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Smith Debnam’s Bettie Kelley Sousa President-Elect of National Board

January 4, 2010

RALEIGH, NC – Raleigh attorney Bettie Kelley Sousa, a partner with the firm of Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, L.L.P., was elected President-Elect of the American Board of Certification at its recent meeting in La Quinta, California. Accredited by the American Bar Association, ABC administers the only nationwide certification of specialists in the legal fields of creditors’ rights and bankruptcy. Mrs. Sousa, primarily a business litigator, has been a creditors’ rights specialist since the certification was first available in 1993. She has served on ABC’s Board of Directors since 2002, on its Executive Committee since 2004, and has held the offices of Secretary and Treasurer. Jerry T. Myers, the managing partner of Smith Debnam, also serves on ABC’s Board of Directors.

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