Jill represents numerous public school boards of education, private educational institutions, and colleges and universities on a wide range of education issues and in litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. She has advised and/or litigated on all aspects of education and the business of education, including school board mergers, policy generation, funding disputes, civil rights issues, student conduct issues, school assignment, teacher tenure and dismissal, general employment, personal injury, construction and public contracting, and First Amendment issues. 

Jill is the counsel for the North Carolina School Board Trust and a frequent presenter at the University of North Carolina School of Government, formerly the North Carolina Institute of Government, the Principals' Executive Program, and the North Carolina School Board Association.

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Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Education Law (2008-2017); Employment Law - Management (2016-2017)

Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) in Schools & Education Law (2006-2009); Top 50 Female Lawyer (2008-2009)

Women of Justice Award, 2012, presented by Lawyers Weekly North Carolina 2012

Member, Litigation and Insurance Section, American Bar Association

President, North Carolina Council of School Attorneys, 2002

Chair, Greensboro Young Lawyers

Chair, Friends of the Jackson Library, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Chair, Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art

Dinner Chair, National Conference of Community and Justice (NCCJ), 2002

Member, National Conference of Community and Justice

Jill has published on a vast array of topics dealing with public education.

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