On January 22, 2014 Roger and Wade Smith were the recipients of the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism Award (CJCP). This is the first time in the history of the award that two brothers have been honored with this award.
The North Carolina Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism Award was created to summon to the spotlight individuals whose career commitments in areas such as legal ethics, disciplinary enforcement and lawyers in modern society.
This award is presented annually to an individual or organization whose contributions have demonstrated the highest commitment to genuine professionalism and the highest standards of legal ethics. Entries are sought from those eligible that have demonstrated the good that can be accomplished by turning intellectual honesty, compassion, and practical skills into the practice of law.