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On this page you’ll find a listing of all of our  Live and Video Replay CLE programs that are currently open for registration.   Live in person programs are listed first.  Scroll down to view video replay options.  Remember that for MCLE credit purposes, video replays are treated as live programming. 
 
If you do not see the program you were looking for here, it may not yet be open for registration.  Check our save the date notices for date and location information on annual programs.  Or email us to suggest a course that you need, and can’t find.  If we have a program we think might meet your needs, we’ll let you know.  If not, we will make a note of your suggestion for future course planning.


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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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    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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    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

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    Collapse 42nd Annual Bankruptcy Institute

     

    Live Wilmington | Hotel Ballast
    Friday-Saturday, November 22-23, 2019

    Available format

      

    The 42nd Annual Bankruptcy Institute features a keynote presentation from Irving Picard — the trustee in the Bernie Madoff bankruptcy — and roundtable discussions with eight North Carolina sitting bankruptcy judges regarding consumer and business cases.

    Get answers to your burning questions during an intriguing presentation on the history of bankruptcy practice in North Carolina, hone your litigation skills with an engaging mock trial presentation, and receive up-to-date information on the latest legislation and case law.

    The program also meets the North Carolina State Bar's credit requirements for ethics and professional responsibility, substance abuse and mental health, and technology training, while offering numerous opportunities to network with colleagues.

    Planned by the NCBA Bankruptcy 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: LIVE WILMINGTON Friday-Saturday, November 22-23, 2019 | #844ABI
    Original Product Date: November 22, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 9.25 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 9.25 hours Bankruptcy Law Specialization, 7.25 hours General, 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH), 1 hour Technology Training

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    Collapse A Day in the Life: The Varied Adventures of In-House Counsel (2020 Corporate Counsel Section Annual Meeting)

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Friday, January 31, 2020

    Available formats

       

    Wouldn’t it be great if legal issues came across your desk in clearly defined categories?

    "Employment issue," "data privacy violation" and "potential discovery pitfalls" are not labels that accompany the facts our clients bring us each day. As in-house counsel, no two days look alike. Regardless of the size of your sole clients or your in-house legal department, you often have to play the generalist and flag a variety of issues (even if you eventually pass them on to a colleague or outside counsel).

    Circulated to registrants in advance, a hypothetical scenario describing the woes of the Nutten Getenthru Security company — a small but growing residential and commercial security and surveillance technology operation — sets the stage to discuss some of the "adventures" we face as in-house counsel. Dissection and analysis of issues detailed in the hypothetical provides an opportunity to flex your legal generalist skills and touch on a variety of legal issues that arise from a single set of facts.

    The Corporate Counsel Section of the NCBA welcomes the many in-house counsels across our state to attend this can’t-miss CLE. This all-day event features six practical sessions and numerous opportunities to network, including over lunch and during an extended networking break.

    Planned by the NCBA Corporate Counsel 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 Friday, January 31, 2020 | #817LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, January 31, 2020 | #817CCM
    Original Product Date: January 31, 2020
    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, 1 hour Technology Training

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    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Tuesday-Wednesday, January 14-15, 2020

    Available formats

    Collaborative practice is an alternative to any form of dispute resolution that leaves the relationship between the parties broken and the parties themselves frustrated by a loss of control over the way personal and business problems are being handled.

    In collaborative practice, all parties — each represented by counsel —work in a cost-and time-effective manner to achieve a settlement that reflects the needs and interests of all, including an agreement that the collaborative lawyers will not take the matter to court themselves if the effort fails. This concept works best when the disputing parties have an ongoing relationship with each other or with third parties that they wish to maintain.

    Besides prompt and efficient resolution, other benefits include complete privacy of the proceeding with no public record, as well as allowing the parties to maintain control of the outcome — with no judge, jury or arbitrator dictating the result.

    Planned jointly by the NCBA Dispute Resolution and Family Law Sections

    Satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement

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

    Formats Available: LIVE CARY Tuesday-Wednesday, January 14-15, 2020 | #906COL
    Original Product Date: January 14, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 14.50 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 12.50 hours General, 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH), 1 hour Technology Training
  • NC Dispute Resolution Commission: 1 hour Certified Mediator Education (CME)

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    Collapse Course and Scope: The Fundamentals of Working Within Chapter 97 (2019 Basics of Workers

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Available formats

       

    N.C.G.S. § 97-1: This article shall be known and cited as The North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act.

