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18th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina/Georgia Tax Section Workshops
18th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina/Georgia Tax Section Workshops

Live Kiawah Island, SC | Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Friday-Sunday, May 24-26, 2019

Available formats


This program provides comprehensive instruction for the ever-changing tax controversy and tax planning practice.

Sessions with expert speakers include:

  • Section 199A planning
  • Accounting evidence in tax cases
  • Taxation of partnerships
  • Criminal tax
  • Ethics
  • NC Taxpayer Advocate updates

Planned by the NCBA Tax Section, South Carolina Bar Tax Section and Georgia Bar Tax Section 

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2019 NCBA Small Firm & Technology CLE
2019 NCBA Small Firm & Technology CLE

Live Cary and Webcast
Friday, June 7, 2019

Available formats


This program provides solo and small firms with tools they can use to streamline and grow their practices.

Presenters discuss the latest legal technology and share valuable tips on staying compliant with rules designed to help attorneys maintain technological competency.

Through substantive legal presentations, attendees also receive updates on a variety of topics, including criminal law, family law and contract drafting.

Planned by the NCBA Small Firm & Technology Section

Technology and Management track satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement.


Live Cary

All Track Sessions


General Track


Technology and Management Track

All track sessions available:

  • Pick and choose sessions between the General and Technology and Management tracks
  • Potentially satisfy NC State Bar Technology Training credit
  • Participate in the Small Firm & Technology Section Annual Meeting

Focused track sessions for small firms:

  • Criminal Law Update
  • Marijuana, Hemp and CBD in NC
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Top Ten Contracting Mistakes
  • Family Law Update
  • Persuasive Arguments on Appeal

Technology driven sessions:

  • Mobile Device Forensics
  • Easy Technology Adoption areas
  • Employment Law
  • Niche Practice
  • Automating Your Firm
  • Leveraging Tech and Firm Financials
  • Satisfy NC State Bar Technology Training credit
Book of the Month
Book of the Month


Collaborative Practice Training
Collaborative Practice Training

Live Asheville | Renaissance Asheville Hotel
Wednesday-Thursday, June 19-20, 2019

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 by the NCBA Dispute Resolution and Family Law Sections

Supported by the North Carolina Civil Collaborative Law Association and the NCBA Dispute Resolution and Family Law Sections

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NCBA Executive Education: Elements of Construction Management
NCBA Executive Education: Elements of Construction Management

Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Tuesday-Wednesday, June 4-5, 2019

Available format

Join us for an insightful two-day, 16-hour, construction management course designed for construction attorneys and other construction industry professionals.

Make new connections and build long-lasting relationships while enhancing your understanding of construction management principles. This course covers a wide range of construction topics including project scheduling, bidding, ethics in construction, codes and standards, construction site safety, subcontractor relations, QA/QC and finances, project inspection and oversight, punch list and project closeout, and emerging construction technology. The chosen faculty consists of a talented group of Ph.D.-level instructors who bring real-world experience to the learning environment.

This course is not pre-approved for any continuing education credits and specifically does not qualify for continuing legal education credit. An agenda, together with course materials, will be provided. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance after completing the course. Submission of any type of continuing education credits will be at the discretion and expense of the attendee.

Planned by the NCBA CLE Department

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  8:15am  Registration and Continental Breakfast
  8:55  Welcome and Introductions | NCBA Staff 

Project Scheduling | Akhnoukh

  • Jargon
  • Activities and durations
  • CPM diagrams
    • Calculations
    • Critical path
    • Float
  • Relationships, resources, cost-loading
  • Acceptance
  • Updates and progress
  • Corrections
  11:00 Break 

Bidding | Farrington

  • Hard bids
    • Process of developing and submitting
    • Subcontractor’s bid to GC
    • GC pricing to owner
  • Response to request for proposal (RFP)
    • Book contents
    • Risk
    • Types of proposals (Cost +, GMAX, etc.)
  • Bid shopping
  • Bid fixing
  • Post-opening/pre-execution actions
  • Contract negotiation
  • Bonds and insurance 
  1:15pm  Lunch 

