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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 Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section Annual Meeting and CLE Extravaganza

Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Friday, April 5, 2019

Available formats

   

Are you an attorney who regularly practices in the land use and zoning area? Or do you dabble in land use and zoning area as a general practitioner? Either way, join us to hear practical and useful sessions on land use and zoning from the development perspective and the government perspective.

This program includes the always helpful legislative and case law updates and interesting topics that touch the zoning, planning and land use field, including stormwater and the Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA).

In addition, you get the chance to participate in a fast-paced debate between two attorneys who are members of the Section about current (“hot”) topics involving zoning, planning and land use issues.

If all of that isn’t enough to get you to attend, an hour of ethics/professional responsibility regarding the Attorney-Client Privilege and ethical considerations when non-client, non-attorney professionals are involved is included.

Remember, this year the Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section Annual Meeting is not your typical CLE – it’s an extravaganza!

Planned by the NCBA Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section

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

Formats Available: WEBCAST Friday, April 5, 2019 | #687LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, April 5, 2019 | #687ZLM
Original Product Date: April 05, 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 After the Storm: Learn About Court Decisions, Legislation, and Emergency Authority in the Wake of Court Battles, the Legislative Session and Natural Disasters (2019 Administrative Law Section Annual Meeting and CLE)

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Friday, March 29, 2019

    Available formats

       

    Listen to subject matter experts discuss the outcome of pivotal court cases, the recent legislative session, what authority local government has during a natural disaster and the power of the subpoena process when used outside of NC.

    • Hear about issues involving the NC Court of Appeals from Chief Judge Linda McGee
    • Learn what a local government is permitted to do during an emergency
    • Discover how the recent or upcoming legislative session may impact your clients
    • Gain insight and advice on professionalism from notable attorneys throughout the state

    Planned by the NCBA Administrative Law Section

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

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Friday, March 29, 2019 | #785LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, March 29, 2019 | #785ADM
    Original Product Date: March 29, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 6.00 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 4.00 hours General, 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO After the Storm: Learn About Court Decisions, Legislation, and Emergency Authority in the Wake of Court Battles, the Legislative Session and Natural Disasters (2019 Administrative Law Section Annual Meeting and CLE)
    Collapse Change: How Cultural and Political Shifting Affects the Practice of Education Law (2019 Education Law Section Annual Meeting and CLE)

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Friday, April 12, 2019

    Available formats

       

    A wave of cultural and political changes has swept over the country during the past few years, affecting not only the laws governing education but also the types of issues faced by students and employees.

    During this program, explore how the current era compares with past historical phases, what new challenges and opportunities are presenting themselves in schools and universities, and what role education attorneys can play in government and society broadly.

    This program includes topics of interest for both the junior education law attorney and the more seasoned practitioner.

    Planned by the NCBA Education Law Section

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

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Friday, April 12, 2019 | #721LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, April 12, 2019 | #721EDM
    Original Product Date: April 12, 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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Change: How Cultural and Political Shifting Affects the Practice of Education Law (2019 Education Law Section Annual Meeting and CLE)
    Collapse Navigating Healthcare Challenges for 2019: Alternative Payment Models and Behavioral Health Issues (2019 Health Law Section Annual Meeting)

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

    Available formats

       

    This year’s program does a "deep dive" into two areas where the law and medicine intersect with even more complexity than ever before: payment for medical services rendered and the challenges posed by behavioral health and substance abuse issues.

    The morning session is devoted to a discussion of alternative payment models and related tax, insurance, and antitrust issues, as well as the legal issues created by, among other things, paying providers not to take care of patients.

    The afternoon session centers around the current status of 45 CFR Part 2, the intersection of mental health and substance use disorders, and the challenges faced by hospital counsel related to both, including involuntary commitment.

    An executive roundtable ties the two sessions together while highlighting other challenges facing the health care industry. Substance abuse credit is included.

    Plan to arrive early to join your colleagues for a full networking breakfast before the program begins!

