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Collapse 2016 Administrative Law Section Annual Meeting | 2016 | Member E-library




This manuscript provides an overview of significant legislative, regulatory, and case law developments that affect those practicing in administrative law areas.

Topics covered include:

  • A discussion of rulemaking developments from members of the Rules Review Commission
  • A summary of appellate and OAH cases
  • A case study approach to certification cases in the context of law enforcement
  • A discussion of the ethical obligation to maintain technology competency and some of the technologies useful for lawyers


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Original Product Date: April 08, 2016
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Collapse Government & Public Sector Section Annual Meeting | 2016 | Member E-library




This manuscript seeks to provide important updates in the various areas of practice in which public attorneys engage, including developments in employment law and administrative law, among other topics.

Topics addressed in these materials aim to assist government and public sector attorneys in their daily practice of representing the state. For example:

  • Changes with the FLSA and how that may impact a government client in its role as an employer
  • The recent Reed Supreme Court decision in regards to regulation of signs by municipalities and its impact on free speech and government regulation;
  • Discussion on maintaining the separation of powers in the modern administrative law state


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Original Product Date: May 20, 2016
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MORE INFOMORE INFO Government & Public Sector Section Annual Meeting | 2016 | Member E-library
Collapse On the Horizon: How Recent Legislation and Court Cases Impact Professional, Local and State Regulations (2017 Administrative Law Section Annual Meeting) | 2017 | Member E-library




This publication examines recent developments and looks to what the future may hold in this important area of the law.

  • Learn about the landmark case involving the NCDOT’s use of the Map Act and how the court’s ruling impacts eminent domain practices
  • Examine recent changes to the Administrative Code regarding forum and how this may impact case preparation and strategy
  • Keep up with the regulatory reform efforts taking place during the legislative long session
  • Learn about recent developments at the Office of Administrative Hearings
  • Learn about the impact of recent historic preservation home cases


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Original Product Date: March 31, 2017
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MORE INFOMORE INFO On the Horizon: How Recent Legislation and Court Cases Impact Professional, Local and State Regulations (2017 Administrative Law Section Annual Meeting) | 2017 | Member E-library
Collapse The Public Records Act and New Technology: How to Prevent a Whiteout (Joint Program Administrative Law and Government & Public Sector Sections and 2017 Government & Public Sector Section Annual Meeting) | 2017 | Member E-library




Compliance with the Public Records Act has become increasingly complex as a result of new technology and the increased use of social media. 

More complexity arises from the regulatory requirements for the creation of data to demonstrate permit or program compliance.

Sanctions from the courts arise from failure to properly preserve public records under the Rules of Evidence, and litigation holds create even more challenges for practitioners.

The Administrative Law and Government & Public Sector Sections have combined to examine the challenge of avoiding being lost in the whiteout that comes from too much public information to manage. 

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MORE INFOMORE INFO The Public Records Act and New Technology: How to Prevent a Whiteout (Joint Program Administrative Law and Government & Public Sector Sections and 2017 Government & Public Sector Section Annual Meeting) | 2017 | Member E-library
Collapse Effective Advocacy in Complex Business Disputes (2017 Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Section Annual Meeting) | 2017 | Member E-library




Advocacy in a complex business dispute brings with it a host of unique challenges, ranging from forum selection strategy and managing e-discovery in an effective and efficient manner to preserving questions for appeal.

Learn how to effectively advocate for your clients in complex business disputes.

This manuscript includes:

  • Information on effective trial advocacy in commerical cases
  • Information on best practices for litigating in the North Carolina Business Court
  • Important updates regarding recent decisions of note for commercial litigators
  • Practical tips for forum selection, e-discovery, and preserving issues for appeal

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MORE INFOMORE INFO Effective Advocacy in Complex Business Disputes (2017 Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Section Annual Meeting) | 2017 | Member E-library
Collapse The Latest in Complex Business and Chapter 75 Litigation: State and Federal Courts 2016 (2016 Antitrust and Complex Business Disputes Law Section Annual Meeting) | 2016 | Member E-library




Complex business litigation in North Carolina continually develops and evolves.

Your practice will be affected by judicial decisions in contract law and Chapter 75/antitrust litigation, modifications of procedural rules in both state and federal courts — including the implementation of statutory changes to the Business Court and the court’s rules — and changes to the rules of civil discovery in federal court. 

Experienced and distinguished attorneys, along with state and federal judges, bring you up to date on the law and best practices in various aspects of complex business litigation in North Carolina.

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MORE INFOMORE INFO The Latest in Complex Business and Chapter 75 Litigation: State and Federal Courts 2016 (2016 Antitrust and Complex Business Disputes Law Section Annual Meeting) | 2016 | Member E-library
Collapse Harmonizing Trial and Appellate Procedure to Get Your Case Heard on Appeal  (2017 Joint Appellate Practice and Litigation Program) | 2017 | Member E-library




This manuscript covers strategic areas of overlapping trial and appellate practice to help practitioners get their cases and issues heard on appeal.

It offers information on the newly enacted laws and rules affecting North Carolina appellate practice, how to ensure appealable issues are preserved in the record at the trial level, how and when to appeal an interlocutory order from the trial court to the appellate court, and how to determine whether the trial court or appellate court has authority over a matter once a notice of appeal has been filed.

This manuscript addresses matters of both state and federal law and is appropriate for all levels of trial and appellate counsel.


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MORE INFOMORE INFO Harmonizing Trial and Appellate Procedure to Get Your Case Heard on Appeal  (2017 Joint Appellate Practice and Litigation Program) | 2017 | Member E-library
Collapse NCBA Annual Review | 2016 | Member E-library




This manuscript offers a summary of important updates in North Carolina law, expands your knowledge, and helps you take home tools to improve your practice. Features include:  

  • Updates on criminal law, civil law, family law and real property  
  • Collaborative law and an appeal crash course


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Original Product Date: October 13, 2016
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MORE INFOMORE INFO NCBA Annual Review | 2016 | Member E-library
Collapse The Evolving Trends of White Collar Criminal Law in North Carolina (2016 White Collar Crime Program) | 2016 | Member E-library




This manuscript addresses a broad array of topics relating to complex white collar criminal law in both federal and state court.

Learn how today’s practices differ from those in the past and receive a forecast of what may be ahead.

Content covers a wide variety of practical aspects of business crimes, including:

  • Possible heightened risks for individual executives per DOJ’s new Yates Memo
  • The range of ethical issues that arise in internal investigation
  • The importance of advocacy at the pre-charge phase  
  • A primer on the government’s tools for following (and seizing) “the money”
  • Some tips on common grounds for effective downward variance motions in white collar cases
  • Advice on the importance of preserving issues in business crimes trials

In short, this manuscript provides invaluable and practical information for lawyers who practice in criminal, corporate and regulatory compliance settings.


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MORE INFOMORE INFO The Evolving Trends of White Collar Criminal Law in North Carolina (2016 White Collar Crime Program) | 2016 | Member E-library
Collapse Tips for the Trade: How to Make Your Appeals More Appealing (2016 Appellate Practice Section Annual Meeting) | 2016 | Member E-library




Whether you are an appellate specialist or merely dabble in the appeals process, it’s always helpful to get tips about how to hone your appellate skills.  

This manuscript is designed to provide practical advice for anyone who practices before North Carolina’s state and federal appellate courts.

With tips that span the entire process — including research, writing and oral argument — it is sure to appeal to a wide range of practitioners.

Learn how to:

  • Expand research capabilities with new resources
  • Understand the role of public policy
  • Draft more effective briefs
  • Present a persuasive oral argument


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MORE INFOMORE INFO Tips for the Trade: How to Make Your Appeals More Appealing (2016 Appellate Practice Section Annual Meeting) | 2016 | Member E-library
Collapse 39th Annual Bankruptcy Institute | 2016 | Member E-library




This manuscript provides timely insights into many of the emerging issues impacting today’s bankruptcy practitioner. It features general information applicable to all bankruptcy attorneys, as well as content specific to consumer and business bankruptcy issues.  

The materials:

  • Examine the economic factors driving recent trends in bankruptcy filings
  • Evaluate ethical issues in changing legal markets
  • Analyze tax issues related to bankruptcy  
  • Consider numerous hot topics arising in business and consumer bankruptcies
  • Examine North Carolina’s Mortgage Modification Mediation pilot program  
  • Discuss bankruptcy crimes and criminal referrals
  • Examine the ins and outs of stale claims in bankruptcy 
  • Review the Report of the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11


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Original Product Date: November 18, 2016
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MORE INFOMORE INFO 39th Annual Bankruptcy Institute | 2016 | Member E-library
Collapse NCBA Annual Review | 2016 | Member E-library




This manuscript offers a summary of important updates in North Carolina law, expands your knowledge, and helps you take home tools to improve your practice. Features include:  

  • Updates on criminal law, civil law, family law and real property  
  • Collaborative law and an appeal crash course


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Original Product Date: October 13, 2016
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MORE INFOMORE INFO NCBA Annual Review | 2016 | Member E-library
Collapse Post-Judgment Collections | 2017 | Member E-library




This manuscript is designed for the practitioner who wants to better understand the process of collecting that hard-won judgment. It walks you through the statutory and practical aspects of collecting judgments including views from the Sheriff's office, the Clerk's office and the bench. 

