You are Currently Visiting The NCBA CLE Online Catalog & Learning Portal
Upcoming NCBAF Live Onsite CLE Programs

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.


Live
Collapse 2019 NC/SC Joint Construction Law Conference: Polenta, Grits and Mindfulness, Y

Live Charleston, SC | Francis Marion Hotel
Friday-Saturday, September 20-21, 2019

Available formats

This year's program is hosted by the South Carolina Bar. 
CLICK HERE to register online. 

The South Carolina Bar CLE Division is proud to once again host the North Carolina and South Carolina Construction Law Section Biennial Meeting at the Francis Marion Hotel in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.

Every two years, the Construction Law Sections of the North Carolina Bar Association and the South Carolina Bar meet to discuss legal issues of common significance. This year’s program includes an impressive faculty line-up and addresses numerous topics of interest to construction lawyers in the Carolinas.

This year, we’ll dive into innovative and current topics and projects such as Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), South Carolina’s billion-dollar project to upgrade I-26 and I-20, and economic trends, along with the basics of damages, force majeure and risk sharing. The recurring and ever popular session on dispute resolution and the case law update are back!

Finally, you will find yourself living in the moment and confidently meditating during and after the program on mindfulness which will qualify for substance abuse/mental health credit. This seminar is an intermediate to advanced level program.

Planned by the SCBar CLE Division and the NCBA Construction Law Section

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

Original Product Date: September 20, 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), 8.00 hours General, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 2019 NC/SC Joint Construction Law Conference: Polenta, Grits and Mindfulness, Y
    Collapse 35th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina Labor & Employment Law Program

    Live Isle of Palms, SC | Wild Dunes Resort
    Friday-Saturday, October 25-26, 2019

    Available formats

    This year's program is hosted by the South Carolina Bar. 
    CLICK HERE to register online. 

    CLE credit and description coming soon!

    Planned by the SCBar CLE Division and the NCBA Labor & Employment Law Section

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

    Original Product Date: October 25, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    MORE INFOMORE INFO 35th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina Labor & Employment Law Program
    Collapse 40th Annual Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Program

    Live Kiawah Island, SC | Kiawah Island Golf Resort
    Thursday-Saturday, July 25-27, 2019

    Available formats

      

    Join us this summer as we return to Kiawah Island for our 40th Annual Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Program.

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

    Coinciding with the annual meeting of the Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section, this program–attended by attorneys, CPAs, trust companies and other estate planning professionals from North Carolina and beyond–offers a number of opportunities to network and mingle with colleagues in the estate planning arena.

    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, location, hotel, video replay and speaker information.

    Formats Available: LIVE KIAWAH ISLAND Thursday-Saturday, July 25-27, 2019 | #820EPF
    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 Foundations, Framework and Flourishes (2019 Real Property Fundamentals)

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

    Available formats

       

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

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

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

    Planned by the NCBA Real Property Section.  

    Satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement. 

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

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

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

  • 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)

     

    Live Pinehurst | Pinehurst Resort
    Friday, September 13, 2019

    Available format

    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, location, hotel, video replay and speaker information.

    Formats Available: LIVE PINEHURST Friday, September 13, 2019 | #832FLP
    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)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Freaky Friday: They Told Me I Only Needed to Know Family Law... (2019 Family Law Fall CLE)
    Collapse Getting Straight A

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

    Available formats

       

    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, location, hotel, video replay and speaker information.

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Friday, September 13, 2019 | #891LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, September 13, 2019 | #891APM
    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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Getting Straight A
    Video Replays
    Collapse 19th Annual Las Vegas Vacation and CLE

    Las Vegas, NV | State Bar of Nevada
    Friday, September 27, 2019 

    Available formats

    Join us in wonderful Las Vegas, Nevada, for our annual CLE video replay.

    Six hours of CLE credit is provided, including two hours of ethics, one hour of substance abuse credit and one hour that satisfies the NC State Bar technology requirement.

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

    Friday Full Program Agenda
      8:45am  Registration
      9:00

    Ethical Issues Regarding Organizational Representation and Issues Relating to The Beatles* | From Take it to the Limit: A Study of The Eagles in Music Copyright Law, February 23, 2018 | Jim Jesse, Rock ‘n’ Roll Law, Lawrence, Kansas 

    This one-hour ethics session focuses even more particularly on representing a band or artist and uses the final few years, and demise, of The Beatles career as a case study. Specific emphasis is placed on the Model Rules of Professional Conduct 1.7 (conflict of interest—current client); 1.13 (Organization as a client); 1.14 (Client with Diminished Capacity); and 2.1 (Role as Advocate). Further, we review the ethical issues in the "My Sweet Lord" copyright infringement case.

