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The Durham Bar

Welcome to the web site of the Sixteenth Judicial District Bar, Durham County Bar Association (DCBA) and the Durham Bar Foundation, Inc.

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16th Judicial District

The State of North Carolina is divided into Judicial Districts. A licensed attorney must belong to a district Bar in order to maintain good standing as an active attorney in North Carolina.

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Durham County Bar

The Durham County Bar Association was incorporated in 1982 and is the voluntary Bar for attorneys in the area.

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Young Lawyers Division

The Young Lawyers Division of the Durham County Bar Association is the best place for new attorneys of any age to become involved in the Durham legal community.

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Special Message

Please click to read the message from our Joint board of directors regarding recent racial violence. Image credit:

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BarCARES is a confidential, short-term intervention program provided cost-free to members of the Sixteenth Judicial District Bar and Durham County Bar Association.

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Raising the Bar 5K

Join us for the 4th annual Raising the Bar 5K presented by the Durham County Bar Association! All ages and paces are encouraged to join us for a scenic race along the American Tobacco Trail in Durham.

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Click here for an Important Message from the Board of Directors regarding recent racial violence.

Contact The Bar: Click over to the Contact Us page for updated office hours and ways to reach out to the Bar organizations and staff.

Our Specialty Groups: In addition to our mandatory and voluntary organizations and our Young Lawyers Division, we have several thriving ancillary groups.