Hall to lead legal-assistance group

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Legal Education Assistance Fund has chosen Esther Hall as its new executive director, effective September 4.

Hall, who is married to U.S. Rep. Brad Miller, a Raleigh Democrat, brings years of experience as a nonprofit director and board member to her new post.

She has served as vice president of operations for the North Carolina Community Foundation for the past three years, was executive director of Arts Together for eight year and has run her own nonprofit consulting business since 1991.

The Legal Assistance Education Fund, founded in 1989, encourages careers in public-interest law by helping repay educational loans for lawyers who serve indigents, work in district attorney or public-defender offices or nonprofit firms.

The group has provided $2.5 million in assistance since its inception

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