For Immediate Release                                             For Information, Contact:
June 18, 2019                                                          Cathi Miller, 252.633.1930

Ciara L. Rogers to Participate in 2019 Next Generation Program in Washington, DC

The Law Offices of Oliver & Cheek, PLLC are pleased to announce that our partner, Ciara L. Rogers, has been selected to participate in the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges “2019 Next Generation Program.” Each participant was selected randomly, but all have satisfied the NextGen qualification criteria, which requires ten or fewer years in practice, a focus on bankruptcy law, and a demonstrated commitment to the highest standards of civility, ethics, and professionalism, as well as the continued educational development of bankruptcy professionals and to professional activities that benefit the pubic, the bankruptcy bar, and the court system. 

“This is a distinguished honor, but we are not at all surprised that Ciara continues to actively demonstrate what it takes to join such a prestigious group of fellow attorneys. She is not only an asset to our firm, but to the people in North Carolina,” said George Oliver, Managing Partner.

Last month, Ms. Rogers was inducted into the 2018 North Carolina Pro Bono Society, which includes members who have provided more than 50 hours of pro bono legal services in 2018 to clients unable to pay without expectation of a fee. Ms. Rogers received her B.S. degree in Political Science from Averett University and her J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law. She is a member of the North Carolina and Virginia Bar Associations. Her focus is on Debtors’ and Creditors’ Rights, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and Representing Chapter 11 and 7 Bankruptcy Trustees, General Litigation, and Employment Law.

Before joining Oliver & Cheek, Ciara was a law clerk to the Honorable J. Rich Leonard and the Honorable Randy D. Doub of the Eastern District of North Carolina Bankruptcy Court. She also served as a magistrate judge under the Supreme Court of Virginia from 2009 to 2010. Ms. Rogers also interned with the Bankruptcy Administrator of the Eastern District of North Carolina, in 2008. She has been with Oliver & Cheek, PLLC since 2012.

The 2019 NextGen Program will take place during NCBJ’s Annual Meeting, which will be held from Wednesday, October 30 to Saturday, November 2 in Washington, DC. More information about the selection process and the 2019 NextGen Program can be found online at

Oliver & Cheek, PLLC is a full service business firm providing a wide range of legal services to clients in North Carolina. Major practice areas include bankruptcy; employment law; alternatives to bankruptcy; business law; estate planning and administration; receiverships; commercial real estate; tax planning and controversies; and state and federal civil litigation. Oliver & Cheek, PLLC has offices in New Bern, Greenville, Raleigh, Wilmington, and Wilson, NC.

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