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MORE INFOMORE INFO Post-Judgment Collections | 2017 | Member E-library
Collapse 2017 Business Law Institute | 2017 | Member E-library




This manuscript focuses on:

  • Negotiation Skills and Strategy for Commercial Contracts
  • A Collaborative Solution for Resolving Business Disputes
  • Creating and Preserving Valuable Rights in Products, Brands and Proprietary Content: The Critical Role of the Business Attorney
  • Best Practices in M&A Due Diligence
  • Cybersecurity: Navigating a Data Breach

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MORE INFOMORE INFO 2017 Business Law Institute | 2017 | Member E-library
Collapse 2017 North Carolina Business Law and International Law & Practice Sections Joint Annual Meeting | 2017 | Member E-library




Topics in this manuscript include:

  • Practice-oriented programs:
    • Best practices in keeping corporate minutes and M&A due diligence
    • Business succession planning, with tax and non-tax perspectives
    • New and developing areas of law, including EU data privacy laws and the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
    • Labor and employment issues in business transactions
    • Contract negotiations and collaborative dispute resolutions
    • Protecting client intellectual property
  • Experienced practitioners discuss crowdfunding and international transactions
  • Annual business law update
  • Ethics in transactional matters
  • Attorney wellness


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Original Product Date: February 17, 2017
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MORE INFOMORE INFO 2017 North Carolina Business Law and International Law & Practice Sections Joint Annual Meeting | 2017 | Member E-library
Collapse 37th Annual Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Program | 2016 | Member E-library




This manuscript includes a discussion of the following topics:

  • Protecting gifts
  • Trusts and inheritances from divorce
  • Estate planning for international clients and assets
  • Challenges in estate planning for families using assisted reproductive technology
  • The intersection of estate planning and financial planning 
  • Issues with retirement assets and special needs beneficiaries
  • Recent developments with federal and state regulations


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Original Product Date: July 21, 2016
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MORE INFOMORE INFO 37th Annual Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Program | 2016 | Member E-library
Collapse Basics of Business Law | 2016 | Member E-library




This manuscript includes overviews of business entity choice, corporate formation and LLC operating agreements, and also provides valuable instruction on other business law issues such as securities law, employment law, and intellectual property law.

Sections outlining a loan transaction and exploring the do’s and don’ts of professionalism in negotiations and client representation are covered as well.

  • Learn how to choose and form the right entity for your client's business needs
  • Gain practical skills in drafting LLC operating agreements and negotiating a loan transaction
  • Understand the reality of crowdfunding, as well as how securities laws could impact your client
  • Expand your knowledge of employment law and intellectual law issues relevant to your business clients 


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MORE INFOMORE INFO Basics of Business Law | 2016 | Member E-library
Collapse Business Law Institute | 2016 | Member E-library




This manuscript discusses practice-oriented topics such as recruitment and expansion incentives for businesses, a guide to international transactions, the ABA’s 2015 Private Target M&A Deal Points Study, real estate and environmental considerations in M&A deals, protecting client intellectual property, and closely held business asset protection strategies and dispute resolution solutions.

It also includes updates on business law, tax law, international trade sanctions, crowdfunding, and data security breaches, as well as ethics in a digital world and attorney wellness.


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Original Product Date: February 18, 2016
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MORE INFOMORE INFO Business Law Institute | 2016 | Member E-library
Collapse Civil Collaborative Practice Training: The Collaborative Approach to Resolving Small Business Disputes | 2017 | Member E-library




Basic training in a new practice method for litigators, mediators, and employment, construction, estate, and business lawyers – and anyone else looking for a quicker, less expensive way to resolve disputes without destroying important relationships

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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MORE INFOMORE INFO Civil Collaborative Practice Training: The Collaborative Approach to Resolving Small Business Disputes | 2017 | Member E-library
Collapse North Carolina Business Law and International Law & Practice Sections Joint Annual Meeting | 2016 | Member E-library




This manuscript discusses practice-oriented topics such as recruitment and expansion incentives for businesses, a guide to international transactions, the ABA’s 2015 Private Target M&A Deal Points Study, real estate and environmental considerations in M&A deals, protecting client intellectual property, and closely held business asset protection strategies and dispute resolution solutions.

It also includes updates on business law, tax law, international trade sanctions, crowdfunding, and data security breaches, as well as ethics in a digital world and attorney wellness.


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Original Product Date: February 19, 2016
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MORE INFOMORE INFO North Carolina Business Law and International Law & Practice Sections Joint Annual Meeting | 2016 | Member E-library
Collapse Post-Judgment Collections | 2017 | Member E-library




This manuscript is designed for the practitioner who wants to better understand the process of collecting that hard-won judgment. It walks you through the statutory and practical aspects of collecting judgments including views from the Sheriff's office, the Clerk's office and the bench. 

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MORE INFOMORE INFO Post-Judgment Collections | 2017 | Member E-library
Collapse So You




Nonprofit organizations often seek out attorneys to serve on their boards of directors, and doing so is a great way for attorneys to contribute to their communities, but the unique professional skills that attorneys bring can also implicate important ethical considerations.

Designed for current and future board members, this manuscript is designed to provide an inside look on key legal and practical issues, including what constitutes good nonprofit governance, the roles and responsibilities of board members, critical tax and other compliance issues for nonprofits, ethical considerations and the board/executive relationship.

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Collapse In Guns We Trust (2016 NCBA Annual Meeting CLE) | 2016 | Member E-library




Topics include trust planning for firearms, with a focus on the National Firearms Act and North Carolina-related laws. This manuscript discusses the laws governing certain weapons under the National Firearms Act, the penalties for failure to comply with the law, applicable North Carolina laws, the advantages of using a trust to hold firearms, and handling firearms in an estate. 


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MORE INFOMORE INFO In Guns We Trust (2016 NCBA Annual Meeting CLE) | 2016 | Member E-library
Collapse North Carolina Election Law and Voting Rights | 2016 | Member E-library




This manuscript explores questions raised by judicial decisions and state legislation regarding:

  • Ballot security and access, including out-of-precinct voting, voter identification, and same-day registration
  • Voter redistricting after Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. AlabamaArizona State Legislatives v. Arizona, and Evenwel v. Abbott
  • Judicial retention elections

It is designed for both attorneys developing their understanding of election law and seasoned practitioners taking a closer look at the constitutional and statutory arguments. 


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MORE INFOMORE INFO North Carolina Election Law and Voting Rights | 2016 | Member E-library
Collapse North Carolina House Bill 2 (2017 Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities Section Annual Meeting) | 2017 | Member E-library



 

This manuscript explores the inner workings and controversies surrounding House Bill 2. It focuses on several areas of the law impacted by HB2, including Civil Liberties and Employment Law, and a discussion of pending litigation.

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MORE INFOMORE INFO North Carolina House Bill 2 (2017 Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities Section Annual Meeting) | 2017 | Member E-library
Collapse Construction Products and Services: Remedies, Damages and Proof of Damages | 2016 | Member E-library




How does a construction lawyer confront common issues related to the incorporation of construction products into finished buildings and homes, including products “untested” for the conditions in which they are used?  

How does a construction lawyer evaluate and resolve a disagreement about whether a defect arises from the construction product itself or from the construction means and methods used by the product’s installers, general contractor’s coordination of trades and/or designers who specified the use of that product?

This manuscript teaches how to distinguish between construction product contracts, governed by the Uniform Commercial Code, construction services contracts, governed by common law principles, and mixed goods and services contracts.  

As the differences in the applicable law impact available remedies for your clients, this manuscript explores various categories of construction contract damages, when they are available, and how to prove them in your construction product liability case.

This manuscript is designed to:

  • Assist practitioners in distinguishing between goods contracts and service contracts
  • Identify the law applicable to goods contracts and service contracts
  • Identify the law applicable to mixed goods and services contracts
  • Distinguish UCC claims from products liability claims in the construction context
  • Detail available remedies for various types of construction contracts
  • Cover specific categories of damages and assist in proving them
  • Address ethical considerations for handling client money, alternative fee structures, and recovery of outstanding legal fees

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MORE INFOMORE INFO Construction Products and Services: Remedies, Damages and Proof of Damages | 2016 | Member E-library
Collapse Managing Risk: Insurance Considerations for the Construction Industry (2017 Construction Law Section Winter CLE) | 2017 | Member E-library




Learn about the types and scope of insurance coverages available, common exclusions, eliminating gaps in coverage, and risk management strategies for advising clients on their insurance programs, as well as considerations for litigation of contested claims.

