NCLEWA 2021 Conference - REGISTER HERE - 2021 Annual Training Conference

***** 2021 Banquet Guest Speaker *****

Durham District Court Judge Shamieka Rhinehart


Judge Shamieka Rhinehart is a native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She was raised by her retired grandmother and her working class mother. Her grandmother instilled in her the importance of obtaining an education and treating everyone with dignity and respect.

In 1993, she attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received a Bachelor’s of Art in English. Upon her graduation in 1997, she took a year off and she became an eagle at North Carolina Central School of Law in 1998. She received her law degree in 2001. After graduating from law school, Judge Rhinehart worked as an associate attorney with Willie R. Perry, Jr. in 2002. In 2003, she worked as an associate attorney with Brown, Flebotte, Wilson, Horn & Webb, PLLC. In May of 2005, Judge Rhinehart became an assistant district attorney in Durham County where she prosecuted various misdemeanors and felonies. During her years in this position, she supervised the property and fraud teams for two years until she became the supervisor of District Court in 2012. As the District Court Supervisor, Judge Rhinehart prosecuted various misdemeanors and felonies and supervised other assistant district attorneys.

On January 2, 2017, she was sworn in as a district court judge for Durham County. Currently, Judge Rhinehart presides over civil jury matters; child support matters, misdemeanor criminal matters; abuse, dependency and neglect cases, traffic court and jail court. Judge Rhinehart is the presiding judge in Durham’s misdemeanor diversion court.

Judge Rhinehart loves to mentor young people and is involved in several organizations, such as Rebound, that helps provide educational needs to students during short term suspensions. She is also a board member of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee and advises local government about housing issues in Durham. She also loves to volunteer with the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties and her beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. as she works relentlessly in trying to improve her community. She is currently a faithful church member of St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Durham, North Carolina where she serves on the Racial Justice and Reconciliation Committee.

When she has spare time, she loves to speak inspirationally to young people, spend time with family and friends and curl up with a good book.


Every Year NCLEWA offers members top of the line training, consisting of 16 to 24 continuing education credit hours.

Conference Banquets include guest speakers such as, State Officials, Police Chiefs, and Judges. 

We also present the following awards:

* Woman of the Year *
* President's Award *
* Criminal Justice Scholarship *


                                                                          Learn more about NCLEWA Awards.






Thank you to all that attended the 2019 Annual Training Conference!

It was a complete success!!

Until then, please take a look at some of the photos taken during this past conference. 
Hosted by: Durham Police Department and Sheraton Imperial Center
602 E. Main St. Durham, NC and 4700 Emperor Blvd Durham, NC


2019 Conference Photos

2019 Courses


Firearms Simulator

Deaf  & Hard of Hearing Education

Leadership and Communication

Interview and Interrogation

Gang Education


A big thank you to our 2019 guest speaker

"Sheriff P. Dance, Pitt County Sheriff's Office"

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