901 Corporate Center Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
(919) 890-1934 (fax)
Melvin F. Wright, Jr.
Melvin F. Wright, Jr. received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina in 1967 and his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1973.
Mel was a private practice attorney for twenty-six years until he became the Executive Director of the North Carolina Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism in November 1999.
As a newly formed Commission, Mel had the challenging task of establishing the office from only a Supreme Court Order and a set of bylaws. He has worked tirelessly for the cause of professionalism,
both as Executive Director of the Commission and as a private practice attorney. In addition to his many years in private practice, he has served as President of the Forsyth County Bar Association
and the 21st Judicial District, Chairman of the Ethics & Grievances Committee of the Forsyth County Bar Association, officer of Executive Committee of the Forsyth County Bar Association,
officer of the Forsyth County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Chairman of the National Consortium on Professionalism Initiatives and Chairman of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism.
He currently serves as a member of the Consortium of Professionalism Initiatives, the North Carolina Bar Association and the Wake County Bar Association Professionalism Committees, and on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina BarCARES Program.
He is a member of the Wake County, North Carolina and American Bar Associations, the American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility, and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Lastly, Mel is an adjunct professor at both the
University of North Carolina School of Law and the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University, teaching Professional Responsibility.
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