This manuscript is designed to:

  • Provide a thorough understanding of the various insurances and considerations for assisting clients with ensuring their projects are adequately covered
  • Cover the common and uncommon issues and “traps for the unwary” in setting up insurance programs, drafting contract provisions and claiming coverage
  • Cover relevant areas of the extensive body of law surrounding construction insurances, including coverage triggers, coverage provisions, exclusions and recent litigation
  • Address ethical considerations and attorney malpractice risk avoidance strategies to construction practitioners


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MORE INFOMORE INFO Managing Risk: Insurance Considerations for the Construction Industry (2017 Construction Law Section Winter CLE) | 2017 | Member E-library
Collapse Practical Skills for Practicing Lawyers (2016 Construction Law Section Annual Meeting and Joint Program with NCBA Litigation Section) | 2016 | Member E-library




For general litigators and construction lawyers alike, tackling a new construction dispute can be daunting. The experience is likely to involve new terms, unfamiliar documents and a requirement for expert witnesses.    

  • What does it take to successfully litigate and try a construction dispute?
  • How does a construction case differ from other disputes?
  • How do you decide between arbitration and litigation?
  • How about the Business Court?

From drafting the complaint to receipt of a verdict or award, this manuscript is designed to teach practicing lawyers the practical skills they need to navigate any litigation matter, using a fictional construction dispute for context.  

Content is also intended to:

  • Assist both seasoned and junior practitioners in all aspects of litigation, from the pleadings stage through trial or arbitration
  • Identify available forums along with their advantages and disadvantages
  • Assist practitioners in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of cases, including identification of issues
  • Provide an overview of discovery methods available and when to use them
  • Identify effective strategies for scheduling and managing the litigation process
  • Provide practical guidance for conducting trials before a judge, jury, or arbitrator


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MORE INFOMORE INFO Practical Skills for Practicing Lawyers (2016 Construction Law Section Annual Meeting and Joint Program with NCBA Litigation Section) | 2016 | Member E-library
Collapse 2016 Corporate Counsel Section Annual Meeting | 2016 | Member E-library




Corporate attorneys from across North Carolina created the content of this manuscript specifically for in-house counsel.

These program materials feature six practical and informative chapters on multiple topics of interest to all in-house counsel, including:

  • Recent Court Decisions Impacting North Carolina Businesses
  • Navigating Current Intellectual Property Issues
  • A Practical Approach to Developing An M&A Game Plan
  • Labor And Employment Law Changes All Corporate Counsel Need to Know
  • Accounting 101 for In-House Lawyers
  • Attorney Wellness: Achieving Health Physically and Professionally


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MORE INFOMORE INFO 2016 Corporate Counsel Section Annual Meeting | 2016 | Member E-library
Collapse Mastering a Broad Practice (2017 Corporate Counsel Section Annual Meeting) | 2017 | Member E-library




This publication addresses the breadth of expertise, skills and challenges faced by in-house counsel.

Mastering a Broad Practice includes practical and informative information aimed to equip corporate counsel with the tools necessary to tackle a range of issues including best practices in corporate governance, compliance and financial disclosures, cybersecurity and data breaches, managing contract portfolios, corporate governance crises, and ethical issues and intricacies of an in-house practice.

Learn from experts in these areas, collaborate with peers and take your in-house practice to the next level.

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MORE INFOMORE INFO Mastering a Broad Practice (2017 Corporate Counsel Section Annual Meeting) | 2017 | Member E-library
Collapse NCBA Paralegal Division Annual Meeting | 2016 | Member E-library




Features of this manuscript include:

  • Legal writing AND paralegal wellness and health
  • Four substantive sections in corporate, estate planning/fiduciary law, litigation and real property
  • Information on professional entities, state trademarks and counterfeit trademarks, data breaches and crowdfunding
  • Gain a professional advantage with information on estate planning for business owners, special needs trusts, will caveats and estates for missing persons
  • Prepare your case, and your client, for mediation and trial with information on e-forensics, litigation support, revisions to the federal rules, and disaster planning
  • Deepen your understanding of today’s real property climate with information on curative statutes and corrective affidavits, TRID implementation, technology within registers of deeds offices and trends in title claims


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Original Product Date: May 06, 2016
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MORE INFOMORE INFO NCBA Paralegal Division Annual Meeting | 2016 | Member E-library
Collapse The Evolving Trends of White Collar Criminal Law in North Carolina (2016 White Collar Crime Program) | 2016 | Member E-library




This manuscript addresses a broad array of topics relating to complex white collar criminal law in both federal and state court.

Learn how today’s practices differ from those in the past and receive a forecast of what may be ahead.

Content covers a wide variety of practical aspects of business crimes, including:

  • Possible heightened risks for individual executives per DOJ’s new Yates Memo
  • The range of ethical issues that arise in internal investigation
  • The importance of advocacy at the pre-charge phase  
  • A primer on the government’s tools for following (and seizing) “the money”
  • Some tips on common grounds for effective downward variance motions in white collar cases
  • Advice on the importance of preserving issues in business crimes trials

In short, this manuscript provides invaluable and practical information for lawyers who practice in criminal, corporate and regulatory compliance settings.


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Original Product Date: May 13, 2016
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MORE INFOMORE INFO The Evolving Trends of White Collar Criminal Law in North Carolina (2016 White Collar Crime Program) | 2016 | Member E-library
Collapse (R)evolutions in Criminal Practice (2017 Criminal Justice Section Annual Meeting) | 2017 | Member E-library




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

  • Catch up on the last year in DWI law and find out how recent decisions in our state and across the country are shaking things up.
  • North Carolina is officially a Daubert state - Understand how that is changing the ways Courts evaluate expert testimony.
  • Ethics issues affect prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges. 
  • Is the Defendant a citizen? It matters to you regardless of where you sit in the courtroom. Find out how and why.
  • Criminal case law and statutory updates.
  • Jury selection in criminal cases.

 
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MORE INFOMORE INFO (R)evolutions in Criminal Practice (2017 Criminal Justice Section Annual Meeting) | 2017 | Member E-library
Collapse NC Criminal Justice: "The Future is Here!" (2016 Criminal Justice Section Annual Meeting) | 2016 | Member E-library




This manuscript addresses a broad array of criminal law topics ranging from practical aspects to public policy discussions at the state and federal level.  

Subjects include:

  • The changes in Federal Sentencing Guidelines
  • An exploration into the state of incarcerations and racial issues at the state and national level
  • The process of how a case gets heard in front of the Innocence Inquiry Commission
  • Stakeholders’ viewpoints of the ethical issues facing our criminal justice system

In short, the manuscript examines where our criminal justice stands among the stakeholders and what the future holds.


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This manuscript offers a summary of important updates in North Carolina law, expands your knowledge, and helps you take home tools to improve your practice. Features include:  

  • Updates on criminal law, civil law, family law and real property  
  • Collaborative law and an appeal crash course


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This manuscript provides a basic understanding of stalking in 2016, how various technologies are misused by stalkers and how to help clients respond to stalking.

Learn about evidentiary issues, including Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs), for more effective representation of clients being stalked or sexually assaulted.

Additionally, this manuscript features ideas on how to address technology in safety planning.


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This manuscript addresses a broad array of topics relating to complex white collar criminal law in both federal and state court.

Learn how today’s practices differ from those in the past and receive a forecast of what may be ahead.

Content covers a wide variety of practical aspects of business crimes, including:

  • Possible heightened risks for individual executives per DOJ’s new Yates Memo
  • The range of ethical issues that arise in internal investigation
  • The importance of advocacy at the pre-charge phase  
  • A primer on the government’s tools for following (and seizing) “the money”
  • Some tips on common grounds for effective downward variance motions in white collar cases
  • Advice on the importance of preserving issues in business crimes trials

In short, this manuscript provides invaluable and practical information for lawyers who practice in criminal, corporate and regulatory compliance settings.


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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 common vendors and customers that they wish to maintain.

Beside 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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Basic training in a new practice method for litigators, mediators, and employment, construction, estate, and business lawyers – and anyone else looking for a quicker, less expensive way to resolve disputes without destroying important relationships

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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This manuscript includes a discussion of the developments, strategies and tactics that will enhance the practice of neutrals and litigators.

