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2018 North Carolina Certified Paralegal Examination Review Course
2018 North Carolina Certified Paralegal Examination Review Course

              
             

Live Cary, NC Bar Center | Live Webcast

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Registration: 8:00a
Program: 8:20a-5:30p

Also Available via Video Replay

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The 2018 North Carolina Certified Paralegal (NCCP) Exam Review Course provides comprehensive materials that enable you to commence or finalize your preparation for the North Carolina Certified Paralegal examination.

This program benefits not only paralegal students and working paralegals planning to sit for the NCCP examination, but also current NCCPs in need of the required 6.0 CPE credits for annual recertification.

This course promises to educate, motivate and empower you in your quest for professionalism.

  • Attend the only NCCP examination review course offered before the April 2018 sitting of the NCCP 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
  • Network with paralegals from across the state and learn more about the NCBA Paralegal Division

Planned by the NCBA Paralegal Division

22nd Annual Elder & Special Needs Law Symposium
22nd Annual Elder & Special Needs Law Symposium

              
             

Live Pinehurst | Pinehurst Resort

Thursday-Friday, February 22-23, 2018

Thursday Registration and Lunch: 11:45a
Thursday Program: 12:20-5:15p
Thursday Reception: 5:15p
Friday Breakfast: 8:15a
Friday Program: 8:40a-5:00p

Also Available via Video Replay

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The 22nd Annual Elder & Special Needs Law Symposium offers insight from respected elder law and special needs law practitioners from North Carolina and across the country.

This year’s program provides an in-depth review of the latest strategies for Medicaid and special needs planning, a discussion on the major ethical issues to be aware of when representing clients with disabilities, and insight for attorneys practicing fiduciary litigation.

Attendees can expect to:

  • Receive information on federal employees’ retirement, pension and healthcare benefits
  • Learn special needs trust planning strategies for dealing with retirement benefits
  • Explore public housing benefits and other sources of public assistance
  • Learn about supported decision making for clients with dementia

Planned by the NCBA Elder & Special Needs Section

Calm in the Midst of the Storm: Legal Issues Surrounding Student and Employee Mental Health (2018 Education Law Section Annual Meeting)
Calm in the Midst of the Storm: Legal Issues Surrounding Student and Employee Mental Health (2018 Education Law Section Annual Meeting)

              
             

Live Cary, NC Bar Center | Live Webcast

Friday, April 13, 2018

Registration: 8:30a
Program: 8:55a-4:30p

Also Available via Video Replay

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Education attorneys likely did not spend their law school careers immersed in the study of psychology, counseling or other mental health fields.

Nonetheless, they are often tasked with addressing the complex intersection of human behavior and the law.

This program explores the nuances of mental health related laws as applied to higher education and school law, the practical side of managing student and employee behavior, and even the stress or other mental health struggles that attorneys might encounter themselves in their work.

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

Planned by the NCBA Education Law Section

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


The NCBA's CLE Bulletin for all upcoming CLE has gone totally digital effective August 2017 -- no more huge bulky Bulletins coming by mail!

All the details you look for in quality programming are online in this digital Bulletin, and we'll email you when a new issue is available.

     
Click here for the February edition.   Click here for the March edition. 

 

 

Communication Skills (2018 Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting)
Communication Skills (2018 Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting)

              
             

Live Pinehurst | Pinehurst Resort

Friday, March 16, 2018

Thursday Reception: 5:30-6:30p
Friday Registration: 8:15a
Program: 8:55a-4:30p

Also Available via Video Replay

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This program focuses on the importance of communication in dispute resolution.

Necessary building blocks to successful communication include active listening skills, presentation skills, and an ability to discern and master a mutual language of understanding.

In addition, mediators in particular are tasked with the delicate task of assisting parties in ascertaining and achieving their own goals, while avoiding imposing their own opinions on the parties.

  • The program addresses communication through different lenses:
  • Substance versus process knowledge preference in selecting a dispute resolver
  • Unique practice setting: worker’s compensation mediation
  • Facilitating the negotiation process more effectively by improving communication and understanding
  • Implicit bias and cultural issues

In addition, the program provides two hours of mandatory Certified Mediator Education (CME) and Legal Ethics credit, exploring the rules and ethical constraints regulating dispute resolution practice in North Carolina via a game show motif.

Planned by the NCBA Dispute Resolution Section

Special thanks to LawPay for sponsoring the program beverages at Pinehurst. 

Hot Off the Press (2018 Government & Public Sector Section Annual Meeting)
Hot Off the Press (2018 Government & Public Sector Section Annual Meeting)

              
             

Live Cary, NC Bar Center | Live Webcast

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Registration and Breakfast: 8:15a
Program: 8:55a-4:30p

Also Available via Video Replay

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The legal work of government and public sector attorneys is always newsworthy, be it plastered on the front page headlines or buried within the letters to the editor. Turn to nearly any page of the newspaper and you will see their work.

Just as a newspaper covers the gamut of our world, this program covers the broad world of the government and public sector attorney—from the latest in political changes to the latest in technology, from dealing with citizens who create their own laws to dealing with the pressures of the job.

