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Check out these NCBA programs available to attend live from your desk—or wherever you may be!  All of these programs are treated as live programming for MCLE credit purposes. Attend from your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone:

·         Webcasts range from one hour programs to multi-day events. In addition to a live audio/video feed of the presentation, you will also have access to program manuscript. You will be able to ask questions of the speakers directly and participate in the discussion from your online classroom. Our moderators will refer your questions to the speaker(s).

·         Webinars are short programs and generally do not feature speaker video. You will have access to audio of the speaker and will see the presentation materials on screen, in addition to being able to ask questions to the speaker in real time.

·         Phone/Audio Streaming Programs are programs that you can listen to from either a telephone, desktop or mobile device.  These programs do not include video or presentation materials so you do not need to be viewing a screen in order to attend. You will have access to the program manuscript in your online classroom, and you can ask the speaker questions in real time.


Webcasts
Collapse 2019 Basics of Elder and Special Needs Law

Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Available formats

   

The 2019 Basics of Elder and Special Needs Law program offers a foundational knowledge base for building an elder and special needs law practice.

This year’s program provides practical guidance for planning, qualifying and applying for Medicaid.

In addition, attendees gain better understanding of strategies for planning for children with special needs and also obtain the following benefits:

  • Find out how and where to locate relevant statutes, rules and regulations, and resources for public benefits planning.
  • Learn about common considerations in obtaining and administering guardianships.
  • Gain increased knowledge of Medicare and Social Security benefits.
  • Hear from the Department of Social Services how Medicaid applications are processed and determinations are made.

Planned by the NCBA Elder & Special Needs Law Section


Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition, location, hotel, video replay and speaker information.

Formats Available: WEBCAST Thursday, October 10, 2019 | #875LWC, LIVE CARY Thursday, October 10, 2019 | #875BEL
Original Product Date: October 10, 2019
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 7.50 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 7.50 hours Elder Law Specialization , 6.50 hours General, 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility

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    Collapse 2019 Basics of Franchise Law

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Friday, November 15, 2019

    Available formats

       

    Fourteen percent (14%) of North Carolinians are employed in franchise business with an $18 billion impact on the state’s economy.

    This CLE is designed to help North Carolina attorneys be prepared to respond to the common issues they face with clients involved in franchising.

    • Learn how franchising impacts North Carolina’s economy
    • Learn about federal, state and international laws governing franchise and business opportunity relationships
    • Learn practical skills for advising and counseling franchisees
    • Learn how franchisors and franchisees approach franchise related disputes
    • Receive updates on important NLRB and other judicial decisions

    Planned by the NCBA Business Law Section

    Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition, location, hotel, video replay and speaker information.

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Friday, November 15, 2019 | #873LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, November 15, 2019 | #873BFL
    Original Product Date: November 15, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 6.00 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 5.00 hours General, 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility

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    Collapse 2019 Comprehensive Patent Cooperation Treaty Program

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Thursday-Friday, November 21-22, 2019

    Available formats

       

    The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) makes it possible to seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in numerous countries by filing an "international" patent application.

    Such an application may be filed by anyone who is a national or resident of a contracting state under the PCT. It may generally be filed with the national patent office of the contracting state of which the applicant is a national or resident, or at the applicant’s option, with the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva.

    This informative program offers:

    • A comprehensive overview of the PCT system for U.S. applicants
    • 2018 and 2019 PCT updates
    • Details about electronic filing options
    • A discussion of international cooperation initiatives beyond the PCT

    Planned by the NCBA Intellectual Property Law Section and Paralegal Division

    Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition, location, hotel, video replay and speaker information.

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Thursday-Friday, November 21-22, 2019 | #912LWC, LIVE CARY Thursday-Friday, November 21-22, 2019 | #912PCT
    Original Product Date: November 21, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 12.00 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 11.00 hours General, 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility

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    Collapse 2019 NCBA IP Institute for Paralegals

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Available formats

       

    We are pleased to announce a schedule that includes updates in trademark, patent and copyright law, and a format that allows those who wish to hear specifically about a particular area of law to choose a preferred track.

    The program offering also includes a panel of inside and outside counsel perspectives and a presentation on ethics as it relates to intellectual property.

    Be sure to attend the 2019 Intellectual Property Institute for Paralegals! This annual IP multi-track program covers many relevant topics for both IP and non-IP paralegals and administrators of all experience levels. Plus, the program meets North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification requirements for recertification.

    Planned by the NCBA Paralegal Division

    Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition, location, hotel, video replay and speaker information.

    Original Product Date: November 14, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 6.00 hours Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 5.00 hours General
  • CC CRO: 1 hour Crop Management

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    Collapse 2019 NCBA IP Institute for Paralegals

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Available formats

       

    We are pleased to announce a schedule that includes updates in trademark, patent and copyright law, and a format that allows those who wish to hear specifically about a particular area of law to choose a preferred track.

