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Cary, NC Bar Center | Tuesday-Wednesday, May 15-16, 2018

Webcast on Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Cary on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Also Available via Video Replay

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

Why settle for boring?

This CLE is your first obligation from the State Bar after you’re licensed. Don’t waste this opportunity on just another course that meets the requirements. With food trucks, games and free books, your first CLE can be a celebration of your entry into the profession.

Join the NCBA for the largest PNA in North Carolina. Spend the program with your friends and future colleagues for the most fun two-day program on professionalism you’ll find anywhere.

Why take PNA with the NCBA?

  • Free professional headshots | Have a professional photo taken for your business and social media profile. Photo sessions are available during designated breaks on Wednesday.
  • Bonus materials | Receive a free electronic copy of the award-winning publication How to Try Your Case Like a Professional by Christopher Parrish and Law Practice Management by long time practitioner George Lennon...both are must-haves for the new attorney. 
  • FOOD TRUCKS! | For lunch...need we say more?!
  • Book sale | Use the breaks during the program to start your professional resource library with NCBA legal resources discounted just for you. Check out the NCBA bookstore here.
  • Networking reception at Ruckus Pizza | Come get to know other new attorneys at the NCBA Young Lawyers Division networking social and enjoy great food, drinks and fun conversation!
  • Free NCBA membership | Newly licensed attorneys get free NCBA membership benefits through June 2019; membership also includes one free section! See the benefits here
  • Live sessions tailored just for you | Special breakout sessions on Wednesday include specific content on whichever legal path you choose, whether you "hang your own shingle" or go into corporate counsel. Also included are sessions on trust account managment and financial planning. 
  • Multiple program options | Attend both days Live, or take advantage of the Live Webcast option. Can't make the live program dates? -Catch the video replay later in the summer months. It’s up to you!

Complete your PNA requirement in two days consecutively live in Cary 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 all the program options...use the buttons to the right to add the program of your choice to your cart.  

Live Cary Option
Live Cary, NC Bar Center | Tuesday-Wednesday, May 15-16, 2018

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

Live Webcast and Live Cary Option
Day 1 Webcast | Tuesday, May 15, 2018 
Day 2 Cary, NC Bar Center | Wednesday, May 16, 2018 

Video Replay Options 
Cary, NC Bar Center | Tuesday-Wednesday, July 17-18, 2018 | #738BAR
Concord | Hilton Garden Inn | Thursday-Friday, July 26-27, 2018 | #738CRD

CLE CREDIT: 12.0 Hours (Includes 11.0 Hours Ethics/Professional Responsibility and 1.0 Hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health credits)

  • Wednesday 8:25a | Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:55 | Welcome and Introductions | Holmes
  • 9:00 | Dealing with the Courts | Black
  • 10:00 | Ethics and Grievance Committees | Brocker and Brocker
  • 11:00 | Break and Book Sale
  • 11:15 | Overview of the North Carolina State Bar | Brown
  • 11:45 | Pro Bono Service in North Carolina | Mansour and Bart Mullikin
  • 12:15p | Networking Lunch and Meet-Up Groups (Meet-up groups included at Live program only)
  • 1:15 | Getting Lost in Our Own Lives | Moraites
  • 2:15 | Why Professionalism is Important to You | Thompson
  • 3:15 | Break and Book Sale
  • 3:30 | A View from the Bench: Cases and Examples of Professionalism and the Challenges of Being a New Lawyer | McGee and Ridgeway
  • 4:25 | Professionalism Insight and Voluntary Oath | Ridgeway
  • 4:30 | Adjourn
  • 5:00 | Networking Social | Sponsored by NCBA Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Ruckus Pizza, Pasta & Spirits (Non-CLE Credit) | Park West Village, 1101 Market Center Drive, Morrisville
  • Thursday 8:25a | Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:55 | Welcome and Introductions | Holmes
  • 9:00 | The Attorney-Client Relationship – Things Every Attorney Needs to Know | Brown and Crawford
  • 10:00 | Trust Accounting Rules! | Bolac
  • 11:00 | Break and Book Sale
  • 11:15 | Technology and Your Responsibility to Your Clients | Huffman
  • 12:15p | Networking Lunch sponsored by Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina
  • 1:15 | Starting Out: Financial Planning Strategies | Yanke
  • 2:15 | Break
  • 2:30 | Solo/Small Firm Breakout Session | Organization of a Small Law Office | Bertics, Lennon and McCuiston
  • 2:30 | Associate Breakout Session | Mid to Large Size Law Firm Management | Barrow and Zyglis
  • 2:30 | Corporate Counsel Breakout Session | Finding your Place: Perspectives from Young Lawyers in Corporate Legal Departments | Gonzalez
  • 2:30 | Government/Public Service Breakout Session | Organization of a Government Legal Department
  • 3:30 | Solo/Small Firm Breakout Session | Running a Small Law Office – Panel Discussion | Bertics, Duncan and Lennon
  • 3:30 | Associate Breakout Session | Organization of a Mid to Large Size Law Firm | Holmes and Patel
  • 3:30 | Corporate Counsel Breakout Session | Thriving in Your Legal Career | Hensley
  • 3:30 | Government/Public Service Breakout Session | Representing Local Governments and Law Firm Organization
  • 4:30 | Adjourn
Web Event Information
Start Time:
May 15, 2018 8:55 AM Eastern
7:55 AM Central, 6:55 AM Mountain, 5:55 AM Pacific
Add to Calendar:
Estimated Length:
1 day, 7 hours
Registration Time Remaining:
23 days, 10 hours
Registration Fee:
Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA) Spring/Summer 2018

