Jane V. Harper
has been a Charlotte, NC resident since 1970.
A 1980 honors graduate of UNC School of Law, her legal experience and professional associations include work as a lawyer for Legal Aid from 1980-84; private practice from 1984-1990 as a family law specialist; and working as a district court judge in the 26th judicial district since 1990.
has been assigned to family court since 1992 where she
presides over domestic, juvenile, and domestic violence matters.
Judge Harper has also chaired several 26th District committees overseeing family court matters and the 26th District Domestic Violence Committee.
was among the first judges assigned to hold Domestic Violence specialty courts in 1995 (and the only one of those judges still assigned to these courts).
She is a past chair of the NC District Court Judges' Bench Book Committee.
received the Charlotte, NC "International Women's Day Woman of the Year" award in 1986 and the Charlotte Women's Political Caucus "Woman of Political Courage" award in1992.
She is a longtime member of NCAWA and is now the Association's first "triple crown" winner - she is the first person to receive the Gwyneth B. Davis Award (1987), to serve as NCAWA president (1992), and to earn the distinction of Judge of the Year.
is one of our finest examples of an NCAWA
member who works tirelessly to support our goals and mission.