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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.

2019 Comprehensive Patent Cooperation Treaty Program
2019 Comprehensive Patent Cooperation Treaty Program

Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Thursday-Friday, November 21-22, 2019

Available formats


The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) makes it possible to seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in numerous countries by filing an "international" patent application.

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

This informative program offers:

  • A comprehensive overview of the PCT system for U.S. applicants
  • 2018 and 2019 PCT updates
  • Details about electronic filing options
  • A discussion of international cooperation initiatives beyond the PCT

Planned by the NCBA Intellectual Property Law Section and Paralegal Division

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2019 NCBA IP Institute for Paralegals
2019 NCBA IP Institute for Paralegals

Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Available formats


We are pleased to announce a schedule that includes updates in trademark, patent and copyright law, and a format that allows those who wish to hear specifically about a particular area of law to choose a preferred track.

The program offering also includes a panel of inside and outside counsel perspectives and a presentation on ethics as it relates to intellectual property.

Be sure to attend the 2019 NCBA IP Institute for Paralegals! This annual IP multi-track program covers many relevant topics for both IP and non-IP paralegals and administrators of all experience levels. Plus, the program meets North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification requirements for recertification.

Planned by the NCBA Paralegal Division

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42nd Annual Bankruptcy Institute
42nd Annual Bankruptcy Institute


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

Available format


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

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

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

Planned by the NCBA Bankruptcy Section

Satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement

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Ethical Practice in a Technological World
Ethical Practice in a Technological World

Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Friday, December 6, 2019

Available formats


Technology is rapidly transforming the practice of law. From data security and online information exchange to social media and artificial intelligence tools, technology has become an integral part of the legal profession. The use of technology not only presents a new set of challenges but, for better or for worse, can also have a real impact on attorney mental health.

Featured speaker Ed Walters — CEO and co-founder of Fastcase, one of the largest online law libraries in the world — has embraced technology as a tool to help lawyers practice faster and smarter. Drawing from his extensive experience, Ed discusses the myriad of ethical and professional challenges that lawyers face in today’s technological world.

Also, participate in an engaging dialogue of hypotheticals as panelists examine cutting-edge issues involving legal ethics and technology, such as safeguarding client confidentiality and using cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence tools for law practice.

Satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement

Planned by the NCBA Future of Law and Professionalism Committees

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

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

NCBA Duplicate of Riding the Waves of Change: 2019 Legislative Review
NCBA Duplicate of Riding the Waves of Change: 2019 Legislative Review

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

Available formats


Four NCBA sections combine their expertise to provide updates and answers regarding the 2019 legislative actions.

Learn what the North Carolina General Assembly has (or has not) changed and the practical effects of those changes.

Brush up on your legislative procedure knowledge and skills. Hear about the most debated and followed bills of the current legislative session.

Planned by the NCBA Administrative Law, Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Law, Government & Public Sector and Juvenile Justice & Children's Rights Sections

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Premier Pass
Premier Pass

The 2019-2020 CLE Premier Pass is an exclusive member benefit providing you Unlimited CLE including access to hundreds of On Demand programs.

Premier Pass Features:

  • Unlimited tuition-free program admission and online access.
  • Includes Live, Webcast, Video Replay and hundreds of On Demand programs.
  • All NC State Bar MCLE fees paid on your behalf.
  • Bundled savings and fixed education cost.
  • Flexibility to choose what, when and how you want to learn.
  • Access to all course material and other program amenities afforded tuition-paying registrants.
  • Convenient online access to your learning record.
  • As an extra benefit, you also receive an additional 30% off all CLE Bookstore purchases.

NCBA Member Rate:

Attorney $750
Paralegal $325

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Terms and Conditions. (Limitations and exclusions apply, see below. Please read carefully and completely. v.1910423.)

  • Premier Pass is valid for programs occurring between July 1st and June 30th of the designated Premier Pass year.
  • All non-CLE, NCBA Annual Meeting CLE, Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA) CLE, pro-bono, lunch and learns, workshops (including trainings, seminars, clinics, and the like), book-bundled CLE programs, 3rd party, joint, and co-hosted programs, whether in state or out of state, are excluded but may be offered at the discretion of the NCBA.
  • Should a Premier Pass holder need to cancel his or her registration to a Live, Webcast or Video Replay program, the cancellation request must be received by 9:00am Eastern Time one (1) week prior to the start of the program. Any attendee requesting cancellation less than one week prior to the program or who registers for a program but fails to attend, will be assessed a $75 administrative fee.
  • Premier Pass is non-transferable, non-refundable and registrant substitutions are prohibited.
  • Premier Pass purchase price cannot be pro-rated.
  • All program material and manuscripts are offered electronically.
  • Premier Pass is designed to provide CLE credit through attendance. Premier Pass holders may not utilize Premier Pass simply store On Demands or gain access to program attendees, material or manuscripts.
  • NCBA reserves the right to limit the number of Premier Passes issued.
  • Prices subject to change.

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