Welcome to the Durham Bar Website

Welcome to the Web Page of the Fourteenth Judicial District Bar, the mandatory bar organization for attorneys who live or work in Durham County, North Carolina. This is also the Page for the Durham County Bar Association (DCBA), the voluntary organization for attorneys in Durham County, and the Durham Bar Foundation.

Public Defender Nomination Regulations

Public Defender Nomination Process 2014 


Candidate Forums

Durham County Bar Association & Fourteenth Judicial District Bar Candidate Forum
Thursday, April 10th, 5:30 until 7:00 p.m.
Durham County Courthouse, 510 S Dillard Street, Durham, NC 27701, 4th Floor Courtroom D

This forum is for contested District Court Judges’ races and for the District Attorney race. All candidates have been invited. It is open to the public.

The Durham Family Bar Candidate Forums
Tuesday April 15th, 5:30 until 7:00p.m. AND Tuesday April 29th , 5:30 until 7:00 p.m.  
The Great Hall at NCCU School of Law

Meet and Greet candidates from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Non-family law attorneys are welcome and encouraged to attend. There will be different candidates at each Family Bar forum.

Candidate Rosters
The candidates in the Judicial contests are Fred S. Battaglia, Jr., Judge Patricia D. Evans, Judge Nancy E. Gordon, Henry W. Pruette, Mark J. Simeon, Steven R. Storch, Aminah M. Thompson, and Judge Doretta Walker. District Attorney candidates are Brian Aus, Roger Echols and Mitchell Garrell.

Candidates running unopposed are as follows:
Clerk of Superior Court - Archie L. Smith III
District Court Judge James T. Hill
Chief District Court Judge Marcia H. Morey
District Court Judge Brian C. Wilks
District court judge William A. “Drew” Marsh, III, is not up for re-election this year.


  Events Open to ALL Attorneys

Third Annual Fourteenth JDB Spring Social Event
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Your private patio seating area opens at around 11:30, lunch will be served shortly thereafter. The baseball game starts at 11:05 a.m. at the Tobacco Road Sports Café, 280 S. Mangum Street, Durham, NC (Literally across from the new courthouse.) ALL MEMBERS OF THE FOURTEENTH ARE INVITED!
There is no featured program. The Durham Bulls are playing the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at 11:05 a.m. The restaurant overlooks the ballpark, so you should have a nice view of the game should you choose to watch! Directions cab be downloaded from the following web site: http://www.tobaccoroadsportscafe.com/location/

Fourteenth & DCBA Annual Meeting
Wednesday, JUNE 11, 12:30 p.m.
Featuring a NC State Bar Award Presentation & 50-Year Pin Awards
at the Durham Convention Center
Open to all members of the Fourteenth Judicial District Bar and Durham County Bar Association

Durham County Bar Association Events

April 9th at 12:30 ~ DCBA Luncheon
at the Durham Convention Center
Topic: Healthcare Legislation, featuring speakers from Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
Open to paid members of the Durham County Bar Association.

MAY 14th at 12:30 ~ DCBA Luncheon
at the Durham Convention Center
Guests: Justices Cheri Beasley, and Robin Hudson of the NC Supreme Court and Judge Mark Davis of the NC Court of Appeals.
Open to paid members of the Durham County Bar Association.


Please proceed to the payment form, where you may log in with your NC State Bar Number as both your user name and password. 

  The Durham Docket

 The Durham Docket is the electronic newsletter of the Fourteenth and DCBA. The April 2014 issue can be downloaded from THIS LINK.   It is emailed to all members of the Fourteenth and DCBA via this web site's membership roster. A very limited number of print copies are mailed/faxed. The Docket contains schedules and calendars for the Fourteenth and DCBA, as well as important notices from the judiciary and NC State Bar. The Docket is published from September through June, with no edition in July or August. 


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