Erika N. Jones graduated from the UNC with a bachelor of arts and her Juris Doctorate degrees. Erika began her legal career as an assistant district attorney at the New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office in Wilmington, where she tried hundreds of cases in criminal district court, juvenile delinquency court and drug treatment court. Erika also prosecuted felony domestic violence cases ranging from felony stalking to first-degree murder in superior court. Currently, Erika is an assistant attorney general at the N.C. Department of Justice in Raleigh, where she splits her time between complex civil litigation involving eminent domain and representing the State of N.C. in criminal appeals to the N.C. Court of Appeals and the N.C. Supreme Court. Erika is also active in several organizations: UNC Law Pro Bono Alumni Board, Capital City Lawyers Association, Wake County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Committee, Wake County Bar Association Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, 10th Judicial District Bar Grievance Committee and UNC’s Prosecutors and Politics Project.