      10:00

    Evaluation of Claims: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives | From 2018 Basics of Workers' Compensation Program, November 30, 2018 | E Kenneth "Kenny" Coble, Willson Jones Carter & Baxley PA, Charlotte and Barry C. Jennings, Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, Durham

    This session provides an overview of the factors and calculations of how plaintiffs’ attorneys value cases and how insurance companies evaluate claims.

      11:00

    Hardware and Software Options for a Paperless Practice‡| From Going Paperless: How to Turn Magical Thinking into a Reality, February 8, 2019 | Catherine S Reach, North Carolina Bar Association, Cary and Pegeen Turner, Legal Cloud Technology, Raleigh  

      12:00pm Lunch
      12:30 

    Getting by with a Little Help from Our Friends† | From Making Family Law Great Again: 2018 Essentials of Family Law, November 1-2, 2018 | Robynn E Moraites, North Carolina Lawyer Assistance Program, Charlotte and Mark A Scruggs, Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina, Cary

    • Discussion of ABA/Hazelden Foundation study
    • Learn how to identify colleagues at risk
    • How to help colleagues in need
      1:30

    'Til Death (or Divorce) Do Us Part - The Intersection of Estate Planning and Family Law | From 39th Annual Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Program, July 26-28, 2018 | Daniel B Finch, Pinna Johnston & Burwell PA, Raleigh and David E Holm, Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan PLLC, Raleigh  

    In addition to family law concerns, important estate planning issues arise as soon as a married couple becomes separated. This presentation explores estate planning issues that arise during separation and after divorce, implications of the death of a spouse during a separation, premarital and post-marital agreements, including issues regarding enforceability, and the division of retirement benefits, including practice tips and common pitfalls in drafting qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs). David E. Holm joins this presentation to bring practical insights and expert guidance from the perspective of a practicing family law attorney.

      2:30

    Tell Me, Who Are You? 'Cause I Really Wanna Know: The Ethics of Data Privacy for Lawyers?* | From 2019 Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities and Government & Public Sector Sections Annual Meetings, February 22, 2019 | Matthew A Cordell, VF Corporation, Greensboro and Alan D Woodlief Jr, Elon University School of Law, Greensboro

    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.

      3:30  Adjourn
     

    *Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit 
    †Indicates portion providing Substance Abuse/Mental Health credit
    ‡ Indicates portion providing Technology credit

    Formats Available: LAS VEGAS VIDEO REPLAY Friday, September 27, 2019 | #866NEV
    Original Product Date: September 27, 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), 3.00 hours General, 2.00 hours Ethics/Professional Responsibility, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH), 1 hour Technology Training

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 19th Annual Las Vegas Vacation and CLE
    Collapse 2019 NCBA Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Law Section Annual Meeting

    Original Program: May 10-11, 2019

    Available formats

     

    This program explores some of this year’s hot topics in environmental law in North Carolina, with a focus on lessons learned and what comes next.

    Pulling from the experience of a wide variety of presenters and topics, this program includes:

    • A keynote address by NC DEQ Secretary Michael Regan
    • Updates on federal and state environmental policy and case law
    • Emerging contaminants from a state and federal regulatory perspective
    • How nuisance law and property rights are changing with a focus on the recent litigation against Smithfield Foods
    • Disaster recovery and resilience in a hurricane-prone state
    • A conversation about renewable energy in North Carolina

    Planned by the NCBA Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Law Section

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

    Formats Available: CARY VIDEO REPLAY Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | #807BAR
    Original Product Date: May 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), 6.50 hours General, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 2019 NCBA Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Law Section Annual Meeting
    Collapse 2019 NCBA Paralegal Division Annual Meeting

    Original Program: May 3, 2019

    Available formats

     

    This program offers opportunities to grow and update your professional knowledge and network with others in your field.

    Hear from some of North Carolina’s top legal professionals on a variety of topics designed to educate and update you and to energize your career.

    At this advanced-level, one-day program, you have an opportunity to gain the following benefits:

    • Learn fundamental information about cryptocurrencies and blockchains and understand how these technologies affect the discovery process for litigation teams and professionals working in e-discovery.
    • Review applicable rules that govern the world of e-discovery, hear real-world examples of the ways things can go wrong and find out how to fix them.
    • Hear about the very real problem of human trafficking and find out how North Carolina citizens and courts are being affected.
    • Understand key topics of the new Session Law 2018-45, including changes that affect boards of directors and officers, voting trusts, shareholder agreements, mergers that follow tender offers, appraisal rights, short-form mergers into non-corporate parent entities, and a new statutory ratification procedure for defective actions or share issuances.
    • Receive the latest real estate news and discuss the most frequent claims, new legislation and recent trends affecting your practice.
    • Review the details and procedures that make trying a criminal case in North Carolina different and exciting.
    • Examine the December 2018 changes to the WDNC Local Rules and the modifications to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
    • Become well-versed in the general status of immigration law resulting from the recent government shutdown through recent court cases and presidential orders and learn how these changes have affected enforcement policies.
    • Hear from a North Carolina Supreme Court Justice on her take of modern ethical dilemmas faced by North Carolina paralegals.

