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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 "Latent Issues": Considering the Less-Considered Aspects of Construction Law Practice (2019 Construction Law Section Winter CLE)

Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Thursday, February 21, 2019

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This program focuses on providing North Carolina construction lawyers knowledge of some of the less-considered issues that arise in construction law practice, including labor and staffing concerns, cutting-edge construction products, technology, matters relating to certain products, and issues that arise before the NC Board of General Contractors.

This program is designed to:

  • Educate attorneys on practical aspects of construction technology and products
  • Demonstrate the impact that construction technology, products, design issues and labor concerns can have on the legal aspects of construction projects
  • Discuss ethical considerations related to construction technology, products and construction law

Planned by the NCBA Construction Law Section

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Formats Available: WEBCAST Thursday, February 21, 2019 | #693LWC, LIVE CARY Thursday, February 21, 2019 | #693CLP
Original Product Date: February 21, 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 Ethics/Professional Responsibility

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    Collapse 2019 Business Law and International Law & Practice Sections Annual Meetings

    Live Pinehurst | Pinehurst Resort
    Friday, February 15, 2019

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    The Business Law and International Law & Practice Sections invite you to attend their annual February CLEs in Pinehurst.

    These programs cover a variety of topics that help every attorney—new or seasoned—gain skills and knowledge to immediately improve their practice and the service they provide to their clients.

    The 2019 Business Law and International Law & Practice Sections Annual Meetings program covers topics ranging from dispute resolution across international borders to the ways GDPR affects your business. Receive tips for creating a successful partnership between inside and outside counsel as well as an annual business law case update. This program includes an hour of both ethics/professional responsibility and substance abuse/mental health credit.

    Planned by the NCBA Business Law and International Law & Practice Sections

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

    ALSO IN PINEHURST THIS WEEK: 

    2019 Business Law Institute

    Formats Available: LIVE PINEHURST Friday, February 15, 2019 | #841BLM
    Original Product Date: February 15, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 7.25 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 5.25 hours General, 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH)

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    Live Pinehurst | Pinehurst Resort
    Thursday, February 14, 2019

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    The Business Law and International Law & Practice Sections invite you to attend their annual February CLEs in Pinehurst.

    These programs cover a variety of topics that help every attorney—new or seasoned—gain skills and knowledge to immediately improve their practice and the service they provide to their clients.

    The 2019 Business Law Institute discusses topics surrounding new business technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies, as well as issues pertaining to insurance provisions and considerations. Expect to also learn about ESOPs and how to avoid indemnification and advancement issues.

    Planned by the NCBA Business Law Section

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

    ALSO IN PINEHURST THIS WEEK: 

    2018 Business Law and International Law & Practice Sections Annual Meeting

    Formats Available: LIVE PINEHURST Thursday, February 14, 2019 | #840BLI
    Original Product Date: February 14, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 4.25 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 3.50 hours General, 0.75 hours Technology Training

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    Collapse 2019 Hot Topics in Real Property

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

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    This program brings attorneys up to date on today’s and tomorrow’s real property issues likely to impact practitioners in 2019 and beyond in the course of their daily representation of clients.

    Come away with valuable information regarding:

    • Practice-relevant legislation enacted in 2018, and anticipated legislation for 2019
    • Common land-use and zoning issues that real property lawyers should know and be familiar with in the course of their practice
    • Important real-life examples of attorney malpractice from 2018, and what to be on the lookout for in 2019 in terms of ethical issues, attorney errors, staffing errors and fraud
    • How to navigate the array of problems that arise with restrictive covenants affecting established communities, including a discussion of search periods, how to find old covenants, common schemes of development, who is entitled to enforce restrictions and attempts to modify restrictions
    • Current commercial and residential title issues relevant for the modern real estate practitioner
    • Formation, problems and pitfalls associated with condominiums, including how to identify and resolve problems when closing the sale of a condominium unit

    Planned by the NCBA Real Property Section

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

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Friday, February 15, 2019 | #692LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, February 15, 2019 | #692RPP
    Original Product Date: February 15, 2019

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

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    Collapse 2019 Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section Annual Meeting and CLE Extravaganza

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

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    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 23rd Annual Elder & Special Needs Law Symposium

    Live Pinehurst | Pinehurst Resort
    Thursday-Friday, February 21-22, 2019

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    The 23rd Annual Elder & Special Needs Law Symposium features scholars and industry leaders from around the country to focus on legal issues and challenges facing seniors and special needs clients.

    The program features topics ranging from taxation of trusts and the use of pooled special needs trusts to innovative strategies for maximizing asset protection.

    This year’s Key Note presentation addresses newer concepts in senior co-housing and aging communities.

    Attendees can also obtain the following benefits:

    • Understand the 2018 changes to VA pension rules and how to advise clients on eligibility, transfers, and penalties
    • Learn about employment discrimination affecting seniors and resolutions
    • Explore how scams, fraud, and financial exploitation are pursued both by private sector litigation and by public agencies
    • Gain greater knowledge of the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) to Elder Law planning

    Planned by the NCBA Elder & Special Needs Law Section

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

    Formats Available: LIVE PINEHURST Thursday-Friday, February 21-22, 2019 | #800ELS
    Original Product Date: February 21, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 11.00 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 11.00 hours Elder Law Specialization , 10.00 hours General, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH)

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    Collapse ABCs of Criminal Court

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

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    Taught by dynamic speakers, this program offers every criminal practitioner — whether new, experienced, full-time or part-time — the opportunity to master complex criminal court topics and become a better trial attorney, criminal advocate and relentless student of law.

