Registration is now open for the for the January 31 - February 1 "Durham County Bar Association First Annual CLE Event."
Click here to download the detailed 8-page Event Description information file, which you will need in order to register for the event. You may register using the paper form on page one of the Event Description document.
You may also register online at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DCBA2013CLE. In both cases, you must provide your NC State Bar number in order to register.
Click here for the January 2013 DCBA membership roster, to determine whether you are a paid member of the DCBA. You may pay dues from the front page link entitled "pay dues here," or send your check for $125 ($60 for those first licensed in 2012 or 2013) to the DCBA, PO Box 593, Durham, NC 27702, prior to January 31.
The Durham County Bar Association is the Bar’s voluntary membership organization, with more than 325 annual members. Membership entitles you to attend the monthly luncheons from September to May, service projects and social activities of the voluntary Bar. The luncheon meetings are typically held on Wednesdays, at The Durham Convention Center downtown, or Hope Valley Country Club, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Non-members must pay $30.00 for each luncheon.
Membership entitles you to THREE hours of CLE CREDIT per year at these luncheon events. These events are held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., immediately following a 12:30 p.m. luncheon. Non-members must pay a fee of $50.00 to attend each CLE program. ALL THREE of these hours will satisfy the Ethics or Substance Abuse / Mental Health Credit requirement.
The Dates for the 2012-2013 Luncheons are:
Wednesday, September 19 at the Durham Convention Center (downtown)
Topic: Durham County Courthouse - opening February 2013
Wednesday, October 10 at the Durham Convention Center (downtown)
Topic: NC Collection at the Durham County Courthouse
Wednesday, November 7 at Hope Valley Country Club
Topic: CLE: Mental Health / Depression for 1hour of SA/MH CLE Credit
January Reserved TBA for the two-day CLE
Wednesday, February 13 at Hope Valley Country Club
Topic: CLE: Ethics/Professional Responsibility Roundtable Discussion for 1hour of E/PR CLE Credit
Wednesday, March 13 at the Durham Convention Center (downtown)
Topic TBA & Golf Tournament Presentation
April Reserved TBA for the Bulls Game Lunch Event
Wednesday, May 15 at Hope Valley Country Club
Topic: CLE : Substance Abuse (details TBA) for 1hour of SA/MH CLE Credit
DCBA membership also entitles members of your family to participate in the BarCARES program. BarCARES provides guidance, counseling, support services and resources. The service is available without charge to members of the Fourteenth Judicial District Bar. Your DCBA membership extends your “free” visits / services to your immediate family members. This represents a maximum benefit of $600 per family member.
Dues for the DCBA are charged by the fiscal year, which begins July 1. All members receive a voluntary Bar dues invoice along with their mandatory invoice. For the 2012-2013 fiscal year, dues are $125. Attorneys who are first licensed by the NC State Bar in 2012 or 2013 may join for $60. We anticipate that 300 or more members of the Fourteenth will also choose to join the voluntary bar.