Highlights include:

  • Remarks by the Chief Judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, The Honorable Linda M. McGee
  • An in-depth discussion from one of the most experienced negotiators in the state, DeWitt F. “Mac” McCarley, who negotiated the return of an NBA franchise to Charlotte  
  • A review of new and established rules for mediator conduct from members of the NC Dispute Resolution Commission
  • Important decisions that affect alternative dispute resolution
  • Collaborative law as an approach to dispute resolution, arbitration and family law as well as mediator ADA obligations, including the appointment of translators


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This manuscript focuses on practical solutions to thorny problems and ethical minefields facing new and experienced ADR professionals.

Features include:

  • An update on rules and advisory opinions issued by the Dispute Resolution Commission and recent ADR case law
  • Information from experienced mediators
  • An overview of bankruptcy basics for ADR professionals
  • Information on Collaborative Law practice, sticky situations facing arbitrators and a Maryland Court study on mediation practices
  • Knowledge of mediation rules and duties


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Most attorneys were captivated by the study of constitutional law in school, but education attorneys are fortunate enough to practice it on a day-to-day basis!

In the midst of social unrest, political uncertainty and viral forms of expression, understanding the parameters of the First Amendment is a vital skill for education law practitioners.

This manuscript explores the various ways that First Amendment law governs the relationship between the school or university and its students, faculty, staff and boards.

It includes topics of interest for both the junior education law attorney and the more seasoned practitioner.


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As it has always been during times of unprecedented change, many of the trends we see taking place in the world unfold first in the schools.

Issues concerning freedom of expression and assembly and racial and social equality are just as relevant now as they were decades ago.

This manuscript presents an array of legal issues through the lens of current world events and includes topics of interest for both the junior education law attorney and the more seasoned practitioner.

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The practice of elder law is infinitely diverse and is comprised of at least 15 sub-specialty disciplines, including, but not limited to, special needs law, taxation, estate planning, estate and trust administration, guardianships, elder abuse and financial exploitation, Social Security and other retirement benefits planning, fair housing, employment law, insurance law, Medicaid, veterans benefits and public benefits.  

More challenging still is keeping abreast of the ever-changing aspects of the laws and rules governing these different areas of practice.  

This manuscript provides expertise from skilled practitioners and nationally known experts from all over the country on the most pressing issues facing seniors and special needs clients.  

Advanced issues associated with special needs planning, elder abuse and financial exploitation, fair housing, long-term care insurance, and Medicaid benefits planning and estate recovery are discussed in depth.  

Also covered are important legislative updates and case law developments, using geriatric care managers in the practice of elder and special needs law, healthcare advance directive planning and changes affecting Social Security benefits planning.  


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Elder and Special Needs Law attorneys serve clients with diverse legal needs, and representation frequently involves many practice areas, including (but not limited to) Estate Planning and Administration, Special Needs Planning, Taxation, Financial Exploitation, Guardianships, Nursing Home Law, Long-Term Care, Veterans Benefits, and Public Benefits Law.

Stay current on the ever-changing laws governing these many areas of practice, and receive the latest updates and practice tips from top practitioners and nationally known experts from this year’s Symposium.

This manuscript contains valuable information about:

  • Representing clients involved in estate and trust litigation and strategies to avoid future litigation
  • The impending changes to VA Pension eligibility rules
  • A new tool to combat financial exploitation and a tutorial to better assess client financial decision-making capacity
  • Gun Trusts in the Elder and Special Needs Law context, the lesser known Non LTC-Medicaid Public Benefits and representing clients with claims against Nursing Homes


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This manuscript discusses:

  • Updates and developments in guardianship and special needs law
  • The basics of Medicaid, special assistance, and veterans benefits qualification and planning
  • Ethics best practices and tips for avoiding ethical pitfalls
  • An introduction to federal and state special education issues
  • Common tax issues involved with public benefits/special needs planning


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This manuscript includes a comprehensive overview of important developments in guardianship processes that impact your estate planning and elder law practice.

It discusses case law involving guardianship proceedings, petitioning for and defending against an adjudication of incompetency, common mishaps in dealing with the management of guardianship estates, the intersection of guardianships and estate planning, ethical concerns for the estate planning and elder law attorney, and more. 

A practical review of developments impacting your estate planning and elder law practice is also included.

  • Developments in federal and state guardianship law
  • Practical tips on preparing and adjudicating incompetency and appointing a guardian  
  • Practical tips on preparing and defending against a restoration to competency case and the best practices for complying with the relevant Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Preparing for certain governmental benefits, such as Medicaid or veteran’s benefits, through estate planning with an established guardian  
  • Ethics overview and pitfalls of guardianships 


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This manuscript is designed to be a practical overview of mentally preparing yourself to retire while also providing practical, step-by-step instructions for the process of retiring.  

“How-to” information is provided, including:

  • Considering why you should retire and then determining how to plan for succession  
  • How to monetize your practice
  • The steps required by the Rules of Professional Conduct to physically close your practice 


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New administrations in Raleigh and in Washington, DC may bring changes in environmental priorities, initiatives, policies and rulemaking.

This manuscript focuses on potential changes and developments that are already in process in addition to updates on noteworthy environmental cases and legislation.

Specifically, it addresses environmental priorities and policies of the new administration in Raleigh, how the Trump administration and the new Congress might address environmental issues, Brownfields Program changes, regulatory responses to TCE exposure risks, environmental litigation in which North Carolina is a party, and developments regarding the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine.


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Interested in the science behind the coal ash controversy?

What about fracking?   

Is contaminated groundwater flowing beneath or towards your client’s site?  

Could the air in your client’s building be contaminated?  

If you practice, or desire to practice, in the environmental arena or in any other field of law where the facts pertinent to the natural world and its challenges are relevant, and you don't have a strong science background (or need a refresher), this manuscript is very much for you. 

Highly credentialed, articulate authors from the academic, regulatory and consulting worlds provide you the basics you need regarding all environmental media, the science that affects them, and the ins and outs of addressing contamination.  

It would be difficult to find a more informative, comprehensive manuscript relating to these matters. 

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On the heels of a major reorganization of the primary environmental agency in North Carolina, this manuscript covers:

  • A “State of the State” update
  • How House Bill 765 changed the risk-based remediation landscape in North Carolina  
  • Trends in measures and methodologies in proving real property damages
  • Enforcement and defenses under wastewater permits
  • An update of state and federal environmental developments
  • Mental health information on compassion fatigue


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This manuscript includes a discussion of the following topics:

  • Protecting gifts
  • Trusts and inheritances from divorce
  • Estate planning for international clients and assets
  • Challenges in estate planning for families using assisted reproductive technology
  • The intersection of estate planning and financial planning 
  • Issues with retirement assets and special needs beneficiaries
  • Recent developments with federal and state regulations


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This manuscript is designed for individuals who practice routinely in the area of estate planning and who have several years of prior experience. Experienced estate planning practitioners share their expertise on the following topics:

  • Advising clients on and implementing sophisticated gift tax planning strategies
  • Modifying irrevocable trusts
  • Income tax issues related to trusts
  • Planning for LGBT clients 
  • Structuring charitable gifts into an effective estate plan 

Content is designed at an advanced level, but also serves as an excellent opportunity for those who practice at an intermediate level to gain a more in-depth understanding of advanced planning techniques and issues.


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This manuscript addresses the basic tax and non-tax issues involved in estate planning and the drafting of wills and revocable trusts. Although intended primarily for attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, trusts officers and accountants who have limited experience in this area of practice, the materials also serve as an excellent refresher for more experienced attorneys.

These program materials offer:

  • An overview of estate planning objectives and basic estate planning documents (including powers of attorney)
  • A discussion of key issues relating to drafting wills and drafting and funding revocable trusts
  • A summary of tax and non-tax considerations that influence drafting

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This manuscript includes a comprehensive overview of important developments in guardianship processes that impact your estate planning and elder law practice.

It discusses case law involving guardianship proceedings, petitioning for and defending against an adjudication of incompetency, common mishaps in dealing with the management of guardianship estates, the intersection of guardianships and estate planning, ethical concerns for the estate planning and elder law attorney, and more. 

A practical review of developments impacting your estate planning and elder law practice is also included.

  • Developments in federal and state guardianship law
  • Practical tips on preparing and adjudicating incompetency and appointing a guardian  
  • Practical tips on preparing and defending against a restoration to competency case and the best practices for complying with the relevant Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Preparing for certain governmental benefits, such as Medicaid or veteran’s benefits, through estate planning with an established guardian  
  • Ethics overview and pitfalls of guardianships 


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Topics include trust planning for firearms, with a focus on the National Firearms Act and North Carolina-related laws. This manuscript discusses the laws governing certain weapons under the National Firearms Act, the penalties for failure to comply with the law, applicable North Carolina laws, the advantages of using a trust to hold firearms, and handling firearms in an estate. 