    Attendees also receive the completely updated ABCs of Criminal Court, Second Edition, in both print and electronic formats, featuring 26 updated and brand-new criminal law and trial practice topics, and enhanced with graphic charts summaries and instructional material. Designed to be carried into court, this handy book is the only weapon an effective and skilled advocate needs.

    The chronological "A to Z" approach to criminal law equips attendees with the knowledge to successfully:

    • Handle the essentials of a jury trial, from preparation, defenses and objections to motions, evidence and voir dire
    • Defend probation violations
    • Master the applications of sentencing, habitual felon laws, sex offender registration rules and collateral consequences
    • Navigate DWI, traffic basics and driving privileges
    • Apply the new expunction opportunities
    • Combat the intense stress and anxiety that every lawyer faces with true health and fitness practices

    Although the "ABCs" of criminal court are greater than just 26 topics, this program and the accompanying publication offer a complete picture of the law that helps every criminal practitioner become an expert, one letter at a time.

    Planned by the NCBA CLE Department

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    Included with Program Registration: 

    The ABCs of Criminal Court is written based on the philosophy that, in any area of law, knowledge should begin and end with statutory and case law authority, a principle that assures accuracy. But how do we become experts in criminal law when there is such an unwieldy bulk of information? We learn 20 percent of information that we need 80 percent of the time! 

    Every topic explored in this book is one that is essential to a criminal court practice. Each topic surveys the most imperative 20 percent, and generates guideposts to lend you to the remaining 80 percent. Whether a new attorney or an experienced practitioner, the wisdom necessary to be a great criminal lawyer is found within these pages.

    This book is not designed to be left on a bookshelf to collect dust, but to be carried in one’s briefcase or court-bag to serve as a quick reference for that 80 percent of information that remains the same trial-to-trial — defenses, questions of proper opening and closing techniques, voir dire questions, evidentiary foundations, etc. It serves as a complete, all-in-one reference source that serves as a 20 percent foundation that will grow your confidence and criminal practice to 100 percent of its potential.

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Friday, March 15, 2019 | #814LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, March 15, 2019 | #814CJP
    Original Product Date: March 15, 2019

    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 Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH)

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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)

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    Collapse Back to the Basics (2019 Insurance Law Section Annual Meeting and CLE)

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Thursday, January 31, 2019

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    The Insurance Law Section’s 2019 CLE is premised on a “back to basics” concept to assist attorneys and insurance adjusters both new to and well versed in insurance law.

    Insurance law encompasses many issues and areas of practice, including whether a policy of insurance potentially provides coverage for a claim and disputes between third parties and individuals or entities listed as named insureds or identified as additional insureds under a policy.

    In addition to those matters, learn from exceptional attorneys as they share, explain and provide helpful practice information in the areas of commercial general liability insurance, excess and umbrella insurance, directors and officers insurance, errors and omissions insurance (malpractice insurance), medical health insurance, disability insurance, automobile insurance and homeowner’s insurance.

    The program also addresses issues concerning insurance carriers’ duty to defend and provides an excellent role play of an insurance coverage dispute.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about analyzing and handling insurance law matters, and is useful to attorneys from a wide range of practice areas.

    Planned by the NCBA Insurance Law Section

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

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Thursday, January 31, 2019 | #720LWC, LIVE CARY Thursday, January 31, 2019 | #720INS
    Original Product Date: January 31, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 6.50 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 5.50 hours General, 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility
  • The North Carolina Department of Insurance: 6.00 hours Insurance Continuing Education Credit (ICEC)

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    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

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    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.

    This program explores 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

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    Collapse Civil Collaborative Practice Training

    Live Greensboro | Grandover Resort & Conference Center
    Wednesday-Thursday, February 6-7, 2019

    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 by the NCBA Dispute Resolution Section

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

    Formats Available: LIVE GREENSBORO Wednesday-Thursday, February 6-7, 2019 | #830COL
    Original Product Date: February 06, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 14.00 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 13.00 hours General, 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility

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    Collapse Complex Issues Arising in Complex Litigation (2019 Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Section Annual Meeting)

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Thursday, February 7, 2019

    Available formats

       

    The law governing business disputes is ever-evolving and litigating such disputes has become more complex.

    This program explores the current status of legal issues arising in business litigation and the management of such litigation in the era of “fake news.”

    A program highlight includes an extended discussion on a variety of topics with all of the current judges of the North Carolina Business Court.

    This must-attend program addresses multiple aspects of complex litigation practice, including:

    • The current status of non-competes, non-solicits and non-disclosures
    • Exploration of the “in or affecting commerce” requirement of N.C.G.S.§ 75-1.1
    • Highlights of recent complex business litigation case law
    • A mental health credit hour addressing the psychology of retirement
    • Discussion with public relations professionals and exploration of ethics issues regarding media comment on your case or client
    • Substantive advice from the sitting business court judges on multiple topics, including ways to more effectively present your case

    Planned by the NCBA Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Section

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

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Thursday, February 7, 2019 | #796LWC, LIVE CARY Thursday, February 7, 2019 | #796ATM
    Original Product Date: February 07, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 6.00 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 4.50 hours General, 0.50 hours Ethics/Professional Responsibility, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH)

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    Collapse Finding Solutions Through Alternative Dispute Resolution (2019 Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting and CLE)

    Live Charlotte | Le Méridien Charlotte/Sheraton Charlotte Hotel
    Friday, March 22, 2019

    Available formats

      

    Learn about the nuances of being a successful mediator while gathering in Charlotte with dispute resolution leaders from across North Carolina.

