Julian Mann, III, is presently serving in his eighth term under Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, under original appointment by Chief Justice Mark Martin, as North Carolina’s Chief Administrative Law Judge and Director of the Office of Administrative Hearings. From 1989-2017, he was appointed to consecutive terms by Chief Justices Exum, Mitchell, Lake and Parker. From 1974 to 1989 he engaged in the private practice of law, concentrating in administrative law litigation and serving as private legal counsel to the North Carolina Board of Architecture and North Carolina North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. From 1978-2009, he served as adjunct faculty at North Carolina State University, teaching courses in Administrative Law, Business Law, Regulatory Law, and Architectural Law. He was the 1999 President of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (NAALJ), the 2015 Chair of the ABA’s National Conference of the Administrative Law Judiciary’s (NCALJ), and the 2020 NCALJ nominee to serve as Vice Chair of the ABA Judicial Division. He presently serves as the Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Liaison to the State Administrative Judiciary. He, also, serves as the Judicial Division Liaison to the ABA Commission on Disability Rights. In 2015 he was a Judicial Division Liaison to the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services and a member of the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice. He recently served as Vice President at Large of the North Carolina Bar Association and Chair of its Endowment Committee. Judge Mann has authored numerous articles and is a frequent CLE presenter, primarily in the fields of special education, administrative and due process of law. He received his B.S. from the University of North Carolina, M.P.A. from North Carolina State University, and J.D. from Samford University where he served two terms as the National Law Alumni President and chosen distinguished alumnus in 2016.