Richard Boyette, Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution, Product Liability and Professional Liability Practice Groups at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, has been appointed to the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice (NCCALJ).  Richard was appointed by Chief Justice Mark Martin, who is convening the commission.

NCCALJ is a new commission comprised of stakeholders in the justice system and private sector professionals.  Its goal is to evaluate North Carolina’s justice system and make recommendations for strengthening the state’s courts. The commission’s findings, recommendations, and reports will be presented to the Chief Justice of North Carolina and made public in 2017.

The commission will focus on five areas of inquiry: civil justice, criminal investigation and adjudication, legal professionalism, public trust and confidence, and technology. Richard will serve on the legal professionalism committee of the commission.

Based in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner, Richard’s experience has included a broad civil litigation practice throughout his career. In recent years, Richard has placed particular focus in the Legal and Appraiser Malpractice Defense Practice Group, as well as on mediation. In addition, he maintains a substantive practice involving commercial real estate transactions and litigation.

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