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Dawn Battiste

Dawn Battiste is an attorney and deputy director for the Land Loss Prevention Project (LLPP) in Durham, N.C., a legal services organization which works to preserve land tenure for individuals in North Carolina through direct representation, community outreach and policy reform. In addition to managing the efforts of the litigation team, she coordinates the activities of the LLPP’s business center which promotes a proactive approach to land retention by farmers through the use of business law tools. Battiste held positions in communications prior to becoming a lawyer and, as an attorney, has written and edited publications on a range of legal topics. She received both her J.D. and M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Battiste has served in a variety of leadership positions as a member of the North Carolina Bar Association. She has Lumbee heritage. 

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