avid sports enthusiast, Charles served as team captain of his basketball team with the WCBA Lawyers’ League.

• Charles engaged in significant pro bono work. One of Charles’ many pro bono projected included preparing a petition for United States Supreme Court review on behalf of a class member objecting to certification and final approval of a complex national class action settlement.

• Charles was passionate about community outreach. He volunteered for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, where he selflessly spent time enriching others’ lives.

Award Criteria

A lawyer who

1) is an active member of the WCBA YLD;

2) exemplifies the honorable ideals of the legal profession, including professionalism and intellectual curiosity; and

3) demonstrates a passion for donating significant time and/or legal services to the Wake County community.

Nomination Guidelines

Please provide a brief narrative explaining why the nominee should be selected for the award. Give detailed information about the nature of the nominee’s passion for pro bono work and community outreach and the effect on had on the targeted group. Include any supporting data such as news articles, statistics, publications and similar documents.


Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 22

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