Registration Tuition Options:  

 Early Bird discounts automatically apply at checkout.

Early Bird
Save 10% by registering early!
early bird expires 
May 8

Newly Licensed NC Attorney
(Required by the NC State Bar to take a PNA program*)
$210 $235$250
Please call the CLE Department to register for the below category: 800.228.3402  
Established Attorney $485 $540$580

*NOTE: The NC State Bar requires attendance at a live/webcast/replay program and the completion of a written evaluation of the program in order to receive CLE credit. A PNA Course is required to be completed by:

•  12/31/2018 for those who pass the July 2017 and February 2018 North Carolina Bar Exam
•  12/31/2019 for those who pass the July 2018 and February 2019 North Carolina Bar Exam

Click here for the full NC State Bar rules and exemptions on PNA.

LIVE CARY Program Location and Local Hotel Accommodations:

Program Location

NC Bar Center
8000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513 Directions | 800.228.3402 | Dorsett Auditorium 

Local Hotel Accommodations

Embassy Suites
201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary Directions 

Rates | $169 
Includes full cooked-to-order breakfast and manager's evening reception

Reservations Click here to register online. Web reservation preferred: select dates and click "add special rate code.  Enter 2691626.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

120 Sage Commons Way, Cary Directions

Rates | $114 studio queen with sleeper sofa (Sunday-Thursday) 
Includes complimentary hot breakfast

| 919.678.0005 
Ask for the NC Bar Association corporate rate

Video Locations:

NC State Bar rules require a minimum number of pre-registered active State Bar members. 
The NCBA reserves the right to cancel any video program prior to the program date if registrations do not meet the NC State Bar requirement.

Video Replay Options

Cary | NC Bar Center | Tuesday-Wednesday, July 17-18, 2018
8000 Weston Parkway Directions | 800.228.3402 | Dorsett Auditorium
Registration: 8:45a
Day 1: 9:00a-3:30p | Day 2: 9:00a-3:30p
#738BAR | Early Bird July 10

Concord | Hilton Garden Inn | Thursday-Friday, July 26-27, 2018

7831 Gateway Lane NW Directions | 704.979.2900 | Cardinal A
Registration: 8:45a
Day 1: 9:00a-3:30p | Day 2: 9:00a-3:30p
#738CRD | Early Bird July 19


Speaker Information
Mary Aiken Barrow   [ view bio ]
Kim Bart Mullikin   [ view bio ]
Michael W Bertics   [ view bio ]
Janet Ward Black   [ view bio ]
Peter G Bolac   [ view bio ]
Deanna S Brocker   [ view bio ]
Douglas J Brocker   [ view bio ]
C Patrick F Brown   [ view bio ]
Troy G Crawford   [ view bio ]
Damon T Duncan   [ view bio ]
M Denisse Gonzalez   [ view bio ]
Paul J Griffin   [ view bio ]
Jason M Hensley   [ view bio ]
Ashley P Holmes   [ view bio ]
Brandon J Huffman   [ view bio ]
George W Lennon   [ view bio ]
Nihad Mansour   [ view bio ]
W Thomas McCuiston   [ view bio ]
Chief Judge Linda M McGee   [ view bio ]
Robynn E Moraites   [ view bio ]
Judge Paul C Ridgeway   [ view bio ]
Samuel G 'Bo' Thompson Jr   [ view bio ]
Patrick Yanke, CFP   [ view bio ]
Maureen M Zyglis   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 12.00
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 11.00
Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH): 1.00
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LIVE CARY Tuesday-Wednesday, May 15-16, 2018 | #738PNA
NCBA Price:$540.00
LIVE WEBCAST Tuesday, May 15, 2018 and LIVE CARY Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | #738LWC
NCBA Price:$580.00
CARY VIDEO REPLAY Tuesday-Wednesday, July 17-18, 2018 | #738BAR
NCBA Price:$540.00
CONCORD VIDEO REPLAY Thursday-Friday, July 26-27, 2018 | #738CRD
NCBA Price:$540.00