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"My expectations were high. This program met them."

Attendee of Peering Into a Crystal Ball, What the Future Holds In Light of Recent Administrative Law Developments (2014 Administration 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

"Excellent program with multiple areas of interest that are and will be extremely beneficial to my continued area of practice."

Attendee of 2014 Family Law Section Annual Meeting


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. 


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Attorney Wellness: Achieving Health Physically and Professionally
Attorney Wellness: Achieving Health Physically and Professionally


Cary | NC Bar Center

Friday, January 8, 2016

Registration: 7:30a
Program: 8:00-9:00a

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

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. 

These health conditions often come hand-in-hand with lowered energy and concentration levels, which directly affect the quality of our practices.

However, improving your physical and professional health is not only possible, for many people it only takes making a few key changes throughout your day. 

In this session, lawyers learn:

  • Why attorneys are vulnerable to weight gain, heart disease, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues, substance abuse and chemical dependency.
  • The ways in which stress and substance abuse are connected.
  • To identify their own health behaviors that may be contributing to less-than-optimal job performance.
  • To pinpoint the skills they need to learn or adjustments they need to make to change these behaviors.
  • To develop realistic, achievable short-term and a long-term wellness goals.
  • To formulate a plan for reaching their short-term and long-term wellness goals.
  • Why accountability is vital to achieving these goals and how to structure accountability into your wellness plan.
North Carolina Election Law and Voting Rights (2016 Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section Annual Meeting)
North Carolina Election Law and Voting Rights (2016 Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section Annual Meeting)


Cary | NC Bar Center

Friday, January 22, 2016

Registration: 8:00a
Program: 8:40a-4:45p

Also Available via Live Webcast and Video Replay

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

Join the Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section on the eve of the March 2016 primary election to learn about North Carolina election law and voting rights issues.  

This program explores questions raised by recent 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. Alabama, Arizona State Legislatives v. Arizona, and Evenwel v. Abbott
  • Judicial retention elections

This program is designed for interested participants with a range of experience including attorneys developing their understanding of election law, seasoned practitioners taking a closer look at the constitutional and statutory arguments in current debates, and voters planning to exercise their right to vote in the 2016 primary and general elections.

Planned by the NCBA Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section

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What's Your Plan? What's Your Duty? Preparing for, Recognizing and Responding to Practice Disruptions and Attorney Incapacity


Cary | NC Bar Center

Friday, December 4, 2015

Registration: 9:15a
Program: 9:55a-3:15p

Also Available via Video Replay.

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

Suddenly, everything changes. You are seriously injured in a car accident; a fire destroys your firm’s file room and computer servers; one of your partners missed a hearing date, again, and often seems disoriented; an attachment to a malicious email message deleted all files and documents on your computer’s hard drive and on your firm’s servers.

Are you ready?  Would anyone know where to find your appointment calendar with upcoming deadlines?  Have you provided co-workers with access to your email exchanges with opposing counsel?   Would anyone in your office be able to access your password-protected computer files or the password-protected website containing the latest versions of your deal documents? 

What should you tell your clients about such practice disruptions and when should you tell them?  How would you deal with your client files if you must wind up your practice and close your office quickly?  Who would wind up your practice for you; if you were unable to do so?  Would they be able to locate client information and the status of your matters quickly? Practice disruption and attorney incapacity can affect lawyers of all ages, in all types of practices, and at any time.  

What are your and your firm’s responsibilities to clients, the courts and opposing counsel to ensure continuity of representation in such circumstances?  What are your obligations when you suspect a fellow lawyer is experiencing cognitive impairment?

This CLE answers these questions, focusing on the requirements of the NC Rules of Professional Conduct to plan and prepare for practice disruptions and incapacity.  It will also offer practical solutions for transition planning and provide information about available resources that can help when a disruption occurs. 

Kathryn Bradley,  Professor of the Practice of Law, Director of Legal Ethics, and Administrator for the Capstone Project at Duke Law School, discusses what is right and what is required in terms of planning and preparation for the continuity of your practice, as well as roles and responsibilities for dealing with attorney impairment.   Following the featured speaker, a panel of experienced North Carolina attorneys, including a superior court judge, leads the audience in thought-provoking, interactive discussions of hypothetical situations designed to explore the range of potential impacts to clients from practice disruption and attorney impairment and your professional obligation to implement effective strategies to anticipate and mitigate them. 

This program is designed for solo, small firm, large firm and in-house practitioners of all ages in all types of practice.

Planned by the NCBA Professionalism Committee