Raleigh, NC (January 6, 2011) - Smith Anderson partner, James K. Dorsett, III, was elected President of the North Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society, following its Annual Meeting held at the Charlotte Museum of History. Mr. Dorsett, who is a past President of the NC State Bar and the American Counsel Association, practices in the areas of commercial litigation, products liability defense, and tort and insurance litigation.
The North Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society, Inc., the only entity devoted to preserving the legal history of the state, was chartered as a nonprofit corporation in 1992 to preserve and celebrate the history of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, as well as heighten public appreciation of the history and achievements of North Carolina's entire judicial system. It also collects pertinent information and materials concerning worthy members of the North Carolina bar throughout the centuries. The Society is composed of judges, court officials, lawyers, and laypersons and membership is open to the public