    Planned by the NCBA Paralegal Division

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

    Formats Available: CARY VIDEO REPLAY Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | #825BAR
    Original Product Date: May 03, 2019

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 2019 NCBA Paralegal Division Annual Meeting
    Collapse 2019 NCBA Small Firm & Technology CLE | General Track

    Original Program Date: June 7, 2019

    Available formats

     

    This program provides solo and small firms with tools they can use to streamline and grow their practices.

    Through substantive legal presentations, attendees also receive updates on a variety of topics, including criminal law, family law and contract drafting.

    We would like to thank our program sponsor WNC Collaborative Law Group.

    Planned by the NCBA Small Firm & Technology Section

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

    Formats Available: CARY VIDEO REPLAY Monday, August 5, 2019 | #861BR1
    Original Product Date: June 07, 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)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 2019 NCBA Small Firm & Technology CLE | General Track
    Collapse 2019 NCBA Small Firm & Technology CLE | Technology and Management Track

    Original Program Date: June 7, 2019

    Available formats

     

    This program provides solo and small firms with tools they can use to streamline and grow their practices.

    Presenters discuss the latest legal technology and share valuable tips on staying compliant with rules designed to help attorneys maintain technological competency.

    We would like to thank our program sponsor WNC Collaborative Law Group.

    Planned by the NCBA Small Firm & Technology Section

    Technology and Management track 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 Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | #861BR2
    Original Product Date: June 07, 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 Technology Training

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 2019 NCBA Small Firm & Technology CLE | Technology and Management Track
    Collapse Family Law and The Mechanics: Say It Loud, Say It Clear (2019 Family Law Section Annual Meeting)

    Original Program: May 3-4, 2019

    Available formats

     

    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: CARY VIDEO REPLAY Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | #665BAR
    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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Family Law and The Mechanics: Say It Loud, Say It Clear (2019 Family Law Section Annual Meeting)
    Collapse Getting Straight A

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

    Available formats

       

    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, location, hotel, video replay and speaker information.

    Formats Available: WEBCAST Friday, September 13, 2019 | #891LWC, LIVE CARY Friday, September 13, 2019 | #891APM
    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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Getting Straight A
    Collapse LIVING LAW II Justice, the Good Life and Lawyer-Philosophers: Lessons in Law and Humanity

    Original Program: May 8, 2019

    Available formats

     

    This unique professionalism program, unlike any other legal seminar, probes the relationship between the law and human culture, primarily through a review of literature and enhanced through five basic sessions facilitated by course planners David Hostetler and Gray Wilson.

    Discussion groups analyze the works of authors ranging from Plato to Tolstoy in an interactive environment designed to extol but also challenge the essential principles and practices of the legal profession.

    Through the prism of the humanities, every lawyer reflects on the role of the profession beyond the mere rules, regulations, procedures and statutes that define and sometimes confine it.

    We would like to thank our Gold Sponsor, Lawyers Mutual, for helping make this program possible. 

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

    Formats Available: CARY VIDEO REPLAY Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | #740BAR
    Original Product Date: May 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), 4.50 hours General, 1.50 hours Ethics/Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO LIVING LAW II Justice, the Good Life and Lawyer-Philosophers: Lessons in Law and Humanity
    Collapse Then and Now: The Real Property Section Commemorates 40 Years (2019 Real Property Section Annual Meeting)

    Original Program: May 17-18, 2019

    Available formats

     

    This year’s section annual meeting and festivities celebrate the Real Property Section's 40th anniversary.

    Throughout the program, we visit the Section’s history and achievements, and recognize those who have served the Section over the past four decades.

    Legal education sessions include the following topics:

    • 1031 exchanges
    • Declarant rights
    • Real property law updates
    • Attorney wellness
    • Emerging technology considerations

    A panel of the Section’s past chairs is also featured at this memorable annual meeting.

    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: ASHEVILLE VIDEO REPLAY Friday, July 19, 2019 | #808ASV
    Original Product Date: May 17, 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 Real Property Law Specialization , 5.00 hours General, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH), 1 hour Technology Training

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Then and Now: The Real Property Section Commemorates 40 Years (2019 Real Property Section Annual Meeting)