    The program offering also includes a panel of inside and outside counsel perspectives and a presentation on ethics as it relates to intellectual property.

    Be sure to attend the 2019 NCBA IP Institute for Paralegals! This annual IP multi-track program covers many relevant topics for both IP and non-IP paralegals and administrators of all experience levels. Plus, the program meets North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification requirements for recertification.

    Planned by the NCBA Paralegal Division

    Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition, location, hotel, video replay and speaker information.

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Thursday, November 14, 2019 | #893LWC, LIVE CARY Thursday, November 14, 2019 | #893IPP
    Original Product Date: November 14, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 6.00 hours Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 5.00 hours General, 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 2019 NCBA IP Institute for Paralegals
    Collapse Election Law, Money and Regulation in the Land of Fake News, Hyperpartisanship and the Twittersphere (2019 Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities Section Annual Meeting)

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Friday, December 13, 2019

    Available formats

       

    Actions by the U.S. Supreme Court and North Carolina’s judiciary, legislative and executive branches have dramatically transformed election and campaign finance law over the past several years. As a result, the conduct of North Carolina’s political campaigns and elections are permanently altered.

    This program examines these changes and what they mean for the future, equipping you with the knowledge to execute the following skills:

    • Instruct your political, business and individual clients on permissible issue advocacy, election and campaign practices, and on guarding against the opposition’s actions
    • Properly advise your clients on complying with new campaign and reporting landscapes
    • Understand North Carolina’s major election law changes and important 2018-2019 court decisions

    Planned by the NCBA Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities Section

    Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition, location, hotel, video replay and speaker information.

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Friday, December 13, 2019 | #907LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, December 13, 2019 | #907CRM
    Original Product Date: December 13, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 6.25 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 4.75 hours General, 1.50 hours Ethics/Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Election Law, Money and Regulation in the Land of Fake News, Hyperpartisanship and the Twittersphere (2019 Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities Section Annual Meeting)
    Collapse Ethical Practice in a Technological World

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Friday, December 6, 2019

    Available formats

      

    Technology is rapidly transforming the practice of law. From data security and online information exchange to social media and artificial intelligence tools, technology has become an integral part of the legal profession. The use of technology not only presents a new set of challenges but, for better or for worse, can also have a real impact on attorney mental health.

    Featured speaker Ed Walters — CEO and co-founder of Fastcase, one of the largest online law libraries in the world — has embraced technology as a tool to help lawyers practice faster and smarter. Drawing from his extensive experience, Ed discusses the myriad of ethical and professional challenges that lawyers face in today’s technological world.

    Also, participate in an engaging dialogue of hypotheticals as panelists examine cutting-edge issues involving legal ethics and technology, such as safeguarding client confidentiality and using cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence tools for law practice.

    Satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement

    Planned by the NCBA Future of Law and Professionalism Committees

    Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition, location, hotel and speaker information.

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Friday, December 6, 2019 | 892LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, December 6, 2019 | #892ETH
    Original Product Date: December 06, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 5.00 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 4.00 hours Ethics/Professional Responsibility, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH), 4.00 hours Technology Training

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    Collapse Foundations, Framework and Flourishes (2019 Real Property Fundamentals)

     

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Thursday-Friday, October 3-4, 2019

    Available formats

       

    The North Carolina Real Property Fundamentals CLE is the perfect choice for both the real property novice and the experienced practitioner.

    This program covers foundational topics and core principles, highlights recent developments and incorporates advanced real property subjects.

    Attendees hear from experienced attorneys regarding a variety of integral and prescient real property issues and receive materials and resources which will undoubtedly prove useful long after the program concludes.

    Planned by the NCBA Real Property Section  

    Satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement 

    Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition, location, hotel, video replay and speaker information.

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Thursday-Friday, October 3-4, 2019 | #884LWC, LIVE CARY Thursday-Friday, October 3-4, 2019 | #884RPF
    Original Product Date: October 03, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 13.25 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 13.25 hours Real Property Law Specialization , 12.25 hours General, 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility, 1 hour Technology Training

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    Collapse Murder on Birchleaf Drive: Trial Strategy for True Crime Lovers

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Friday, January 10, 2020

    Available formats

       

    Murder on Birchleaf Drive is the true crime story of the Michelle Young murder case.

    As the back cover reads:

    "To the outside world, Jason and Michelle Young lived a storybook life—an attractive couple with great jobs, a beautiful home, a precocious two-year-old daughter, and a baby boy on the way.

    Soon after the 29-year-old pregnant mother’s brutally beaten body was discovered on their bedroom floor, a very different picture emerged. Of a marriage crumbling at its foundation. Of a meddlesome New York mother-in-law whose running critique left Jason frustrated and angry. Of a 32-year-old man who behaved like a frat boy rebelling against adult responsibilities.

