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We are proud to offer you best-in-class programming and publications by and for North Carolina lawyers. The wealth of knowledge shared by our speakers and authors makes our catalog a valuable source of information for both novice and seasoned practitioners. Whether you need in-person CLE, online CLE or North Carolina legal resources, our store has what you need.

A Day in the Life: The Varied Adventures of In-House Counsel (2020 Corporate Counsel Section Annual Meeting)
A Day in the Life: The Varied Adventures of In-House Counsel (2020 Corporate Counsel Section Annual Meeting)

Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Friday, January 31, 2020

Available formats


Wouldn’t it be great if legal issues came across your desk in clearly defined categories?

"Employment issue," "data privacy violation" and "potential discovery pitfalls" are not labels that accompany the facts our clients bring us each day. As in-house counsel, no two days look alike. Regardless of the size of your sole clients or your in-house legal department, you often have to play the generalist and flag a variety of issues (even if you eventually pass them on to a colleague or outside counsel).

Circulated to registrants in advance, a hypothetical scenario describing the woes of the Nutten Getenthru Security company — a small but growing residential and commercial security and surveillance technology operation — sets the stage to discuss some of the "adventures" we face as in-house counsel. Dissection and analysis of issues detailed in the hypothetical provides an opportunity to flex your legal generalist skills and touch on a variety of legal issues that arise from a single set of facts.

The Corporate Counsel Section of the NCBA welcomes the many in-house counsels across our state to attend this can’t-miss CLE. This all-day event features six practical sessions and numerous opportunities to network, including over lunch and during an extended networking break.

Planned by the NCBA Corporate Counsel Section

Satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement

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Basics of Estate Administration
Basics of Estate Administration

Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Available formats


Estate administration can be a lengthy and complex process rife with potential pitfalls and costly missteps. Even the most seemingly straightforward case can quickly become challenging to navigate.

So, where do you start?

  • What documentation do you need?
  • Which of the decedent’s assets are subject to administration and which are not?
  • What paperwork needs to be filed (and when)?

Get the answers to these and many other practical questions as seasoned practitioners guide you through the mechanics of the entire process, from file organization to final distribution of assets.

This can’t-miss program is designed to help you master the basics of estate administration in North Carolina, including the following essential concepts:

  • Exceptions to formal estate administration
  • Pre-qualification, qualification and post-qualification procedures
  • Handling various types of assets, including business assets and retirement accounts
  • Preparing and filing inventories, annual accounts and final account of the decedent’s estate, including distributions and apportionment considerations
  • Overview of federal estate tax issues
  • Filing requirements and other matters pertaining to the decedent’s tax returns

To facilitate continuous skill development and conceptual reinforcement long after the program concludes, attendees receive a digital copy of the bestselling North Carolina Estate Administration Manual, 9th Edition, fully update with the new 2020 supplement.

Planned by the NCBA Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section

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Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Monday-Friday, February 24-28, 2020

Available formats


There’s no better time than now to fulfill this year’s annual CLE requirement. Or, if you need last-minute credit for 2019, here’s your chance.

This signature CLE program provides you with choice and flexibility to build your own learning experience by offering you 10 new three-hour sessions from which to choose.

Spanning five days with 30 hours of programming, along with the option to attend in person or remotely via webcast, you don’t want to miss this opportunity.

Explore this signature program and reserve your spot today!

8:30am-12:10pm 1:00-4:40pm

Securities Regulation

  • Securities 101 for Non-securities Attorneys and Investment Fraud: Guarding Your Assets in a Scary World

CLE Credit: 3.0 hours


  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Litigation Hold
  • From Analytics to Outcomes: Using Technology to Improve Your Review
  • Modern E-discovery: Managing Risks for Complex Litigation

CLE Credit: 3.0 hours; includes 0.5 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility; satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement 

8:30am-12:10pm 1:00-4:40pm

Immigration Law

  • An Overview of Business-Based Immigration
  • An Overview of Family-Based Immigration

CLE Credit: 3.0 hours


Brew Law

  • An Overview and Background of North Carolina ABC Laws

CLE Credit: 3.0 hours

8:30am-12:10pm 1:00-4:40pm

Privacy and Data Security

  • Cybersecurity Without Breaking the Bank
  • Mock Data Breach

CLE Credit: 3.0 hours; satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement

Ethics, Technology and Substance Abuse/Mental Health

  • Evolving Standards of Legal Competence in the Age of Bots, BYOD, Bluetooth and Bitcoin
  • Professionalism in All Areas of the Law
  • The Lawyer's Guide to Understanding and Addressing Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Trauma and Burnout

