Collins Saint Receives NCBA YLD Robinson O. Everett Professionalism Award


Brooks Pierce attorney Collins Saint is this year’s recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association’s (NCBA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Robinson O. Everett Professionalism Award. He received the award at the 2023 NCBA Annual Meeting in Wilmington.

The Robinson O. Everett Professionalism Award was established in 2010 in honor of Judge Robinson Everett, a Duke law professor and former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. The award recognizes young lawyers who embody the spirit of legal professionalism and service. Saint was honored for his service to the YLD as secretary this past bar year and chair-elect this coming bar year, and active engagement in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) YLD. He was also celebrated for his instrumental role in the creation of the NCBA’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee (SOGI).

Saint advises and litigates on behalf of public and private educational institutions and school boards on an array of education law issues, including special education and disability issues, civil rights laws, and tort claims. He also represents businesses in a variety of industries to resolve disputes, litigating in state and federal court when necessary. He has a particular focus on diversity and civil rights issues, including issues related to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and religion.

To access the NCBA’s profile of Saint and other honorees, click here.

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