    Was Jason the monster who bludgeoned his beautiful wife to death, leaving his toddler alone for hours to walk through her blood? If so, would he get away with it?"

    Following intense law enforcement and forensic work focused on solving the crime, the case of State v. Young was tried twice, each time producing a different result: a hung jury in 2011 and then a unanimous guilty verdict in 2012. Prosecutors Howard Cummings, Becky Holt, and David Saacks from the Wake County District Attorney’s Office faced off against Bryan Collins and Mike Klinkosum from the Wake County Public Defender’s Office. Both trials involved carefully crafted trial strategies and excellent lawyering.

    Through examination and analysis of those trial techniques, Steven B. Epstein — author of Murder on Birchleaf Drive: The True Story of the Michelle Young Murder Case — offers invaluable insight and skillful tactics for winning your case. Epstein teases out several lessons, focusing on trial strategy, opening statements, cross-examination of lay and expert witnesses, closing arguments, and winning trial themes that can be applied to both criminal and civil trial work.

    Still have a burning question? This is your chance to get the answer and spark further discussion during the interactive Q&A.

    Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition, location, hotel, video replay and speaker information.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER: 

    Steven B. Epstein, a litigation partner at Poyner Spruill LLP, has been practicing law for nearly 30 years. He has tried many jury and non-jury trials in courtrooms throughout North Carolina and has argued numerous appeals. He is a former chair of the NCBA’s Litigation Section and CLE Committee and served on the Board of Governors for the Association and Board of Directors for the Foundation from 2014-2017. He is a frequent CLE presenter on a variety of topics, including trial strategy and practice.

    Since 2015, Epstein’s legal practice has focused primarily on divorce and family law; he regularly counsels clients and represents them in court proceedings in cases involving child custody, child support, alimony, and equitable distribution of marital property.

    Click here for more information about Steven.

    The true crime story Murder on Birchleaf Drive, released on June 1, 2019, is Epstein’s first commercial publication. He is currently hard at work on his second.

    Order your copy of Murder on Birchleaf Drive now before attending the program!

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Friday, January 10, 2020 | #863LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, January 10, 2020 | #863TSP
    Original Product Date: January 10, 2020

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 3.00 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 3.00 hours Criminal Law Specialization

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    Collapse NCBA 2019 Annual Review

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Thursday-Friday, October 17-18, 2019

    Available formats

       

    Come hear leaders in their practice areas provide important case law updates on North Carolina and Federal law.

    Plus, receive your annual compliance credits including two hours of ethics/professional responsibility and one hour of substance abuse/mental health. Lastly, satisfy the new 2019 North Carolina State Bar technology training requirement.

    Practice area updates for this year’s CLE program include:

    • Bankruptcy
    • Criminal
    • Data privacy and cybersecurity
    • Family
    • Insurance
    • Labor and employment
    • Real property
    • Tax
    • Workers’ compensation

    Don’t miss out on one of this year’s most comprehensive case law updates and receive a year’s worth of CLE credit.

    Satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement

    Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition, location, hotel, video replay and speaker information.

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Thursday-Friday, October 17-18, 2019 | #842LWC, LIVE CARY Thursday-Friday, October 17-18, 2019 | #842ARP
    Original Product Date: October 17, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 12.00 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 9.00 hours General, 2.00 hours Ethics/Professional Responsibility, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH), 1 hour Technology Training

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    Collapse Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA)

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Tuesday-Wednesday, October 22-23, 2019

    Available formats

     

    As a first-year attorney at PNA, the North Carolina Bar Association welcomes you into the profession. 

    The North Carolina Bar Association is your home for the best continuing legal education, professional development, and networking.

    Tuition is complimentary for NCBA Members who are newly licensed attorneys and required by the NC State Bar to take a PNA program. 

    The Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA) program features: 

    • Breakfast and Networking Lunch provided 
    • Book Sale to help you build your library of essential resources 
    • Professional Headshot for your social media pages and firm website bio 
    • Professionalism Oath issued by Judge Ridgeway
    • Year's Worth of CLE credit at no cost to you
    • The Power of Association | Newly licensed attorneys get complimentary NCBA membership through June 2021. NCBA membership benefits include membership in one of the NCBA’s 30+ sections and up to 12 hours of quality On Demand CLE from our Expert Series!

    Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition, location, hotel and speaker information.

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Tuesday-Wednesday, October 22-23, 2019 | #869LWC, LIVE CARY Tuesday-Wednesday, October 22-23, 2019 | #869PNA
    Original Product Date: October 22, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 12.00 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 11.00 hours Ethics/Professional Responsibility, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH), 1 hour Technology Training

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    Collapse Riding the Waves of Change: 2019 Legislative Review

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Friday, November 8, 2019

    Available formats

       

    Four NCBA sections combine their expertise to provide updates and answers regarding the 2019 legislative actions.

    Learn what the North Carolina General Assembly has (or has not) changed and the practical effects of those changes.

