At its June 22, 2022 meeting, the Commission awarded the Allan R. Dameron Legal Internship Award to Nicholas Bainbridge. This annual award is given in honor and memory of Allan Dameron who served on the Commission for nearly eight years beginning in 1999, including two terms as Chairman. Mr. Dameron was also a former Dean of the REALTOR Institute, and past president of the North Carolina Real Estate Education Foundation.
Each year, this award is given to a North Carolina law student who has demonstrated an interest in public service. Mr. Bainbridge is a rising second year law student at Elon University School of Law where he spent his first year working with the Innocence Project working on constructing appeals for defendants. Mr. Bainbridge also worked as an ESL tutor for adult learners and has interned with the Greensboro Police Department and Guilford County Schools. Mr. Bainbridge is a graduate of High Point University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.