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We are proud to offer you best-in-class programming by and for North Carolina lawyers spanning from in-person events to online courses available when you are. The wealth of knowledge shared by our speakers makes our CLE's valuable sources of information for both novice and seasoned practitioners. Whether you prefer in-person, online or a combination, our store has what you need.

2017 Comprehensive Patent Cooperation Treaty Program
2017 Comprehensive Patent Cooperation Treaty Program

              
             

Live Cary, NC Bar Center | Live Webcast

Thursday-Friday, September 21-22, 2017

Thursday Registration: 8:15a
Thursday Program: 8:55a-4:15p
Friday Program: 8:55a-4:15p

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The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) makes it possible to seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in each of a large number of countries by filing an “international” patent application.

Such an application may be filed by anyone who is a national or resident of the Contracting State.
 
It may generally be filed with the national patent office of the Contracting State of which the applicant is a national or resident or, at the applicant’s option, with the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva.

This informative program offers: ·
  • A comprehensive overview of the PCT system for US applicants
  • 2016 and 2017 updates for PCT
  • Information on electronic filing options
  • Search tips and resources beyond WIPO
  • One hour of Ethics/Professionalism

Planned by the NCBA Intellectual Property Law Section and Paralegal Division.

2017 Estate Planning and Probate Law Survey Course
2017 Estate Planning and Probate Law Survey Course

              
            

Live Cary, NC Bar Center | Live Webcast

Wednesday-Thursday, September 27-28, 2017

Registration: 8:00a
Wednesday Program: 8:25a-4:45p
Thursday Program: 8:30a-4:45p

Also Available via Video Replay

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The 2017 Estate Planning and Probate Law Survey Course is designed for individuals who practice or are beginning to practice in the estate planning and probate law areas.

The course objectives are met through a series of lectures by estate planning and tax practitioners selected for their knowledge and expertise in particular areas.

Detailed written outlines are provided for each subject to be covered.

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

Planned by the NCBA Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section

A Taxing Day for Family Lawyers: Tax Traps, Strategies, Basics and More (2017 Family Law Section Fall Program)
A Taxing Day for Family Lawyers: Tax Traps, Strategies, Basics and More (2017 Family Law Section Fall Program)

              
             

Greensboro | Grandover Resort & Conference Center

Friday, September 15, 2017

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:15a
Program: 8:50a-4:45p

Also Available via Video Replay

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“The power to tax is the power to destroy.”
- John Marshall

This program is created for family law practitioners to help them identify and cope with tax issues encountered in family law practice.

Moving from basic to more advanced topics, this program is designed for attorneys with differing levels of knowledge of taxation.

It begins with overviews of income taxation of individuals and closely-held businesses, offering a refresher for attorneys who already are familiar with the basics and a primer for those who are not.

The program then moves to advanced issues within specified topics including:

  • Detailed examination of various tax issues, problems and strategies in alimony settlements
  • Internal Revenue Code Section 1041 and its impact on court-ordered property division
  • Brief overview of gift tax
  • Detailed examination of various tax issues, problems and strategies in equitable distribution settlements
  • Important tax issues in business valuations
  • Multiple tax issues involving business entities in equitable distribution settlements, including sales of businesses or interests in businesses, sales of business assets and distributions of business assets

Planned by the NCBA Family Law Section

Appellate Advocacy in the Digital Age: The Future Is Now (2017 Appellate Practice Section Annual Meeting)
Appellate Advocacy in the Digital Age: The Future Is Now (2017 Appellate Practice Section Annual Meeting)

              
            

Live Cary, NC Bar Center | Live Webcast

Friday, September 15, 2017

Registration: 8:30a
Program: 8:55a-4:30p

Also Available via Video Replay

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Appellate practice is being transformed through technological advancements and judicial preferences.

Research is done online, briefs are written to be read on a screen, case files are uploaded and downloaded electronically, and oral arguments are heard via Skype.

These developments require attorneys to learn and incorporate new skills.

This one-day CLE educates appellate practitioners of all levels on the technologies here today and coming tomorrow, as well as the skills needed to successfully harness those changes.

In addition to a segment discussing cases pending before the United States Supreme Court, the program also incorporates lessons on how to draft briefs and prepare for oral argument in the digital age of appellate practice.

Planned by the NCBA Appellate Practice Section

CLE Bulletin: Months of CLE at a Glance
CLE Bulletin: Months of CLE at a Glance


The NCBA's CLE Bulletin for all upcoming CLE has gone totally digital effective August 2017 -- no more huge bulky Bulletins coming by mail!

All the details you look for in quality programming are online in this digital Bulletin, and we'll email you when a new issue is available.

Click to view the Bulletin as an online magazine below.

     
Click here for the August-
September edition. 
  Click here for the August-
September edition. 

 

 

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)
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)

              
             

Asheville | Renaissance Asheville Hotel

Friday-Saturday, September 22-23, 2017

Thursday Early Arrivals Reception: 6:00-7:30p
Friday Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:15a
Friday Program: 8:55a-4:45p
Friday Reception: 6:00-8:00p
Saturday Program: 8:55a-12:15p

Also Available via Video Replay

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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 program examines this changing landscape and the ways it impacts the modern construction attorney.

