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The Bar and its organizations are nonprofit trade groups which support the legal community. There are no services provided directly to the non-attorney public.


Those seeking attorney referrals are best served via the NC Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service. To reach the Lawyer Referral Service by phone, please call 1-800-662-7660 or 919-677-8574. Attorneys who place themselves on the referral list agree in advance to charge you a reduced rate of $50 for an initial 30-minute consultation.

Attorney Questions

If you have a mandatory or voluntary Bar membership, dues, payment, or event attendance question, please contact the Executive Director, Bonnie Biggs. She can be reached at, or via phone/text at (919) 682-2012. The Bar’s business day runs 8:30 to 3:30 Monday through Friday. The bar’s in-person office hours are 9:00 to 1:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and are located in the attorneys’ lounge, room 3600, in the Durham County Courthouse, at 510 South Dillard St, Durham, NC 27701. Note that these hours are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 conditions. Email for an appointment, meeting or pickup.

Check the Events Calendar on this site for exclusions related to a Bar function. For example, when a DCBA luncheon is taking place on a Wednesday at noon at a local restaurant, the Executive Director will be at the function, not the courthouse. Many events have been moved online dues to COVID-19.

Media Statements

The Executive Director provides nonprofit management expertise and services, but is not tasked to respond to media inquiries. If a member of the news media would like to request a statement from the Bar on a matter of public interest, the President is the designated spokesperson for the Sixteenth Judicial District Bar and Durham County Bar Association. The 2019-2020 President is Lindsey Spain. She can be reached via email.