    This program is designed to enhance knowledge in the areas of employment mediation, the psychology of settlement, strategies for overcoming stumbling blocks in dispute resolutions, international arbitrations and the rules governing mediators.

    A presentation from the Executive Director of the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission provides an opportunity to refresh on old rules and learn how to avoid the pitfalls of being a mediator. (This program includes two hours of CME credit.)

    Planned by the NCBA Dispute Resolution Section

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

    Formats Available: LIVE CHARLOTTE Friday, March 22, 2019 | #812DRM
    Original Product Date: March 22, 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), 5.50 hours General, 0.50 hours Ethics/Professional Responsibility
  • NC Dispute Resolution Commission: 2.00 hours Certified Mediator Education (CME)

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    Collapse Going Paperless: How to Turn Magical Thinking into a Reality

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

    Available formats

       

    The paperless office has been often discussed in law practice. Why? Primarily the potential to lower costs, improve efficiency and be more mobile.

    Your firm may have considered it and dismissed it. Too many questions! We have the answers to those questions whether you are in the beginning stages of discussion or have already made forays into going fully paperless.

    In this deep dive into the practical steps of taking your firm digital, we discuss and consider:

    • Dealing with change
    • Firm processes
    • Document management
    • Security
    • Workflows
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Records retention
    • Backup
    • And more!

    Planned by the NCBA CLE and CPM Departments

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

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

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Friday, February 8, 2019 | #864LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, February 8, 2019 | #864POP
    Original Product Date: February 08, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 6.00 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 6.00 hours Technology Training

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

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Friday, February 22, 2019

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    Fine-tuning the relationships between the law, attorneys, citizens, government and the Constitution can seem as if it requires that perfect pitch so few of us have. The maestros in the sound booth adjust the volume, tone, rhythm and other elements of music, musicians and instruments as they record.

    Similarly, attorneys work to adjust the sometimes-competing elements of the music of our law, government and democracy, leading to harmony or discord.

    This program presents a full-day’s concert of sessions dealing with the legal music of our lives.

    Topics include:

    • A view from the bench regarding Section 1983, government and citizen suits
    • Protecting voting rights and empowering citizens in environmentally vulnerable areas
    • Data privacy and legal ethics
    • Administrative searches and warrants
    • Injunctive relief when citizens participate in democracy
    • Protecting rights and citizens from debtors prison

    Come join us on Friday, February 22, as we turn up the volume on our knowledge of these chords of law.

    Planned by the NCBA Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities and Government & Public Sector Sections

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

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Friday, February 22, 2019 | #774LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, February 22, 2019 | #774GPM
    Original Product Date: February 22, 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 Ethics/Professional Responsibility

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    Collapse Mastering Microsoft Word in the Law Office

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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    When legal instruments require complex formatting, most Word users struggle to get the document to look the way they want.

    Users often describe it as a "wrestling match" or having to "outsmart the program." Some advanced features like automatic paragraph numbering, tables of contents, and tables of authority seem inaccessible or broken. Because legal users require so much of Word, they often feel extremely frustrated by it.

    If you’re sick of the struggle, this class is designed by a lawyer for legal users to master and control Word.

    Bring Your Laptop: We'll make the sample files we use in the exercises available in advance as a download so you can follow along with the exercises in class.

    Which Version of Word: The program covers Word for Windows 2019/Office 365, however, the manual included in the program materials covers Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and 365. Word for Mac 2011 and Word for Mac 2016/19/365 manuals are also available for download.

    Free Support: Attendees will be given three days of free Word technical support after the program provided by Affinity Consulting Group. 

    Planned by the NCBA CLE Department

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

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

    About the Featured Speaker: 

    Barron K. Henley, Esq. is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a legal technology consulting firm to more than 500 law firms nationwide focused on automating and streamlining law firms and legal departments. He is an attorney with over 18 years' experience in legal technology and one of the most renowned experts on Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat and Hot Docs. He is a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management, a member of the ABA Law Practice Management Section and a frequent continuing legal education speaker on legal-specific technology issues.
    Formats Available: WEBCAST Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | #823LWC, LIVE CARY Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | #823MWP
    Original Product Date: February 20, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 6.00 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 6.00 hours Technology Training

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    Collapse Masters of the Courtroom (2019 Criminal Justice Section Annual Meeting)

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Friday, February 1, 2019

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    The Masters series features previous winners of the Smith/Gilchrist awards, given annually to one outstanding defense attorney (Smith Award) and prosecutor (Gilchrist Award) statewide.

    This program provides valuable information, strategies and techniques for attorneys practicing in criminal courtrooms in North Carolina.

