NC Advocates for Justice Foundation


The North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), formerly The North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers is made up of five different organizations, including a 501(c)(3) – the foundation and a Political Action Committee (PAC) that contributes to candidates for legislative and statewide office.

NCAJ is a member of three MTL networks, including Blueprint NC, the notorious organization that is best known for the 2013 strategy memo that directed its members to “eviscerate, mitigate, litigate, cogitate and agitate” the state’s leadership in 2013.

According to their 2013 – 2014 Legislative Agenda the group

– supports public financing of judicial campaigns
– supports issuing drivers licenses and permits to illegal immigrants
– opposes the repeal of the Racial Justice Act*
– supports charging 16 and 17 year olds accused of criminal offenses as juveniles and not as adults


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People Connections:

Person Position Time
Amy Smith Assistant CLE Director Current
Katie Bryant Graphics Coordinator Current
Lea Tackett Political Affairs Coordinator Current
Lou Vincent Director of Finance & Administration Current
Robyn Smith CLE Director Current
Veronica McKoy Assistant CLE Director Current

This group funded by:

Funder Year Amount Description
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2014 $65,000.00 NC Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System project
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2014 $1,600.00 2014 Non-Profit Internship Program Host
SunTrust Foundation 2011 $10,000.00 General/operating support For general charitable purpose
SunTrust Foundation 2010 $10,000.00 Continuing support
SunTrust Foundation 2009 $10,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2004 $20,000.00 Continuing support; Program development For Wade Edwards High School Mock Trial program
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2003 $25,000.00 Program development For Wade Edwards High School Mock Trial program



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1312 Annapolis Drive




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