    Planned by the NCBA Health Law Section

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

     

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Friday, March 8, 2019 | #806LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, March 8, 2019 | #806HLM
    Original Product Date: March 08, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 6.00 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 5.00 hours General, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Navigating Healthcare Challenges for 2019: Alternative Payment Models and Behavioral Health Issues (2019 Health Law Section Annual Meeting)
    Webinars
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    Webinar
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    Available format

    Click here to register. 

    As children, we were all taught, "If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all."

    Well, that advice holds especially true for lawyers.

    Whether in open court, a deposition, or contract negotiation, lawyers who choose to "go low," run a high risk of bar discipline.

    Increasingly, disciplinary authorities are treating the once aspirational goal of civility as a mandate.

    Therefore, it's important for all lawyers to be reminded of their obligation to "play nice."

    In the style that has made him a favorite presenter from coast to coast, legal humorist Sean Carter demonstrates the importance of civility.

    By drawing from examples from his annual Ethy Awards for the best of the worst ethics violations, Mr. Carter shows what happens to lawyers who forget the dos, and perhaps more importantly, the DONTs of civility:

    • Disparaging remarks
    • Obscenities
    • Negative generalizations
    • Threats

    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: March 19, 2019

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

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

    Tuesday, April 9, 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, April 9, 2019 | #624C12
    Original Product Date: April 09, 2019

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO eFiling in North Carolina | April 2019
    Collapse eFiling in North Carolina | August 2019

    Tuesday, August 13, 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, August 13, 2019 | #624C16
    Original Product Date: August 13, 2019

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO eFiling in North Carolina | August 2019
    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

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

    Tuesday, July 9, 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, July 9, 2019 | #624C15
    Original Product Date: July 09, 2019

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO eFiling in North Carolina | July 2019
    Collapse eFiling in North Carolina | June 2019

    Tuesday, June 11, 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, June 11, 2019 | #624C14
    Original Product Date: June 11, 2019

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO eFiling in North Carolina | June 2019
    Collapse eFiling in North Carolina | May 2019

    Tuesday, May 14, 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, May 14, 2019 | #624C13
    Original Product Date: May 14, 2019

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO eFiling in North Carolina | May 2019
    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, February 12, 2019 | #624C10 | 12:00-1:00pm | REGISTER
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | #624C11 | 12:00-1:00pm | REGISTER
    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | #624C12 | 12:00-1:00pm | REGISTER
    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | #624C13 | 12:00-1:00pm | REGISTER
    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | #624C14 | 12:00-1:00pm | REGISTER
    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | #624C15 | 12:00-1:00pm | REGISTER
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | #624C16 | 12:00-1:00pm | REGISTER
    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | #624C17 | 12:00-1:00pm | REGISTER
    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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO eFiling in North Carolina | NCAOC Training
    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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO eFiling in North Carolina | November 2019
    Collapse eFiling in North Carolina | October 2019

    Tuesday, October 8, 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, October 8, 2019 | #624C18
    Original Product Date: October 08, 2019

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO eFiling in North Carolina | October 2019
    Collapse eFiling in North Carolina | September 2019

    Tuesday, September 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, September 10, 2019 | #624C17
    Original Product Date: September 10, 2019

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO eFiling in North Carolina | September 2019
    Collapse If You Can

    Webinar
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    Available format

    Click here to register. 

    As children, we were all taught, "If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all."

    Well, that advice holds especially true for lawyers.

    Whether in open court, a deposition, or contract negotiation, lawyers who choose to "go low," run a high risk of bar discipline.

    Increasingly, disciplinary authorities are treating the once aspirational goal of civility as a mandate.

    Therefore, it's important for all lawyers to be reminded of their obligation to "play nice."

    In the style that has made him a favorite presenter from coast to coast, legal humorist Sean Carter demonstrates the importance of civility.

