Judicial District Bar Professionalism Program

To serve as an event for the members to get together, socialize, and discuss professionalism issues that face their Bar.

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.

Award Recipients

Murphy, North Carolina
May 10, 2021
Professionalism in the 43rd District Bar – John Jay & Fred Moody, Jr.

Fayetteville, North Carolina
September 29, 2021
Professionalism in the 14th District Bar – Ronnie Mitchell, Rebecca Britton & Glenn Adams

Jacksonville, North Carolina
September 30, 2021
Professionalism in the 5th District Bar – Eugene Thompson III

Oxford, North Carolina
April 7, 2022
Professionalism in the 9th District Bar – Marvin Rooker

Lumberton, North Carolina
July 19, 2022
Professionalism in the 20th District Bar – David Branch

Wilkesboro, North Carolina
August 25, 2022
Professionalism in the 34th District Bar – John Kilby

Monroe, North Carolina
September 13, 2022
Professionalism in the 30th District Bar – Harry Crow, Jr.

Goldsboro, North Carolina
September 29, 2022
Professionalism in the 9th District Bar – Nicholas Harvey

Salisbury, North Carolina
February 10, 2023
Professionalism in the 27th District Bar – Cecil Whitley

New Bern, North Carolina
May 18, 2023
Professionalism in the 4th District Bar – Charles McCotter, Jr.

Pinehurst, North Carolina
September 7, 2023
Professionalism in the 29th District Bar - James Van Camp

Currituck, North Carolina
October 12, 2023
Professionalism in the 1st District Bar – C. Everett Thompson, II and John C. Graham, III

Wilson, North Carolina
February 8, 2024
Professionalism in the 8th District Bar – Quentin T. Sumner