Sydney (Sydney) J. Batch (D-SH037)
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Representative
North Carolina House of Representatives
Room 1209 Legislative Building 16 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

District Office:
128 Ironcreek Place
Apex, NC 27539
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2020
Counties Representing
Wake

Bio

Experience Sydney Batch is a lawyer, social worker, and child welfare advocate who was raised in North Carolina. Sydney received her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she remained for her Juris Doctorate and Masters of Social Work. Following law school, Sydney entered private practice with her husband, J. Patrick Williams. They opened their law firm in Raleigh in 2005 and primarily practice in Wake County.

Sydney is actively involved in a variety of committees and organizations involving both family law and juvenile matters. She is a former board member for the Women's Center of Wake County and is a current board member for the Julia Crump Foundation. She also volunteers for The Child's Advocate, a project of Legal Aid of North Carolina.

Sydney and Patrick have lived in Wake County for eleven years. In her spare time, Mrs. Batch enjoys reading, traveling, quilting, watching football, and spending time with her husband and two sons.

Professional Affiliations and Activities- Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist by the National Association of Counsel for Children Certified Parent Coordinator 10th Judicial District Grievance Committee Member Member of North Carolina State Bar North Carolina Bar Association member, family law section Pro Bono attorney for The Child's Advocate, a project of Legal Aid of North Carolina Julia Crump Foundation board member 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 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 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 Education- 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