2014 IP Institute for Paralegals
2014 IP Institute for Paralegals


 NC Bar Center
Cary, NC 

Thursday, May 1, 2014 

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

Also available via Video Replay.  

Click on the "In Depth" tab for speaker, tuition, early bird and video replay information.

Don’t miss the 2014 Intellectual Property (IP) Institute for Paralegals.  This day-long, multi-track program covers many relevant topics for IP Paralegals and Administrators of all experience levels working with patents and/or trademarks.

  • IP specific program meets NC State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification requirements for recertification  
  • New developments at the EPO
  • Session focusing on copyrights/design patent/trade dress
  • Updates on the America Invents Act
  • CTM/Madrid Protocol

Planned by the NCBA Paralegal Division 

2014 NCBA CLE Passport
2014 NCBA CLE Passport

Explore a World of CLE That Keeps Your Budget Balanced.


Explore a new world of learning options this year with the CLE Passport. 

  • With one affordable purchase, gain year-round access to top quality live and online CLE/CPE.
  • The issues you care about, taught by local experts you can trust.
  • The credits you need and the flexibility you expect at an affordable, prepaid price. 
  • Now that’s a perfect balance.


  • Tuition-free program admission after Passport purchase.
  • Includes Live, Video Replay and Online programs.
  • Program materials offered in print or electronically at no additional cost for LIVE and Video Replay programs that you attend.
  • All NC State Bar MCLE fees paid on your behalf by the NCBA Foundation.
  • 30% off select CLE Bookstore purchases.
  • Firm Discounts are also available. Email askcle@ncbar.org for more information.
  • 2013 Passport holders receive a $50 discount off a 2014 Passport. Discount taken at checkout.

Hours of Live, Video Replay and Online Programming 24 Hours of CLE 12 Hours of CPE
Pricing for NCBA Members $649 $329
Pricing for Non-NCBA Members $999 $529



  • For first-time Attorney Passport holders who have never had a Passport, your Passport begins on the day you sign up and runs for 12 consecutive months from the date of purchase.
  • For attorneys who currently have Passports and are renewing for the next calendar year and your renewal is paid prior to December 31, 2013, your Passport will run the calendar year, January 1-December 31, 2014.


  • The Paralegal Passport Program runs for 12 consecutive months from the date of purchase.


  • PHONE | Credit card only. Non-NCBA members MUST phone/call to purchase.
    919.677.8745 or 800.228.3402 (ask for CLE)

*Participants will receive an email confirming the purchase of their CLE Passport and their date of enrollment.


  • CLE Passports are non-transferrable and non-refundable.
  • Participants may cancel their registration for a program within three (3) business days after the program date with no penalty.
  • Participants failing to cancel their registration will be charged a $25 administrative processing fee and will not receive program materials.
  • Tuition-free admission to LIVE and Video Replay programs as well as online programs to include Online CLE, Webcasts, Webinars and Podcasts.
  • Phone Seminars are excluded from the NCBA Passport Program.
  • LIVE/Video Replay CLE/CPE programs exceptions include: The Annual Review, The NC/SC Labor Law or Construction Law Annual Meeting (when held in SC), the NC Family Law Intensive workshops, the Professionalism for New Admittees (PNA), professional speaker programs and the NCBA Annual Meeting CLEs.
  • When possible, these excluded programs are offered at a reduced tuition rate and therefore do not count against hours used under your CLE Passport.
  • Program materials are provided electronically for online programs and in print for LIVE/Video Replay programs.

Traditional Passport Virtual Passport Hybrid Passport

The CLE Passport is brought to you by the NCBA Foundation Continuing Legal Education.

Winning the Battle but Losing the War: Maintaining Professionalism in an Increasingly Polarized Society
Winning the Battle but Losing the War: Maintaining Professionalism in an Increasingly Polarized Society


 NC Bar Center
Cary, NC 

Friday, May 2, 2014 

Registration: 8:15 - 8:50 a.m.
Program: 8:50 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Also available via Live Webcast and Video Replay

Click on the "In Depth" tab for speaker, registration, early bird and video replay information.

What is professionalism?  Former North Carolina State Bar President E. Fitzgerald Parnell, III defined it as "The rekindling and nurturing of those embedded values that brought each of us to the Bar."  

Whether you are a current law student, new associate, or an experienced practitioner, this CLE underscores the importance of maintaining professional behavior in the legal profession and offers guidance on how to do so while still being a zealous advocate for your clients.

  • Featuring Lousiana attorneys , Rick Simmons and Jim Cobb, who successfully defended high profile clients, Dr. Anna Pou and Sal and Mabel Mangano, respectively, on criminal charges due to events arising out of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Learn how to implement a renewed understanding of professional behavior in your practice in order to better serve your clients, become a more effective attorney and advocate, become a better colleague, and achieve greater satisfaction in your career and life.
  • Listen to our panels of judges, successful women attorneys, bar leaders and other practitioners describe their experiences with professional and unprofessional behavior in the legal profession.

At this program, you will: 

  • Hear a distinguished panel of North Carolina State and Federal judges talk about professional and unprofessional behavior in their courtrooms
  • Learn from successful women attorneys who disprove the misconception that women must be brazen and unprofessional in order to be successful in the legal profession
  • Discover how to maintain professionalism in high profile cases from lawyers dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
  • Gain a better understanding of the disciplinary process of the N.C. State Bar
  • Qualify for ethics and substance abuse/mental health credit from sessions dealing with e-mail, social media, and depression 

Planned by the NCBA Lawyer Effectiveness and Quality of Life Committee and BarCares

We'd like to thank our generous sponsor:
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Featured Speakers Richards Simmons and James Cobb