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"Overall exellent topics and very informative."

Attendee of 2014 Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Meeting

"The Critical Construction Law Cases book provides an excellent starting point for the construction law practitioner for research and study in multiple areas that are useful in assisting and advising clients in the industry."

Bob Brady, The Law Office of Robert A. Brady, Cary of Critical Construction Law Cases

"If there was a score greater than 7 on your ratings scale, I would have given it."

Attendee of Guns and Roses: The Past, Present and Future of Firearms Rights and Regulation in NC (2014 Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section Annual Meeting)
37th Annual Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Program
37th Annual Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Program



Asheville | The Omni Grove Park Inn

Thursday-Saturday, July 21-23, 2016

Thursday Registration: 7:30a
Program: 8:00a-12:00p
Networking Reception: 6:00-7:00p
Friday Program: 8:10a-12:00p
Saturday Program: 8:10a-12:00p

Also Available via Video Replay


Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition, location, video replay and speaker information.

Join us in the mountains for a series of lectures by both North Carolina and national speakers.

The focus of the lectures include:

  • 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

Planned by the NCBA Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section



CLE Programs are Going Paperless 


  • Many of our CLE programs are now paperless, including all video replays throughout the state and many LIVE programs.  We anticipate we wil be 100% paperless by July 1, 2015. 


  • When you attend a paperless program, all of your materials for this program will be electronic. You will not receive a paper program manual or notebook when you arrive at the CLE program.


  • You will receive an email notification that program materials are available for download approximately one week before the CLE program.


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  • A limited number of printed materials will be available onsite, for purchase, at the program.  The cost will be nominal, but again, there will be a limited number.


  • After the program concludes, you can also purchase the printed materials online for a nominal fee.


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

The CLE Bulletin is the North Carolina Bar Foundation's bi-monthly catalog mailed to NCBA members with details of all CLE Programs and Publications for the coming months.  

Completely in color and linked to all CLE webpages, this electronic version is interactive and easy to use.

Click on the links below for the most recent issues.

May/June/July 2016   March/April 2016


NCBA 2016 Annual Meeting CLE
NCBA 2016 Annual Meeting CLE

CLE PROGRAMS at the NCBA 2016 Annual Meeting | Join the North Carolina Bar Association’s notable experts and unsung heroes for hours of interesting and dynamic CLE created just for you.  

Click here to access the 2016 NCBA Annual Meeting homepage. 

Click on the "In Depth" tab for program location and hotel accommodations.


Early bird rates good through June 16.

  Friday, June 24

2016 Best of the Paralegal Division Annual Meeting (from 2016 NCBA Paralegal Division Annual Meeting, May 6, 2016) | #454CON
VIDEO | 1:15-4:30p | CPE Credit 3.0 Hours, including 1.0 Hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility | Early $90 | Regular $110
According to Aristotle, one of the three core attributes of successful rhetoric is ethos--that is, credibility in the eyes of the audience. In this interactive presentation, Professor Laura Graham highlights several ways you can enhance the credibility of your legal writing, whether you are a novice or a veteran. High-demand practices can wreak havoc on our health. Stress, long hours in front of a computer, inadequate sleep and the solitary nature of our work increase our vulnerability to major health issues including weight gain, depression, high blood pressure and substance abuse. In this session, Ms. Nagae explores the connections between our work and our well-being and provides meaningful tools for improving your physical and professional health.  >REGISTER NOW

The Law of Robots: Changing Law for Thinking Machines (from Studio Webcast, February 23, 2016) | #514CON
VIDEO | 2:10-3:10p | Credit 1.0 Hour | Early Bird $55 | Regular $75
People often think of robots as the stuff of science fiction — but we’re surrounded by them every day. Siri makes suggestions on your smartphone; IBM’s Watson is the world’s Jeopardy champion; Google is perfecting self-driving cars, and drones carry out military missions a world away, all with increasing autonomy. How do we regulate and police a world in which actions are increasingly taken by machines, using laws drafted sometimes centuries ago? Ed Walters, CEO of Fastcase and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law, where he teaches a class on the Law of Robots, discusses the implications of artificial intelligence, robots, and law — not for some remote future, but for the systems invisibly surrounding us right now.  >REGISTER NOW 

Touchy Tom: A Workplace Love Story | #542CON
LIVE | 2:10-3:10p | Credit 1.0 Hour | Early $55 | Regular $75
This presentation incorporates a “real world” scenario of an employee complaint of sexual harassment and discusses a broad range of employment law topics, including: (1) Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (2) sexual harassment, (3) social media issues, (4) attorney-client privilege issues and (5) practical ways to reduce legal risk in the workplace.  >REGISTER NOW 