    By drawing from examples from his annual Ethy Awards for the best of the worst ethics violations, Mr. Carter shows what happens to lawyers who forget the dos, and perhaps more importantly, the DONTs of civility:

    • Disparaging remarks
    • Obscenities
    • Negative generalizations
    • Threats

    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: March 12, 2019

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO If You Can
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    Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    Available format

    Click here to register. 

    In this unique legal ethics seminar, Sean goes beyond the "dos" and "don'ts" of the Rules of Professional Conduct to get to the heart of the matter -- the common mindsets that result in ethical violations in the first place.

    Furthermore, he provides tips and insights on how to heal ourselves from these mindsets so that the ethical canons become guide posts and not obstacles in our drive to become successful lawyers.

    He covers the Seven Deadly Sins of legal ethics:

    1. Lust (conflicts of interest -- Rules 1.7-1.9)
    2. Gluttony (over-commitment -- Rule 1.3)
    3. Greed (trust account violations -- Rules 1.5 & 1.15)
    4. Sloth (lack of diligence -- Rules 1.1 & 1.3)
    5. Wrath (incivility -- Rules 3.4, 3.5, 4.4 & 8.4)
    6. Envy (incompetence -- Rule 1.1)
    7. Pride (breaches of confidentiality, failure to communicate -- Rules 1.4 & 1.6)

    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: May 21, 2019

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO It
    Collapse Legal Ethics Is No Laughing Matter: What Lawyer Jokes Say About Our Ethical Foibles

    Webinar
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    Available format

    Click here to register. 

    There are thousands of lawyer jokes told each day.

    Lawyer bashing is quickly becoming America's favorite pastime.

    But why?

    Is it because the typical layperson is jealous of our intellects, incomes and good looks?

    Sean Carter, Humorist at Law, suggests that while this may be true in his case, there may be other factors at work as well.

    In this one-of-a-kind ethics presentation, Mr. Carter explores the topic of lawyer jokes, whether they have any basis in fact and what they say about our adherence to the rules of professional conduct.

    He does so through the use of video clips dramatizing these jokes.

    He also uses audience polling and questions from attendees to spread the "laughter."

    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: March 26, 2019

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

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    Webinar
    Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    Available format

    Click here to register. 

    In this hilarious webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter reviews some of the most outrageous breaches of lawyer decorum in recent years.

    In doing so, he addresses the underlying reasons for lawyers to act out in this manner and provide tips to prevent losing control of our emotions (and our law licenses).

    Sean reviews some of the most outrageous breaches of lawyer decorum in recent years as they relate to:

    • Intemperature courtroom outbursts
    • Aggressive actions towards other parties/counsel
    • Improper ex-parter communications
    • Social media faux paus
    • Unjustified criticism in pleadings
    • Judicial election misconduct
    • Disrespect for disciplinary authorities

    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: April 16, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    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!

      Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm


    Lies, Damn Lies & Legal Marketing: The Ethics of Legal Marketing

    What is effective advertising in other fields is rarely acceptable in the field of law. In this entertaining ethics course, Sean Carter examines in detail the ethical rules concerning marketing and their practical implications. The program also covers common advertising strategies employed by attorneys, and the pitfalls many attorneys encounter.

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

      Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm


    If You Can't Say Something Nice, Shut Up!: The Ethycal Imperative for Civility

    As children, we were all taught, "If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all." Well, that advice holds especially true for lawyers. Whether in open court, a deposition, or contract negotiation, lawyers who choose to "go low," run a high risk of bar discipline. Increasingly, disciplinary authorities are treating the once aspirational goal of civility as a mandate. Therefore, it's important for all lawyers to be reminded of their obligation to "play nice."

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

      Tuesday, March 19, 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

      Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm


    Legal Ethics Is No Laughing Matter: What Lawyer Jokes Say About Our Ethical Foibles

    In this one-of-a-kind ethics presentation, Mr. Carter explores the topic of lawyer jokes, whether they have any basis in fact and what they say about our adherence to the rules of professional conduct. He does so through the use of video clips dramatizing these jokes. He also uses audience polling and questions from attendees to spread the "laughter."

