Arts & Science Council Chooses Carrie Daniel for Cultural Leadership Training Program
September 30, 2019 (Charlotte, N.C.)—James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A. (JMD) is pleased to announce that Caroline “Carrie” Daniel, an attorney in the firm’s family law group, has been accepted into the Arts & Science Council (ASC) Cultural Leadership Training Program.
ASC provides advocacy, cultural education programs, cultural planning, fundraising, grant making, public art, and workshops and trainings for the cultural community in the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The ASC Cultural Leadership Training Program is designed to identify emerging leaders and help them develop into productive volunteers and board candidates for cultural organizations across the Charlotte community.
“Carrie’s long and committed background in and passion for the arts shows in everything she does,” said JMD attorney Jonathan D. Feit, who nominated Carrie for the program. “Looking at work through a creative lens is a win-win for any team, and some of Carrie’s best skills as an attorney are thinking outside the box and inventing creative solutions for her clients. Carrie will be an incredible asset to the Cultural Leadership Training Program, the ASC overall, and to any organization’s board in the future.”
Program participants will complete a nine-month course and gain a deeper understanding of the cultural community through classroom educational sessions, and local cultural events and programs. Graduates will be placed with a Mecklenburg County cultural organization as either a one-year apprentice or as a full-term board member.
“The arts and sciences are a vital part of any community, integral to any community’s success in terms of well-roundedness, culture, and diversity,” said Carrie. “I am looking forward to learning from the ASC about where I can best be of service in Charlotte and the surrounding areas. The arts have been a mainstay in all walks of my life – from finding confidence on the stage to my pursuit of theatre in college. It’s great to see things come full circle with this exciting opportunity.”
At James, McElroy & Diehl, Carrie’s practice is primarily focused in the area of family law, including issues related to child custody, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution, and domestic violence.
Carrie is a magna cum laude graduate of Auburn University, where she received Bachelor of Arts degrees in both History and Theatre. She earned her Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law, where she served as Senior Notes and Comments Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review. While in law school, Carrie was also a member of the Moot Court Board, where she competed as a member on the Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Team; worked as a research assistant for Dean Suzanne Reynolds in researching and editing her North Carolina Family Law treatise; and served as a teaching assistant and Academic Engagement Group Leader for various subjects.
In addition to a summer clerkship with JMD in the summer of 2015, Carrie also completed internships with the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina and the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit of the Madison County, Alabama District Attorney’s Office.