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Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Friday, December 7, 2018

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In an age abounding with stories of public and private incivility, division and discrimination, how can lawyers model and promote good behavior in their interactions with members of the bench, bar and public?

And in a time when individual struggles with stress and depression make news every day, how can lawyers recognize and respond to warning signs in themselves and others in ways that promote individual flourishing?

Our featured speaker forges the way by focusing on recent studies relating to interactions between bench and bar, and by exploring the ABA’s 2017 report The Path to Lawyer Well-Being and the 2016 anti-discrimination amendment to Model Rule 8.4.

Following the featured speaker, three panels of experienced North Carolina attorneys and judges engage program attendees in a lively discussion featuring the use of hypotheticals.

Planned by the NCBA Professionalism Committee, the NCBA Justice and Judiciary Committee and NC BarCARES

This program is sponsored in part by the North Carolina Lawyer Assistance Program and Lawyers Mutual

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

About the Featured Speaker: 

Tonja Jacobi joined Northwestern Law School in 2004. She earned her PhD in political science from Stanford University, where she wrote her dissertation on separation of powers constraints on the judiciary. She also holds a Masters from the University of California, Berkeley and a law degree with first class honors from the Australian National University. Her areas of interest include judicial politics and behavior, advice and consent nominations, and constitutional criminal procedure. Her current projects include a formal model of judicial choice among cases for certiorari, and a theory of judicial review centered on constitutional stability.
  • 9:15am | Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:55 | Welcome and Program Announcements
  • 10:00 | Keynote Address with Professor Tonja Jacobi | Jacobi
  • 10:45 | Break
  • 11:00 | When a Lawyer (or Judge) Behaves Badly | Judge Eagles, Doyle, Matthews, and Sheppard
  • 12:15pm | Lunch and Special Presentation: How to Create Mini-Moments of Wellbeing with Mindfulness | Mahr (not for CLE credit)
  • 1:30 | When a Lawyer (or Judge) Needs Assistance | Judge Bryant, Hicks, Savage, and Zyglis
  • 2:30 | When the One Who Needs Help is You | Judge Hall, Cheshire, and McClinton
  • 3:30 | Adjourn
Product Information
Date Presented:
December 07, 2018 9:55 AM Eastern
5 hours, 35 minutes
Registration Fee:
A Most Stressful Profession: Promoting Civility and Sanity in Your Practice
TUITION RATE. Early and Membership discounts will automatically apply at checkout. 

Register early and SAVE 10%! Live Cary and Webcast early rate expires November 16. 

Standard: $215 / $195 Early
NCBA Member: $180 / $160 Early
CLE Premier Pass: $0

Discounts are available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 800.228.3402 for details.

Full and partial scholarships are available for attorneys experiencing a financial hardship of any kind. Click here to apply.


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)

Speaker Information
Jeffrey D Bradford   [ view bio ]
Professor Kathryn Webb Bradley  [ view bio ]
Judge Wanda G Bryant  [ view bio ]
Joseph B 'Joe' Cheshire V   [ view bio ]
Sean Doyle   [ view bio ]
Judge Catherine C Eagles  [ view bio ]
Judge David L Hall   [ view bio ]
Richard Hicks  [ view bio ]
Judge Lucy N Inman   [ view bio ]
Tonja Jacobi   [ view bio ]
Laura D Mahr  [ view bio ]
Dayatra Matthews   [ view bio ]
Claudia N McClinton   [ view bio ]
Warren T Savage   [ view bio ]
Lisa M Sheppard   [ 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): 4.00
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 3.00
Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH): 1.00
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