Fourteenth Judicial District Bar
$75 annual dues to the Fourteenth Judicial District Bar are invoiced to all known members in August for each fiscal year, which runs July 1 - June 30. The 2013-2014 invoices went out between July 5 and August 1. They are considered delinquent as of October 11, 2013.
Durham County Bar Association and YLD
Voluntary dues to the DCBA are payable upon a member's decision to join, or before their attendance at a Bar luncheon. Luncheons run September to May. Those who have been licensed in the current calendar year (2013) may join for $60. All others owe $125. Member benefits (in addition to the luncheons) include the opportunity to earn 13 CLE hours, including three in the specialty areas, i.e. Substance Abuse/Mental Health and Ethics/Professional Responsibility, at no cost other than the $3/hour NCSB CLE fee.
A full schedule of events to which DCBA members are entitled to attend is available at http://www.durhambar.org/dcba.
Young Lawyers Division
Attorneys who have been in practice less than 5 years or are under age 30, may also elect to join the Young Lawyer's Division. Unlike the other specialty Bars, all YLD members must FIRST join the DCBA, in order to join the YLD. This is beause the YLD receives financial support from the DCBA that exceeds simply passing through the membership dues which are paid.
Durham Bar Foundation
All members of the DCBA and Fourteenth JDB are considered members of the Foundation. The Foundation's mandate is to provide merit awards to Law students who have ties to Durham county.
The three organizations are governed by a Joint Board of Directors and Joint Officers. During their service term, all officers and directors are required to be paid members of the DCBA. The Board is elected at The Annual Meeting and Luncheon of the Fourteenth, which takes place in June of each year. The other gathering opportunity to which all members of the Fourteenth are invited is the Holiday Party, which takes place, obviously, in December.