    Brush up on your legislative procedure knowledge and skills. Hear about the most debated and followed bills of the current legislative session.

    Planned by the NCBA Administrative Law, Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Law, Government & Public Sector and Juvenile Justice & Children's Rights Sections

    Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition, location, hotel, video replay and speaker information.

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Friday, November 8, 2019 | #860LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, November 8, 2019 | #860LRP
    Original Product Date: November 08, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 6.00 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 1 hour Criminal Law Specialization

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Riding the Waves of Change: 2019 Legislative Review
    Collapse This Year in Privacy: Recent Developments in the Ever-Evolving Privacy Landscape (2019 Privacy & Data Security Section Annual Meeting)

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Available formats

       

    Join us for the first Privacy & Data Security Section CLE.

    Hear about recent developments in U.S. data privacy law and learn from players on the front lines applying the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation to U.S. companies as they walk practitioners through a mock data breach.

    Also spend an hour discussing the ethical responsibilities of attorneys when it comes to privacy and technology.

    Whether you’re an experienced privacy and data security practitioner, an attorney hoping to learn more about this exciting area of practice, or a general practitioner looking to be prepared when a client inevitably calls with a data privacy concern, this CLE provides valuable insight from seasoned experts on the current privacy landscape. It’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

    Planned by the NCBA Privacy & Data Security Section  

    Satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement 

    Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition, location, hotel, video replay and speaker information.

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Thursday, October 24, 2019 | #872LWC, LIVE CARY Thursday, October 24, 2019 | #872PDS
    Original Product Date: October 24, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 5.00 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 5.00 hours Privacy and Information Security Law Specialization, 4.00 hours General, 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility, 1 hour Technology Training

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO This Year in Privacy: Recent Developments in the Ever-Evolving Privacy Landscape (2019 Privacy & Data Security Section Annual Meeting)
    Webinars
    Collapse A Nightmare on Ethics Street: Don

    Thursday, October 31, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    Available format

    Click here to register. 

    Acclaimed humorists Sean Carter and Stuart Teicher are back with all new tales of real-life ethical nightmares.

    In this fun (and sometimes, frightening) webinar, Carter and Teicher draw upon recent disciplinary cases to demonstrate the ethical danger for attorneys who fall asleep on their ethical obligations.

    This program focuses on the ethical pitfalls that await those who "fall asleep" and become too comfortable in the practice of law. As a result, these lawyers can (sleep) walk right into an ethical nightmare unless they wake up to the hidden dangers lurking in the shadows. In that vein, this webinar focuses on some of the less-obvious ethical pitfalls that lawyers must avoid in both their professional and personal lives.

    All registrations are taken through our partner Mesa CLE. The NCBAF CLE department will faciliatate the attendance reporting with the NC State Bar.

    Click here to register.

    Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition and speaker information.

     

    Formats Available: Register at http://tinyurl.com/NCBA-MESA
    Original Product Date: October 31, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility

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    Collapse Don

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    Available format

    Click here to register. 

    Lawyers on our favorite legal dramas - Boston Legal, The Practice, L.A. Law - often act in ways that would cause significant trouble for actual lawyers.

    In this multimedia webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter demonstrates some of the worst of TV lawyer behavior through short (30-60 second) video clips from these shows. After each video snippet, he discusses the precise rule violated and what the lawyer should have done to avoid the ethical violation.

    He explains how similar (although less severe) behavior sometimes creeps into the actual practice of law, decreasing a lawyer's ability to best serve his or her clients and uphold the ideals of the profession.

    While these examples provides for a more engaging experience for the lawyer attendee, they also serve as a reminder that our clients are watching these same programs. As a result, this webinar serves as a useful reminder for each attorney to manage the client's expectations by having candid conversations detailing just what the lawyer can (and more importantly, can NOT) do in the course of the representation.

    All registrations are taken through our partner Mesa CLE. The NCBAF CLE department will faciliatate the attendance reporting with the NC State Bar.

    Click here to register.

    Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition and speaker information.

     

    Formats Available: Register at http://tinyurl.com/NCBA-MESA
    Original Product Date: October 22, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Don
    Collapse eFiling in North Carolina | December 2019

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 12:00-1:00pm

    The North Carolina AOC has begun a pilot program for eFiling specific case types in the state.   

    To participate in the pilot eFiling system, you must be licensed to practice law in North Carolina and you, or a paralegal filing on your behalf, must attend training prior to requesting an account. 

    The training covers:     

    • Case types approved for eFiling
    • Required technology
    • How to request an account
    • Preparing documents
    • Creating a submission on a new or existing case
    • Paying court fees online
    • Receiving eNotifications on filings

    Participating counties: 

    • Alamance
    • Chowan 
    • Davidson 
    • Wake

    Filing types accepted:

    • Civil Superior
    • Special Proceedings/Foreclosures

    Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition and speaker information.