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This manuscript is designed to be a practical overview of mentally preparing yourself to retire while also providing practical, step-by-step instructions for the process of retiring.  

“How-to” information is provided, including:

  • Considering why you should retire and then determining how to plan for succession  
  • How to monetize your practice
  • The steps required by the Rules of Professional Conduct to physically close your practice 


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This manuscript discusses how practitioners can help business owners plan a successful exit from closely held businesses and companies. The content is written by experts in tax minimization, liability concerns and wealth transfer from across North Carolina. 

Key topics include:

  • Protecting highly appreciated assets and business interests from estate and gift tax
  • Strategies for deferring estate tax under Section 6166
  • Avoiding liability exposure under the Affordable Care Act
  • Navigating ERISA issues during the sale of a business
  • Issues to consider with employee benefits and executive compensation in corporate transitions


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Pull out your tool box and let’s give it an update!

This manuscript focuses on new “tools” for the family law practitioner, including:  

  • Annual case law update  
  • Retirement plans, including federal and military retirement  
  • Same-sex marriages  
  • Representing the dependent spouse in alimony cases 
  • Estate planning for the domestic client   
  • Enforcing court orders with contempt motions


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This manuscript is designed to help all lawyers first understand the basics and then some of the more complex problems associated with litigation practice today.  

It begins with a discussion of e-discovery, covering both the process’ fundamental components and concluding with forensic expert's discussion of technology.  

The second portion concentrates on expert witnesses and includes a review of how to engage an expert and obtain an opinion, a mock direct- and cross-examination of a business valuation expert, and a discussion of issues specific to medical injury cases and construction cases.  


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This manuscript focuses on ways to leverage technology to create a more efficient, ethical and profitable law practice.

Whether you are part of a law firm with thousands of attorneys or a sole practitioner, these materials give you practical and immediate ideas on how to practice better.


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This manuscript examines the state of our profession and professional responsibilities through several lenses and discusses: 

  • The pulse of the legal profession by examining the results of a recent ABA survey on attorney well-being  
  • How to improve mental and physical health
  • How generational differences can impact your practice
  • The ethical rules for mentoring 


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This manuscript is designed to provide family law attorneys with a nuanced view of many of the issues concerning child custody, child support and guardianship of minors.

Topics include:

  • A review of some of the finer points of law encountered when applying the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines
  • Best practices to employ when selecting a Parenting Coordinator (PC), when drafting the PC’s appointment order,  and how to deal with a PC gone “astray”
  • A detailed look at the role of a Guardian Ad Litem in a North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 50 custody case
  • The basic procedures and substantive law related to guardianship of a minor and the lesser known, stand-by guardianship of minors, and the interplay between guardianship  proceedings and Chapter 50 child custody actions
  • Custody modification and determining what really is a substantial change
  • An update on the meaning and likely effect of North Carolina General Statutes § 50-13.01 which became effective on 10-20-2015
  • A summary of existing model parenting guidelines and a presentation about  what other states are doing


The contents of this manuscript will help you:

  • Learn the ins and outs of the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines from an expert in the field
  • Improve your understanding of how best to utilize PCs and GALs in custody proceedings and how to achieve your client’s goals
  • Sharpen your ability to assess whether and when to seek modification of Custody for your client
  • Gain insight into the prevailing trends in custody and child support determinations


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Every day, family lawyers are confronted with property issues, custody disputes, financial issues, tax problems and criminal issues, often before they even have lunch!

Successful family lawyers must be well-versed in multiple areas of law, as so many other legal issues are interwoven under the heading of “family law.”

In this manuscript, exceptional family lawyers cover all the basic bases. It is chocked full of useful information on a wide variety of topics.


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This manuscript is for the seasoned family law paralegal looking for the latest law updates and substantive material beyond the basics, as well as the new family law Paralegal trying to understand the nuts and bolts of this complex and exciting area of law.

Topics include:  

  • Case law updates
  • NC Child Support Guidelines
  • Division of retirement benefits in equitable distribution cases
  • And more


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This manuscript offers a summary of important updates in North Carolina law, expands your knowledge, and helps you take home tools to improve your practice. Features include:  

  • Updates on criminal law, civil law, family law and real property  
  • Collaborative law and an appeal crash course


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Rules, Rules and More Rules!

From review of civil procedure to the complexities of an appeal, learn how to take your cases to higher ground and keep them out of the ditch.

These program materials review how we “keep it on the road.”


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Pull out your tool box and let’s give it an update!

This manuscript focuses on new “tools” for the family law practitioner, including:  

  • Annual case law update  
  • Retirement plans, including federal and military retirement  
  • Same-sex marriages  
  • Representing the dependent spouse in alimony cases 
  • Estate planning for the domestic client   
  • Enforcing court orders with contempt motions


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This manuscript seeks to provide important updates in the various areas of practice in which public attorneys engage, including developments in employment law and administrative law, among other topics.

Topics addressed in these materials aim to assist government and public sector attorneys in their daily practice of representing the state. For example:

  • Changes with the FLSA and how that may impact a government client in its role as an employer
  • The recent Reed Supreme Court decision in regards to regulation of signs by municipalities and its impact on free speech and government regulation;
  • Discussion on maintaining the separation of powers in the modern administrative law state


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Nonprofit organizations often seek out attorneys to serve on their boards of directors, and doing so is a great way for attorneys to contribute to their communities, but the unique professional skills that attorneys bring can also implicate important ethical considerations.

Designed for current and future board members, this manuscript is designed to provide an inside look on key legal and practical issues, including what constitutes good nonprofit governance, the roles and responsibilities of board members, critical tax and other compliance issues for nonprofits, ethical considerations and the board/executive relationship.

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Compliance with the Public Records Act has become increasingly complex as a result of new technology and the increased use of social media. 

More complexity arises from the regulatory requirements for the creation of data to demonstrate permit or program compliance.

Sanctions from the courts arise from failure to properly preserve public records under the Rules of Evidence, and litigation holds create even more challenges for practitioners.

The Administrative Law and Government & Public Sector Sections have combined to examine the challenge of avoiding being lost in the whiteout that comes from too much public information to manage. 

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The health care industry is constantly evolving, and after the 2016 election that continues to be true.

This manuscript is designed to provide insights for the attorneys representing health care providers and payors who must adapt in order to translate these challenges into opportunities.

It includes new models for population health management, the state of telemedicine and cyber security threats, among others.

In addition, there is information on clinical trials and an update on legislative matters from the North Carolina Hospital Association.


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Learn about developments in insurance law from leading lawyers and insurance professionals representing the interests of both insurers and policyholders.

This manuscript offers valuable insights and tools needed to represent your clients effectively.

In addition:

  • Receive an update on the 10 (or so) most significant insurance cases from North Carolina and across the country in 2015
  • Improve your skills in handling claims and litigation in connection with health insurance policies
  • Receive a report on important insurance industry issues
  • Learn about an insurance coverage dispute
  • Learn about captive insurance companies and how they can help your clients manage their risks more effectively
  • Prepare yourself to deal with the complex ethical issues that arise in litigation
  • Learn about important considerations in the purchase of cyber insurance policies and the handling of cyber claims

 

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Insurance law and litigation often go hand-in-hand.

These two sections have teamed up to create an information-filled manuscript that covers the best of both worlds.

Learn about the latest developments in litigation and insurance law from leading lawyers in the state as they offer valuable insights and tools to represent your clients effectively.


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This manuscript offers a summary of important updates in North Carolina law, expands your knowledge, and helps you take home tools to improve your practice. Features include:  

  • Updates on criminal law, civil law, family law and real property  
  • Collaborative law and an appeal crash course


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Learn about the latest developments in sports and entertainment law and in patent, trademark, and copyright law.

  • Read about the implications of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
  • Learn about the law surrounding e-sports
  • Gain insights into IP damages
  • Receive updates on The Slants and Varsity Brands cases
  • Consider who owns biometric data for sports teams
  • Become familiar with the latest on patentable subject matter


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This manuscript covers many relevant topics for IP paralegals and administrators of all experience levels working with patents and/or trademarks, and includes an international IP chapter, practice area-specific chapters, as well as ethics and technology updates.

Features include:

  • Brexit update and its effect on the international IP world
  • Chapters on patents, trademarks and IP basics
  • Policing and protecting trademarks
  • Domains and gTLDs as part of an IP portfolio
  • Patent law and litigation update, including e-discovery hot topics
  • The future of legal ethics
  • Technology resources for the IP paralegal


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Learn about developments in patent, trademark and copyright law, including discussions on the interplay between the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, District Courts and the Federal Trade Commission, and on issues facing North Carolina brewers and distillers.