    Explore the fundamentals of working within Chapter 97, including definitions, defenses, settlement and litigation, and navigating its governing body, the Industrial Commission.

    Planned by the NCBA Workers’ Compensation 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 Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | #903LWC, LIVE CARY Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | #903WCP
    Original Product Date: December 04, 2019

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

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    Collapse Criminal Justice Hot Topics (2020 Criminal Justice Section Annual Meeting)

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Friday, January 24, 2020

    Available formats

       

    Whether you focus on district court, superior court or federal court, everyone is sure to benefit from the variety of topics presented at this program by an all-star lineup of speakers, including informative discussion and valuable insight about the following pertinent issues:

    • The evolving landscape of legalized hemp in North Carolina and its potential impact on criminal law
    • How to proceed when your state case may go federal
    • Tools for bail reform and efforts to change the bail system in several counties
    • Key issues in asset forfeiture
    • When and why the Attorney General’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation may step into a case
    • DWI case law update highlighting key recent decisions from the appellate courts

    You also won’t want to miss the unique opportunity to hear an ethics presentation from Superior Court Judge Carl Fox.

    Planned by the NCBA Criminal Justice Section

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

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Friday, January 24, 2020 | #834LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, January 24, 2020 | #834CJM
    Original Product Date: January 24, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    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.

    ABOUT THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 

    Edward J. "Ed" Walters is the CEO of Fastcase, a legal publishing company based in Washington, D.C. Fastcase is one of the world’s fastest-growing legal publishers, serving more than 900,000 subscribers from around the world.

    Before founding Fastcase, Ed worked at Covington & Burling, in Washington D.C. and Brussels, where he advised Microsoft, Merck, SmithKline, the Business Software Alliance, the National Football League and the National Hockey League. His practice focused on corporate advisory work for software companies and sports leagues, and intellectual property litigation.

    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 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 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 Negotiation Science Workshop

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    Available formats

    This six-hour negotiation session focuses on providing attendees with practical tips that can be immediately put into practice for improved negotiation effectiveness.

    Based on data from hundreds of negotiations, instruction focuses on best practices in several different negotiation scenarios, from simple, single-issue, two-party negotiations to complex, multi-issue and even multi-party negotiations.

    During this workshop, attendees engage in two live negotiation simulations designed to test their negotiation abilities and learn proven strategies for effectively capturing value.

    The day concludes with discussion of a scoring system that can be implemented to aid even the most complex negotiation tasks.

    Attendees need to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel for this course.

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

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER: 

    Dr. Jeff Langenderfer is an associate professor of marketing and law and former associate dean at the School of Business at Meredith College.

    He holds a Ph.D. in business administration (marketing) from the University of South Carolina, a J.D. from North Carolina Central University and a B.A. in economics from UNC-Chapel Hill.

    Jeff has more than 20 years of experience in legal and negotiation consulting and has published more than 15 academic journal articles.

    Formats Available: LIVE CARY Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | #929NGP
    Original Product Date: December 11, 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)

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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

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    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, 3.50 hours General, 1.50 hours Ethics/Professional Responsibility, 1 hour Technology Training

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    Video Replays
    Collapse 2019 Basics of Elder and Special Needs Law

    Original Program: 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, video replay and speaker information.

    Formats Available: CARY VIDEO REPLAY Thursday, December 12, 2019 | #875BAR
    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 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 Estate Planning and Probate Law Survey Course

    Original Program: September 26-27, 2019

    Available formats

     

    The 2019 Estate Planning and Probate Law Survey Course is designed for individuals who practice or are beginning to practice in the estate planning and probate law areas.

    The course objectives are met through a series of lectures by estate planning and tax practitioners selected for their knowledge and expertise in particular areas. Written outlines are provided for each subject to be covered.