    The NCBA is pleased to support the NCAOC and their eFiling training vendor Tybera.

    eFile accounts are issued from the AOC via Tybera (the eFiling trainer) after you complete the training itself.  eFile accounts are only issued for attorneys although paralegals who attend the training may file on the attorney's behalf. 

    Satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement.

      Can't make this date... CLICK HERE for other available training dates!
    Formats Available: WEBINAR Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | #624C20
    Original Product Date: December 10, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 1 hour Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 1 hour Technology Training

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    Collapse eFiling in North Carolina | NCAOC Training

    2nd Tuesday of each Month, 12:00-1:00pm

    See dates below to register



    The North Carolina AOC has begun a pilot program for eFiling specific case types in the state.   

    To participate in the pilot eFiling system, you must be licensed to practice law in North Carolina and you, or a paralegal filing on your behalf, must attend training prior to requesting an account. 

    The training covers:     

    • Case types approved for eFiling
    • Required technology
    • How to request an account
    • Preparing documents
    • Creating a submission on a new or existing case
    • Paying court fees online
    • Receiving eNotifications on filings

    Participating counties: 

    • Alamance
    • Chowan 
    • Davidson 
    • Wake

    Filing types accepted:

    • Civil Superior
    • Special Proceedings/Foreclosures

    The NCBA is pleased to support the NCAOC and their eFiling training vendor Tybera.

    eFile accounts are issued from the AOC via Tybera (the eFiling trainer) after you complete the training itself.  eFile accounts are only issued for attorneys although paralegals who attend the training may file on the attorney's behalf. 

    Satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement.

      AVAILABLE TRAINING DATES:


    Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | #624C18 | 12:00-1:00pm | REGISTER
    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | #624C19 | 12:00-1:00pm | REGISTER
    Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | #624C20 | 12:00-1:00pm | REGISTER

    Original Product Date: April 11, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 1 hour Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 1 hour Technology Training

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    Collapse eFiling in North Carolina | November 2019

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 12:00-1:00pm

    The North Carolina AOC has begun a pilot program for eFiling specific case types in the state.   

    To participate in the pilot eFiling system, you must be licensed to practice law in North Carolina and you, or a paralegal filing on your behalf, must attend training prior to requesting an account. 

    The training covers:     

    • Case types approved for eFiling
    • Required technology
    • How to request an account
    • Preparing documents
    • Creating a submission on a new or existing case
    • Paying court fees online
    • Receiving eNotifications on filings

    Participating counties: 

    • Alamance
    • Chowan 
    • Davidson 
    • Wake

    Filing types accepted:

    • Civil Superior
    • Special Proceedings/Foreclosures

    Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition and speaker information.

    The NCBA is pleased to support the NCAOC and their eFiling training vendor Tybera.

    eFile accounts are issued from the AOC via Tybera (the eFiling trainer) after you complete the training itself.  eFile accounts are only issued for attorneys although paralegals who attend the training may file on the attorney's behalf. 

    Satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement.

      Can't make this date... CLICK HERE for other available training dates!
    Formats Available: WEBINAR Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | #624C19
    Original Product Date: November 12, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 1 hour Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 1 hour Technology Training

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    Collapse MesaCLE Webinars

    The North Carolina Bar Association has partnered with MESA CLE, a premier continuing legal education provider, to bring you unique CLE offerings.

    MESA CLE Webinars are: 

    • Convenient – Watch from the convenience of your home or office
    • Engaging – Laugh while you learn from the nation's best presenters
    • Mobile – Use your tablet or mobile device to watch while on-the-go
    • Timely –  Webinars scheduled around your busy schedule

    Many of these programs help you meet your ethics/professional responsibility requirement!

      Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm


    The Ties That Bind: Avoiding Inappropriate Entanglements in the Practice of Law

    To be an effective advocate, a lawyer must maintain a fair degree of dispassionate objectivity. The lawyer who becomes personally involved in the representation does the client a disservice. This is even more true for the lawyer who becomes personally involved with the client. In this webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter explains the importance of avoiding this most basic conflict of interest and relates the tragic (but sometimes fascinating) tales of lawyers who learned this lesson too late.

    CLE Credit 1.0 Hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility | Standard $90 | NCBA Member $70 | >REGISTER NOW

      Monday, October 7, 2019, 12:00-2:00pm


    Fantasy Supreme Court League: The 2019 Season

    Step right up to participate in the Fantasy Supreme Court League. In this unique presentation, Sean Carter humorously recaps the significant cases of the most recent term. After receiving the facts of each case, compete with lawyers from across the country by attempting to remember (or guess) the outcome and "vote spread" of each case.

