Hon. Jane Gray

Jane Gray

Emergency District Court Judge
Former District Court Judge
Former General Counsel,
    NC House of Representatives

What is the best career decision  you’ve made?

The best career decision I made was to accept appointment to the District Court bench.  I loved getting back to the courtroom after a three year sojourn working at the General Assembly.

If you had to do it over again, what would you do differently?

I clerked in the US Attorney’s Office in law school and enjoyed it very much.  I never pursued a job there after graduation and in hindsight, wish I had.

How have women helped further your career?

At my age, I really didn’t have women mentors, but my peer group supported each other.  We were all struggling to crack the glass ceiling 35+ years ago and having the encouragement of your colleagues going through the same struggle was an enormous help.

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