    • Why do we do this work? Joe Cheshire examines the way criminal defense attorneys need to approach their jobs and the damage done to the justice system when they fail to perform their function.
    • The many faces of argument. Locke Clifford delves into the world of framing an argument, including techniques and approaches for making winning arguments to a trier of fact in trial, to a prosecutor in plea negotiations and to a judge in sentencing.
    • Theories? We don’t need no stinkin’ theories. Tommy Manning discusses developing an overall strategy for a trial centering on theory of the case. Attendees are given tools and strategies that can be used to build a cohesive and comprehensive trial plan tied to the theory of the defense.
    • Let’s make a federal case out of it! Sandra Hairston and Randall Galyon explain the policies, guidelines and factors that their offices use in determining whether to initiate a federal prosecution.
    • The ethics of prosecution. Howard Cummings and Barton Menser participate in a panel discussion of ethics in the criminal justice system with an emphasis on the specific ethical challenges and obligations of prosecutors.

    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, February 1, 2019 | #706LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, February 1, 2019 | #706CJM
    Original Product Date: February 01, 2019

    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 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

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    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)

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    Collapse Rock

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    Available formats

       

    Following the career and discography of Bruce Springsteen, this program covers the essentials of music copyright law in the digital age, including all the rights you get with a copyright along with all the revenue streams songs can generate.

    Listen to music, watch video clips and hear stories regarding music law all while learning valuable lessons along the way including establishing and registering copyrights, why and what you need for operating agreements, and joint authorship and works-made-for-hire.

    In addition, this program includes an hour of ethics with discussion on the issues in representing an organization where the speaker provides first-hand experience. The ethics session focuses on representing a band or artist and uses the final few years, and demise, of The Beatles career as a case study.

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

    About the Featured Speaker: 

    Jim Jesse has been an attorney for 25 years and has been a full-time Music Law presenter since 2013. He is the former General Counsel for Cool Music Network (THE COOL TV), which is a 24-hour-a-day music video television network. Previously, he was in private practice. He has founded Rock N Roll Law, and his passion is spreading music law through his seminars. Thousands of attorneys have taken his courses, and he has conducted his music law course now in many states. He is a member of the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA).

    He is also a singer/songwriter who has released two albums: Down on the South Side and Better Late Than Never. Mr. Jesse is a member of BMI and has run his own record label distributing his music. He has written songs for more than 30 years and has more than 200 songs he has never released. He has studied music history for years.

    He is also the author of the books: The Music Copyright Law Manual and the forthcoming The Musician’s Guide to Music Copyright Law.

    Mr. Jesse consults and practices in areas regarding intellectual property, licensing and music law.

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | #859LWC, LIVE CARY Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | #859RRL
    Original Product Date: February 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), 5.00 hours General, 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility

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    Collapse Taking Care of Business: How Good Lawyers Become Great Business Partners (2019 Corporate Counsel Section CLE & Annual Meeting)

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Friday, January 25, 2019

    Available formats

       

    As in-house counsel, your legal knowledge and expertise is only one component of being a highly-successful legal partner. Your legal and business practical skills are equally paramount to your overall success at your company.

    This CLE concentrates on providing you with the skills necessary to excel at being not only a good lawyer, but a great business partner as well.

    The Corporate Counsel Section of the NCBA welcomes section members, as well as the many non-member in-house counsels across our state, to attend this all-day CLE event.

    Join us as we “take care of business” and learn from leading general counsels and other legal and business experts “how good lawyers become great business partners.”

    This six-hour CLE event, which includes one hour of substance abuse/mental health credit, offers an opportunity to network with fellow in-house counsel over lunch and during an extended networking break.

    Don’t miss out as we learn “how good lawyers become great business partners” by:

    • Contributing to a successful legal department and exuding executive presence as in-house counsel
    • Taking care of your company’s brand and formulating sound legal arguments in a crisis
    • Creating efficiencies in managing contracts and handling contract negotiations
    • Minimizing stress for yourself and your business partners while running productive meetings
    • Managing your workflow by utilizing the power of technology

    Planned by the NCBA Corporate Counsel Law Section

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

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

    Corporate Counsel Section Pro Bono Cause 

    At this year's Corporate Counsel Section Annual Meeting, attendees are again encouraged to donate to the Corporate Counsel section’s pro bono cause. 

    As in prior years, the section is aiming to provide support to an organization that helps alleviate hunger from our communities. However, rather than bringing a non-perishable food item, we ask that each attendee donate (online or by check) to H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem

    Our goal is to have 100% CLE attendee participation in this initiative, so please make any contribution that you can! Together, we can help reduce hunger for less fortunate North Carolinians. Click here to donate!

    H.O.P.E. (Help Our People Eat) of Winston-Salem was founded in 2013 by Hon. Ben F. Tennille upon his retirement from the bench as the inaugural judge of the North Carolina Business Court. Judge Tennille and his wife Marty, a pediatrician with a passion for child development, recognized that Forsyth County, North Carolina has the highest rate of food insecurity in the state and is among the highest in the country. Read more about this fantastic organization’s mission and vision here

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Friday, January 25, 2019 | #691LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, January 25, 2019 | #691CCM
    Original Product Date: January 25, 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), 4.00 hours General, 1 hour Technology Training, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH)

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    Collapse Through the Looking Glass: Issues Surrounding Workers’ Compensation in 2019 (2019 Workers

    Live Greensboro | Grandover Resort & Conference Center
    Friday-Saturday, February 8-9, 2019

    Available formats

      

    In addition to providing updates on recent developments and practice tips in the area of workers’ compensation, this program encourages attendees to look “through the looking glass” at the important issues that come into play in a workers’ compensation claim.

