Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP is proud to serve as a sponsor of the 4th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet for the John S. Leary Scholarship Foundation.

The event took place on Oct. 22 with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. and the dinner and presentations at 7 p.m. It was held at Byron’s Southend in Charlotte.

The John S. Leary Association of Black Attorneys is named for John Sinclair Leary Sr., the first black lawyer to practice in Mecklenburg County, and is dedicated to facilitating the administration of justice and encouraging and increasing diversity in the legal profession.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Leary Scholarship Foundation which strives to inspire and support minority students enrolled in a North Carolina law school by funding summer internships.