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Anita EarlsDEMDemocrat Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
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Years of Age
NCResidence (state)

Anita Earls (born February 20, 1960) is an American civil rights attorney who has served as an associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court since 2019. She previously served as the executive director of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, as well as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice during the Clinton administration. On November 6, 2018, Earls defeated Republican incumbent Justice Barbara Jackson in a three-candidate election to win a seat on the state's highest court.

Education4 - 4 of 2
Yale Law School
JD
1984 - 1987
Williams College
BA Political Economy and Philosophy
1977 - 1981
Other Experience1 - 11 of 11
Member
North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
Current
Member
American Constitution Society
Current
Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Current
Member
North Carolina Bar Association
Current
Member
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Current
Member
North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers
Current
Secretary
North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission
2006 - 2015
Board Member
North Carolina Board of Elections
2009 - 2011
Volunteer
Legal Information Service, The Women’s Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2003 - 2008
Board Chair
Chemical Dependency Center of Charlotte-Mecklenburg
1997 - 1998
Board President
Legal Services of Southern Piedmont
1997 - 1998