    A wide range of topics—from mediation to immigration, and assists attendees in recognizing the outside stressors and influences affecting the daily practice of workers’ compensation—are also covered.

    Attendees receive effective tools to assist with claim resolution, the handling of third-party claims/subrogation issues, and information regarding ethical issues specific to workers’ compensation claims.

    Planned by the NCBA Workers' Compensation Section

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

    Formats Available: LIVE GREENSBORO Friday-Saturday, February 8-9, 2019 | #695WCM
    Original Product Date: February 08, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 9.00 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 9.00 hours Workers' Compensation Law Specialization , 7.00 hours General, 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH)

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    Collapse "Latent Issues": Considering the Less-Considered Aspects of Construction Law Practice (2019 Construction Law Section Winter CLE)

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    Available formats

       

    This program focuses on providing North Carolina construction lawyers knowledge of some of the less-considered issues that arise in construction law practice, including labor and staffing concerns, cutting-edge construction products, technology, matters relating to certain products, and issues that arise before the NC Board of General Contractors.

    This program is designed to:

    • Educate attorneys on practical aspects of construction technology and products
    • Demonstrate the impact that construction technology, products, design issues and labor concerns can have on the legal aspects of construction projects
    • Discuss ethical considerations related to construction technology, products and construction law

    Planned by the NCBA Construction Law Section

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

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Thursday, February 21, 2019 | #693LWC, LIVE CARY Thursday, February 21, 2019 | #693CLP
    Original Product Date: February 21, 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 Ethics/Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO "Latent Issues": Considering the Less-Considered Aspects of Construction Law Practice (2019 Construction Law Section Winter CLE)
    Collapse 2018 Basics of Elder & Special Needs Law

    Original Program: October 12, 2018

    Available formats

     

    The 2018 Basics program features a range of relevant topics that appeal to both seasoned practitioners and attorneys who are new to the practice.

    This program offers practical guidance for drafting health-care planning documents, discussing end-of-life health decisions, HIPAA issues, and palliative care with clients.

    Attendees also obtain the following benefits:

    • Understand when and how Supplemental Needs Trusts, ABLE Accounts, and pooled trusts will benefit individuals with disabilities
    • Learn more about the NC Uniform Power of Attorney Act and its impact on Elder Law planning
    • Obtain information on eligibility for Medicaid and planning techniques

    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 Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | #719BAR
    Original Product Date: October 12, 2018
    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 Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH)

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    Collapse 2019 Hot Topics in Real Property

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

    Available formats

       

    This program brings attorneys up to date on today’s and tomorrow’s real property issues likely to impact practitioners in 2019 and beyond in the course of their daily representation of clients.

    Come away with valuable information regarding:

    • Practice-relevant legislation enacted in 2018, and anticipated legislation for 2019
    • Common land-use and zoning issues that real property lawyers should know and be familiar with in the course of their practice
    • Important real-life examples of attorney malpractice from 2018, and what to be on the lookout for in 2019 in terms of ethical issues, attorney errors, staffing errors and fraud
    • How to navigate the array of problems that arise with restrictive covenants affecting established communities, including a discussion of search periods, how to find old covenants, common schemes of development, who is entitled to enforce restrictions and attempts to modify restrictions
    • Current commercial and residential title issues relevant for the modern real estate practitioner
    • Formation, problems and pitfalls associated with condominiums, including how to identify and resolve problems when closing the sale of a condominium unit

    Planned by the NCBA Real Property Section

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

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Friday, February 15, 2019 | #692LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, February 15, 2019 | #692RPP
    Original Product Date: February 15, 2019

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

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    Collapse 23rd Annual Elder & Special Needs Law Symposium

    Live Pinehurst | Pinehurst Resort
    Thursday-Friday, February 21-22, 2019

    Available formats

      

    The 23rd Annual Elder & Special Needs Law Symposium features scholars and industry leaders from around the country to focus on legal issues and challenges facing seniors and special needs clients.

    The program features topics ranging from taxation of trusts and the use of pooled special needs trusts to innovative strategies for maximizing asset protection.

    This year’s Key Note presentation addresses newer concepts in senior co-housing and aging communities.

    Attendees can also obtain the following benefits:

    • Understand the 2018 changes to VA pension rules and how to advise clients on eligibility, transfers, and penalties
    • Learn about employment discrimination affecting seniors and resolutions
    • Explore how scams, fraud, and financial exploitation are pursued both by private sector litigation and by public agencies
    • Gain greater knowledge of the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) to Elder Law planning

    Planned by the NCBA Elder & Special Needs Law Section

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

    Formats Available: LIVE PINEHURST Thursday-Friday, February 21-22, 2019 | #800ELS
    Original Product Date: February 21, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 11.00 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 11.00 hours Elder Law Specialization , 10.00 hours General, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH)

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    Collapse 34th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina Labor & Employment Law Program

    Original Program: October 12-13, 2018

    Available formats

     

    This program features practical topics that focus on complex legal issues in the Labor and Employment Law field and current trends in more traditional subjects.

    We have excellent substantive updates regarding the Supreme Court of the United States, the Fourth Circuit, the North and South Carolina updates, and FLSA and NLRB updates—all presented by leading employment law practitioners in their own entertaining and educational way.

