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


This publication 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 publication 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
  • Examine ethical considerations related to construction technology, products and construction law

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Original Product Date: February 21, 2019
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Collapse 2019 Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section Annual Meeting and CLE Extravaganza | Manuscript


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, this publication includes practical and useful information on land use and zoning from the development perspective and the government perspective.

This publication also 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, use this publication to learn about current, hot topics. 

If all of that isn’t enough, learn about attorney-client privilege and ethical considerations when non-client, non-attorney professionals are involved. 

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Original Product Date: April 05, 2019
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MORE INFOMORE INFO 2019 Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section Annual Meeting and CLE Extravaganza | Manuscript
Collapse A Most Stressful Profession: Promoting Civility and Sanity in Your Practice | Manuscript


In an age abounding with stories of public and private incivility, division and discrimination, how can lawyers model and promote good behavior in their interactions with members of the bench, bar and public?

And in a time when individual struggles with stress and depression make news every day, how can lawyers recognize and respond to warning signs in themselves and others in ways that promote individual flourishing?

This publication focuses on recent studies relating to interactions between bench and bar, and by exploring the ABA’s 2017 report The Path to Lawyer Well-Being and the 2016 anti-discrimination amendment to Model Rule 8.4.

This publication also features hypotheticals provided by experienced North Carolina attorneys and judges.

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Original Product Date: December 07, 2018
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Collapse Civil Collaborative Practice Training (2019) | Manuscript


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.

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Original Product Date: February 06, 2019
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Collapse Common Interest Communities in North Carolina, Second Edition

 



Today, more than 2,025,000 North Carolinians live in some form of common interest community — that’s about 53% of the owner-occupied households in our state. Given the prevalence and continued growth of these communities, NC practitioners should be familiar with the laws that govern them. 

Common Interest Communities in North Carolina continues to be the comprehensive and authoritative treatise on planned communities, townhomes and condominiums. In addition to the historical overview and NC case law summaries, this second edition also includes the following essential content: 

  • Recent developments in case law, statutes and regulations affecting planned communities and condominiums (including federal, state and local)
  • New sections on encroachment agreements, easements, land condominiums, subdivision performance bonds, houseboat communities and architectural control committee bonds
  • Additional treatment of the allocation of deductible, liability issues related to landscaping and sports teams, fair housing, wild animals, rivers and streams, setbacks, and golf courses
  • Decisions from NC appellate cases affecting construction defects and standing, pre-litigation voting and procedural requirements, and assessments, collections, and attorneys’ fees
  • Sample bylaws and governing documents from real communities across the state  


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Original Product Date: February 15, 2019
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Collapse Construction Law Potpourri: An Assortment of "Trends and Changes" Topics Requested by Our Members | Manuscript


Designed to address a variety of topics, this publication serves as construction law potpourri of sorts, and addresses an assortment of trends and changes in the field.

These topics, chosen by the section members, include basic lien law at the forefront of a dispute, the bankruptcy considerations at the tail end of a dispute and everything in between.

Each chapter provides practical information for the everyday practice of construction law.

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Formats Available: E-version
Original Product Date: February 20, 2020
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
MORE INFOMORE INFO Construction Law Potpourri: An Assortment of "Trends and Changes" Topics Requested by Our Members | Manuscript
Collapse Critical Construction Law Cases, First Edition and 2014 Supplement

 

 

12 years of construction law case summaries
now available in a single, organized download

 

Critical Construction Law Cases draws together in one place 12 years of major North Carolina construction law case summaries, spanning from 2002-2013. Grouped by research topic, the case summaries give a quick but thorough overview of what North Carolina's courts have said about the major issues in construction law. The mid-length summaries are long enough to thoroughly cover the facts and reasoning but short enough that you don't find yourself wondering why you didn't just read the whole case.

Critical Construction Law Cases is the perfect tool for anyone trying to make their research more efficient and focused. Includes cases on the following topics:

  • Accord and Satisfaction
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Attorneys' Fees
  • Bankruptcy
  • Changes and Changed Conditions
  • Civil Procedure
  • Contracts
  • Damages
  • Environmental
  • Lender Liability
  • Indemnification and Contribution Insurance Licensing
  • Lis Pendens
  • Mechanic's Liens
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • Permits
  • Public Contracts
  • Suretyship
  • Torts
  • Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Warranty
  • Workers' Compensation

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


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

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

Learn about a variety of integral and prescient real property issues and receive materials  which will undoubtedly be a useful resource in your practice.

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Formats Available: E-version
Original Product Date: October 03, 2019
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse From Handshake to Payment: Navigating the Legal Landscape of the Modern Construction Project from Drafting Agreements to Litigating Disputes (2017 North Carolina/South Carolina Joint Construction Law Program) | Manuscript
 

 

The construction industry has changed and the law is (working on) catching up.

While traditional construction project delivery methods have been improved and honed, innovative delivery methods have brought about a new landscape of contracts and litigation.

Collaborative projects—especially those with preconstruction design and input by contractors—have given rise to creative agreements that shift duties and responsibilities among the parties.

New technology and risk-management products have further changed common construction contracts as well as the counsel practitioners must give clients.

As the Spearin Doctrine and the AIA’s mutual waiver of consequential damages celebrate their respective anniversaries, this publication examines this changing landscape and the ways it impacts the modern construction attorney.

Learn about the best approaches to drafting agreements for the common (and uncommon) delivery methods, then learn to navigate disputes in the context of these delivery methods and agreements.

Formats Available: eVersion, Print & eVersion
Original Product Date: September 22, 2017
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MORE INFOMORE INFO From Handshake to Payment: Navigating the Legal Landscape of the Modern Construction Project from Drafting Agreements to Litigating Disputes (2017 North Carolina/South Carolina Joint Construction Law Program) | Manuscript
Collapse LIVING LAW II Justice, the Good Life and Lawyer-Philosophers: Lessons in Law and Humanity | Manuscript


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

Use this publication to analyze the works of authors ranging from Plato to Tolstoy and 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.

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Original Product Date: May 08, 2019
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MORE INFOMORE INFO LIVING LAW II Justice, the Good Life and Lawyer-Philosophers: Lessons in Law and Humanity | Manuscript
Collapse Past, Present and Future Walk into the Bar (2018 Real Property Section Annual Meeting) | Manuscript

 

This publication focuses on practice tips and developments in the law that every real property attorney needs to know, whether their practice is residential, commercial or a mix.

Topics include:

  • The nuts and bolts of electronic mortgage closings 
  • e-Recording best practices
  • Dispute resolution in construction contracts 
  • Transitioning residential communities and condominiums from developer to association
  • Hot topics in water rights and in ethics
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Original Product Date: May 04, 2018
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Collapse The Contracts They are a Changin

 

Learn about the 2017 changes to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Contract Documents.

Topics covered include information from the AIA itself regarding amendments to their form contracts, the top-10 changes to the AIA A201 General Conditions, key AIA provisions North Carolina lawyers should be aware of or consider modifying, and examples of how certain terms in the AIA Documents affect experts and consultants.

Learn about what has changed with the AIA Form Documents, why changes were necessary, how to approach the revised AIA Form Documents and common real-world issues encountered when AIA Form Documents are used.

This publication is designed to:

  • Provide a thorough understanding of the changes to the AIA Contract Documents
  • Educate attorneys on what additional changes they should consider to AIA Documents
  • Demonstrate the impact that an AIA Contract Document can have on a construction project when things go south
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Original Product Date: February 22, 2018
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