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Chief Justice Cheri Beasley: A Woman of Her Times

  • Junior League of Raleigh 711 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, NC, 27603 United States (map)
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  • When: Sunday, October 13th at 2:00pm

  • Where: Junior League of Raleigh Center for Community Leadership (711 Hillsborough Street)

  • Cost: FREE (limited space)

  • RSVP: Info on RSVP coming soon

North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley will share some of her personal story, her experience on the bench in North Carolina, and her vision for the role the judiciary plays in North Carolina government.

After ten years of service on the district court bench, Chief Justice Beasley was elected to serve as an Associate Judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Her election made her the first African-American woman elected in any statewide race without first being appointed to the office.

Chief Justice Beasley served four years as an Associate Judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. She was then appointed by Governor Perdue to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

At the time of her appointment, Chief Justice Beasley was the sixth woman and only the second African-American woman to serve on the Court. With her appointment in 2019, Beasley became the first African-American woman in the Supreme Court’s 200-year history to serve as Chief Justice of the state’s highest Court, and only the fourth African-American woman to lead a state’s highest court in the entire United States.

She is a graduate of Douglass College of Rutgers University and of The University of Tennessee College of Law. In 2018, she earned an L.L.M. in Judicial Studies from Duke University School of Law.

Cosponsors for this event:

  • PoliticaNC

  • League of Women Voters of Wake County

Earlier Event: October 1
Observer Corps Potluck & Training