Who We Are

The Conference was established by the General Assembly “…to assist in improving the administration of justice in North Carolina by coordinating the prosecution efforts of the various district attorneys.” The primary objective of the Conference is to provide crucial support to prosecutors in the discharge of their duties. To accomplish this, the Conference extends a range of valuable resources and guidance, including Professional Development, Publications, and Research Assistance. These resources enable prosecutors to uphold justice for North Carolina’s citizens in an effective and efficient manner.

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Victim Rights

If you have experienced any sort of crime, the legal system may seem overwhelming due to its complex processes, legal jargon, and professionals. But, you have rights as a victim that must be respected. To gain knowledge about your rights and access vital information, please explore the Victims Tab and other resources available to you. You can rest assured that you have the ability to take action and make sure your rights are upheld.

Upcoming Trainings

Jun 5 2024

Intern Orientation

June 5, 2024
Raleigh, NC

The intern orientation will explore the role of the Office of the District Attorney, including victim rights and the core value of seeking justice. This workshop is tailored to your role as a legal intern or legal support intern and will share statewide resources and opportunities to help you succeed. Please join us to embark on a journey of learning, collaboration, and growth.

All paid interns and legal interns receiving course credit are invited to attend.

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Jun 6 2024

What You Do Matters

June 6, 2024
Charlotte, NC

This program examines policing within the legal and political framework of Nazi Germany- a journey that eventually turned those who should protect life and liberty into those who intimidated, humiliated, deported, and eventually murdered millions of innocent people. Using historical images and stories from the Holocaust, this course engages law enforcement and prosecutors in a dialogue about the role of law enforcement in today’s communities and the importance of core values ensuring the integrity and vibrancy of democracy.

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DA Spotlight

Seth Banks

Avery, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga, and Yancey Counties

Seth Banks is the District Attorney for Prosecutorial District 35 which encompasses Avery, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga, and Yancey Counties in North Carolina. He attended North Carolina State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2007. He began working for the District Attorney’s Office in 2007.

District Attorney Seth Banks has extensive experience in all aspects of prosecution including serious assaults, murder, breaking and entering, trafficking of drugs, and crimes against children. His commitment to excellence has earned him the reputation of being a tough but fair prosecutor who is highly regarded by those who have worked with him. In recognition of his skill, expertise, and experience District Attorney Seth Banks has been certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Specialist in State Criminal Law.

District Attorney Seth Banks states that he has “prioritized the prosecution of violent and habitual offenders, worked to improve communication with victims and their families, and modernized office procedures to maximize efficiencies through the utilization of technology.” He served as the Chairman of the Crime Victim Services Committee from 2016 – 2019, is a member of the Chief Justice’s Task Force on ACEs-Informed Courts, the NDAA Board of Directors (2023-2024); State Director for North Carolina, and is the current President-Elect of the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys.

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How Can We Help?

The North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys offers a wealth of valuable information and assistance to prosecutors and their law enforcement partners. If you are unable to locate the answers you require, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team members. We are dedicated to providing guidance and direction to ensure that the needs of prosecutors are met with the utmost professionalism and respect.