The Liberty Garden was built in 2007 and is located on the grounds of the North Carolina Bar Center in Cary, home of the North Carolina Bar Association and North Carolina Bar Foundation. The Liberty Garden recognizes the important contributions of lawyers who represent the diversity of North Carolina’s legal profession from both big and small towns. Lawyers are recognized by their families, colleagues and law firms through naming opportunities that include Liberty Funds, Walkway Benches and Stone Pavers.

A Liberty Fund recognizes honorees (living or deceased) and their contributions to the legal profession with a glass panel inscribed with the attorney’s likeness, name and hometown. Liberty Funds are established by law firms, colleagues or families with a gift of $10,000 to the North Carolina Bar Foundation Endowment.

The Walkway Benches are a thoughtful way to honor or remember a lawyer. The honoree’s name and the names of those recognizing the honoree are inscribed on a glass panel attached to the Bench. The Benches are located on a semi-circular walkway that runs the entire length of the Garden ending with a beautiful view of Lake Crabtree. A gift of $5,000 underwrites this recognition.

The Stone Pavers are located on Lake View Plaza and recognize lawyers for their service and legal careers. The honoree’s name and hometown are inscribed on the 12” x 12” pavers made possible by a gift of $500. Numerous bar groups – including NCBA Sections and Divisions – recognize their outstanding members with Stone Pavers. Nearly 150 lawyers have been recognized in this manner.