Bridging Generational Differences in Today's Law Firm | #543CON
LIVE | 2:10-3:10p | Credit 1.0 Hour | Early $55 | Regular $75
Social scientists believe that each generation experiences "defining moments" during their formative years that shape their core values, motivations, and expectations of behaviors. Each generation’s perspective is important, credible and relevant to them. So welcome to today's law firm, with as many as four generations of lawyers trying to work together. Examine the different motivations, values, and work-life styles of the four generations; Traditionalist, Baby Boomer, Gen X and Millennials. This session provides practical tools that each generation of lawyers can use to understand, appreciate, and even embrace generational differences within their organization.  >REGISTER NOW

Jury Selection Rules and Tips for the “Relatively” New Trial Lawyer (from Studio Webcast, April 13, 2016) | #531CON
VIDEO | 3:30-4:30p | Credit 1.0 Hour | Early Bird $55 | Regular $75
Join Hoyt Tessener as he explores the basic rules, objectives and techniques for jury selection. Real world experiences are discussed in this interactive experience where your questions are addressed. Focus is placed on planning your jury selection, identifying jurors and making the split second decision to keep or strike.  >REGISTER NOW 

Recent Developments in the Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Regimes | #544CON
LIVE | 3:30-4:30p | Credit 1.0 Hour | Early $55 | Regular $75
The SEC's whistleblower program presents a great opportunity for the government, and great risk to public and private companies, and the attorneys who represent them. In recent months the SEC and the courts have filled headlines with a number of developments in the SEC's whistleblower program.  >REGISTER NOW

  Saturday, June 25

Two Sides of the Same Coin: Team and City Perspectives on Sports Facilities and Project Financing (from Studio Webcast, April 19, 2016) | #534CON
VIDEO | 2:10-3:10p | Credit 1.0 Hour | Early Bird $55 | Regular $75
Hear the differing and sometimes competing perspectives of professional sports franchises and the cities in which they play in regard to the construction, operation, use and financing of major sports facilities such as stadiums and arenas. Understand the perspectives of both parties and enhance your skills for future negotiations and management of ongoing relationships after construction and the start of play.  >REGISTER NOW

Interaction Between Law Enforcement and First Responders for Lawyers and Judges | #546CON
LIVE | 2:10-3:10p | Credit 1.0 Hour | Early $55 | Regular $75
This program is for all lawyers and judges on the interaction between law enforcement and first responders on an emergency call. These interactions are timely in light of the huge rise in incidents on scene when an individual is arrested at a traffic stop, domestic violence call, individual with mental disability or impairment, racial profiling, etc. Most lawyers and judges have no idea how an emergency call is handled from start to finish. Find out how law enforcement, first responders and 911 operators are trained and the information needed when arriving on scene. We all like to be "Monday morning quarterbacks" but if we don't know anything at all about the game and how it is played it is hard to judge the eventual outcome and successfully assist clients.  >REGISTER NOW

Requirements for International Shareholders | #547CON
LIVE | 2:10-3:10p | Credit 1.0 Hour | Early $55 | Regular $75
In an age of globalization, it is increasingly likely that a company or owner of a North Carolina enterprise may be interested in selling an equity interest to a non-U.S. citizen. The intent of this topic is to acquaint lawyers with the primary considerations applicable to the sale of equity interests to non-U.S. shareholders. We discuss impacts on various types of corporate entities, tax and governance considerations, as well as a detailed look at the reporting requirements of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.  >REGISTER NOW

A Dog and Pony Show: Dangerous Dog Laws in NC and Basics of Equine Liability (from Studio Webcast, April 27, 2016) | #532CON
VIDEO | 3:30-4:30p | Credit 1.0 Hour | Early Bird $55 | Regular $75
Did you know a dog can be deemed dangerous and get a life sentence without ever having bitten anyone and your client’s due process may not even allow you to ask questions at the hearing? In this program, we examine various issues with dangerous dog laws and appeals in North Carolina, along with the basics of equine liability. In our final twenty minutes, we answer the most common questions related to companion animal and equine cases, including those related to statutory liability provisions, common law considerations and the advisability and effectiveness of liability waivers.  >REGISTER NOW

Understanding and Defending Probation Violations | #548CON
LIVE | 3:30-4:30p | Credit 1.0 Hour | Early $55 | Regular $75
Attendees learn the ins and outs of probation violation in District and Superior Courts, along with a discussion of the steps of a probation violation case from the filing of a violation report to the violation hearing. Finally, we explore tips and strategies helpful in your practice.  >REGISTER NOW

In Guns We Trust | #549CON
LIVE | 3:30-4:30p | Credit 1.0 Hour | Early $55 | Regular $75
Topics include trust planning for firearms, with a focus on the National Firearms Act and North Carolina related laws. We discuss 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.  >REGISTER NOW


On Demand Programs
On Demand Programs

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