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"Outstanding program! One of the best I have attended from start to finish."

Attendee of Hot Topics in Real Property (2014 Real Property Winter Program)

"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

"Overall exellent topics and very informative."

Attendee of 2014 Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Meeting
2015 Spring Booksale
2015 Spring Booksale




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.


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  • 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.


Digging Up the Dirt: Title, Construction and Your Real Estate Practice (2015 Real Property Section Annual Meeting)
Digging Up the Dirt: Title, Construction and Your Real Estate Practice (2015 Real Property Section Annual Meeting)



Pinehurst | Pinehurst Resort

Friday-Saturday, May 8-9, 2015 

Thursday Night Early Arrivals Reception: 6:00p

Registration: 8:15a
Day 1: 8:55a-12:15p
Day 2: 8:55a-12:30p

Also Available via Video Replay.



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

The 2015 Real Property Section Annual Meeting focuses on hot topics and updates that every practicing dirt lawyer in North Carolina needs to know and also highlights specific residential and commercial topics that enlighten our members who specialize in those particular areas of real estate law.

The program focuses on the issues that we are all sure to come across on this deal or the next, as the economic recovery continues.

  • Recent developments in case law and legislation, and a special presentation on the NC/SC boundary relocation: the history, when to expect it, and how it might affect your clients
  • How to handle lien filings and waivers from the construction practitioner’s perspective, and other need to know construction law issues
  • A primer on how to handle the inevitable conflicts that will arise, including 2013 FEO 14 issued by the State Bar addressing representation in commercial real estate closings
  • The proper way to make a title insurance claim and what your clients need to understand about their coverage
  • A discussion of the new Planned Community Act modifications affecting declarants rights, which has been a controversial and unsettled topic during the economic downturn and subsequent recovery
  • The CFPB and a guide to the new closing disclosure forms  
  • An overview on the sources of railroad company rights in land, the types of interests held by railroad companies, and guidance on searching title and assessing railroad interests

Planned by the NCBA Real Property Section.

We would like to thank you generous sponsors!

Simplifile | Friday morning break
SoftPro | Saturday afternoon break

North Carolina Child Support Calculator - 2015 Download - FREE 10-day Trial
North Carolina Child Support Calculator - 2015 Download - FREE 10-day Trial

We are pleased to offer a FREE 10-day trial of the completely new subscription-based child support software,* developed by NC attorney and NCBA Family Law Section member Ketan Soni.

This new software:

  • Provides child support calculations for lawyers, judges and mediators pursuant to the 2015 North Carolina Child Support Guidelines (effective January 1, 2015).
  • Is in a new and improved format, making it easier than ever to use.
  • For the first time, is available as a digital annual subscription.
  • Is compatible with both PC and MAC.
  • Provides two licenses with each subscription, allowing you to install the software on two devices or to share with your paralegal.
  • Is in a download format only and is available immediately once purchased.

*In order to download and use the PC version of this software, you must have Microsoft Excel 2007 or newer. In order to download and use the MAC version of this software, you must have Microsoft Excel 2011 or newer.


Please follow the below instructions to access your FREE 10-day trial download of the 2015 Child Support Calculator software:

         1. If you have not already done so, please login to your account. 

         2. Click on "Add to Cart" under Products at the bottom right of this page.

         3. Proceed to the cart and click "Check Out."

Once you have completed the checkout process, click here for instructions on how to download the software to your computer.


For additional information on using this software, please click the below links to view instructional videos:

Part 1: Why this calculator versus others?

Part 2: Worksheet A

Part 3: Worksheet B

Part 4: Deviation

Part 5: Worksheet C


Click here to purchase the annual subscription of the 2015 NC Child Support Calculator.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and the Family Court Order Process
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and the Family Court Order Process


Cary | NC Bar Center

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 

Registration: 8:15a
Program: 8:55a-12:15p
Networking Dessert: 1:30-2:00p


Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition, location and speaker information.

Attorneys attending this program are given a historical perspective to the phenomenon of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) and the evolution of the laws that affect them.  

They are provided an in-depth look at the laws enabling the relief and a step-by-step guide on how to obtain a custody order in North Carolina from filing with the clerk of court to the final custody hearing.

This program covers the best practices for applying for special immigrant juvenile status (SIJS) with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and looks at current trends in North Carolina.

Participants walk through several common case scenarios in engaging small groups. The expectation is that each participant in this training accepts at least two pro bono cases from Legal Services of Southern Piedmont (LSSP) within a year of the training date representing a UAC residing in North Carolina.  

The attorney will be fully supported by LSSP with technical assistance and guidance.

A special thank you to Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and the North Carolina Justice Center for their help with this program.

Planned by the NCBA Pro Bono.

Strange Days Indeed: Understanding and Navigating the Changing Legal Marketplace
Strange Days Indeed: Understanding and Navigating the Changing Legal Marketplace


Cary | NC Bar Center

Thursday, May 14, 2015 

Registration: 8:15a
Program: 8:55a-3:45p

Also Available via Live Webcast and Video Replay.



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

Whether we like it or not, the legal marketplace is changing.  

Once known as a professional calling, lawyers in firms of all sizes are now being faced with the application of business principles in order to just maintain pace.  

Clients are demanding better, faster, and cheaper legal services, and they have begun to look to non-traditional legal service providers to meet their needs.  

To know how to respond to these challenges, lawyers should be aware of what led to them and how structural changes in the practice of law can alter—for good or ill—the future of the practice.

  • Hear from a distinguished panel of law school deans and educators about how they see law school curricula and the training of lawyers changing in response to globalization, the flattening technological universe, and the entry of non-traditional legal service providers into the legal marketplace
  • Discover what our clients really want—what drives them and how to be the lawyers they hire and keep

Planned by the NCBA Lawyer Effectiveness & Quality of Life (LEQL) Committee and BarCARES 

The Alimony Tour - Not Starring John Cleese (2015 Family Law Section Annual Meeting)
The Alimony Tour - Not Starring John Cleese (2015 Family Law Section Annual Meeting)


Asheville | Renaissance Asheville Hotel

Friday-Saturday, May 1-2, 2015 

Registration: 8:15a
Day 1: 8:55a-12:30p
Day 2: 9:00a-12:45p

Also Available via Video Replay.



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

Your closing argument is finished.

You sit down, exhausted, to a client scribbling furiously and demanding why you didn’t mention that time he yelled at her mom in front of the kids.  And the time he forgot her birthday.  And the time he refused to go to her family reunion.

You talked about his late nights and hidden texts. You talked about his anger and control and verbal abuse. You talked about her years at home with the academically gifted children and how much work that “job” truly was. You talked about all of the parties she threw, social functions she attended, and contacts she made to increase the visibility of his business and his earning potential.

What more does she want . . . alimony is like throwing darts in the dark.

They grilled her on her crazy spending, job possibilities, and lack of bedroom skills. They suggested she had an “emotional affair” with her Starbucks barista and that she drank wine like it was water.

What were you to do . . . alimony is like throwing darts in the dark. 

You told every sordid detail about their twenty-three year marriage, but what did the Judge think was important? Is it really only about the numbers?  Why is the outcome of an alimony claim so uncertain?

This annual meeting CLE provides unmatched insight on the topic of alimony by sharing the ins and outs about the subject and trial tips from some of the best.  We surveyed our NC district court judges, so if you want to know what the Judges are doing and thinking, you need to buy your tickets now for The Alimony Tour.

Planned by the NCBA Family Law Section.