CLE Credit: 3.0 hours; includes 2.0 hours Ethics/Professional Responsibility and 1.0 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health; satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement

8:30am-12:10pm 1:00-4:40pm

Air and Space

  • An Exploration of Drones and Space Law

CLE Credit: 3.0 hours


  • An Overview of the Esports Industry and Its Intellectual Property Issues
  • Esports: Player Contracts and Disputes
  • Esports: Labor and Employment Issues

CLE Credit: 3.0 hours

8:30am-12:10pm 1:00-4:40pm

Labor and Employment Law

  • Developments in Pay Equity
  • Executive Compensation and Benefits Trends
  • #MeToo and What Came After

CLE Credit: 3.0 hours

Hemp Law

  • An Introduction to the Hemp Industry; Federal and State Legislative History
  • The Current and Future Regulatory Landscape
  • Legal Issues Facing the Industry

CLE Credit: 3.0 hours

Insurance and More (2020 Insurance Law Section Annual Meeting)
Insurance and More (2020 Insurance Law Section Annual Meeting)

Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Available formats


The Insurance Law Section hosts its seventh annual CLE program on January 30, 2020.

Join us to learn about the latest developments in insurance law and related topics from leading lawyers who represent both insurers and policyholders.

This program offers valuable insight and tools to use in representing your clients’ interests effectively and gives you an opportunity to network with experienced counsel from across the state.

This program also includes an ethics/professionalism hour and an hour of technology training.

Satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement. (To satisfy the NC State Bar Technology Training requirement, please be sure to attend both sessions titled E-discovery in 2020: Beyond Emails and Cyber Insurance Legal Issues and Strategy.)

Planned by the NCBA Insurance Law Section

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Premier Pass
Premier Pass

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

Premier Pass Features:

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

NCBA Member Rate:

Attorney $750
Paralegal $325

Purchase here online or click here for fillable pdf.


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

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

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Rock 'n' Roll Law: Music Copyright and The Rolling Stones

Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Available formats


Are you ready to rock ‘n’ roll? Get CLE credit and have a great time as Jim Jesse presents two sessions in one day! Join Jim as he discusses the essentials of music copyright law using case studies from The Rolling Stones and then take a journey through the top 10 music copyright cases of all time and into the future with new developments and trends in the industry.

Throughout the day, listen to music, watch video clips and hear stories regarding music law — all while learning valuable lessons about copyright establishment and registration, essential operating agreement provisions (and why they’re important), rights granted to copyright owners, cover song legalities, the permission required for song use in other mediums, the facets of public performance, and revenue streams.

This program also includes an hour of ethics, during which Jim shares his first-hand experience representing organizations. Jim focuses on representing a band or artist, using The Beatles’ and The Rolling Stones’ careers as case studies.

Don’t miss out on this fun and engaging program. You might just get what you want AND what you need!

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Jim Jesse has been an attorney for 25 years and has been a full-time Music Law presenter since 2013. He is the former General Counsel for Cool Music Network (THE COOL TV), a daily 24-hour music video television network. Previously, he was in private practice. He has founded Rock ‘n’ Roll Law, and his passion is spreading music law through his seminars. Thousands of attorneys have taken his courses, and he has conducted his music law course now in many states. He is also a member of the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA).

Jim is a member of BMI and manages his own record label distributing his music. He has written songs for more than three decades, has studied music history for years, and is the author of The Music Copyright Law Manual and the forthcoming The Musician’s Guide to Music Copyright Law.

Jim consults and practices in areas regarding intellectual property, licensing and music law.

Trusts, Taxes and Trials: An In-Depth Look at the U.S. Supreme Court Kaestner Decision
Trusts, Taxes and Trials: An In-Depth Look at the U.S. Supreme Court Kaestner Decision

Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Available formats


The Supreme Court’s most significant trust tax decision in decades came in North Carolina Department of Revenue v. Kaestner Trust, which was a surprise to many practitioners and has important implications for estate and tax professionals, trust officers, trustees, and other advisers.

In short, the Court held that a state may not impose its income tax on undistributed income of the trust where the only contact with the state is that a beneficiary, who might but had not yet received any distribution from the trust, lives in the state.

The information in this CLE is essential for anyone involved in estate planning, tax planning and tax controversy practice.

Planned by the NCBA Appellate Practice, Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law, Litigation and Tax Sections

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