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Live Winston-Salem | Benton Convention Center
Friday, May 3, 2019

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This program offers opportunities to grow and update your professional knowledge and network with others in your field.

Hear from some of North Carolina’s top legal professionals on a variety of topics designed to educate and update you and to energize your career.

At this advanced-level, one-day program, you have an opportunity to gain the following benefits:

  • