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2016 Basics of Elder & Special Needs Law
2016 Basics of Elder & Special Needs Law

              
             

Cary | NC Bar Center

Friday, October 28, 2016

Registration: 7:45a
Program: 8:25a-4:45p

Also Available via Live Webcast and Video Replay

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Whether you are new to elder and special needs law or looking to expand your knowledge base, the 2016 Basics program is a great place to start.

This year’s program offers a session on state and federal recent developments, a comprehensive ethics discussion, sessions on Medicaid and VA benefits eligibility and planning, an overview of special education cases, and a review of common tax issues involved with public benefits/special needs planning.

Benefits for attendees:

  • Receive updates and recent developments in guardianship and special needs law
  • Learn the basics of Medicaid, special assistance, and veterans benefits qualification
  • Hear about ethics best practices and tips for avoiding ethical pitfalls
  • Receive an introduction to federal and state special education Issues
  • Learn about common tax issues involved with public benefits/special needs planning

Planned by the NCBA Elder & Special Needs Law Section

2016 Guardianship CLE (Joint Program of the Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law and Elder & Special Needs Law Sections)
2016 Guardianship CLE (Joint Program of the Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law and Elder & Special Needs Law Sections)

              
             

Cary | NC Bar Center

Friday, October 7, 2016

Registration: 7:45a
Program: 8:15a-4:15p

Also Available via Live Webcast and Video Replay

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We are pleased to present in this program the collaborative efforts of the Elder & Special Needs Law and Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Sections.

The focus of the lectures includes a comprehensive overview on important developments on guardianship processes that impact your estate planning and elder law practice.

The program provides a discussion of recent case law with guardianship proceedings, petitioning for and defending against an adjudication of incompetency, common mishaps in dealing with the management of guardianship estates, the intersection of guardianships and estate planning, ethical concerns for the estate planning and elder law attorney, and more. 

This program provides a practical review of developments impacting your estate planning and elder law practice.

  • Recent developments in federal and state guardianship law
  • Practical tips on preparing and adjudicating incompetency and appointing a guardian  
  • Practical tips on preparing and defending against a restoration to competency case and the best practices for complying with the relevant Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Question and answer panel for “real-world” practical and complex issues
  • Preparing for certain governmental benefits, such as Medicaid or Veteran’s Benefits, through estate planning with an established guardian  
  • Ethics overview and pitfalls of guardianships

Planned by the NCBA Elder & Special Needs Law and Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Sections

Announcements

 

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. 

 

  • When you attend a paperless program, all of your materials for this program will be electronic. You will not receive a paper program manual or notebook when you arrive at the CLE program.

 

  • You will receive an email notification that program materials are available for download approximately one week before the CLE program.

 

  • Access your CLE program e-Materials in 4 Easy Steps! It is important that you log in to access materials before the program.

    1. Go to gateway.ncbar.org 
                    
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    3. Use your NCBA issued member number and password to log in  (If you cannot remember either your NCBA Member Number or password, click on the link that is located just below the blue login button that says “Forgot NCBA Member Number or Password? Click here to retrieve”. An email will instantaneously be sent to your email address on file. Note: Everyone has an account and login information, regardless of NCBA membership status.)                                               
    4. Once you are logged in, click on the tab that says “My Courses” (located under the NCBA logo) on the navigation bar, then select the program title.

 

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  • If you desire, print the materials for your use. We hope you will consider using them electronically. Digital materials save resources and are 100% portable to be whereever you are working. 

 

  • Be sure you have downloaded your materials to your device (laptop, tablet) before arriving at the program. Or, bring the materials you have printed. 

 

  • Don’t forget to bring your device (laptop, tablet) to the CLE program with the CLE materials loaded and accessible.

 

  • Ensure your device is pre-charged before you arrive at the CLE program.

 

  • While tether charging stations will be available for recharging your device, these charging stations are not available to use for the entire duration of the program. 

 

  • A limited number of printed materials will be available onsite, for purchase, at the program.  The cost will be nominal, but again, there will be a limited number.

 

  • After the program concludes, you can also purchase the printed materials online for a nominal fee.

 

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: 6:00-7:30p
Friday Registration: 8:15a
Friday Program: 8:55a-4:30p
Women in Construction Law Reception: 4:30-5:15p
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

Planned by the 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

Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA) Fall 2016: Two-Day
Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA) Fall 2016: Two-Day

              
             

Cary | NC Bar Center

Wednesday-Thursday, October 19-20, 2016 

Registration: 8:25a
Wednesday Program: 8:55a-4:30p
Wednesday Networking Social: 5:00p
Thursday Program: 8:55a-4:30p

Also Available via Video Replay 

See below for Live/Webcast Combination Option

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Once you pass the North Carolina State Bar examination, NC State Bar rules require you to take the Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA) course from an approved provider.*

The North Carolina Bar Association’s PNA program is a mandatory two-day, 12-hour continuing legal education (CLE) program designed to give newly licensed attorneys a greater understanding of law practice management, trust accounts, NC State Bar rules and requirements, professionalism and ethics, and the grievance process.

Complete your PNA requirement in two days consecutively or, for your convenience, take the first day by Live Webcast and then join us in Cary at the NC Bar Center for the second day.

Below are the Two-Day and Day Two Mix-and-Match options: 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | Live Cary, NC Bar Center or Live Webcast | Click here for more information

Thursday, October 20, 2016 | Live Cary, NC Bar Center | Click here for more information

Two-Day Video Replays:

Cary | Cary | NC Bar Center | Wednesday-Thursday, December 7-8, 2016
Concord | Hilton Garden Inn | Tuesday-Wednesday, December 6-7, 2016

More Two-Day and Mix-and-Match dates will be scheduled in May 2017.

 

New this year! Included in the tuition for PNA is a digital copy of How to Try Your Case Like a Professional: Tips & Procedures for the "Relatively" New Trial Lawyer by Christopher L Parrish. 

 
Within these pages, the author shares more than 60 invaluable tips and provides insight into real-world courtroom procedures in North Carolina. Topics are grouped into pretrial, trial and post-trial phases of the litigation process, and are discussed in the order in which they occur during trial:
  • Securing, Preparing & (Cross-)Examining Witnesses
  • Selecting & Addressing the Jury
  • Strategies for Opening Statements & Closing Arguments
  • Elements of State/Defense Case-in-Chief
  • Delivery of a Verdict
  • Perfecting an Appeal

The State of Our Profession and Professional Responsibilities
The State of Our Profession and Professional Responsibilities

              
             

Cary | NC Bar Center

Friday, October 21, 2016

Registration: 8:15a
Program: 8:55a-3:15p

Also Available via Live Webcast and Video Replay

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This program examines the state of our profession and professional responsibilities through several lenses.  

At this program, attendees:  

  • Take the pulse of the legal profession by examining the results of a recent ABA survey on attorney well-being  
  • Learn how to improve their mental and physical health
  • Hear how generational differences can impact your practice
  • Understand the ethical rules for mentoring
  • Satisfy professionalism and substance abuse/mental health CLE credit requirements

Planned by the Lawyer Effectiveness and Quality of Life Committee