    • North Carolina probate and trust law
    • Federal transfer tax: estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax
    • Planning with real estate, retirement and business interests
    • Fiduciary income taxation

    Planned by the NCBA Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section 

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

    Formats Available: CARY VIDEO REPLAY Monday-Tuesday, January 6-7, 2020 | #750BAR
    Original Product Date: September 26, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 14.50 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 14.50 hours Estate Planning and Probate Law Specialization

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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

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    Collapse 40th Annual Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Program

    Original Program: July 25-27, 2019

    Available formats

     

    Join us for our 40th Annual Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Program.

    This program provides innovative CLE programming covering significant estate planning, estate administration and tax issues and a wide range of topics for both new and experienced lawyers.

    Dynamic speakers cover a variety of topics, including:

    • Federal and state recent developments
    • Sales to spousal grantor trusts
    • Basis planning
    • Flexible drafting in times of uncertainty
    • The intersection of estate planning and elder law
    • Practical estate administration
    • Navigating a fiduciary dispute

    Planned by the NCBA Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section

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

    Formats Available: CARY VIDEO REPLAY Tuesday-Wednesday, December 17-18, 2019 | #820BAR
    Original Product Date: July 25, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 9.75 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 9.75 hours Estate Planning and Probate Law Specialization, 8.75 hours General, 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 40th Annual Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Program
    Collapse Course and Scope: The Fundamentals of Working Within Chapter 97 (2019 Basics of Workers

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Available formats

       

    N.C.G.S. § 97-1: This article shall be known and cited as The North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act.

    Explore the fundamentals of working within Chapter 97, including definitions, defenses, settlement and litigation, and navigating its governing body, the Industrial Commission.

    Planned by the NCBA Workers’ Compensation 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 Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | #903LWC, LIVE CARY Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | #903WCP
    Original Product Date: December 04, 2019

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

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    Collapse Criminal Justice Hot Topics (2020 Criminal Justice Section Annual Meeting)

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Friday, January 24, 2020

    Available formats

       

    Whether you focus on district court, superior court or federal court, everyone is sure to benefit from the variety of topics presented at this program by an all-star lineup of speakers, including informative discussion and valuable insight about the following pertinent issues:

    • The evolving landscape of legalized hemp in North Carolina and its potential impact on criminal law
    • How to proceed when your state case may go federal
    • Tools for bail reform and efforts to change the bail system in several counties
    • Key issues in asset forfeiture
    • When and why the Attorney General’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation may step into a case
    • DWI case law update highlighting key recent decisions from the appellate courts

    You also won’t want to miss the unique opportunity to hear an ethics presentation from Superior Court Judge Carl Fox.

    Planned by the NCBA Criminal Justice Section

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

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Friday, January 24, 2020 | #834LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, January 24, 2020 | #834CJM
    Original Product Date: January 24, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    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

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    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.

    ABOUT THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 

    Edward J. "Ed" Walters is the CEO of Fastcase, a legal publishing company based in Washington, D.C. Fastcase is one of the world’s fastest-growing legal publishers, serving more than 900,000 subscribers from around the world.

    Before founding Fastcase, Ed worked at Covington & Burling, in Washington D.C. and Brussels, where he advised Microsoft, Merck, SmithKline, the Business Software Alliance, the National Football League and the National Hockey League. His practice focused on corporate advisory work for software companies and sports leagues, and intellectual property litigation.

    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 Family Law and The Mechanics: Say It Loud, Say It Clear (2019 Family Law Section Annual Meeting)

    Original Program: May 3-4, 2019

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    Mechanics (Greek μηχανική) is that area of science concerned with the behavior of physical bodies when subjected to forces or displacements and the subsequent effects of the bodies on their environment.

    Divorce (North Carolina διαζύγιο) is that area of law concerned with the behavior of physical couples subjected to displacement, and the subsequent legal effects of that displacement upon their surrounding environment (i.e., their kids).

    At this program we explore the mechanics of family law, with an emphasis on practical application. The format of this entire program is "top 10 tips" on a particular topic area. Our speakers show us how to deal with third parties in litigation, how to properly admit evidence at trial, how to enforce orders once trial is over and how to avoid trial entirely by utilizing arbitration.

    This program also includes case law updates, an ethics/professionalism hour and an hour of technology training to satisfy the new CLE requirement.