    CLE Credit 2.0 Hours | Standard $180 | NCBA Member $140 | >REGISTER NOW

      Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm


    Sue Unto Others As You Would Have Them Sue Unto You

    Increasingly, lawyer civility and congeniality is becoming a thing of the past. Yet, it doesn't have to be that way. In this humorous presentation, veteran attorney and legal humorist Sean Carter reminds you that zealous advocacy does not require you to be a zealot.

    CLE Credit 1.0 Hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility | Standard $90 | NCBA Member $70 | >REGISTER NOW

      Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm


    Don't Try This At Home: Why You Should Never Emulate TV Lawyers

    Lawyers on our favorite legal dramas - Boston Legal, The Practice, L.A. Law - often act in ways that would cause significant trouble for actual lawyers. In this multimedia presentation, legal humorist Sean Carter demonstrates some of the worst of TV lawyer behavior and explains how similar (although less severe) behavior sometimes creeps into the actual practice of law, decreasing a lawyer's ability to best serve his or her clients and uphold the ideals of the profession.

    CLE Credit 1.0 Hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility | Standard $90 | NCBA Member $70 | >REGISTER NOW

      Thursday, October 31, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm


    A Nightmare on Ethics Street: Don't Fall Asleep on Your Ethical Obligations

    On Halloween 2011, more than 700 lawyers from across the country screamed (in delight) as they experienced the first ever CLE webinar spooktacular -- A Nightmare on Ethics Street. Exactly six years later, acclaimed humorists Sean Carter and Stuart Teicher are back with all new tales of real-life ethical nightmares. In this fun (and sometimes, frightening) webinar, Carter and Teicher draw upon recent disciplinary cases to demonstrate the ethical danger for attorneys who fall asleep on their ethical obligations.

    CLE Credit 1.0 Hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility | Standard $90 | NCBA Member $70 | >REGISTER NOW

    Original Product Date: September 01, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    Collapse 2019 Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality Update | Phone/Audio Streaming

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    Confidentiality sits at the heart of the attorney-client relationship.

    Confidential and mostly inviolable communications between a client and attorney are the core of the attorney-client privilege and the attorney’s duty of confidentiality. Though the privilege and the ethical duty are related and often cover similar content, they are distinct.

    Understanding the distinction and how the privilege is preserved, especially in a hyper-interconnected electronic law office, are essential to law practice.

    This program provides a wide-ranging discussion of important developments related to the attorney-client privilege and the duty of confidentiality.

    • Important developments preserving the attorney-client privilege
    • Duty of confidentiality developments and relationship to the privilege
    • Understanding difference between confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege
    • Preserving the privilege when representing joint clients
    • Working with client agents and consultants
    • Preserving the privilege – and confidentiality – in a hyper-connected electronic world

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    Formats Available: PHONE/AUDIO STREAMING Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | #856T19
    Runtime: 60
    Original Product Date: October 29, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility

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    Collapse Buying Part of a Business: Acquisitions of Subsidiaries and Divisions | Phone/Audio Streaming

    Thursday, October 17, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    Buying part of an operating company is entirely unlike buying the entire company.

    When the buyer takes some but not the assets of a particular business line or operating unit, there are issues of allocating debt and other liabilities, as well as potential successor liability. Crucially, there are issues of assigning certain client/customer contracts and the transitioning of both rank-and-file employees and managers.

    Also unlike acquisitions of entire companies, buying a division or subsidiary involves complex transition service agreements between the seller and the buyer, ensuring the continuance of perhaps essential lifelines to the acquired division or subsidiary or the seller.

    This program provides a practical guide to structuring and drafting agreements for acquisitions of divisions and subsidiaries.

    • Asset purchases v. entity acquisition
    • Allocation of debt/liabilities and successor liability
    • Identifying essential assets and personnel necessary for post-closing success
    • Management transitions and employee retention
    • Transition services agreements – post-closing agreements between seller and acquirer

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    Formats Available: PHONE/AUDIO STREAMING Thursday, October 17, 2019 | #856T12
    Runtime: 60
    Original Product Date: October 17, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 1 hour Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Buying Part of a Business: Acquisitions of Subsidiaries and Divisions | Phone/Audio Streaming
    Collapse Drafting Demand Letters | Live Replay from May 9, 2019 | Phone/Audio Streaming

    Monday, October 21, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    Demand letters may seem like they’re merely hammer-strokes, the first blow of litigation. But the most effective demand letters are more subtly crafted.

    Tone is important. Vitriolic letters – letters that do not keep a client’s goals in mind and misjudge the reader’s range of likely reactions – may be counterproductive. Rather than moving the process toward a good outcome, the letter may actually result in setbacks and greater costs.

    There’s a subtle balance between precision and vagueness, stimulating favorable response by being sufficiently vague so that the reader speculates about adverse consequences.

    There’s also the issue of how much of your case – favorable facts and persuasive law – to include in the letter.

    This program provides a real-world guide to setting goals and carefully crafted demand letters to advance client goals.

