P. CARLTON JR.
PAST PRESIDENT, AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
Alfred P. Carlton
Jr. of North Carolina, a partner with Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, a
full-service international law firm with more than 500 attorneys,
is the immediate past president of the American Bar Association.
His one-year term ended at the Annual Meeting in San Francisco in
on helping Americans understand the importance of the rule of law
and lawyers in American society by advocating on behalf of the association
and the legal profession. During his presidential year he also focused
on improvements in state judicial systems, stressing the importance
of a fair and impartial judiciary in America.
He has a long
career in general corporate law with an emphasis on regulated industries,
corporate and public finance and financial and nonprofit institutions.
his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1969, and went on
to earn a Masters of Public Administration from the University of
Dayton in 1973 and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina
School of Law in 1975.
An active member
of the ABA, Carlton has served in a number of posts, including as
chair of the Standing Committee on Judicial Independence from 1999
to 2001, where he worked to promote awareness of the need for an
independent judiciary and reform of judicial elections. He was also
chair of the policy-making House of Delegates, the association's
second-highest office, from 1996 to 1998. He was first elected a
member of the House in 1982, and chaired the House Committee on
Rules and Calendar, the Select Committee of the House and the Standing
Committee on Continuing Education of the Bar.
He has been
active in several ABA entities, including the Section of Legal Education
and Admissions to the Bar, the General Practice Section, and the
Young Lawyers Division Continuing Legal Education Board.
Within the North
Carolina Bar, Carlton has served on the Board of Governors, the
Foundation Development Committee, and as chair of the Young Lawyers
Division and the Law Student Activities Committee.
as secretary and general counsel to Bancshares of North Carolina
from 1979 to 1982when Bank of America acquired it, and as counsel
to the North Carolina Bankers Association from 1976-1979. He was
an officer in the U.S. Air Force Medical Service Corps from 1970
to 1973, and he spent two years as a solo practitioner from 1975
Carlton is a
member of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina,
Wilmington, and formerly was adjunct professor of law at the Campbell
University School of Law.
He is a member
of the American Law Institute and the National Association of Bond
Lawyers, as well as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He
is a former member of the Chief Justice of North Carolina's Professionalism
Commission and is founding chair of State Law Resources, Inc., a
national association of independent state capital law firms.
been greatly involved in his community. He is a charter member and
past president of the Crabtree (Raleigh) Rotary Club and is a Paul
Harris Fellow. He is also a former officer and executive committee
member of the Boy Scouts of America (Occonneechee Council), and
is a member of the boards of directors of various other civic, church
and community organizations. Carlton was a member of the North Carolina
Legislative Research Commission Study Committee on Municipal Finance
(1985-87), and is a former member of the City of Raleigh Historic
Properties and Historic Districts Commission.
Carlton is married
to Blair Creech Carlton, a North Carolina native and Raleigh residential
real estate broker. He is listed in Who's Who in American Law, as
well as Who's Who in America.