    Planned by NCBA Labor & Employment Law Section in conjunction with the SC Bar Employment & Labor Law Section

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

    Formats Available: CHARLOTTE VIDEO REPLAY Thursday-Friday, January 31-February 1, 2019 | #804CHA
    Original Product Date: October 12, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 11.50 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 9.50 hours General, 2.00 hours Ethics/Professional Responsibility
  • SC Bar: 11.50 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) , 11.50 hours Employment and Labor Law Specialization , 3.50 hours Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility (LEPR)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 34th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina Labor & Employment Law Program
    Collapse 41st Annual Bankruptcy Institute

    Original Program: November 2-3, 2018

    Available formats

     

    The 41st Annual Bankruptcy Institute features dynamic speakers covering diverse topics of timely bankruptcy issues as well as updates for practitioners on the latest developments with a focus on the local districts of North Carolina.

    Learn from top bankruptcy practitioners about topics ranging from farm bankruptcies and student loan dischargeability to bankruptcy appeals and post-petition assets.

    A keynote address delivered by Professor Jacoby of UNC School of Law takes a look at The Weinstein Company filing and its issues relevant to all types of bankruptcy.

    With business and consumer breakout sessions, there is something for every bankruptcy attorney!

    Planned by the NCBA Bankruptcy Section

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

    Formats Available: CARY VIDEO REPLAY Tuesday-Wednesday, January 22-23, 2019 | #515BAR
    Original Product Date: November 02, 2018
    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 Bankruptcy Law Specialization, 8.75 hours General, 1 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility

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    Collapse Advanced Topics in Real Property: A Specialization Review

    Original Program: September 21, 2018

    Available formats

     

    This program focuses on key topics to help attendees prepare for the NC State Bar Real Property Specialization Exam.

    The speakers provide an overview of recent legislative and case law updates and their impact on the practice of real property law.

    The program structure then guides attendees through the negotiation process of purchase and sale agreements as well as the due diligence stage in the commercial real estate context.

    Lastly, Professor Orth provides an in-depth look at new court decisions that provide updates to the interpretation of adverse possession law in North Carolina.

    Planned by the NCBA Real Property Section

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

    Formats Available: GASTONIA VIDEO REPLAY Friday, January 25, 2019 | #784GAS
    Original Product Date: September 21, 2018
    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 Real Property Law Specialization

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Advanced Topics in Real Property: A Specialization Review
    Collapse Complex Issues Arising in Complex Litigation (2019 Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Section Annual Meeting)

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Thursday, February 7, 2019

    Available formats

       

    The law governing business disputes is ever-evolving and litigating such disputes has become more complex.

    This program explores the current status of legal issues arising in business litigation and the management of such litigation in the era of “fake news.”

    A program highlight includes an extended discussion on a variety of topics with all of the current judges of the North Carolina Business Court.

    This must-attend program addresses multiple aspects of complex litigation practice, including:

    • The current status of non-competes, non-solicits and non-disclosures
    • Exploration of the “in or affecting commerce” requirement of N.C.G.S.§ 75-1.1
    • Highlights of recent complex business litigation case law
    • A mental health credit hour addressing the psychology of retirement
    • Discussion with public relations professionals and exploration of ethics issues regarding media comment on your case or client
    • Substantive advice from the sitting business court judges on multiple topics, including ways to more effectively present your case

    Planned by the NCBA Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Section

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

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Thursday, February 7, 2019 | #796LWC, LIVE CARY Thursday, February 7, 2019 | #796ATM
    Original Product Date: February 07, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 6.00 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 4.50 hours General, 0.50 hours Ethics/Professional Responsibility, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH)

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    Collapse Making Family Law Great Again: 2018 Essentials of Family Law

    Original Program: November 1-2, 2018

    Available formats

     

    Successful family lawyers must be knowledgeable about a wide variety of legal issues beyond the “basic” family law claims for equitable distribution, child and spousal support, and child custody.

    Family lawyers commonly advise clients about real property issues, electronic privacy, retirement and ERISA, tax problems, and potential criminal liability.

    In this two-day program chock full of useful information on a wide variety of topics, exceptional family lawyers from across North Carolina share how to make practicing family law great — whether for the first time for newer lawyers or again for more experienced lawyers.

    Making Family Law Great Again: 2018 Essentials of Family Law is the must-attend CLE of the year!

    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-Wednesday, January 15-16, 2019 | #688BAR
    Original Product Date: November 01, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 12.50 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 12.50 hours Family Law Specialization , 10.25 hours General, 1.25 hours Ethics/Professional Responsibility, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH)

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    Collapse Masters of the Courtroom (2019 Criminal Justice Section Annual Meeting)

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Friday, February 1, 2019

    Available formats

       

    The Masters series features previous winners of the Smith/Gilchrist awards, given annually to one outstanding defense attorney (Smith Award) and prosecutor (Gilchrist Award) statewide.

    This program provides valuable information, strategies and techniques for attorneys practicing in criminal courtrooms in North Carolina.

