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New Attorney Swearing-In Ceremony

October 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Friday, October 25, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. arrival, 9:30 ceremony start

Location: Durham County Courthouse, Courtroom TBA

510 S Dillard St, Durham, NC 27701

Presiding: District Court Judge Josephine K. Davis

New Attorney Information:

Your may bring your family/friends as well as Law School faculty members who have been particularly important to you. During the ceremony, you will be presented to the court by an attorney who is already licensed in North Carolina. If you do not have a particular attorney or licensed faculty member in mind to ask, that is completely fine — most of our participants do not. We typically have 20+ attorneys volunteer to come and meet you, and serve in this role.

If you intend to participate in the swearing-in event, please complete the New Attorney Form which will be used by your presenter, and return it to by Wednesday, October 23. Even if you have a presenter in mind, we need the form to serve as your registration.

Also, plan to bring the following to the swearing-in (do not send in advance):

  • Either your license or letter confirming Bar Exam passage
  • Two copies of your choice of Oath of Office form, from the NC BLE web site.
  • Court attire is required for everyone attending, including guests.

Note that while families are invited and most certainly welcome, this is a court session, and it will take over an hour to present everyone. Plan ahead with extra supervision if you intend to bring children.

Finally, all swearing-in events in NC are open to all new attorneys so if our date does not work for you, other districts have different dates which you can attend.

Please do not hesitate to email the Executive Director of the Sixteenth if you have further questions, she can be reached at


October 25, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Bonnie Biggs


Durham County Justice Center
510 South Dillard Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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