    • Setting goals and realistic expectations
    • Striking the right tone – how aggressive is too aggressive?
    • Precision v. vagueness - leaving room for speculation and negotiation
    • How much of your case – the facts and the law – to include in the letter?
    • Common traps and mistakes in demand letters

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    Formats Available: PHONE/AUDIO STREAMING Monday, October 21, 2019 | #856T14
    Runtime: 60
    Original Product Date: October 21, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 1 hour Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Drafting Demand Letters | Live Replay from May 9, 2019 | Phone/Audio Streaming
    Collapse Ethics in Drafting Claims | Live Replay from March 29, 2019 | Phone/Audio Streaming

    Friday, October 18, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    From filing a claim to settlement, litigation can involve many gray ethical areas.

    • How valid is a claim factually or legally, and at what point is it so frivolous that you are acting improperly to pursue it?
    • Must you investigate the facts presented by a client before filing a claim?
    • Is ghostwriting a claim or pleadings allowed?
    • At what point is your help of someone else improper deception?
    • What is the line separating legitimate jockeying for position in litigation versus improper deception in settlement?
    • Exactly how much of what you know about the facts or the law or the status of witnesses are you required to share with opposing counsel?

    These and related questions are examined in this program on ethical issues in drafting and filing claims, ghostwriting pleadings, and settlements.

    • Duty to investigate client facts before filing a claim v. duty to investigate the law
    • Conflicting approaches of ethics rules and the courts to sanctioning ghostwriting in litigation
    • Understanding when you are required to be candid and when you are allowed to be silent, or engage in "puffery"
    • Ethics tension between duty of loyalty to client and duties as officer of the court
    • Ethics of serving unenforceable subpoenas in the hope of obtaining witness cooperation
    • Ethics in settlements – silence about facts, the law, mistakes in settlement documents, and the death of witnesses
    • Enforceability of settlement agreements and ethics challenges

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    Formats Available: PHONE/AUDIO STREAMING Friday, October 18, 2019 | #856T12
    Runtime: 60
    Original Product Date: October 18, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Ethics in Drafting Claims | Live Replay from March 29, 2019 | Phone/Audio Streaming
    Collapse From One Thing to Another: Business Entity Conversions and Domestication | Live Replay from May 15, 2019 | Phone/Audio Streaming

    Monday, October 28, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    Choice of entity is not a one-time decision. Business entities may choose to change their form of entity for many reasons – the tax laws, new investors may require a different form of entity, or market or regulatory conditions may force a different form of entity. But whenever an entity is converted from one form to another, significant tax liability and corporate or partnership law issues arise.

    One important consideration is how to modify the company’s underlying agreements to ensure basic economic arrangements among the owners remain intact.

    This program provides a real-world guide to entity conversions among C Corps, S Corps, partnerships and Limited Liability Companies.

    • Conversions among C Corps, S Corps, partnerships and LLCs
    • Strategies for minimizing tax on conversions
    • Business and organizational law considerations when converting an entity
    • Drafting issues in restating underlying company agreements
    • Practical and tax traps when engaging in an entity conversion

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    Formats Available: PHONE/AUDIO STREAMING Monday, October 28, 2019 | #856T18
    Runtime: 60
    Original Product Date: October 28, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 1 hour Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO From One Thing to Another: Business Entity Conversions and Domestication | Live Replay from May 15, 2019 | Phone/Audio Streaming
    Collapse Lawyer Ethics and Investigations for and of Clients | Live Replay from April 19, 2019 | Phone/Audio Streaming

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    Investigations by lawyers are an essential element of most litigation.

    Lawyers investigate the parties and the facts underlying the case through the use of third-party investigators, online searches, obtaining public records, seeking the production of electronic communications, including text messages, and much more.

    Also, lawyers sometimes need to investigate their own clients – to assure themselves of the veracity of certain representations or when the lawyer suspects the client may be actively misleading the lawyer.

    But these investigations are not unbounded. Ethics rules limit what the lawyer can do and say, and how the work product of these investigations can be used.

    This program provides a practical guide to ethical issues when lawyers conduct investigations.

    • Duty of an attorney to investigate a case before filing a lawsuit
    • "Pre-texting" – the ethics of deception in investigations
    • Ethical issues when a lawyer investigates a client – and when it is ethically required
    • Conflicts of interest in investigations
    • Ethical issues in social media and online searches – and obtaining text messages
    • Use of third-party investigators
    • Limitations on investigating members of a jury or jury pool
    • Real world consequences when investigations go awry – discipline, sanctions, exclusion of evidence obtained

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    Formats Available: PHONE/AUDIO STREAMING Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | #856T20
    Runtime: 60
    Original Product Date: October 30, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Lawyer Ethics and Investigations for and of Clients | Live Replay from April 19, 2019 | Phone/Audio Streaming
    Collapse Post-Mortem Trust and Estate Planning | Phone/Audio Streaming

    Thursday, October 31, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    The death of a client does not bring an end to estate planning.