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

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


    Legal Ethics Is No Laughing Matter: What Lawyer Jokes Say About Our Ethical Foibles

    Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the other social media tools have become ubiquitous in our high-tech society. And while social media can undoubtedly help lawyers to enhance their networks of colleagues, clients and prospective clients, it can also ensnare the unwary in a web of ethical violations.

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

      Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm


    Yakety Yak! Do Call Back!: The Ethical Need for Prompt Client Communication

    While it is important to comply with every obligation of the ethics canon, the obligation to promptly communicate with the client may be the most important. Lawyers who flaunt this rule leave their clients with no choice but to contact the state bar in a desperate attempt to seek answers to their questions. And, of course, by that point, the disciplinary authorities will have a long list of questions of their own.

    In this insightful webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter provides lawyers with practical tips for how to meet the increasingly difficult of burden of talking, emailing and texting to each client's content.

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

      Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm


    May It Displease the Court?: Keeping Your Head (and Your Law License) in Court

    In this hilarious webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter reviews some of the most outrageous breaches of lawyer decorum in recent years. In doing so, he addresses the underlying reasons for lawyers to act out in this manner and provides tips to prevent losing control of our emotions (and our law licenses).

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

      Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm


    Technical Fouls: Even Minor Ethics Violations Can Have Major Consequences

    When it comes to ethics violations, there is no such thing as a minor or "technical" foul. All ethics violations are serious matters, evidencing a breach of the trust that has been placed in the lawyer. As a result, lawyers must avoid falling into the mindset that a particular violation is "no big deal."

    To make this case, noted legal humorist Sean Carter chronicles a number of recent ethics cases in which lawyers were surprised to discover that even minor ethics violations can have major consequences.

    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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    Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    Available format

    Click here to register. 

    It's been said that nice guys finish last.

    And while that might be true in the rough and tumble arenas of politics, professional prize fighting and marriage, nothing could be further from the truth in the practice of law.

    Zealous representation doesn't require us to be zealots.

    In fact, the most effective representation requires just the opposite.

    Nice lawyers finish first ... and so do their clients!

    In this off-beat webinar, Sean Carter uses humor to stress the importance of not only being "nice," but embodying all the traits of true professionalism:

    • Integrity -- making our word our bond
    • Civility -- being zealous but not zealots
    • Efficiency -- expediting client matters
    • Charity -- giving of our time and talents for the benefit of others
    • Conciliation -- always willing to entertain compromise
    • Accommodation -- making reasonable allowances for others
    • Humility -- putting the client's interests first

    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: May 29, 2019

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

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    Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    Available format

    Click here to register. 

    While it is important for lawyers to be compensated for their services, it is even more important for lawyers to use ethical billing and collection practices in securing such compensation.

    Drawing on examples provided by current and past nominees from his annual Ethy Awards for the worst ethical behavior, legal humorist Sean Carter provides a poignant reminder of how NOT to bill clients and collect fees.

    And in the process, he reinforces the relevant legal ethics principles underlying such practices, such as:

    • Avoiding excessive or unreasonable fees
    • The necessity for written fee agreements
    • The proper use of retainers
    • The need to expedite matters Restrictions on advertising "free consultations" and "low cost / no cost" services
    • Properly handling fee disputes and non-payment of fees

    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: May 14, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Show Me The Ethics!: The Ethycal Way to Bill for Legal Services
    Collapse Technical Fouls: Even Minor Ethics Violations Can Have Major Consequences

    Webinar
    Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    Available format

    Click here to register. 

    When it comes to ethics violations, there is no such thing as a minor or "technical" foul.

    All ethics violations are serious matters, evidencing a breach of the trust that has been placed in the lawyer.

    As a result, lawyers must avoid falling into the mindset that a particular violation is "no big deal."

    To make this case, noted legal humorist Sean Carter chronicles a number of recent ethics cases in which lawyers were surprised to discover that even minor ethics violations can have major consequences.

