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Original Program: 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!

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  • Day 1 | Ethics & Professionalism
  • Dealing with the Courts | Black
  • Ethics and Grievance Committees | Brocker and Brocker
  • Overview of the North Carolina State Bar | Brown
  • Pro Bono Service in North Carolina | Bart Mullikin and Mansour
  • Why Professionalism is Important to You | Sheppard
  • Getting Lost in Our Own Lives (Mental Health/Substance Abuse) | Bender
  • A View from the Bench: Cases and Examples of Professionalism and the Challenges of Being a New Lawyer | Judge McGee and Judge Ridgeway
  • Day 2 | Law Office Management
  • The Attorney-Client Relationship – Things Every Attorney Needs to Know | Crawford and Savage
  • Trust Accounting Rules! | Bolac
  • Technology and Your Responsibility to Your Clients | Huffman
  • Starting Out: Financial Planning Strategies | Yanke
  • Solo/Small Firm Breakout Session
  • Organization of a Small Law Office | Barefoot, Bertics, Lennon and McCuiston
  • Running a Small Law Office | Barefoot, Bertics, Lennon and McCuiston
  • Associate Breakout Session
  • Mid to Large Size Law Firm Management | Harrill and Whitley
  • Organization of a Mid to Large Size Law Firm | Barrow and Zyglis
  • Corporate Counsel Breakout Session
  • Corporate Counsel | Cottrell, Edwards and Teeter
  • Lessons in Leading from Corporate Counsel | Cottrell, Edwards and Teeter
  • Government, Nonprofit and Education Breakout Session
  • Panel Discussion | Bradford and Fulton
  • Leading Legal Teams Among Non-Lawyers | Bradford and Fulton
Product Information
Date Presented:
October 16, 2018 8:55 AM Eastern
7 hours, 35 minutes
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.  

Speaker Information
Seth E Barefoot   [ view bio ]
Mary Aiken Barrow   [ view bio ]
Kim Bart Mullikin   [ view bio ]
Victoria Bender  [ view bio ]
Michael W Bertics   [ view bio ]
Janet Ward Black   [ view bio ]
Peter G Bolac   [ view bio ]
Jeffrey D Bradford   [ view bio ]
Deanna S Brocker   [ view bio ]
Douglas J 'Doug' Brocker   [ view bio ]
Maria J Brown   [ view bio ]
Clara Cottrell   [ view bio ]
Troy G Crawford   [ view bio ]
Benjamin R Edwards   [ view bio ]
Nicolette Fulton  [ view bio ]
Nathan G Harrill  [ view bio ]
Neubia L Harris   [ 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 ]
Kevin Pratt   [ view bio ]
Judge Paul C Ridgeway  [ view bio ]
Warren T Savage   [ view bio ]
Lisa M Sheppard   [ view bio ]
Donald R 'Jay' Teeter Jr   [ view bio ]
Jeffrey R Whitley   [ view bio ]
Patrick Yanke   [ 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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