Today, Gov. Roy Cooper appointed the Hon. Reuben Young and Christopher Brook to the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
“The work of the North Carolina Court of Appeals must instill confidence in the people of our state, reminding them they live within a fair and just society,” Gov. Cooper said. “These appointees will bring extensive legal experience to their service on the court.”
Reuben Young currently serves as Chief Deputy Secretary for Adult Corrections and Juvenile Justice at the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. He previously served for five years as a Special Superior Court Judge and as Secretary of the NC Department of Public Safety. Young also served as Chief Legal Counsel in the Office of the Governor. Young received his undergraduate degree from Howard University and his law degree from North Carolina Central University.
Christopher Brook currently serves as legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina. He previously served as a staff attorney for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice and as an attorney in private practice. Brook received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.