    Post-mortem estate planning tools and techniques allow practitioners to shape the way an estate is treated for income, estate and gift tax purposes, and impact the way property is distributed. Using a variety of tax elections, planners can respond to changed law and factual circumstances, errors in planning, and help reduce the tax liability of an estate.

    There are also important but often overlooked issues of protecting the fiduciary from liability.

    This program provides a practical guide to interrelated post-mortem planning tools and techniques available to planners and administrators.

    Use of elections – estate’s fiscal year, administrative expenses, alternate valuation, in-kind distributions

    • Portability issues post-mortem
    • QTIP election & QDOT planning
    • Effective use of disclaimers – complete and partial
    • Death of a partner & special S Corp stock issues
    • Qualified revocable trusts and Section 645 elections
    • Deferral of estate tax and Section 6166 elections

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    Formats Available: PHONE/AUDIO STREAMING Thursday, October 31, 2019 | #856T21
    Runtime: 60
    Original Product Date: October 31, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 1 hour Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Post-Mortem Trust and Estate Planning | Phone/Audio Streaming
    Collapse Tax Planning for Real Estate - Part 1 | Phone/Audio Streaming

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    Tax issues in major real estate transactions – property development, long-term ownership, build-and-sell, like-kind exchanges – often drive the structures of these deals.

    If not properly considered, tax issues can also have a major adverse impact on the underlying economics of a deal. The structure of a transaction can impact the timing and amount of gain, the treatment of losses (often very valuable to participants), and even the tax rate.

    At every stage of a transaction, tax plays an important role.

    This program provides a practical guide to major tax planning issues in real estate deals, including choice of entity, capital gains and distribution planning, and advanced like-kind exchange issues.

    Part 1 topics include:

    • Choice of entity considerations – contributions, distributions, and eventual sales
    • Acquiring property in a form to minimize taxes later
    • Understanding allocation and distribution provisions – layered allocations, target/forced allocations, built-in-gain (or loss) allocations
    • Understanding and drafting for continuing ownership, including capital shifts and other shifts in ownership
    • Deductions arising from non-recourse debt and minimum gain chargebacks

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    Formats Available: PHONE/AUDIO STREAMING Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | #856T16
    Runtime: 60
    Original Product Date: October 23, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 1 hour Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Tax Planning for Real Estate - Part 1 | Phone/Audio Streaming
    Collapse Tax Planning for Real Estate - Part 2 | Phone/Audio Streaming

    Thursday, October 24, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    Tax issues in major real estate transactions – property development, long-term ownership, build-and-sell, like-kind exchanges – often drive the structures of these deals.

    If not properly considered, tax issues can also have a major adverse impact on the underlying economics of a deal. The structure of a transaction can impact the timing and amount of gain, the treatment of losses (often very valuable to participants), and even the tax rate.

    At every stage of a transaction, tax plays an important role.

    This program provides a practical guide to major tax planning issues in real estate deals, including choice of entity, capital gains and distribution planning, and advanced like-kind exchange issues.

    Part 2 topics include:

    • Advanced Like-Kind techniques for deferring gain on the disposition of property
    • Techniques for using partnerships – mixing bowl partnerships, freeze partnerships, leveraged acquisition partnerships
    • Installment sales and cross-purchase/redemption agreements
    • Capital gain tax planning and the 3.8% tax on net investment income

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    Formats Available: PHONE/AUDIO STREAMING Thursday, October 24, 2019 | #856T17
    Runtime: 60
    Original Product Date: October 24, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 1 hour Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Tax Planning for Real Estate - Part 2 | Phone/Audio Streaming
    Collapse What to Do When a Partner Leaves? Non-Competition for Departing Owners | Phone/Audio Streaming

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    In closely held companies, its partners are the keys to its success.

    They build, maintain and have access to key customer or client relationships, understand how services are delivered or products made, and have privileged access to the “know how” that makes the company a success.

    They are at once both the keys to success and the greatest threats to the company should one or several of the partners leave the company and decide to compete with their former partners.

    The challenge is devising a series of enforceable protections to guard against this risk.

    This program provides a guide to designing and drafting business and employment agreements and policies to protect closely held companies from unfair competition from departing partners.

    • Business law and employment law techniques to protect closely held companies from unfair competition from departed partners
    • Incorporating protections in stockholders’, LLC members’ and operating agreements
    • Use of the organizational opportunity doctrine and implied common law duties to protect a company
    • Agreements to protect a company’s buyer from competition from the company’s sellers
    • Differences among non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disparagement agreements
    • Tailoring non-competition agreements with individuals to enhance enforceability

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    Formats Available: PHONE/AUDIO STREAMING Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | #856T15
    Runtime: 60
    Original Product Date: October 22, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 1 hour Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO What to Do When a Partner Leaves? Non-Competition for Departing Owners | Phone/Audio Streaming