Leadership Raleigh: Justice & Public Safety Day

Leadership Raleigh: Justice & Public Safety Day

May was Justice & Public Safety Day for Leadership Raleigh! We started out at the Legal Aid of North Carolina, which is actually the third largest law firm in North Carolina. They offer free civil legal services to vulnerable North Carolinians in all 100 counties. Last year they received nearly 400,000 calls and served over 55,000 individuals. Thank you to Ashley H. CampbellScheree Gilchrist, and all the employees that educated us and toured us around their facility.
Next, we put on our safety vests and hard hats as Barnhill Contracting Company toured the class through 400H, a 20-story, mixed-used tower in downtown Raleigh. The space includes office space, ground-floor retail, and 242 apartments. We were able to walk out on the ninth-floor sky hub, where the pool, fitness center, and lounge will be. 
We stopped for a delicious lunch at Centro before heading to Moore Square, where Ambassadors from the Downtown Raleigh Alliance gave us an overview of what they do and how they can help. If you ever forget where you parked, need help finding your way around downtown, want to report suspicious activity, or need dining recommendations, just call them at 919.368.7962.
Captain Baker greeted us at the North Carolina Department of Public Safety for an informative session that ended with a high-speed chase and PIT maneuver demonstration, followed by two helicopter take-offs! Then we headed to Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP where Chief Stella Patterson, Chief of Raleigh Police Department told us about the priorities of the Raleigh Police Department and their 800 officers, including community engagement, violent crime reduction, and employee wellness and morale.
We finished the day with a refreshing drink and plenty of time for networking at Tap Yard Raleigh. Many of us felt so lucky to live in such a gorgeous place where justice and public safety are priorities. Thank you to our class sponsors Wake County Bar Association/Tenth Judicial District Bar and Brady Services.

Those interested in the Leadership Raleigh program can now apply! Applications are due by June 9, 2023 at 5 p.m. for the Leadership Raleigh Class 47/48.

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