by Mickayla McCann
Allegra Collins is striving to promote justice for all by running for the NC Court of Appeals.
“I believe a good judge is articulate, thorough, thoughtful, and skilled at communicating in writing,” Collins said. “I have taught legal research and writing and practiced appellate law for many years now. I love appellate law and the North Carolina appellate process. My training, background, and experience have really led me to believe that I can serve effectively as a judge for everyone in North Carolina.”
Along with her passion for equity, the Raleigh-based attorney brings extensive judicial experience. After graduating from Campbell Law School, Collins served as a law clerk on the NC Court of Appeals for the Honorable Linda Stevens. She later founded Allegra Collins Law, which focuses exclusively on appellate litigation. Currently she practices regularly before the NC Court of Appeals and the NC Supreme Court. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at Campbell Law School, where she teaches Judicial Writing, Legal Research and Writing, and Remedies.
Though Collins is known for her role as the Vice Chairperson of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section, she also holds many leadership positions within her community. As a mother of two, she has served as a member of Wake County Public School System’s Parent Advisory Council as well as the PTA president at her son’s school.
By engaging in her community and dedicating her career to appellate law, Collins is poised to be a competitive candidate in this year’s election. She states that her mission is to maintain the independence of the judiciary while judging accurately, fairly, and impartially.
“I will work very hard as a judge to hear each case on its own facts, research thoroughly to apply the law accurately, and put forth reasoned decisions in a timely fashion,” Collins said.
Collins believes that preventing injustice is integral to the position of any Court of Appeals judge. “Injustice is a breakdown in the process or procedure of the justice system, which results in an inaccurate and unfair outcome,” she said. “To prevent it, I will scrupulously apply the appropriate process and procedure to ensure that there is no inaccurate or unfair outcome.”
Collins seeks to fill the seat of the Republican judge, Rick Elmore, who has chosen not to run for a third eight-year term.
“I think my training and in-depth expertise in appellate law and in legal research and writing will make me an effective judge,” Collins said. “I believe that voters can count on me to be fair and impartial.”
To stay up to date on Allegra Collins’ campaign, check out her website.