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Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Tuesday-Wednesday, October 16-17, 2018

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As a first-year attorney and new member of the North Carolina Bar Association, we welcome you into the profession with this program. 

Tuition is complimentary for NCBA Members who are newly licensed attorneys and required by the NC State Bar to take a PNA program. SPACE is LIMITED!

The Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA) Fall/Winter 2018 program at the NC Bar Center features: 

  • Food Truck Rodeo featuring some of the area's best trucks
  • Book Sale to help you build your library of essential resources
  • Professional Headshot for your social media pages and firm website bio
  • Professionalism Oath issued by Judge Ridgeway
  • Games at lunch
  • Complimentary CLE—A full year's worth of CLE no charge to you!
  • Free NCBA membership—Newly licensed attorneys get free NCBA membership benefits through June 2019; membership also includes one free section! See the benefits here

The North Carolina Bar Association is your home for the best continuing legal education, professional development, and networking.

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


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 North Carolina 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
Two-Day Cary, North Carolina Bar Center | Tuesday-Wednesday, October 16-17, 2018

Tuesday Registration: 8:25am 
Tuesday Program: 8:55am-4:30pm
Tuesday Networking Social: 5:00pm
Wednesday Registration: 8:25am
Wednesday Program: 8:55am-4:30pm

Webcast and Live Cary Option
Day 1 Webcast | Tuesday, October 16, 2018 
Day 2 Cary, North Carolina Bar Center | Wednesday, October 17, 2018 

Video Replay Option 
(see the In Depth tab for more information)
Cary, North Carolina Bar Center | Monday-Tuesday, December 10-11, 2018 | #771BAR


October 16 | 5:00pm
Ruckus Pizza Pasta & Spirits
Park West Village, 1101 Market Center Drive, Morrisville Driving Directions | 919.388.3500

Come get to know other new attorneys at the NCBA Young Lawyers Division networking social and enjoy great food, drinks and fun conversation!
Sponsored by NCBA Young Lawyers Division (YLD)


Available during all session breaks.

Our entire catalog of publications is on sale! Receive 35% off all eVersion books and 20% off all print and eversion combos. Discounts are available on site for PNA attendees on October 16 and 17 only. 

Some publications of particular interest to new attorneys are: 

ABCs of Traffic Law: Dos and Don’ts of Traffic Court, 2nd Edition
• How to Try Your Case Like a Professional: Tips & Procedures for the “Relatively” New Trial Lawyer (Award Winner!)
• North Carolina Family Law Marital Claims Deskbook, 4th Edition 
• North Carolina Estate Administration Manual, 9th Edition


The following "how-to" guides provide step-by-step guidance for executing fundamental legal procedures in the real world.

These essential tools are available to members of the North Carolina Bar Association from immediate access!

How to Probate a Will & Obtain Letter Testamentary (Estate Administration Quick Reference Guide)
How to File a Civil Lawsuit (Litigation Quick Reference Guide)

Click here to download your copies today.

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | Ethics & Professionalism
  • 8:25am | Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:55 | Welcome and Introductions | Pratt
  • 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
  • 12:15pm | Networking Lunch and Meet-Up Groups
  • 1:15 | Getting Lost in Our Own Lives (Mental Health/Substance Abuse) | Moraites
  • 2:15 | Why Professionalism is Important to You | Sheppard and 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 | Judge McGee and Judge Ridgeway
  • 4:25 | Professionalism Insight and Voluntary Oath | Judge Ridgeway
  • 4:30 | Adjourn for the Day
  • 5:00 | Networking Social Sponsored by NCBA Young Lawyers Division (YLD) | Ruckus Pizza Pasta & Spirits, Park West Village, 1101 Market Center Drive, Morrisville
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2018 | Law Office Management
  • 8:25am | Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:55 | Welcome and Introductions | Holmes
  • 9:00 | The Attorney-Client Relationship – Things Every Attorney Needs to Know | Crawford and Savage
  • 10:00 | Trust Accounting Rules! | Bolac
  • 11:00 | Break and Book Sale
  • 11:15 | Technology and Your Responsibility to Your Clients | Huffman
  • 12:15pm | Networking Lunch sponsored by Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina
  • 1:15 | Starting Out: Financial Planning Strategies | Yanke
  • 2:15 | Break
  • Solo/Small Firm Break Out Session
  • 2:30 | Organization of a Small Law Office
  • 3:30 | Running a Small Law Office – Panel Discussion
  • Associate Break Out Session
  • 2:30 | Mid to Large Size Law Firm Management
  • 3:30 | Organization of a Mid to Large Size Law Firm
  • Corporate Counsel Break Out Session
  • 2:30 | Corporate Counsel – Panel and Discussion
  • 3:30 | Lessons in Leading from Corporate Counsel
  • Government, Nonprofit and Education Break Out Session
  • 2:30 | Panel Discussion
  • 3:30 | Leading Legal Teams among Non-Lawyers
  • 4:30 | Adjourn
Web Event Information
Start Time:
October 16, 2018 8:55 AM Eastern
7:55 AM Central, 6:55 AM Mountain, 5:55 AM Pacific
Add to Calendar:
Estimated Length:
7 hours, 35 minutes
Registration Time Remaining:
22 days, 19 hours
Registration Fee:
Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA) Fall/Winter 2018

Newly Licensed NC Attorney $0
(NCBA Member and Required by the NC State Bar to take a PNA program*)

 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.


North Carolina Bar Center

8000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513 | 800.228.3402 | Driving Directions 

HOTEL INFORMATION. Contact hotels directly for reservations at the special NCBA room rate. Rates are based on availability and may sell out. 

Embassy Suites
201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary, NC 27513 | Driving Directions

  • Rates | $169 single/double
  • ReservationsClick here to book online (Group Code 2691626) 

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

120 Sage Commons Way, Cary, NC 27513 | Driving Directions

  • Rates | $114 studio queen with sleeper sofa (Sunday-Thursday)
  • Reservations | 919.678.0005 (Please ask for the NCBA corporate rate)

VIDEO REPLAYS. The agenda may not include certain breakouts/tracks shown at the original program.  

Cary | Monday-Tuesday, December 10-11, 2018 
North Carolina Bar Center
8000 Weston Parkway Driving Directions | 800.228.3402 | Dorsett Auditorium 
Registration: 8:45am | Day 1: 9:00am-3:30pm | Day 2: 9:00am-3:30pm

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 ]
Maria J Brown   [ view bio ]
Troy G Crawford   [ view bio ]
Damon T Duncan   [ view bio ]
Neubia L Harris   [ view bio ]
Jason M Hensley   [ view bio ]
Brandon J Huffman   [ view bio ]
George W Lennon   [ view bio ]
Nihad M Mansour   [ view bio ]
W Thomas McCuiston   [ view bio ]
Chief Judge Linda M McGee   [ view bio ]
Robynn E Moraites   [ view bio ]
Kevin Pratt   [ view bio ]
Judge Paul C Ridgeway   [ view bio ]
Warren T Savage   [ view bio ]
Lisa M Sheppard   [ 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
CLE Premier Pass
CARY LIVE Tuesday-Wednesday, October 16-17, 2018 | #771PNA
NCBA Price:$0.00
WEBCAST Tuesday, October 16, 2018 and CARY LIVE Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | #771LWC
NCBA Price:$0.00
CARY VIDEO REPLAY Monday-Tuesday, December 10-11, 2018 | #771BAR
NCBA Price:$0.00