Sydney J. Batch, J.D., M.S.W. is one of the founding partners of Batch Poore & Williams, PC. Sydney Batch grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As a triple tarheel, Sydney received her Bachelor of Arts in English, a Master of Social Work and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The combination of her dual degree in law and social work provide her with a unique understanding of the often intersecting worlds of law and social work. Her primary practice areas are family law and child protective services She also practices appellate law. Sydney is certified as a Child Welfare Law Specialist and a parenting coordinator.
Sydney is actively involved in a variety of committees and organizations involving both family law and juvenile matters. She currently serves in the NC State Senate representing Senate District 17 which encompasses Holly Springs, Apex, Fuquay Varina, Garner, Angier and Cary.
In her spare time, Sydney enjoys reading, traveling, watching football, and spending time with her husband and two sons.
Professional Affiliations and Activities:
- Selected Super Lawyers 2019-2024 (North Carolina – Family Law)
- Board Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist by the North Carolina Bar
- Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist by the National Association of Counsel for Children
- North Carolina State Senator – District 17
- Former North Carolina House of Representatives – District 37
- Certified Parent Coordinator
- Former 10th Judicial District Grievance Committee Member
- Member of North Carolina State Bar Ethics Committee
- North Carolina Bar Association member, family law and juvenile section
- Pro Bono attorney for The Child’s Advocate, a project of Legal Aid of North Carolina
- Former North Carolina Family Court Advisory Committee member, juvenile A/N/D representative
- Former North Carolina Family Court Advisory Subcommittee member, ad hoc workgroup on disproportionate representation of minority children in the child welfare system
- Former Board Member: Wake County Women’s Center and Julia Crump Foundation
- 2011 Abuse, Neglect, Dependency and Termination of Parental Rights Manual Advisory Committee member, established by The Court Improvement Project through the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts and UNC’s School of Government
- Wake County Abuse Neglect and Dependency Rules Committee member
- Former Faculty Member for New Parent Defender CLE held by the Institute of Government at UNC-CH
- Former Faculty Member for Parent Attorney Conference held by the Institute of Government at UNC-CH
- 2017 North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society Inductee
- University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, J.D.
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, M.S.W.
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, B.A
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