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Original Program Date: February 22, 2019

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Fine-tuning the relationships between the law, attorneys, citizens, government and the Constitution can seem as if it requires that perfect pitch so few of us have. The maestros in the sound booth adjust the volume, tone, rhythm and other elements of music, musicians and instruments as they record.

Similarly, attorneys work to adjust the sometimes-competing elements of the music of our law, government and democracy, leading to harmony or discord.

This program presents a full-day’s concert of sessions dealing with the legal music of our lives.

Topics include:

  • A view from the bench regarding Section 1983, government and citizen suits
  • Protecting voting rights and empowering citizens in environmentally vulnerable areas
  • Data privacy and legal ethics
  • Administrative searches and warrants
  • Injunctive relief when citizens participate in democracy
  • Protecting rights and citizens from debtors prison

Come join us as we turn up the volume on our knowledge of these chords of law.

Planned by the NCBA Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities and Government & Public Sector Sections

Satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement.

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

  • The Times They Are a-Changin' - A View from the Bench: 42 USC 1983 | Judge Gibney
  • Tell Me, Who Are You? 'Cause I Really Wanna Know: The Ethics of Data Privacy for Lawyers? | Cordell and Woodlief
  • Fought the Law and the Law Won - Court Costs, Fees and the Constitution | Becker and Markham
  • Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For: Administrative Searches and Warrants | Fulton and McLawhorn
  • For What It's Worth, Stop, Hey, What's That Sound -- Injunctive Relief in Public Participation Litigation | Peterson
  • Stormy Weather | Hunter, Kennedy and Seawell
Product Information
Date Presented:
February 22, 2019 8:55 AM Eastern
7 hours, 50 minutes
In Tune or Off Key: Law, Government, Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities (2019 Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities and Government & Public Sector Sections Annual Meetings)
TUITION RATE. Early and Membership discounts automatically apply at checkout. 

Register early and SAVE 10%!  

Standard: $350 / $315 Early
NCBA Member: $290 / $260 Early
NCBA Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities Section Member: $270 / $245 Early
NCBA Government & Public Sector Section Member: $270   $245 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.

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


Speaker Information
Cristina Becker   [ view bio ]
Susanna S Birdsong   [ view bio ]
Irena Como   [ view bio ]
Matthew A Cordell  [ view bio ]
Nicolette Fulton  [ view bio ]
Scott W Gaylord   [ view bio ]
Judge John A Gibney Jr   [ view bio ]
Kym Hunter   [ view bio ]
Adrienne Kennedy   [ view bio ]
James M Markham   [ view bio ]
Daniel F 'Dan' McLawhorn   [ view bio ]
Daniel E Peterson   [ view bio ]
Gregg F Schwitzgebel III   [ view bio ]
Emily Seawell   [ view bio ]
Ann B Wall   [ view bio ]
Alan D Woodlief Jr   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 6.00
General: 5.00
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.00
Technology Training: 1.00
CLE Premier Pass