  • Read about the Slants case, In re Tam, from the lawyer who successfully argued that the disparagement provision of the Lanham Act violates the freedom of speech clause of the U.S. Constitution 
  • Gain insights into patent litigation from sitting federal judges
  • Receive updates in copyright law and policy from a representative of the U.S. Copyright Office
  • Learn practical lessons gleaned from cases in patent law, including prosecution tips for PTAB appeals
  • Become familiar with developments in design patent law
  • Consider the implications for both trademark and patent practice of the Supreme Court’s decision in B&B Hardware regarding the preclusion effects of administrative agency rulings


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This manuscript covers many relevant topics for IP paralegals and administrators of all experience levels working with patents and/or trademarks.  

Topics include patent and trademark, as well as technology resources for the IP paralegal, such as:

  • Conducting initial trademark searches
  • Technology resources for the IP paralegal
  • The expansion of internet real estate and TLDs
  • Why best practices are important in patent prosecution practice 


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Features of this manuscript include:

  • Legal writing AND paralegal wellness and health
  • Four substantive sections in corporate, estate planning/fiduciary law, litigation and real property
  • Information on professional entities, state trademarks and counterfeit trademarks, data breaches and crowdfunding
  • Gain a professional advantage with information on estate planning for business owners, special needs trusts, will caveats and estates for missing persons
  • Prepare your case, and your client, for mediation and trial with information on e-forensics, litigation support, revisions to the federal rules, and disaster planning
  • Deepen your understanding of today’s real property climate with information on curative statutes and corrective affidavits, TRID implementation, technology within registers of deeds offices and trends in title claims


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Get an overview of music copyright law concepts and discover the sources of revenue songs can generate and more.

This manuscript covers the basics of music copyright law--from what is a copyright and how to establish one.

It explores the exclusive rights you get with a copyright and what those basic rights mean under federal law.

Learn how the music industry has changed over the years and how that affects the law.

It also discusses copyright infringement cases and the ethical issues in representing a musical group.

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TRAC combines education and development with legal and business leaders in the motorsports industry.

TRAC is the nationally recognized leader in motorsports legal education. While legal in focus, it is ideal for CPAs and business executives as well.

This manuscript features topics on changes in the structure and future of motorsports team ownership, daily fantasy, intellectual property issues in digital content, and new at-track fan experiences, among others. 

A wide array of legal educational topics provide an in-depth analysis of current industry issues that affect NASCAR, INDYCAR, NHRA, motorcycle racing, grass roots racing and many other racing series, venues and participants.

The manuscript addresses sanctioning bodies, tracks, promoters, teams, drivers, sponsors, agents and other industry participants.


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Learn about the latest developments in sports and entertainment law and in patent, trademark, and copyright law.

  • Read about the implications of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
  • Learn about the law surrounding e-sports
  • Gain insights into IP damages
  • Receive updates on The Slants and Varsity Brands cases
  • Consider who owns biometric data for sports teams
  • Become familiar with the latest on patentable subject matter


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Topics in this manuscript include:

  • Practice-oriented programs:
    • Best practices in keeping corporate minutes and M&A due diligence
    • Business succession planning, with tax and non-tax perspectives
    • New and developing areas of law, including EU data privacy laws and the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
    • Labor and employment issues in business transactions
    • Contract negotiations and collaborative dispute resolutions
    • Protecting client intellectual property
  • Experienced practitioners discuss crowdfunding and international transactions
  • Annual business law update
  • Ethics in transactional matters
  • Attorney wellness


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This manuscript discusses practice-oriented topics such as recruitment and expansion incentives for businesses, a guide to international transactions, the ABA’s 2015 Private Target M&A Deal Points Study, real estate and environmental considerations in M&A deals, protecting client intellectual property, and closely held business asset protection strategies and dispute resolution solutions.

It also includes updates on business law, tax law, international trade sanctions, crowdfunding, and data security breaches, as well as ethics in a digital world and attorney wellness.


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In 2016, the General Assembly passed new legislation designed to improve outcomes for children involved with the juvenile court system.

Several initiatives and local practices are also impacting the representation of children in juvenile court.

This manuscript discusses ways in which these laws and initiatives are changing juvenile court practice for attorneys handling both child welfare and juvenile delinquency cases. 

It also addresses the following emerging issues:

  • The concurrent planning law in child welfare cases
  • Preventing school suspensions for juveniles with special education needs
  • Post-disposition advocacy tools for juvenile defenders
  • Keeping older juveniles out of court through misdemeanor diversion programs
  • Addressing ethical dilemmas in juvenile court


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This manuscript provides effective strategies for juvenile representation from practitioners in the field, juvenile judges, and youth impacted by contact with the juvenile justice system.

Key topics covered include:

  • Practical suggestions from experienced attorneys handling cases in abuse, neglect, and dependency court
  • Judges’ examples of effective advocacy from their experiences in juvenile court
  • Perspectives from youth who were formerly involved in the juvenile delinquency and child welfare systems
  • A look back at the meaning of In re Gault after 50 years
  • Dealing with stress and trauma from handling difficult juvenile cases


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This manuscript features practical topics that focus on complex legal issues in our field and current trends in our more traditional subjects. 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 are all provided by leading employment law practitioners.

It also includes information on the following topics:

  • Employment law issues from the bench
  • Hot issues from the EEOC Commission
  • Qui tam and whistleblower laws
  • NLRA issues for non-union lawyers
  • LGBT issues
  • Mediation
  • Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure governing discovery and criminal implications of trade secret misappropriation


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Employment law is critically important to businesses and to the general public, as the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees continually develop and evolve. 

The United States Congress and the North Carolina General Assembly continue to change the laws, and judicially-interpreted nuances of employment law continue to expand.  

This manuscript provides a general overview and explanation of basic issues in each of the major areas that employment lawyers regularly address. Detailed chapters include  citations to case law, statutes, and applicable regulations.


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This manuscript offers a summary of important updates in North Carolina law, expands your knowledge, and helps you take home tools to improve your practice. Features include:  

  • Updates on criminal law, civil law, family law and real property  
  • Collaborative law and an appeal crash course


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Whether you are an appellate specialist or merely dabble in the appeals process, it’s always helpful to get tips about how to hone your appellate skills.  

This manuscript is designed to provide practical advice for anyone who practices before North Carolina’s state and federal appellate courts.

With tips that span the entire process — including research, writing and oral argument — it is sure to appeal to a wide range of practitioners.

Learn how to:

  • Expand research capabilities with new resources
  • Understand the role of public policy
  • Draft more effective briefs
  • Present a persuasive oral argument


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This manuscript provides an overview of significant legislative, regulatory, and case law developments that affect those practicing in administrative law areas.

Topics covered include:

  • A discussion of rulemaking developments from members of the Rules Review Commission
  • A summary of appellate and OAH cases
  • A case study approach to certification cases in the context of law enforcement
  • A discussion of the ethical obligation to maintain technology competency and some of the technologies useful for lawyers


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This manuscript is designed to help all lawyers first understand the basics and then some of the more complex problems associated with litigation practice today.  

It begins with a discussion of e-discovery, covering both the process’ fundamental components and concluding with forensic expert's discussion of technology.  

The second portion concentrates on expert witnesses and includes a review of how to engage an expert and obtain an opinion, a mock direct- and cross-examination of a business valuation expert, and a discussion of issues specific to medical injury cases and construction cases.  


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This manuscript covers many relevant topics for IP paralegals and administrators of all experience levels working with patents and/or trademarks.  

Topics include patent and trademark, as well as technology resources for the IP paralegal, such as:

  • Conducting initial trademark searches
  • Technology resources for the IP paralegal
  • The expansion of internet real estate and TLDs
  • Why best practices are important in patent prosecution practice 


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This manuscript focuses on ways to leverage technology to create a more efficient, ethical and profitable law practice.

Whether you are part of a law firm with thousands of attorneys or a sole practitioner, these materials give you practical and immediate ideas on how to practice better.


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This manuscript provides a basic understanding of stalking in 2016, how various technologies are misused by stalkers and how to help clients respond to stalking.

Learn about evidentiary issues, including Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs), for more effective representation of clients being stalked or sexually assaulted.

Additionally, this manuscript features ideas on how to address technology in safety planning.


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Insurance law and litigation often go hand-in-hand.

These two sections have teamed up to create an information-filled manuscript that covers the best of both worlds.

Learn about the latest developments in litigation and insurance law from leading lawyers in the state as they offer valuable insights and tools to represent your clients effectively.


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Basic training in a new practice method for litigators, mediators, and employment, construction, estate, and business lawyers – and anyone else looking for a quicker, less expensive way to resolve disputes without destroying important relationships

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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This manuscript is designed to help all lawyers first understand the basics and then some of the more complex problems associated with litigation practice today.  

It begins with a discussion of e-discovery, covering both the process’ fundamental components and concluding with forensic expert's discussion of technology.  

