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"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

"Terrific. Everything, including the presenters, the course materials, even the food was great."

Attendee of 2014 Business Law and International Law and Practice Joint Annual Meeting

"Very good information for anyone working in the area of law, especially litigation.  I plan to use some of the information that I learned when I return to work."

Attendee of 2011 Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet
2016 Military & Veterans Law Section Fall Program on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel
2016 Military & Veterans Law Section Fall Program on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel

              
             

Cary | NC Bar Center

Tuesday-Wednesday, September 20-21, 2016

Registration: 8:15a
Tuesday Program: 8:55a-4:15p
Wednesday Program: 8:55a-4:15p

Also Available via Live Webcast and Video Replay

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This educational program serves military attorneys and paralegals working in legal assistance, as well as civilian counsel whose practices involve military clients or issues.

Planned by the NCBA Military & Veterans Law Section in Cooperation with the North Carolina State Bar Legal Assistance for Military Personnel Committee (LAMP)

Active Military

The first 48 active-duty military personnel to register for the live program are FREE thanks to scholarships made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation Endowment.  

Call today to reserve your place.

Advanced Topics in Real Property
Advanced Topics in Real Property

              
             

Cary | NC Bar Center

Friday, September 23, 2016

Registration: 8:15a
Program: 8:55a-4:15p

Also Available via Live Webcast and Video Replay

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This program provides valuable information for those preparing for the commercial and residential Real Property Specialization exam, those thinking about taking the exam and for anyone who wants valuable insights by experienced practitioners into several aspects of real property law.  

  • Review many of the lesser-known statutes that pertain to real estate transactions
  • Gain valuable insight in the negotiation and drafting of commercial real estate purchase agreements from the perspective of both purchaser’s and seller’s counsel
  • Receive guidance on best practices in the preparation of title opinions
  • Obtain valuable information on several aspects of real property taxes including the new exclusion for builder’s improvements to residential and commercial real property
  • Learn important techniques and tips for negotiating and drafting commercial leases

Planned by the NCBA Real Property Section

Alphabet Soup for Family Lawyers: PC, GAL, CC, CS, NCCGS (2016 Family Law Fall Program)
Alphabet Soup for Family Lawyers: PC, GAL, CC, CS, NCCGS (2016 Family Law Fall Program)

              
             

Greensboro | Greensboro Marriott Downtown

Friday, September 16, 2016

Registration: 8:15a
Program: 8:50a-4:45p

Also Available via Video Replay

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This program is designed to provide family law attorneys with a nuanced view of many of the issues concerning child custody, child support and guardianship of minors.

Topics include:

  • A review of some of the finer points of law encountered when applying the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines
  • Best practices to employ when selecting a Parenting Coordinator (PC), when drafting the PC’s appointment order,  and how to deal with a PC gone “astray”
  • A detailed look at the role of a Guardian Ad Litem in a North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 50 custody case
  • The basic procedures and substantive law related to guardianship of a minor and the lesser known, stand-by guardianship of minors, and the interplay between guardianship  proceedings and Chapter 50 child custody actions
  • Custody modification  and determining what really is a substantial change
  • An update on the meaning and likely effect of North Carolina General Statutes § 50-13.01 which became effective on 10-20-2015
  • A summary of existing model parenting guidelines and a presentation about  what other states are doing

At this program:

  • Learn the ins and outs of the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines from an expert in the field
  • Improve your understanding of how best to utilize PCs and GALs in custody proceedings and how to achieve your client’s goals
  • Sharpen your ability to assess whether and when to seek modification of Custody for your client
  • Gain insight into the prevailing trends in custody and child support determinations

Planned by the NCBA Family Law Section

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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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Don't Brew Up Trouble: Trademark and Advertising Issues in the Craft Beverage Industry

              
             

Asheville | The Millroom

Friday, September 16, 2016

Registration: 1:15p
Program: 1:50-5:15p
Reception and Dinner: 5:15-until

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This program provides a brief overview of trademark and advertising basics and an in depth look at how these legal issues play out in the craft beverage industry.  

Discussion includes insights regarding the current views on craft beverage branding and labeling by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

  • Beer City’s only board certified trademark specialist discusses likelihood of confusion in examination of trademark applications before the USPTO, real life disputes, and coexistence agreements.

  • The professor of brewery law at the Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast and attorney for the Asheville Brewers Alliance speaks to federal labeling regulations, including discussion of the impact of In re Tam on craft beverage labeling.

  • One of the most talked about craft brewing trademark disputes, the opposition proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board between Bell’s Brewing (Kalamazoo, Michigan) and Innovation Brewing (Sylva, North Carolina), is right in our backyard.  Hear from the owner of Burial Brewing, who is also one of the attorneys representing Innovation Brewing, as this dispute continues to head toward trial

Planned by the NCBA Intellectual Property Law Section

NCBA 2016 Annual Review
NCBA 2016 Annual Review

              
             

Cary | NC Bar Center

Thursday-Friday, October 13-14, 2016

Thursday Registration: 8:15a
Thursday Program: 8:55a-4:15p
Friday Program: 8:55a-4:15p

Also Available via Live Webcast and Video Replay

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For the eighth year, our speakers have put together a summary of important updates in North Carolina law.

Join us for the live program, occurring for the first time at the NC Bar Center in Cary, or tune in to the Live Webcast from your home or office.

Come ready to expand your knowledge and take home tools to improve your practice.

Attendees at this program:  

  • Hear updates on criminal law, civil law, family law and real property  
  • Engage with new topics for 2016: Collaborative Law and an Appeal Crash Course
  • Fulfill 12 hours of CLE credit requirement, including two hours Ethics/Professional Responsibility and one hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health credit

Planned by the NCBA CLE Department

On Demand Programs
On Demand Programs

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Practical Skills for Practicing Lawyers (2016 Construction Law Section Annual Meeting and Joint Program with NCBA Litigation Section)
Practical Skills for Practicing Lawyers (2016 Construction Law Section Annual Meeting and Joint Program with NCBA Litigation Section)

              
             

New Bern | New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

Friday-Saturday, September 30-October 1, 2016

Thursday Early Arrivals Reception: 6:00p
Friday Registration: 8:15a
Friday Program: 8:55a-5:15p
Friday Reception: 5:30p
Saturday Program: 9:00a-12:15p

Also Available via Video Replay

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For general litigators and construction lawyers alike, tackling a new construction dispute can be daunting.  

The experience is likely to involve new terms, unfamiliar documents, and a requirement for expert witnesses.    

  • What does it take to successfully litigate and try a construction dispute?
  • How does a construction case differ from other disputes?
  • How do you decide between arbitration and litigation?
  • How about the Business Court?

From drafting the complaint to receipt of a verdict or award, this program is designed to teach practicing lawyers the practical skills they need to navigate any litigation matter, using a fictional construction dispute for context.  

This program is designed to:

  • Assist both seasoned and junior practitioners in all aspects of litigation, from the pleadings stage through trial or arbitration
  • Identify available forums along with their advantages and disadvantages
  • Assist practitioners in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of cases, including identification of issues
  • Provide an overview of discovery methods available and when to use them
  • Identify effective strategies for scheduling and managing the litigation process
  • Provide practical guidance for conducting trials before a judge, jury, or arbitrator

NCBA Construction Law Section and Litigation Section

Early Arrivals Reception

When | Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:00-7:30p

Where | The Chelsea, 335 Middle Street, New Bern, NC 28560

Sponsored by | Yadkin Bank and Contract Solutions

Tips for the Trade: How to Make Your Appeals More Appealing (2016 Appellate Practice Section Annual Meeting)
Tips for the Trade: How to Make Your Appeals More Appealing (2016 Appellate Practice Section Annual Meeting)

              
             

Cary | NC Bar Center

Friday, September 30, 2016

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

Also Available via Live Webcast and Video Replay

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Whether you are an appellate specialist or merely dabble in the appeals process, it’s always helpful to get tips about how to hone your appellate skills.  

This program is designed to provide practical advice for anyone who practices before North Carolina’s state and federal appellate courts.

With tips that span the entire process—including research, writing and oral argument—it is sure to appeal to a wide range of practitioners.

Earn one hour of ethics credit and learn how to:

  • Expand research capabilities with new resources
  • Understand the role of public policy
  • Draft more effective briefs
  • Present a persuasive oral argument

Planned by the NCBA Appellate Practice Section