Brooks Pierce partner Jill Wilson has won the Ann Majestic Award for Distinguished Service from the Education Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA). The award is given to an attorney with a record of professional, community and personal achievement in the representation or affiliation of educational institutions.
Wilson has advised and litigated on all aspects of education and represents and counsels numerous public school boards of education, private educational institutions and colleges and universities on various issues. She frequently presents at the University of North Carolina School of Government and the North Carolina School Boards Association and serves as counsel for the North Carolina School Board Trust.
In supporting the nomination of Wilson for the award, attorney and former Guilford County Schools Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green remarked that she “has the rare ability to help employees and board members successfully recognize and manage complex legal, political and societal issues.”
“Jill’s passion for the law and her enthusiasm for vigorously representing her clients is an inspiration for others in the field of education law,” said Allison Schafer, general counsel for the North Carolina School Boards Association.
The Distinguished Service Award, renamed last year in memory of former section chair and recipient Ann Majestic, was established in 1990 by the Education Law Section of the NCBA.