Assistant D.A. Jennifer Bland appointed District Court judge

Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Jennifer Karpowicz Bland to serve as District Court Judge for Judicial District 1, which serves Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties.

“Jennifer Karpowicz Bland has served this community well throughout her legal career,” said Governor Cooper. “I am thankful for her willingness to step up and serve as a judge in our state.”

Bland will be filling the vacant seat formerly held by Judge Eula Reid, who was appointed to the Superior Court bench by the governor when Judge J.C. Cole retired.

Since 2008, Bland has served as an Assistant District Attorney for the First Prosecutorial District.

She is a Board Member for the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and a member of the Domestic Violence Abuse Hotline Board. Bland earned her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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