E. Osborne Ayscue, Jr.
Inaugural Recipient of the Ayscue Professionalism Award
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in three years and served a two-year tour of duty in the Navy before returning to
The scope of Ozzie's leadership in the organized Bar is unparalleled in our state. He served as President of the Mecklenburg County Bar (1980-81), President of the North Carolina Bar Association (1984-85), Chair of Legal Services First Access to Justice Campaign (1991), and President of the
Ozzie is past President of the UNC Law Alumni Association, a trustee of the United States Supreme Court Historical Society, and a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. In 2001, Ozzie was appointed by the President of the American Bar Association to serve a three-year term as the Fourth Circuit Member of the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, which has the critical responsibility of evaluating federal judicial nominees. He has served as Senior Warden of the Christ Episcopal Church in