The second portion concentrates on expert witnesses and includes a review of how to engage an expert and obtain an opinion, a mock direct- and cross-examination of a business valuation expert, and a discussion of issues specific to medical injury cases and construction cases.  


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This manuscript covers strategic areas of overlapping trial and appellate practice to help practitioners get their cases and issues heard on appeal.

It offers information on the newly enacted laws and rules affecting North Carolina appellate practice, how to ensure appealable issues are preserved in the record at the trial level, how and when to appeal an interlocutory order from the trial court to the appellate court, and how to determine whether the trial court or appellate court has authority over a matter once a notice of appeal has been filed.

This manuscript addresses matters of both state and federal law and is appropriate for all levels of trial and appellate counsel.


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Features of this manuscript include:

  • Legal writing AND paralegal wellness and health
  • Four substantive sections in corporate, estate planning/fiduciary law, litigation and real property
  • Information on professional entities, state trademarks and counterfeit trademarks, data breaches and crowdfunding
  • Gain a professional advantage with information on estate planning for business owners, special needs trusts, will caveats and estates for missing persons
  • Prepare your case, and your client, for mediation and trial with information on e-forensics, litigation support, revisions to the federal rules, and disaster planning
  • Deepen your understanding of today’s real property climate with information on curative statutes and corrective affidavits, TRID implementation, technology within registers of deeds offices and trends in title claims


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For general litigators and construction lawyers alike, tackling a new construction dispute can be daunting. The experience is likely to involve new terms, unfamiliar documents and a requirement for expert witnesses.    

  • What does it take to successfully litigate and try a construction dispute?
  • How does a construction case differ from other disputes?
  • How do you decide between arbitration and litigation?
  • How about the Business Court?

From drafting the complaint to receipt of a verdict or award, this manuscript is designed to teach practicing lawyers the practical skills they need to navigate any litigation matter, using a fictional construction dispute for context.  

Content is also intended to:

  • Assist both seasoned and junior practitioners in all aspects of litigation, from the pleadings stage through trial or arbitration
  • Identify available forums along with their advantages and disadvantages
  • Assist practitioners in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of cases, including identification of issues
  • Provide an overview of discovery methods available and when to use them
  • Identify effective strategies for scheduling and managing the litigation process
  • Provide practical guidance for conducting trials before a judge, jury, or arbitrator


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Whether you are an appellate specialist or merely dabble in the appeals process, it’s always helpful to get tips about how to hone your appellate skills.  

This manuscript is designed to provide practical advice for anyone who practices before North Carolina’s state and federal appellate courts.

With tips that span the entire process — including research, writing and oral argument — it is sure to appeal to a wide range of practitioners.

Learn how to:

  • Expand research capabilities with new resources
  • Understand the role of public policy
  • Draft more effective briefs
  • Present a persuasive oral argument


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This manuscript is useful for military attorneys and paralegals working in legal assistance, as well as civilian counsel whose practices involve military clients or issues.  


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This manuscript covers many relevant topics for IP paralegals and administrators of all experience levels working with patents and/or trademarks, and includes an international IP chapter, practice area-specific chapters, as well as ethics and technology updates.

Features include:

  • Brexit update and its effect on the international IP world
  • Chapters on patents, trademarks and IP basics
  • Policing and protecting trademarks
  • Domains and gTLDs as part of an IP portfolio
  • Patent law and litigation update, including e-discovery hot topics
  • The future of legal ethics
  • Technology resources for the IP paralegal


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These comprehensive materials enable you to commence or finalize your preparation for the North Carolina Certified Paralegal examination.

  • Learn from experienced attorneys and paralegals covering seven substantive areas of law plus ethics
  • Obtain the valuable materials you need for further self or group study


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This manuscript covers many relevant topics for IP paralegals and administrators of all experience levels working with patents and/or trademarks.  

Topics include patent and trademark, as well as technology resources for the IP paralegal, such as:

  • Conducting initial trademark searches
  • Technology resources for the IP paralegal
  • The expansion of internet real estate and TLDs
  • Why best practices are important in patent prosecution practice 


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This manuscript is for the seasoned family law paralegal looking for the latest law updates and substantive material beyond the basics, as well as the new family law Paralegal trying to understand the nuts and bolts of this complex and exciting area of law.

Topics include:  

  • Case law updates
  • NC Child Support Guidelines
  • Division of retirement benefits in equitable distribution cases
  • And more


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Features of this manuscript include:

  • Legal writing AND paralegal wellness and health
  • Four substantive sections in corporate, estate planning/fiduciary law, litigation and real property
  • Information on professional entities, state trademarks and counterfeit trademarks, data breaches and crowdfunding
  • Gain a professional advantage with information on estate planning for business owners, special needs trusts, will caveats and estates for missing persons
  • Prepare your case, and your client, for mediation and trial with information on e-forensics, litigation support, revisions to the federal rules, and disaster planning
  • Deepen your understanding of today’s real property climate with information on curative statutes and corrective affidavits, TRID implementation, technology within registers of deeds offices and trends in title claims


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This manuscript includes:

  • Topical general information oriented around fast-changing technology and what’s new in the world of tech as well as how this new technology and digital communications are pushing the limits of the Rules of Professional Conduct.
  • Discussion of filing pitfalls to pending statute changes, consumer issues with the Consumer Affairs Section of the NCDOJ, and all aspects of a complex commercial loan transaction
  • Examination of the intricate details of a 706 tax return, review of guardianship proceedings for paralegals, and power of attorney litigation and the increase in violations of the fiduciary duties
  • Exploration of where errors and other factors contribute to wrongful convictions and tracing legal steps toward exoneration, some tools and tips to navigate the state court system, and ethics in social media evidence
  • Information about the real property climate, including malpractice claims and lessons learned, the North Carolina/South Carolina boundary realignment, and commercial real estate agreements
  • Assessment of real property situations where drafting either saved the day or caused a lawsuit


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This comprehensive manuscript enables you to commence or finalize your preparation for the North Carolina Certified Paralegal Examination.  

The content benefits paralegal students and working paralegals planning to sit for the NCCP examination and promises to educate, motivate and empower you in your quest for professionalism.  

  • Learn from experienced attorneys and paralegals covering seven substantive areas of law, plus ethics.
  • Obtain the valuable materials you need for further self- or group-study 


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This manuscript covers relevant general practice topics for paralegals of all experience levels working in a small office or general practice setting. Strengthen your knowledge of these fundamental and ever-important skills:

  • Explore the process of forming and organizing a North Carolina entity 
  • Navigate the world of litigation with important tips and strategies to manage a case from inception through trial 
  • Enhance your marketing strategies with helpful tips and tricks 
  • Perfect your everyday writing skills 
  • Refresh your knowledge of current notary practices 
  • Enrich your understanding of trust accounting principles and obligations

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This manuscript discusses recent developments in federal and state taxation and covers topics of importance to each state, including the latest tax developments related to:

  • Real estate investment
  • Property taxes
  • Retirement plans
  • Civil and criminal tax controversies
  • Mergers and acquisitions


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This manuscript provides valuable information for those preparing for the commercial and residential Real Property Specialization exam, those thinking about taking the exam and for anyone who wants valuable insights by experienced practitioners into several aspects of real property law. Highlights include:

  • Review many of the lesser-known statutes that pertain to real estate transactions
  • Gain valuable insight in the negotiation and drafting of commercial real estate purchase agreements from the perspective of both purchaser’s and seller’s counsel
  • Receive guidance on best practices in the preparation of title opinions
  • Obtain valuable information on several aspects of real property taxes, including the new exclusion for builder’s improvements to residential and commercial real property
  • Learn important techniques and tips for negotiating and drafting commercial leases

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This manuscript focuses on hot topics and updates that every real estate practitioner needs to know, including issues that are likely to come up in both the commercial and residential context: recent developments regarding short-term rentals, legal opinions, Medicaid planning, e-closings, and legislation.


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In today’s ever-changing and fast-paced economy, clients seek real estate attorneys that can assist them in identifying, preventing, and/or resolving both common and complex real estate problems that may arise at any stage of the transaction.

This manuscript is designed to help educate attorneys about developments in real estate law and provide the tools necessary to avoid, manage, and resolve the above-described problems.

Specifically:  

  • Understand how laws, cases, and land use law developments may affect your real estate practice
  • Discover the world of solar farm projects and how to review, understand and negotiate the key provisions of leases between the landowner and the solar developer
  • Acquire the skills necessary to navigate tax law issues that real estate attorneys encounter on a daily basis
  • Learn from first-hand accounts of the common problems that arise in connection with the formation of planned use and condominium communities/developments and how to resolve these issues after the fact 
  • Learn how to recognize and avoid common pitfalls in residential and commercial transactions that result in real estate claims

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This manuscript discusses emerging issues, case law, and less-common transactions and answers the following questions:  

  • What effect will recent federal court orders legalizing same-sex marriage have on the practice of real estate?
  • How will developments in case law affect your day-to-day practice?
  • Is there any life left in the Map Act?
  • Will attempts by the EPA to amend the Clean Water Act impact developers? 
  • What authority do local governments have to acquire and grant interests in real property for economic development?


