Womble Carlyle attorneys Chris Douglas and Meredith McKee represented the Firm at the annual meeting of the National Center for State Courts on November 19-20.

In her role as a Lawyers Committee member, Douglas provided feedback to the Civil Justice Committee’s proposed series of recommendations that can make a practical difference in any court system. Once finalized, the recommendations will be delivered to the Conference of Chief Justices in 2016.

As a Young Lawyers Committee member, McKee participated in planning a landlord-tenant clinic at the University of South Carolina School of Law. The Young Lawyers Committee is active in outreach to the bar and legal community on behalf of the NCSC.

Douglas and McKee attended the William H. Rehnquist Award Dinner at the US Supreme Court hosted by Chief Justice John Roberts.

The NCSC is an independent, nonprofit court improvement organization founded at the urging of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Warren E. Burger. He envisioned NCSC as a clearinghouse for research information and comparative data to support improvement in judicial administration in state courts. The NCSC serves as a national think tank to anticipate new developments, identify best practices, promote experimentation, establish performance standards and measures, evaluate program performance, and foster adaptation to change. Counsel (members of both the plaintiff and defense bars, as well as in-house counsel) are invited to become members and actively support the NCSC’s programs and initiatives.

They are pictured here with North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark D. Martin.

Chris Douglas has spent almost 20 years in the defense of mass torts litigation on a nationwide and regional basis. Her clients rely on her for strategic, creative solutions to product liability litigation challenges. Douglas’ areas of practice include complex individual cases, litigation efficiency and toxic tort litigation. She practices in the firm’s Winston-Salem, NC office.

Meredith McKee is a business litigation attorney who represents corporations and individuals in state and federal class actions, fiduciary litigation, commercial lawsuits and land rights cases. She practices in Womble Carlyle’s Charlotte, NC office.