RCD’s Ashley Oldfield Selected for the 2024 Bar Leadership Institute
The Mecklenburg County Bar has selected Rayburn Cooper & Durham associate Ashley Oldfield for the 2024 Bar Leadership Institute (BLI). In its 22nd year, BLI identifies and develops leaders for the Mecklenburg County Bar and Foundation by providing participants opportunities to develop their personal leadership potential and skills; become aware of leadership opportunities with the Bar and the greater Charlotte community; consider pressing Bar and community issues; and develop a spirit of lasting collegiality with their fellow participants.
Selection for BLI is competitive. The Bar chooses leaders based on their commitment and motivation to serve in leadership positions, their history of public service and involvement in charitable organizations, and their willingness to engage in meaningful work with the Bar or the Foundation, among other criteria. In the program, Ashley and her BLI classmates will participate in 15 hours of continuing legal education, receive individual coaching by a leadership consultant, and attend the Bar’s annual Bar Leadership Dinner and a two-day retreat at the Whitewater Center.
Ashley graduated with high honors from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 2020 with her husband and son by her side. Prior to law school, she taught high school English and worked in the accounting department of a law firm. Ashley focuses her practice at RCD on business litigation and commercial bankruptcy. She also regularly contributes to the firm’s Business Court Blast publication, serves on the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation Board of Directors, the Mecklenburg County Bar YLD Community Service Committee, and the North Carolina Bar Foundation’s Law Week/Liberty Bell Committee, and volunteers with Legal Aid and the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy.