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Collaborative Practice Training
Collaborative Practice Training

Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Tuesday-Wednesday, January 14-15, 2020

Available formats

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.

Planned jointly by the NCBA Dispute Resolution and Family Law Sections

Satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement

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Election Law, Money and Regulation in the Land of Fake News, Hyperpartisanship and the Twittersphere (2019 Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities Section Annual Meeting)
Election Law, Money and Regulation in the Land of Fake News, Hyperpartisanship and the Twittersphere (2019 Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities Section Annual Meeting)

Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Friday, December 13, 2019

Available formats


Actions by the U.S. Supreme Court and North Carolina’s judiciary, legislative and executive branches have dramatically transformed election and campaign finance law over the past several years. As a result, the conduct of North Carolina’s political campaigns and elections are permanently altered.

This program examines these changes and what they mean for the future, equipping you with the knowledge to execute the following skills:

  • Instruct your political, business and individual clients on permissible issue advocacy, election and campaign practices, and on guarding against the opposition’s actions
  • Properly advise your clients on complying with new campaign and reporting landscapes
  • Understand North Carolina’s major election law changes and important 2018-2019 court decisions

Planned by the NCBA Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities Section

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Murder on Birchleaf Drive: Trial Strategy for True Crime Lovers
Murder on Birchleaf Drive: Trial Strategy for True Crime Lovers

Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Friday, January 10, 2020

Available formats


Murder on Birchleaf Drive is the true crime story of the Michelle Young murder case.

As the back cover reads:

"To the outside world, Jason and Michelle Young lived a storybook life—an attractive couple with great jobs, a beautiful home, a precocious two-year-old daughter, and a baby boy on the way.

Soon after the 29-year-old pregnant mother’s brutally beaten body was discovered on their bedroom floor, a very different picture emerged. Of a marriage crumbling at its foundation. Of a meddlesome New York mother-in-law whose running critique left Jason frustrated and angry. Of a 32-year-old man who behaved like a frat boy rebelling against adult responsibilities.

Was Jason the monster who bludgeoned his beautiful wife to death, leaving his toddler alone for hours to walk through her blood? If so, would he get away with it?"

Following intense law enforcement and forensic work focused on solving the crime, the case of State v. Young was tried twice, each time producing a different result: a hung jury in 2011 and then a unanimous guilty verdict in 2012. Prosecutors Howard Cummings, Becky Holt, and David Saacks from the Wake County District Attorney’s Office faced off against Bryan Collins and Mike Klinkosum from the Wake County Public Defender’s Office. Both trials involved carefully crafted trial strategies and excellent lawyering.

Through examination and analysis of those trial techniques, Steven B. Epstein — author of Murder on Birchleaf Drive: The True Story of the Michelle Young Murder Case — offers invaluable insight and skillful tactics for winning your case. Epstein teases out several lessons, focusing on trial strategy, opening statements, cross-examination of lay and expert witnesses, closing arguments, and winning trial themes that can be applied to both criminal and civil trial work.

Still have a burning question? This is your chance to get the answer and spark further discussion during the interactive Q&A.

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Steven B. Epstein, a litigation partner at Poyner Spruill LLP, has been practicing law for nearly 30 years. He has tried many jury and non-jury trials in courtrooms throughout North Carolina and has argued numerous appeals. He is a former chair of the NCBA’s Litigation Section and CLE Committee and served on the Board of Governors for the Association and Board of Directors for the Foundation from 2014-2017. He is a frequent CLE presenter on a variety of topics, including trial strategy and practice.

Since 2015, Epstein’s legal practice has focused primarily on divorce and family law; he regularly counsels clients and represents them in court proceedings in cases involving child custody, child support, alimony, and equitable distribution of marital property.

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The true crime story Murder on Birchleaf Drive, released on June 1, 2019, is Epstein’s first commercial publication. He is currently hard at work on his second.

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Negotiation Science Workshop
Negotiation Science Workshop

Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Available format

This six-hour negotiation session focuses on providing attendees with practical tips that can be immediately put into practice for improved negotiation effectiveness.

Based on data from hundreds of negotiations, instruction focuses on best practices in several different negotiation scenarios, from simple, single-issue, two-party negotiations to complex, multi-issue and even multi-party negotiations.

During this workshop, attendees engage in two live negotiation simulations designed to test their negotiation abilities and learn proven strategies for effectively capturing value.

The day concludes with discussion of a scoring system that can be implemented to aid even the most complex negotiation tasks.

Attendees need to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel for this course.

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Dr. Jeff Langenderfer is an associate professor of marketing and law and former associate dean at the School of Business at Meredith College.

He holds a Ph.D. in business administration (marketing) from the University of South Carolina, a J.D. from North Carolina Central University and a B.A. in economics from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Jeff has more than 20 years of experience in legal and negotiation consulting and has published more than 15 academic journal articles.

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:

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Attorney $750
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