This practical CLE addresses issues facing not only government and public sector attorneys, but those whose practice goes cover to cover.

Planned by the NCBA Government & Public Sector Section

MCLE Marathon Day 2018
MCLE Marathon Day 2018
 

It’s the last day to
complete CLE for 2017, and we
have exactly what you need.

Join us Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the following locations:

  • Asheville
  • Cary  
  • Wilmington

We’ve pulled some of the best sessions from the past 365 days to create this full day of video replay programming.

We have included topics for litigators, mediators, transactional attorneys and nearly everyone in between.

These programs provide up to 12.75 hours, including your required ethics and substance abuse hours.

Don’t miss your last opportunity to get all the credit hours you need.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | All Locations


Early Riser Ethics 
CLE Credit: 1.0 Hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility
Registration: 7:00a | Program: 7:30-8:30a

Morning 
CLE Credit: 3.5 Hours
Registration: 8:30a | Program: 9:00a-12:30p

Lunch Substance Abuse/Mental Health 
CLE Credit: 1.0 Hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health
Registration: 12:30p | Program: 12:45-1:45p

Afternoon 
CLE Credit: 3.75 Hours Includes 1.0 Hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility
Registration: 1:45p | Program: 2:15-6:15p

Evening 
CLE Credit: 3.5 Hours
Registration: 6:15p | Program: 6:30-10:00p

 Locations


Asheville
| Comfort Suites Outlet Center | 890 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806 | 828.665.4000
 
Cary
 | NC Bar Center | 8000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513 | 800.228.3402

Wilmington | Hampton Inn Medical Park | 2320 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 | 910.796.8881 

Take it to the Limit: A Study of The Eagles in Music Copyright Law
Take it to the Limit: A Study of The Eagles in Music Copyright Law

              
             

Live Cary, NC Bar Center | Live Webcast

Friday, February 23, 2018

Registration: 8:30a
Program: 8:55a-4:30p

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This program covers the essentials of music copyright law in this digital age, including all the rights you get with a copyright along with all the revenue streams songs can generate.

All the while attendees listen to music, watch video clips, and hear stories regarding music law.

This program includes an hour of ethics discussing the ethical issues in representing a band as an organization.


About the Speaker:
 

Jim Jesse has been an attorney for 24 years, and has been a full-time CLE presenter since 2013. He is the former General Counsel for Cool Music Network (THE COOL TV), which is a 24-hour-a-day 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).

Jesse is a member of BMI and has run his own record label distributing his music. He has written songs for more than 30 years, and has more than 200 songs he has never released. He has studied music history for years. He is the author of The Music Copyright Law Manual and the forthcoming The Musician’s Guide to Music Copyright Law.

Mr. Jesse consults and practices in areas regarding intellectual property, licensing and music law. He has drafted and reviewed hundreds of contracts from small barter deals to multi-million dollar ones.

The Contracts They are a Changin
The Contracts They are a Changin': What North Carolina Lawyers Need to Know About the 2017 Amendments to the AIA Contract Documents (2018 Construction Law Section Winter CLE)

              
             

Live Cary, NC Bar Center | Live Webcast

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wednesday Early Arrivals Reception: 5:00-6:30p
Thursday Registration: 8:15a
Program: 8:55a-4:15p

Also Available via Video Replay

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Receive an overview of the 2017 changes to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Contract Documents.

Topics covered include a presentation from the AIA itself regarding amendments to their form contracts, the top-10 changes to the AIA A201 General Conditions, key AIA provisions North Carolina lawyers should be aware of or consider modifying, and examples of how certain terms in the AIA Documents affect experts and consultants.

Learn about what has changed with the AIA Form Documents, why changes were necessary, how to approach the revised AIA Form Documents and common real-world issues encountered when AIA Form Documents are used.

This program is designed to:

  • Provide a thorough understanding of the changes to the AIA Contract Documents
  • Educate attorneys on what additional changes they should consider to AIA Documents
  • Demonstrate the impact that an AIA Contract Document can have on a construction project when things go south

Planned by the NCBA Construction Law Section

TRAC 2018: The Racing Attorney Conference
TRAC 2018: The Racing Attorney Conference

              
             

Charlotte | Hilton Charlotte Center City

Tuesday-Wednesday, April 10-11, 2018

Tuesday Registration and Optional Segment: 11:30a
Tuesday Program: 1:15-5:30p
Network Reception: 5:30-6:30p
Dinner: 6:45p
Wednesday Breakfast: 8:00a
Wednesday Program: 8:30a-3:45p

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

The Racing Attorney Conference (TRAC), an annual motorsports legal conference planned and presented by the North Carolina Bar Association Sports & Entertainment Law Section and the Indianapolis Bar Association, returns to Charlotte on April 10 and 11, 2018.

Now in its 11th year, TRAC combines education (including CLE credits), development and networking with legal and business leaders in the motorsports industry.

TRAC is the nationally recognized leader in motorsports legal education.

For the latest updates on TRAC 2018, please visit the TRAC website

Planned by the NCBA Sports & Entertainment Law Section and the Indianapolis Bar Association.