    Sean review cases where lawyers received surprisingly significant sanctions for such transgressions as:

    • Failing to pay vendors
    • Omissions on customs forms
    • Unauthorized use of Westlaw accounts
    • Using another's home address
    • Falsifying MCLE compliance
    • Petty crimes
    • And much more

    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: April 23, 2019

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Technical Fouls: Even Minor Ethics Violations Can Have Major Consequences
    Collapse The Ties That Bind: Avoiding Inappropriate Entanglements in the Practice of Law

    Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    Available format

    Click here to register.

    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.

    One of the most fundamental duties that we owe our clients is the duty to provide them with loyal and independent representation.

    In other words, we are duty bound to put their interests first and to avoid conflicts of interest; something that becomes increasingly difficult to the extent we enter into professional and personal relationships with clients, opposing counsel and parties, judges and others involved in the legal process.

    In this eye-opening webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter recounts the tales of those lawyers who failed to meet this duty by creating the following entanglements:

    • Entering into business transactions with clients
    • Accepting gifts from clients
    • Accepting (or giving) loans
    • Romantic entanglements with clients
    • Friendships with judicial officers
    • Family and close relationships with opposing counsel/parties

    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: May 01, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Ties That Bind: Avoiding Inappropriate Entanglements in the Practice of Law
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    Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    Available format

    Click here to register. 

    Dr. Martin Luther King once said, "A fact is the absence of contradiction, but the truth is the presence of coherence."

    As lawyers, we are duty bound to be more than just factual.

    Lawyers must tell the truth to clients, judges, and even opposing counsel and third parties.

    In this eye-opening webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter deals frankly with the very human inclination for dishonesty and explain how to avoid the traps from which dishonesty most often springs.

    In doing so, he draws upon current and past nominees from his annual Ethy Awards to show the consequences of dishonesty.

    In particular, this webinar covers:

    • Disclosure obligations at the outset of the representation
    • Communicating fully with clients
    • Candor towards the tribunal
    • The duty of honesty to opposing parties and third parties
    • Truthful marketing practices
    • Responding to disciplinary bodies

    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: May 07, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth: The Ethycal Imperative for Honesty in Law Practice
    Collapse Yakety Yak! Do Call Back!: The Ethical Need for Prompt Client Communication

    Webinar
    Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    Available format

    Click here to register. 

    While it is important to comply with every obligation of the ethics canon, the obligation to promptly communicate with the client may be the most important.

    Lawyers who flaunt this rule leave their clients with no choice but to contact the state bar in a desperate attempt to seek answers to their questions. And, of course, by that point, the disciplinary authorities will have a long list of questions of their own. 

    In this insightful webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter provides practical tips for how to meet the increasingly difficult of burden of talking, emailing and texting to each client's content.

    In doing so, he draws upon current and past nominees from his annual Ethy Awards for the worst ethical behavior to provide poignant reminders of the consequences of failing to meet the requirement.

    In particular, this webinar covers:

    • The shortening window for "prompt" client communication
    • Managing multiple communication avenues
    • The reason for most failures of communication
    • Avoiding compounding the initial error
    • Dealing with the "unreasonable" client
    • Ensuring effective communication

    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: April 09, 2019

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Yakety Yak! Do Call Back!: The Ethical Need for Prompt Client Communication
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    Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

    Available format

    Click here to register. 

    Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the other social media tools have become ubiquitous in our high-tech society.

    And while social media can undoubtedly help lawyers to enhance their networks of colleagues, clients and prospective clients, it can also ensnare the unwary in a web of ethical violations, such as: 

    • Breaches of confidentiality
    • Incompetence
    • Unauthorized practice of law
    • False or misleading advertising
    • Unethical solicitations
    • Failure to communicate with clients
    • Unlawful discovery practices
    • Breaches of gag orders

    This program is approved for NC State Bar Technology Training credit.

    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: April 02, 2019

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

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