WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The North Carolina district courts are celebrating 50 years of achievements by bringing together the Forsyth County legal community for a bar meeting and special event. The event is an opportunity for all current and former district court officials to celebrate and reflect on the achievements of the Judicial Branch and district courts over the past 50 years.

In 1966, the N.C. Judicial Branch became a unified court system that enhanced the efficiency and effectiveness of the court system and established the district courts. The community will honor this landmark anniversary at the Judicial District 21 bar meeting with a luncheon and program. Members of the media are welcome to attend.

The event includes remarks by Chief District Court Judge Lisa Menefee and special guest speaker Jim Drennan. Drennan joined the UNC School of Government in 1974 and teaches court administration issues, judicial ethics and fairness, criminal sentencing, and judicial leadership. He also served as director of the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts from 1993 through 1995.

The event is on Monday, Dec. 12. The luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m. followed by the program at 1:00 p.m.

Piedmont Club, 200 Second St. NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

The 50th anniversary of the district courts continues to unite judicial districts and North Carolinians across the state. For more information on how the North Carolina courts are commemorating this historic anniversary, please visit

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