    • Why do we do this work? Joe Cheshire examines the way criminal defense attorneys need to approach their jobs and the damage done to the justice system when they fail to perform their function.
    • The many faces of argument. Locke Clifford delves into the world of framing an argument, including techniques and approaches for making winning arguments to a trier of fact in trial, to a prosecutor in plea negotiations and to a judge in sentencing.
    • Theories? We don’t need no stinkin’ theories. Tommy Manning discusses developing an overall strategy for a trial centering on theory of the case. Attendees are given tools and strategies that can be used to build a cohesive and comprehensive trial plan tied to the theory of the defense.
    • Let’s make a federal case out of it! Sandra Hairston and Randall Galyon explain the policies, guidelines and factors that their offices use in determining whether to initiate a federal prosecution.
    • The ethics of prosecution. Howard Cummings and Barton Menser participate in a panel discussion of ethics in the criminal justice system with an emphasis on the specific ethical challenges and obligations of prosecutors.

    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, February 1, 2019 | #706LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, February 1, 2019 | #706CJM
    Original Product Date: February 01, 2019

    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 NCBA 2018 Annual Review

    Original Program: October 25-26, 2018

    Available formats

     

    Join us for 12 hours of credit at the NCBA 2018 Annual Review.

    For the tenth year, our speakers have put together a summary of important updates in North Carolina law.

    Come ready to expand your knowledge and take home tools to improve your practice.

    Attendees at this program:

    • Hear updates on criminal law, civil law, family law and real property
    • Fulfill all your CLE requirements, including two hours Ethics/Professional Responsibility and one hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health credit

    Planned by the NCBA CLE Department

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

    Formats Available: CARY VIDEO REPLAY Wednesday-Thursday, January 9-10, 2019 | #690BAR
    Original Product Date: October 25, 2018
    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)

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    Collapse Other Than "No": Creative Financing Solutions for Today

    Original Program: November 15, 2018

    Available formats

     

    From Main Street to Middle Market, finding workable financing solutions is a major challenge for most business owners.

    This challenge is magnified in the service-oriented economy that exists in most markets and provides significant employment opportunities that support the economies in those communities. More “traditional” solutions provided by Banks are challenged due to lack of hard assets or other collateral in service related companies that provide the secondary repayment sources required by the bank regulators.

    This program discusses and provides hands on creative financing solutions to enable you to bring value to your clients who are current or prospective business owners.

    Planned by the First National Bank. 

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

    Formats Available: CARY VIDEO REPLAY Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | #805BAR
    Original Product Date: November 15, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 6.50 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total)

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    Collapse Recent Developments in Fiduciary Litigation

    Original Program: November 9, 2018

    Available formats

     

    A thorough understanding of governing statutes, procedural nuances and potential pitfalls is essential to the successful practice of fiduciary litigation in North Carolina.

    Authors of the North Carolina Fiduciary Litigation Manual, a brand new comprehensive resource released in November 2018 in conjunction with the live version of this program, explores substantive legal issues, applicable rules, ethical considerations and claims that may arise in relation to the elective share, guardianship, estate and trust proceedings.

    New and more experienced attorneys alike are sure to benefit from this program’s examination of current and relevant fiduciary litigation topics.

    Program attendees receive a copy of the new North Carolina Fiduciary Litigation Manual in both print and electronic formats! Contents include more than 650 pages of invaluable practice tips, procedural guidance, case law and 75 fillable/editable forms.

    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 Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | #802BAR
    Original Product Date: November 09, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 6.25 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 6.25 hours Estate Planning and Probate Law Specialization

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    Collapse Support for Those in Service: A CLE on Military and Veterans Legal Issues (2018 Military & Veterans Law Section Annual Meeting)

    Original Program: November 13, 2018

    Available formats

     

    The Military & Veterans Law Section of the NCBA, with support from the North Carolina State Bar’s committee for Legal Assistance for Military Personnel, brings together members and affiliates who have a special interest in military law or veteran-focused legal services.

    This CLE provides training to keep practitioners current on issues ranging from consumer protection to family law issues to gun trusts.

    Join us for this CLE as we support those in service.

    Planned by the NCBA Military & Veterans Law Section

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

    SCHOLARSHIPS. 


    Full tuition scholarships are available to the following attendees: Military personnel, DOD personnel and all North Carolina licensed attorneys, who are stationed, assigned or practice law in North Carolina and whose area of practice primarily involves the representation of military members, veterans, retirees and their respective spouses.

    Applicants will be notified of scholarship approval within five (5) business days after applying.

    Scholarships are limited. Please call 800.228.3402 to apply before registering for the program.

    Formats Available: CARY VIDEO REPLAY Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | #811BAR
    Original Product Date: November 13, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 7.50 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total), 6.50 hours General, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH)

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    Collapse Taking Care of Business: How Good Lawyers Become Great Business Partners (2019 Corporate Counsel Section CLE & Annual Meeting)

    Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
    Friday, January 25, 2019

    Available formats

       

    As in-house counsel, your legal knowledge and expertise is only one component of being a highly-successful legal partner. Your legal and business practical skills are equally paramount to your overall success at your company.

    This CLE concentrates on providing you with the skills necessary to excel at being not only a good lawyer, but a great business partner as well.

    The Corporate Counsel Section of the NCBA welcomes section members, as well as the many non-member in-house counsels across our state, to attend this all-day CLE event.

    Join us as we “take care of business” and learn from leading general counsels and other legal and business experts “how good lawyers become great business partners.”