Tricks to Watch Out For/Ethics in Construction/Codes and Standards | Akhnoukh

  • Tricks
    • Front-end loading
    • Change order pricing
  • Ethics
  • Codes
    • Progress of codes
    • Prescriptive codes
    • Performance-based codes

Construction Site Safety | Ahmed

  • OSHA – General
  • OSHA – Construction sites
  • OSHA – Training
  • Site hazards – Four main accident causes
  • Safety checks – Enforcing OSHA regulations (competent person) 
  4:00 Break

Subcontractor Relations/Management | Farrington

  • Contracts versus communications
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Project management software systems 
  6:15 Adjourn for the day 
  7:00am  Continental Breakfast 

Project Inspection and Oversight | Farrington

  • Permits
  • Submittals
  • Work planning and work zone congestion
  • Daily and general inspections
  • Required inspections
  • Mistakes and corrections
  • Project manager, superintendent and tradesmen
  • Daily logs 
  9:30 Break 

QA/QC and Finances | Akhnoukh

  • Concept of QA/QC in construction
  • Construction sustainability
  • Performance-based specifications
  • Payment schedule to contractor
  • Progress payment 
  11:40  Lunch 

Punch List and Project Closeout | Farrington 

  • Punch list process and participants
  • Certificate of occupancy and other final inspections
  • As-builts and other closeout documentation
  • Final release and waivers of lien
  • Final payment and release of retention
  2:30 Break 

Coordination with Other Contractors and Owner Consultants | Akhnoukh

  • How to avoid site issues
  • Different types of consultants
  • Workflow
  • Improving productivity
  • Utilization of technology (e.g., BIM)

New/Emerging Construction Technology | Ahmed

  • Drones
  • Building information modeling (BIM)
  • 3D printing
  • Virtual reality
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Mobile technology
  4:40 Adjourn 
Premier Pass
Premier Pass

The 2018-2019 CLE Premier Pass is still available. To purchase the 2018-2019 CLE Premier Pass and use it to register for programs occurring before June 30, 2019, please call the CLE Department at 800.228.3402 or email us

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:

  • Unlimited tuition-free program admission and online access.
  • Includes Live, Webcast, Video Replay and hundreds of On Demand programs.
  • All NC State Bar MCLE fees paid on your behalf.
  • Bundled savings and fixed education cost.
  • Flexibility to choose what, when and how you want to learn.
  • Access to all course material and other program amenities afforded tuition-paying registrants.
  • Convenient online access to your learning record.
  • As an extra benefit, you also receive an additional 30% off all CLE Bookstore purchases.

NCBA Member Rate:

Attorney $750
Paralegal $325

Purchase here online or click here for fillable pdf.


Terms and Conditions. (Limitations and exclusions apply, see below. Please read carefully and completely. v.1910423.)

  • Premier Pass is valid for programs occurring between July 1st and June 30th of the designated Premier Pass year.
  • All non-CLE, NCBA Annual Meeting CLE, Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA) CLE, pro-bono, lunch and learns, workshops (including trainings, seminars, clinics, and the like), book-bundled CLE programs, 3rd party, joint, and co-hosted programs, whether in state or out of state, are excluded but may be offered at the discretion of the NCBA.
  • Should a Premier Pass holder need to cancel his or her registration to a Live, Webcast or Video Replay program, the cancellation request must be received by 9:00am Eastern Time one (1) week prior to the start of the program. Any attendee requesting cancellation less than one week prior to the program or who registers for a program but fails to attend, will be assessed a $75 administrative fee.
  • Premier Pass is non-transferable, non-refundable and registrant substitutions are prohibited.
  • Premier Pass purchase price cannot be pro-rated.
  • All program material and manuscripts are offered electronically.
  • Premier Pass is designed to provide CLE credit through attendance. Premier Pass holders may not utilize Premier Pass simply store On Demands or gain access to program attendees, material or manuscripts.
  • NCBA reserves the right to limit the number of Premier Passes issued.
  • Prices subject to change.

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