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'Making a Murderer' Event May 20

'Making a Murderer' Event May 20

North Carolina Bar Association members and guests have an opportunity to meet the defense attorneys from the hit Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer” on Friday, May 20. Jerry Buting and Dean Strang, former defense attorneys for Steven Avery, who was the subject of the documentary, agreed to a 30-minute meet-and-greet before they go on stage that evening at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Arranged by a joint effort between DPAC’s Director of Marketing Candice Terrell and the NCBA’s Director of Membership Josh McIntyre, the meet-and-greet continues a theme this year of NCBA members-only events that offer unique opportunities of social, athletic and entertainment value.  According to McIntyre, this “Making a Murderer” event is especially unique because of two reasons.

“First, this event is not only for members, but it was suggested by members,” McIntyre said. “Since DPAC announced that Dean Strang and Jerry Buting were touring locally, there were several member requests to organize a group outing. Second, many of our members are interested in hearing from Jerry Buting because he is a 1981 graduate of UNC School of Law. Having local academic ties to the area makes this especially enticing.”

The DPAC staff is also excited about the NCBA attending as a group. Tiffany Malory, guest experience and community relations manager said it was a fantastic opportunity for the NCBA and the community.  

NCBA members can register online until 11 p.m., Thursday, May 12. Space is limited to the first 40 registrants, and tickets are $49 per person. Tickets include the meet-and-greet and official program, which starts at 8 p.m. Attendees must meet at the DPAC will call booth by 6 p.m. to take part in the meet-and-greet. Email Josh McIntyre for additional information.