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Durham Family Court Staff
 
Address: Durham County Courthouse
510 South Dillard Street
Durham, NC 27701

Family Court Administrator, Evelyn N. "Nikki" Smith
919-808-3224 Evelyn.W.Smith@nccourts.org

Nikki assists the Chief District Court Judge with the development and operation of Family Court. Some of the job duties include developing and evaluating case coordination procedures, assisting in the revision of local rules and forms for publication, developing programs and evaluation tools, tracking Family Court statistics and managing community outreach efforts. Nikki also supervises the Family Court staff.

Nikki is responsible for providing case coordination services for juvenile abuse/neglect/dependency cases. Some of the job duties include: assisting in the calendaring of cases and court calendars, entering case information into a case management database, providing case information to litigants and attorneys, and tracking cases to ensure they reach the Family Court Time Standards established by the North Carolina Family Court Advisory Committee.

Case Coordinator, Stephanie Benfield
919-808-3222 Stephanie.W.Benfield@nccourts.org

Stephanie is responsible for coordinating domestic cases for Judge James T. Hill and Judge Pat Evans from the time the case is filed until it is closed. Some job duties include: calendaring cases, creating court calendars, entering case information into a case management database, providing case information to litigants and attorneys, and tracking cases to ensure they reach the Family Court Time Standards established by the North Carolina Family Court Advisory Committee.

Case Coordinator, Chasity Pope
919-808-3223 Chasity.B.Pope@nccourts.org

Chasity is responsible for coordinating domestic cases for Judge Fred S. Battaglia from the time the case is filed until it is closed. Some job duties include: calendaring cases, creating court calendars, entering case information into a case management database, providing case information to litigants and attorneys, and tracking cases to ensure they reach the Family Court Time Standards established by the North Carolina Family Court Advisory Committee.

Access & Visitation Coordinator, Jimmy Lewis, Jr.
919-808-3225 jimmy.lewis@nccourts.org

Jimmy provides assistance to parents who have been ordered to pay child support, but are having problems related to custody or visitation with their children.

Custody Mediator, Kristen B. Hirsch
919-808-3025 kristen.b.hirsch@nccourts.org

The Custody Mediator assists parties' involved in custody and visitation cases with reaching a mediated parenting agreement. If an agreement is reached the mediator prepares the agreement for the parties' signature.


State Family Court Contact:
Mia LaMotte
Mia.M.LaMotte@nccourts.org
Telephone:(919) 890-1207

 
 
 
   
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