I write to urge you to vote for Allegra Collins for the North Carolina Court of Appeals. I know Allegra personally. Having worked on a number of challenging cases with her, I have firsthand knowledge of her exemplary skills as an appellate attorney. I also know she is extremely well regarded in the legal community as a practitioner in our appellate courts and a professor of legal writing and appellate practice. Allegra is an independent thinker and a hard worker who is well versed in the work of the Court.
She clerked for the Honorable Linda Stephens on the Court of Appeals, was an Assistant Appellate Reporter at our North Carolina Supreme Court, and represents clients in both criminal and civil appeals in our Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. As an athlete who represented the U.S.A. in the Pan-American Games, she knows all about hard work, dedication, and excellence. Allegra is exceptionally well qualified - both personally and professionally - to be a judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. She has earned my wholehearted endorsement.
To learn more, go to her website. Please spread the word about Allegra and join me in supporting Allegra's campaign.
Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court - retired
Dave Hall has always stood up for the rights of poor people, folks victimized by the criminal justice system, and our formerly incarcerated neighbors. Dave possesses a deep knowledge of the law, but he also possesses a deep understanding that those who appear in our courts are real people with real lives. In 2014, Dave’s work with the FADE Coalition and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice helped bring about significant reforms in the policies and practices of the Durham Police Department — reforms that have made our city a better, safer and fairer community. I am confident that Dave will work as a district court judge to make Durham’s system of justice better, safer and fairer as well.
Dave Hall has the judgment, the temperament and the experience to excel as a district court judge here in Durham. I am happy to call Dave my friend, and I’m excited about the possibility that I will soon have the privilege of calling him “Your Honor.” I am proud to endorse Dave Hall’s candidacy for the Durham district court bench.
-- Charlie Reece