NCADA Presented Award at DRI Annual Meeting

20 Oct 2019 1:41 PM | Lynette Pitt (Administrator)

The North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (NCADA) was presented the Rudolph A. Janata Award by DRI, the Voice of the Defense Bar on Friday, October 18, in recognition of its diversity programming that has covered socially trending topics including LGBTQ issues, the #MeToo movement, a discussion on whiteness in America, and uncovering bias in the practice of law to leveraging diversity in litigation.

Dayatra T. Matthews and Lach Zemp accepted the award on behalf of the NCADA. This national award recognizes a state or local defense organization that has undertaken an innovative or unique program contributing to the goals and objectives of the organized civil defense trial bar.

NCADA previously DRI's Janata Award in 2002 and is the only state defense group to date to be presented DRI’s Diversity Award in 2005 and 2012.

The NCADA brings together civil trial attorneys to promote the exchange of information, ideas, and litigation techniques, and to strengthen the practice, improve the skills, and enhance the knowledge of lawyers defending individuals and businesses in North Carolina. For more information about the NCADA or the Judicial Candidates' Forum, please contact the Association office at 919-239-4463 or

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