The Judicial District Professionalism Program serves as a joint effort between the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism (CJCP), Lawyer's Mutual Liability Insurance Company and local judicial district Bar associations. As a part of the program, the CJCP has either the Chief Justice or the Chief Judge of the N.C. Court of Appeals attend.
The programs are for the local Bar and by the local Bar. The program requires a committee from the local Bar to design their own program and speakers, with input and materials from the CJCP and Lawyers' Mutual. The CJCP and Lawyer's Mutual supply folders complete with a manuscript and other information for all attendees. Both Lawyer's Mutual and the CJCP contribute $500 toward a luncheon for all attendees. Other local sponsors are encouraged to contribute, especially for larger Bar groups.
The Judicial District Bar Professionalism Program is meant to serve as an event for the members to get together, socialize, and discuss professionalism issues that face their Bar. It is a celebration of the practice of law. Each program qualifies for Ethics/Professional Responsibility CLE credit and there are no sponsorship fees. If a Bar wishes to add an hour of Mental Heath/Anti-Substance Awareness credit, the CJCP can arrange for this with the N.C. State Bar Lawyer Assistance Program or the N.C. Bar Association's BarCARES.