    This six-hour CLE event, which includes one hour of substance abuse/mental health credit, offers an opportunity to network with fellow in-house counsel over lunch and during an extended networking break.

    Don’t miss out as we learn “how good lawyers become great business partners” by:

    • Contributing to a successful legal department and exuding executive presence as in-house counsel
    • Taking care of your company’s brand and formulating sound legal arguments in a crisis
    • Creating efficiencies in managing contracts and handling contract negotiations
    • Minimizing stress for yourself and your business partners while running productive meetings
    • Managing your workflow by utilizing the power of technology

    Planned by the NCBA Corporate Counsel Law Section

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

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

    Corporate Counsel Section Pro Bono Cause 

    At this year's Corporate Counsel Section Annual Meeting, attendees are again encouraged to donate to the Corporate Counsel section’s pro bono cause. 

    As in prior years, the section is aiming to provide support to an organization that helps alleviate hunger from our communities. However, rather than bringing a non-perishable food item, we ask that each attendee donate (online or by check) to H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem

    Our goal is to have 100% CLE attendee participation in this initiative, so please make any contribution that you can! Together, we can help reduce hunger for less fortunate North Carolinians. Click here to donate!

    H.O.P.E. (Help Our People Eat) of Winston-Salem was founded in 2013 by Hon. Ben F. Tennille upon his retirement from the bench as the inaugural judge of the North Carolina Business Court. Judge Tennille and his wife Marty, a pediatrician with a passion for child development, recognized that Forsyth County, North Carolina has the highest rate of food insecurity in the state and is among the highest in the country. Read more about this fantastic organization’s mission and vision here

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Friday, January 25, 2019 | #691LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, January 25, 2019 | #691CCM
    Original Product Date: January 25, 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), 4.00 hours General, 1 hour Technology Training, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Taking Care of Business: How Good Lawyers Become Great Business Partners (2019 Corporate Counsel Section CLE & Annual Meeting)
    Collapse The Assembly Line of Workers

    Original Program: November 30, 2018

    Available formats

     

    Workers’ compensation laws date back to 2050 B.C., when ancient Sumerian law outlined compensation for injury to a worker’s specific body parts.

    With the rise of the Industrial Revolution, statewide laws were passed beginning in 1911 to protect injured workers and allow employers to quantify, control and predict their operating costs. As the workplace has continued to evolve, so too have the laws.

    When handling cases related to personal injury, employment law, health care, or numerous other areas, you need to have a basic understanding of workers’ compensation claims to effectively represent your clients.

    Learn the fundamental steps of a typical workers’ compensation claim as experts guide you through the process and discuss how a claim typically arises, what occurs as the claim plays out and how a claim is ultimately resolved.

    Planned by the NCBA Workers' Compensation Section

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    Formats Available: CARY VIDEO REPLAY Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | #809BAR
    Original Product Date: November 30, 2018
    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 Workers' Compensation Law Specialization

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Assembly Line of Workers
    Collapse Where You Stand is Where You Sit: The Multifaceted View of the Public Records Act (Administrative Law and Government & Public Sector Sections Joint CLE)

    Original Program: November 16, 2018

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    The Public Records Act allows citizens and groups a right to access government information, but this ideal can often conflict with reality.

    The phrase “Where you stand is where you sit” captures the idea that the world looks different depending on where you’re viewing it from, and one’s vantage point can lead to the polarization of “us” versus “them.”

    This program about the Public Records Act starts out with a statutory and case law update and moves into a day full of learning and discussion of viewpoints.

    Topics include:

    • NC Guide to Open Government and Public Records
    • Covering legal fees
    • Legitimate information requests
    • Use of third-party vendors
    • Law enforcement and public safety records
    • …and more!

    Come sit (or stand) with us as we all learn new ways to view the complex Public Records Act. You may end up changing seats before the end of the day!

    Planned by the NCBA Administrative Law and Government & Public Sector Sections

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    Formats Available: CARY VIDEO REPLAY Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | #795BAR
    Original Product Date: November 16, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • NC Bar: 6.50 hours Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) (Total), 6.00 hours General, 0.50 hours Ethics/Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Where You Stand is Where You Sit: The Multifaceted View of the Public Records Act (Administrative Law and Government & Public Sector Sections Joint CLE)
    Collapse You Have Got to Be Crazy to Do This: Working with Mental Health Professionals and Disordered Clients (2018 Family Law Fall CLE)

    Original Program: November 30, 2018

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    Let’s face it…family lawyers do not see people at their best.

    However, some cases are outside even our range of what is “normal.” For instance, there is the client who is suspicious of everybody, including her own lawyer. Or the client who is impulsive and believes that everything is an emergency. Lastly, the client who sticks his head in the sand and is unwilling to admit that his spouse is having an affair, despite ALL evidence to the contrary.

    Sometimes we need a professional to help these clients and to help us. Mental health professionals can be an invaluable resource in family law cases, particularly those where one or both parties have a genuine mental health issue. We need to know how to utilize mental health professionals, both in and out of court.

    Planned by the NCBA Family Law Section

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    Formats Available: ASHEVILLE VIDEO REPLAY Friday, January 25, 2019 | #783ASV
    Original Product Date: November 30, 2018
    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)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO You Have Got to Be Crazy to Do This: Working with Mental Health Professionals and Disordered Clients (2018 Family Law Fall CLE)