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This manuscript offers a summary of important updates in North Carolina law, expands your knowledge, and helps you take home tools to improve your practice. Features include:  

  • Updates on criminal law, civil law, family law and real property  
  • Collaborative law and an appeal crash course


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Features of this manuscript include:

  • Legal writing AND paralegal wellness and health
  • Four substantive sections in corporate, estate planning/fiduciary law, litigation and real property
  • Information on professional entities, state trademarks and counterfeit trademarks, data breaches and crowdfunding
  • Gain a professional advantage with information on estate planning for business owners, special needs trusts, will caveats and estates for missing persons
  • Prepare your case, and your client, for mediation and trial with information on e-forensics, litigation support, revisions to the federal rules, and disaster planning
  • Deepen your understanding of today’s real property climate with information on curative statutes and corrective affidavits, TRID implementation, technology within registers of deeds offices and trends in title claims


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This manuscript brings attorneys up to date on various topics likely to impact practitioners in 2017 and beyond in the course of their daily representation of clients.

It provides information and guidance to address:

  • Issues related to transactions along the North Carolina/South Carolina boundary line and how to properly document a change in ownership of real property
  • Issues related to condominium formation and conveyances and foreclosures
  • Recognizing addictive behavior and resources for the suffering person
  • Development of a site for residential and commercial use
  • The rights of property owners affected by recent North Carolina Supreme Court decisions based on the Map Act
  • Determining the proper holder of the note when a lender wants to foreclose and strategies to defend against foreclosure


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On the heels of a major reorganization of the primary environmental agency in North Carolina, this manuscript covers:

  • A “State of the State” update
  • How House Bill 765 changed the risk-based remediation landscape in North Carolina  
  • Trends in measures and methodologies in proving real property damages
  • Enforcement and defenses under wastewater permits
  • An update of state and federal environmental developments
  • Mental health information on compassion fatigue


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This manuscript is a practical and useful source for any attorney involved in land use and zoning matters regardless of experience. It provides:

  • Insight on how best to represent clients in land use matters before legislative or quasi-judicial bodies
  • Information regarding specific experiences and unique legal issues that may not show up in appellate opinions, but nonetheless offer great insight for today’s practitioner

The manuscript also addresses standing and impact fee issues that have made news in the North Carolina appellate courts in the previous years as well as a review of relevant case law, legislation, and the status of legislation to codify and reorganize the planning and zoning statutes in the state. 


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This manuscript is designed to be a practical overview of mentally preparing yourself to retire while also providing practical, step-by-step instructions for the process of retiring.  

“How-to” information is provided, including:

  • Considering why you should retire and then determining how to plan for succession  
  • How to monetize your practice
  • The steps required by the Rules of Professional Conduct to physically close your practice 


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This manuscript is designed to be a practical overview of mentally preparing yourself to retire while also providing practical, step-by-step instructions for the process of retiring.  

“How-to” information is provided, including:

  • Considering why you should retire and then determining how to plan for succession  
  • How to monetize your practice
  • The steps required by the Rules of Professional Conduct to physically close your practice 


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This publication addresses the breadth of expertise, skills and challenges faced by in-house counsel.

Mastering a Broad Practice includes practical and informative information aimed to equip corporate counsel with the tools necessary to tackle a range of issues including best practices in corporate governance, compliance and financial disclosures, cybersecurity and data breaches, managing contract portfolios, corporate governance crises, and ethical issues and intricacies of an in-house practice.

Learn from experts in these areas, collaborate with peers and take your in-house practice to the next level.

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This manuscript focuses on ways to leverage technology to create a more efficient, ethical and profitable law practice.

Whether you are part of a law firm with thousands of attorneys or a sole practitioner, these materials give you practical and immediate ideas on how to practice better.


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This manuscript covers relevant general practice topics for paralegals of all experience levels working in a small office or general practice setting. Strengthen your knowledge of these fundamental and ever-important skills:

  • Explore the process of forming and organizing a North Carolina entity 
  • Navigate the world of litigation with important tips and strategies to manage a case from inception through trial 
  • Enhance your marketing strategies with helpful tips and tricks 
  • Perfect your everyday writing skills 
  • Refresh your knowledge of current notary practices 
  • Enrich your understanding of trust accounting principles and obligations

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Learn about the latest developments in sports and entertainment law and in patent, trademark, and copyright law.

  • Read about the implications of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
  • Learn about the law surrounding e-sports
  • Gain insights into IP damages
  • Receive updates on The Slants and Varsity Brands cases
  • Consider who owns biometric data for sports teams
  • Become familiar with the latest on patentable subject matter


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TRAC combines education and development with legal and business leaders in the motorsports industry.

TRAC is the nationally recognized leader in motorsports legal education. While legal in focus, it is ideal for CPAs and business executives as well.

This manuscript features topics on changes in the structure and future of motorsports team ownership, daily fantasy, intellectual property issues in digital content, and new at-track fan experiences, among others. 

A wide array of legal educational topics provide an in-depth analysis of current industry issues that affect NASCAR, INDYCAR, NHRA, motorcycle racing, grass roots racing and many other racing series, venues and participants.

The manuscript addresses sanctioning bodies, tracks, promoters, teams, drivers, sponsors, agents and other industry participants.


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This manuscript discusses recent developments in federal and state taxation and covers topics of importance to each state, including the latest tax developments related to:

  • Real estate investment
  • Property taxes
  • Retirement plans
  • Civil and criminal tax controversies
  • Mergers and acquisitions


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This manuscript discusses how practitioners can help business owners plan a successful exit from closely held businesses and companies. The content is written by experts in tax minimization, liability concerns and wealth transfer from across North Carolina. 

Key topics include:

  • Protecting highly appreciated assets and business interests from estate and gift tax
  • Strategies for deferring estate tax under Section 6166
  • Avoiding liability exposure under the Affordable Care Act
  • Navigating ERISA issues during the sale of a business
  • Issues to consider with employee benefits and executive compensation in corporate transitions


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Advances in science and technology are changing every aspect of society.

In the medical world, people who were once bound to a wheelchair now rise, walk and function in ways they never dreamed possible.

Ketamine is now being used to treat CRPS/RSD with incredible results.

New developments in medicine are producing alternatives to treatment of chronic pain with medication other than opioids. 

This manuscript focuses on these changes and how we move forward with Workers’ Compensation cases, and provides updates on recent changes to MSAs.

Also learn about updates on cases you need to know as well as ones discussed every day at the office or mediation, including key cases of 2016.

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This manuscript offers news, helpful tips and practical information for all practitioners of workers’ compensation law in North Carolina. The content is relevant to attorneys just beginning their practice, as well as those with years of experience; discussed issues are relevant and applicable to both plaintiff and defendant attorneys. Topics covered include:

  • Effective tips from three licensed mediators
  • Analysis of appellate decisions from the NC Court of Appeals and Supreme Court that will affect the practice of workers’ compensation law
  • The Affordable Care Act and its effect on injured workers
  • Information from a practicing physician regarding post-concussive syndromes, somatoform disorders and malingering
  • Updates from the Industrial Commission
  • Interaction of short-term and long-term disability benefits
  • Effective use of social media
  • Medicare Set-Asides 
  • The potential effect of release and resignation considerations on settling a claim


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This manuscript provides timely information for workers’ compensation practitioners about opioid abuse and pain management. 


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Land use and zoning regulation continues to evolve and change at a rapid pace.  

Experienced professionals discuss a variety of hot legal topics and issues impacting attorneys who handle land use and zoning matters.

This manuscript provides an overview of relevant case law and legislation and explores a number of timely topics, including the regulation and enforcement of short-term rentals, the recovery of illegal fees and attorney fees, and common issues that arise in historic preservation. 

It is a perfect manuscript for local government and private attorneys, no matter what level of experience they have in land use and zoning matters.


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This manuscript is a practical and useful source for any attorney involved in land use and zoning matters regardless of experience. It provides:

  • Insight on how best to represent clients in land use matters before legislative or quasi-judicial bodies
  • Information regarding specific experiences and unique legal issues that may not show up in appellate opinions, but nonetheless offer great insight for today’s practitioner

The manuscript also addresses standing and impact fee issues that have made news in the North Carolina appellate courts in the previous years as well as a review of relevant case law, legislation, and the status of legislation to codify and reorganize the planning and zoning statutes in the state. 


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