Board elders, board deacons, trustee, teacher Sunday school Hillyer Memorial Christian Church, since 1980, Chairman board, 1989. Board visitors Wake Forest University School Law. Vice chair board trustees Barton College, 1999, chair, 2002-2007.
Served to captain United States Air Force, 1964-1967. Colonel, retired 1991. Member American Bar Association (chairman appellate judges conference 1993-1994, member appellate judicial education committee 1994-1998, house of deals 1992-2009, member legal education since 2002), American Law Institute (life), North Carolina Bar Association (vice president 1989-1990), Wake County Bar Association (chairman executive committee 1975, president since 2006), North Carolina State Bar, Executives Club (president 1985), Kiwanis (distinguished president Raleigh 1986-1987, distinguished lieutenant governor 1995, Kiwanian of Year award 1989), Phi Delta Phi, Phi Alpha Delta (James Iredell award 1990), Wake Bar (Chief Justice Joseph Branch Professionalism award 2008).