Attorney William Fay spearheads a “Master Of The Courtroom” Catalog and Learning (CLE) course for the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA).
The Masters series features previous winners of the Smith/Gilchrist awards, given annually to one outstanding defense attorney (Smith Award) and prosecutor (Gilchrist Award) statewide.
This program provides valuable information, strategies, and techniques for attorneys practicing in criminal courtrooms in North Carolina.
As Will quotes, “This is my third year in a row planning the annual CLE for the Criminal Justice Section for the North Carolina Bar Association. We hold our CLE each year on the Friday after the Smith/Gilchrist award dinner. These awards are given annually to one criminal defense attorney and one prosecutor respectively in the State to recognize a lifetime achievement of excellence in our profession. They are essentially the North Carolina Heisman trophy of the criminal courtroom, one award for each side. For this year’s CLE, only previous Smith/Gilchrist Award winners will be serving as presenters. It’s a way to showcase the legends of our craft.”Read More