Re-elect Judge Louis Trosch, Jr.

We enthusiastically endorse Judge Lou Trosch, Jr. for another term on the Mecklenburg County’s District Court. Judge Trosch runs for re-election next year, and he will need your support. Please take this opportunity to help us keep Judge Trosch on the District Court bench.

We represent a diverse cross-section of the bar and often have differing views. We are united, however, in our belief that Lou has served this community with honor and distinction. His colleagues in the NC Association of District Court Judges agree; having honored Judge Trosch with the inaugural North Carolina’s Distinguished Jurist Award in 2011. Judge Trosch has earned a reputation as an extremely able, hard working and fair judge.
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North Carolina's First Distinguished Jurist Honoree

Judge Trosch accepting the Distinguished Jurist Award

The Honorable Judge Louis A. Trosch, Jr. was awarded the Distinguished Jurist Award by the Board of Governors on behalf of the North Carolina Association of District Court Judges at their annual fall conference in Winston-Salem on October 13, 2011. This award is presented to a District Court judge who goes above and beyond the call of duty, and serves as an example of how a judge should act and help his or her community.
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Judge Lou Trosch joins the Democratic Party

District Court Judge Lou Trosch, a longtime Republican, has switched parties. He blames a GOP legislative “assault” on the impartiality of the courts for his decision.

 Read the Charlotte Observer's coverage on Judge Lou Trosch's decision to join the Democratic Party.  Local judge says he didn't leave the Republican party-the party left him.


Judge Lou Trosch receives Leaders in the Law Award.

Judge Trosch pleased to accept the 2016 Lawyers Weekly Award for Leaders in Law.


National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Trustee

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) Logo

Judge Louis A. Trosch, Jr., of Charlotte, N.C., was elected to the Board of Trustees of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) during the organization’s 71st Annual Conference held July 27-30, 2008 in Norfolk, Virginia and continues to serve in this capacity.
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North Carolina's Only Judge Certified As Child Welfare Law Specialist

Receiving the Child Welfare Law Specialist Certificate

In 2010 Judge Lou Trosch became the first Judge in North Carolina to be certified as a specialist in Child Welfare Law and one of only 4 such experts in the entire state. Child Welfare Attorney Specialists (CSLS) are recognized by the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC). Attorneys receive the CWLS credential from the NACC by showing their proficiency in child welfare law through a comprehensive child welfare law competency process..
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Race Matters for Juvenile Justice Chair

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Judge Trosch champions local, state and national efforts to reduce disparities for children of color. He is recognized across the United States as an expert on the impact that Implicit Bias has upon judges and serves on the national steering committee for the Courts Catalyzing Change Initiative. Locally, Judge Trosch Chairs Race Matters for Juvenile Justice, which is a collaborative leadership group formed by the Juvenile Judges of North Carolina's 26th Judicial District. It brings together judicial officers, systems’ experts, service providers and community partners who have set an agenda to reduce the disproportionate representation of and disparate outcomes for children and families of color in the juvenile justice system.
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Judge Trosch Goes to Washington: to Testify before Congress

District Court Judge Lou Trosch has been called to Washington to speak in support of funding for the Court Improvement Program, which makes vulnerable children a priority. The program helps the 800 to 1,000 children in Mecklenburg County who look to juvenile courts for help after being removed from their homes.
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N.C. Judge Will Honor King at W&L Law School

As part of its Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance on Jan. 21, 2013 the Washington and Lee School of Law will feature a guest lecture by North Carolina District Court Judge Louis A. Trosch Jr., who has received considerable attention for his methods of avoiding implicit bias in his courtroom.

It will be a homecoming for Lou, a 1988 graduate of W&L and a 6' 6" forward on the Generals basketball team. An English major here, Lou received his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was appointed to the 26th Judicial District Court bench in Mecklenburg County, N.C., in 1999, and won re-election again in 2012.

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