The past and current female members of the North Carolina Supreme Court were honored at an April 10 ceremony held at the Supreme Court building in Raleigh.
The event was part of a larger celebration of the court’s 200th anniversary.
All six living female justices attended the event, and former Chief Justice Susie Sharp, who is deceased, was also remembered.
“Today, we recognize the superb contributions that this Court’s women justices have made and continue to make to our State’s jurisprudence and to the rule of law,” Chief Justice Mark Martin said. “Their wisdom and insight have benefitted this Court and all North Carolinians.”
The current female members of the Supreme Court are Associate Justice Robin E. Hudson, Associated Justice Barbara Jackson and Associate Justice Cheri Beasley.
The past female members of the court are former Chief Justice Susie Sharp, former Chief Justice Rhoda Billings, former Chief Justice Sarah Parker and former Associate Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson.
“There are roles to play for all of us, whether as judges in service and continuing to diversify these courts, whether as educators or whether just as citizens to become informed ourselves and to participate in maintaining this great system of justice as an independent arbiter of the disputes of the parties. We all have roles to play,” Hudson said during a closing statement at the event.
This was the second of several planned events to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the existence of the North Carolina Supreme Court.