Judge Barbara Jackson for NC Supreme Court! Support my Campaign!
Back to the Home Page
Judge Jackson's Biography
Judge Jackson's Experience
Contact Judge Jackson's Campaign
A Gallery of Photographs
Volunteer for the Campaign!
Find out what the media is saying about Judge Jackson

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Judge Jackson with US Secretary of Labor, Elaine L. Chao
From left to right: Dan Gurley (former Chief of
Staff to Congressman Cass Ballenger), Kevin
Leonard (former Director of Governmental Affairs
for the North Carolina Department of Labor),
Commissioner Cherie Berry, United States Secretary
of Labor Elaine L. Chao, and Barbara Jackson at a
meeting to discuss North Carolina Department of Labor
business with the Secretary and her staff.
  • JUDGE, NORTH CAROLINA COURT OF APPEALS
    Raleigh, North Carolina January 2005
  • GENERAL COUNSEL, NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
    Raleigh, North Carolina February 2001 – December 2004
    • Provide legal counsel for agency responsible for Occupational Safety and Health and Wage and Hour regulation for the state. Provide legal counsel on all personnel and policy matters and legal support for legislative agenda. Member of senior management team. Rulemaking coordinator for the agency. Interface with Department of Justice attorneys responsible for agency litigation.
  • ASSOCIATE, HOLT YORK MCDARRIS, LLP
    Raleigh North Carolina January 1997 - December 2000
    • Land use, real property and litigation practice. Represent developers, property owners in municipal rezonings and other land use matters; prepare general corporate documents; prepare and negotiate general commercial leases; prepare and negotiate
    • primary and co-location telecommunications leases for corporate and municipal clients;
    • prepare and negotiate offers to purchase and contract for real property transactions; represent clients in state and federal court in commercial litigation and administrative hearings; commercial and residential real estate closings.
  • DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL, GOVERNOR’S ADVOCACY COUNCIL FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
    Raleigh, North Carolina September 1992 - December 1996
    • Exclusively represented clients with disabilities. Civil rights practice. Extensive public speaking on Americans with Disabilities Act and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Supervised Central Office Legal Services Section.
    Judge Jackson with Governor Jim Martin
    Judge Jackson with Governor Jim Martin
  • ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL TO THE GOVERNOR
    Raleigh, North Carolina December 1991 - August 1992
    • Researched and advised client on a variety of issues, including public contracts, state and federal constitutional law, and the State Personnel Act. Investigated citizen complaints and answered citizen inquiries.
  • ASSISTANT LEGAL COUNSEL TO THE GOVERNOR
    Raleigh, North Carolina July 1991 - December 1991
    • Researched and prepared memoranda of law on a variety of issues, including public records, the Hobbs Act, and the Voting Rights Act. Handled ongoing inquiries, correspondence, and management of hundreds of files regarding Executive Clemency, general legal correspondence of the office, and telephone inquiries from the public.
  • RESEARCH ASSISTANT TO THE HONORABLE BURLEY B. MITCHELL, JR., (FORMER CHIEF) JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT OF NORTH CAROLINA
    Raleigh, North Carolina August 1990 - June 1991
    • Prepared bench briefs and drafted opinions for review by Supreme Court Justice.

(back to the top)

Judge Jackson at the Graduation Ceremony for the Institute of Political Leadership
Judge Jackson at the Graduation
Ceremony for the Institute of
Political Leadership

EDUCATION

  • GRADUATE University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law,
    May 1990, Juris Doctor
    • Honors and Activities: Staff Member, North Carolina Law Review
    • Dean’s List
    • President, Phi Delta Phi
    • College Bowl
  • Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina, August 1986
    • Legal Assistants’ Program—Concentration in Civil Litigation
  • UNDERGRADUATE University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, May 1984
    Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies—Concentration in
    English and History
    • Honors and Activities:
      • Thomas J. Watson National Merit Scholar
    • Dean’s List
    • Social Chair, Zeta Tau Alpha
    • Oxford University, Oxford, England, Summer Study
    • Carolina Union Forum Committee

(back to the top)

Judge Jackson in Washington, DC where she served as an intern to the United States Senate Library, 1982, 1983, & 1984
Judge Jackson in Washington, DC
where she served as an intern
to the United States Senate Library,
1982, 1983, & 1984

OTHER EXPERIENCE

  • INTERN, UNITED STATES SENATE LIBRARY, UNITED STATES CAPITOL
    Washington, DC Summers 1982, 1983, 1984

(back to the top)

MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS (past and present)

  • Admitted to practice in North Carolina, before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina and the United States Supreme Court
  • American Bar Association
    • Judicial Division
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Chair, Vice-Chair, Administrative Law Section
    • Marketing Sub-Committee Chair, CLE Committee
    • Government Attorneys Section
    • Labor and Employment Law Section (Department of Labor Council Liaison)
  • Wake County Bar Association
    • Board of Directors
    • Summer Programs Committee
  • North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission
  • Fellow, North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership
  • State Employees’ Combined Campaign State Advisory Committee
  • Raleigh Telecommunications Commission
  • Law Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Task Force
  • Special Needs Federation
  • Raleigh Junior League
  • Highland United Methodist Church (Chancel Choir)
  • Awarded North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine

(back to the top)

INTERESTS
Travel, snow skiing, musical theater, trivia contests.

(back to the top)


OF NOTE

Judge Jackson appeared as a contestant on the game show JEOPARDY! in December 1996.

(back to the top)

Professional Experience | Education
Other Experience | Memberships and Awards