Join attorneys from North and South Carolina as they discuss the best approaches to drafting agreements for the common (and uncommon) delivery methods, then navigate disputes in the context of these delivery methods and agreements.

Planned by the NCBA Construction Law Section in conjunction with the South Carolina Bar Construction Law Section

On Demand Programs
On Demand Programs

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Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA) Fall/Winter 2017
Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA) Fall/Winter 2017

 

 

TWO-DAY OPTION
Live Cary, NC Bar Center | Wednesday-Thursday, October 25-26, 2017

WEBCAST AND LIVE TWO-DAY OPTION
Live Webcast | Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Live Cary, NC Bar Center | Thursday, October 26, 2017

Also Available via Video Replay

  

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The final step toward starting your new career!

Once you pass the North Carolina State Bar examination, NC State Bar rules require you to take the Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA) course from an approved provider.

The North Carolina Bar Association’s PNA program is a mandatory two-day, 12-hour continuing legal education (CLE) program designed to give newly licensed attorneys a greater understanding of law practice management, trust accounts, NC State Bar rules and requirements, professionalism and ethics, and the grievance process.

The majority of new North Carolina attorneys have met their PNA requirements with this North Carolina Bar Association course. 

Schedule: 

Wednesday Live Registration: 8:25a 
Wednesday Program: 8:55a-4:30p
Wednesday Networking Social: 5:00p
Thursday Registration: 8:25a
Thursday Program: 8:55a-4:30p

 

Complimentary this year! Included in the tuition for PNA is a digital copy of ABCs of Traffic Law: Do's and Don'ts of Traffic Court, Second Edition by Chad D Garrett. 

 

By exploring the details beyond the basics of 26 essential topics, this second edition of the bestselling ABCs of Traffic Law allows you to become confident in this most complex, yet common, area of law.

Features include:

  • Alphabetical chapter topics
  • Current case law
  • Recent legislative changes
  • Easy-to-use charts and diagrams
  • Emphasis on imperative statutes
  • New topic: Impaired Driving
 


The majority of new North Carolina attorneys have met their PNA requirement with this North Carolina Bar Association program.

The 2017 NC Bar Association program features: 

  • Live, webcast and video replay program options | Build the PNA that meets your schedule and your needs. Attend both days live, or take advantage of the live webcast option. Can't make the live program dates, catch the video replay later in the winter months. It’s up to you!
  • Free professional headshots | Have a professional profile photo taken for your business social media. Photo sessions will be available during specific breaks.
  • Book sale | Build your law library with legal resources. 
  • Special NC Bar Association free membership opportunity | Program participants who join the NCBA will enjoy membership benefits through June 2018; includes one free section membership!
  • Networking reception | Get to know other new attorneys at the NCBA Young Lawyers Division networking social and enjoy great food, drinks and fun conversations. 
  • Day 2 live on-site attendance includes*: 
    • Tailored content for Solo/Small firms, Associate/Mid–Large size firms, Corporate Counsel and Government/Public practices
    • Trust account management
    • Law practice technology updates
    • Financial planning strategies for managing undergraduate and law school debt when starting out

*Only select sessions will be available for the video replay option

 

 

Complete your PNA requirement in two days consecutively or, for your convenience, take the first day by Live Webcast and then join us in Cary at the NC Bar Center for the second day.

Below are all the Two-Day program options...use the buttons to the right to add the program of your choice to your cart.  

Live Two-Day Option
Live Cary, NC Bar Center | Wednesday-Thursday, October 25-26, 2017
#664PNA

Webcast and Live Two-Day Option
Day 1 Webcast | Wednesday, October 25, 2017 
Day 2 Cary, NC Bar Center | Thursday, October 26, 2017 
#664LWC

Video Replay Two-Day Options 
Cary, NC Bar Center | Wednesday-Thursday, November 29-30, 2017
#664BAR
Charlotte, Hampton Inn & Suites SouthPark | Thursday-Friday, December 14-15, 2017
#664CHA

 

CLE CREDIT: 12.0 Hours (Includes 11.0 Hours Ethics/Professional Responsibility and 1.0 Hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health credits)

 

Skills Necessary for Representing Your Clients
Skills Necessary for Representing Your Clients' Real Estate Needs: 2017 Real Property Practical Skills Course

              
            

Live Cary, NC Bar Center | Live Webcast

Thursday-Friday, October 5-6, 2017

Registration: 7:45a
Thursday Program: 8:25a-4:15p
Friday Program: 8:25a-3:45p

Also Available via Video Replay

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The North Carolina Real Property Practical Skills course is designed to help an attorney new to the practice of real estate as well as a seasoned attorney who is looking to expand his/her real property knowledge outside his/her everyday real estate practice.

This course touches on an array of issues that arise in every day practice and provides practical skills needed to adequately represent our real estate clients’ needs.

From drafting of leases, easements, declarations and agreements, to representing developers and lenders, and then to solving title issues—including the drafting of legal descriptions and the correction of errors—this course touches on at least some area that makes attending the course worthwhile for any real property attorney.

Planned by the NCBA Real Property Section

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