Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Court of Appeals will sit in a ceremonial session at 10 a.m. on September 19, 2013 for the purpose of receiving and hanging the portrait of Retired Chief Judge Sidney S. Eagles, Jr. A reception hosted by Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP will follow the ceremony in the gallery outside the courtroom.
From 1983 to 2004, Judge Eagles served first as a Judge and later as Chief Judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Prior to his service on the bench, he practiced privately in Raleigh where he regularly argued cases before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. He has argued in the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. He was Counsel to the Speaker of the House and served as a Special Deputy Attorney General. Judge Eagles currently focuses his practice at Smith Moore Leatherwood on appellate litigation and mediation and dispute resolution.
While seating is limited, the bar and interested citizens are invited to the ceremony and reception.
Judge Eagles received his bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University and his juris doctor from the Wake Forest University School of Law. For more than 30 years, he taught as an adjunct professor at Campbell University's School of Law.