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. 

Fourteenth Judicial District Bar Association Upcoming Event: 


Holiday Party: Thursday, December 10, at The University Club

The University Club, 3100 Tower Boulevard, Suite 1700 (top floor), Durham, NC 27707

Hosted by the Fourteenth Judicial District Bar and the Durham County Bar Association

Thursday, December 10th at 6:00 p.m.

Please make plans to attend! The event is always enjoyable, and the food is always outstanding. All members of the Fourteenth and DCBA are welcome. As usual, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres will be offered,  along with beverage service. Note that as always, if the DCBA’s open bar budget is exceeded, service will revert to a cash bar, while non-alcoholic beverages will remain free throughout the evening.


Future Durham County Bar Association Events:

Durham County Bar Association Monthly Luncheon

Wednesday, January 13 at 12:30 (lunch opens at 12:20) at the Durham Convention Center 

301 West Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

Speaker Topic: “Downtown Durham Development” 

Speaker:  Scott Selig, Associate Vice President of Capital Assets and Real Estate, Duke University 

Scott Selig became the Associate Vice President of Capital Assets and Real Estate at Duke University in Fall 2001. Scott’s professional career includes over 30 years experience in many facets of the commercial real estate industry. Scott is charged with developing the overall real estate strategy for Duke University and the Duke University Health System, the asset management of the 271-room Washington Duke Inn, and the acquisition and disposition of buildings and lands for Duke.

Ten years ago Duke only leased about 70,000 square feet in Downtown Durham but in 2014 it was over a million. Just in American Tobacco they have 250,000 square feet or 25% of the whole development. Currently there are about 2750 Duke employees that work in Downtown. Also in 2014, 17% of the apartment construction now taking place in the state was happening in the mile and a half between Downtown and the Duke Campus.

Scott graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Washington in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. He earned his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in 1992.

Open to:  All paid members of the Durham County Bar Association.  

Durham County Bar Association Fourth Annual Two Day CLE Event

Thursday and Friday, February 4-5, 2015 at Hope Valley Country Club

3803 Dover Rd, Durham, NC 27707

Registration opens January 1, 2016

Durham County Bar Association members can obtain up to 12 hours of CLE credit (pending) across two days. There is no fee for paid DCBA members to attend the event, however, participants must pay the $3 fee to the NC Board of CLE for each hour obtained. Area attorneys may join the DCBA at any time. Those licensed in 2015 may pay $60, dues for all others are $125.

If you need to pay DCBA dues in order to participate, you may pay dues from the front page web site link entitled "pay dues here," or send your check for $125 ($60 for those first licensed in 2014) to the DCBA, PO Box 593, Durham, NC 27702, prior to February 4.

Please email questions to the DCBA’s Executive Director, Bonnie Biggs, who will serve as the event’s Registrar, at info@durhambar.org.



Post from Fall 2015 Swearing-In Ceremony October 8

Here's a quick post from the 2015 Swearing-In Ceremony at the Durham County Courthouse on Thursday, October 8. Thank you to all who participated and presented candidates to the Bar, particularly Lawrence Campbell's public defenders, and thanks to Judges Morey and Hudson for presiding, as well as The Honorable Archie Smith and Judge Battaglia for welcoming the candidates so warmly.


Dues Invoices Have Been Mailed

Those invoiced may pay their mandatory Fourteenth Judicial District Bar dues and their Durham County Bar Association dues with the same payment. If you are NOT in the Fourteenth, please update your address on the NC State Bar web site. 



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 December 2015 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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