Joyce L. Davis
Joyce was the principal attorney in Joyce L. Davis and Associates, in Raleigh North Carolina, and practiced with a special emphasis in employment and labor relations law, cooperative law and litigation, having practiced in those areas for over 31 years. She held a bachelor's degree in Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a 1974 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law. She taught for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the National Telephone Cooperative Association (NTCA), the National Utilities Training Safety Educators Association (NUTSEA), and for a number of other statewide and regional associations across the nation, in addition to the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers. For a number of years she was the editor of, Personnel Practice Pointers, which was authored by Everette. Joyce was appointed by the Chief U.S. District Judge to serve on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina Civil Justice Reform Act Local Advisory Group (1991-1995). She was also a member of the Electric Coop Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, Wake County Bar Association, American Bar Associations, The North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (Member, Board of Governors, 1981-1987), North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. In 2006, she was named by her peers as one of the state’s Labor and Employment “Super Lawyers.” Joyce passed away early 2006 and her absence is felt every day.