    Planned by the NCBA Family Law Section

    Satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement

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

    Formats Available: HICKORY VIDEO REPLAY Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | #665HIC
    Original Product Date: May 03, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 6.00 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 6.00 hours Family Law Specialization , 4.75 hours General, 1.25 hours Ethics/Professional Responsibility, 1 hour Technology Training

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

     

    Original Program: October 3-4, 2019

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    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, video replay and speaker information.

    Formats Available: CARY VIDEO REPLAY Monday-Tuesday, November 25-26, 2019 | #884BAR
    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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Foundations, Framework and Flourishes (2019 Real Property Fundamentals)
    Collapse Freaky Friday: They Told Me I Only Needed to Know Family Law... (2019 Family Law Fall CLE)

     

    Original Program September 13, 2019

    Available formats

     

    This program addresses the intersection of family law and other practice areas that family law practitioners often encounter, including trusts and estates, criminal law, elder and special needs law, bankruptcy, and civil damages.

    Speakers explore the impact of these practice areas on divorce proceedings, including alimony, child support, equitable distribution, alienation of affection/criminal conversation and domestic violence.

    Practitioners gain insight into concerns, benefits, advantages and disadvantages for the plaintiff or the defending party when practice areas collide during the divorce process.

    Planned by the NCBA Family Law Section

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

    Formats Available: CARY VIDEO REPLAY Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | #832BAR
    Original Product Date: September 13, 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), 6.00 hours Family Law Specialization , 5.00 hours General, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH)

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    Original Program: September 13, 2019

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    Opinions on the best approaches to appellate advocacy can be as varied and numerous as there are appellate lawyers. However, the views that matter most are those held by our audiences in the appellate court system.

    This program, designed for appellate practitioners of all skill levels, offers advice to help improve your competencies in advocating before the North Carolina appellate courts with a special focus on perspectives and advice "straight from the horse’s mouth."

    Planned by the NCBA Appellate Practice Section  

    Satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement

     

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

    Formats Available: RALEIGH (SANDLIN FAMILY LAW GROUP) VIDEO REPLAY Friday, November 22, 2019 | #891SFL
    Original Product Date: September 13, 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), 6.00 hours Appellate Practice Specialization , 5.00 hours General, 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility, 1 hour Technology Training

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    Collapse NCBA 2019 Annual Review

    Original Program: 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, video replay and speaker information.

    Formats Available: ASHEVILLE VIDEO REPLAY Thursday-Friday, February 6-7, 2020 | #842ASV
    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 Riding the Waves of Change: 2019 Legislative Review

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

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    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 Security Concerns in a Paperless Office

    Original Program: Going Paperless: How to Turn Magical Thinking into a Reality, February 8, 2019

    Available format

    This session addresses:

    • The rules
      • Rule 1.1 Lawyer’s Duty of Competence
      • Rule 1.6 Confidentiality of Information
      • Rule 5.3 Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistants
      • HIPAA
      • GDPR
      • GLBA
      • State data breach notification and data security laws
    • Basic security
      • Antivirus software
      • Patches and updates
      • Passwords
    • Hardware replacement/loss/theft
    • Encryption
    • Cloud security considerations
    • Spoofing and phishing

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

    Formats Available: RALEIGH (BROWNLEE WHITLOW & PRAET PLLC) VIDEO REPLAY Thursday, November 14, 2019 | #864BWP
    Original Product Date: November 14, 2019
    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 The Ethics of Data Privacy for Lawyers

    Original Program: In Tune or Off Key: Law, Government, Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities (2019 Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities and Government & Public Sector Sections Annual Meetings), February 22, 2019

    Available format

    Attorneys have long been familiar with the State Bar’s rules on confidentiality of client information. Changes in cellphone data tracking, technology, social media, the Internet, the dark web and cybersecurity breaches expand the scope of what attorneys need to know about ethics and privacy of client data.

    The State v. Perry case includes discussion of Fourth Amendment searches, third-party business records and expectations of privacy.

    Learn from experts about the professional ethics of data privacy.

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

    Formats Available: DURHAM (LAW OFFICES OF JAMES SCOTT FARRIN) VIDEO REPLAY Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | #774JSF
    Original Product Date: November 12, 2019
    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 Ethics/Professional Responsibility, 1 hour Technology Training

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Ethics of Data Privacy for Lawyers
    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, 3.50 hours General, 1.50 hours 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)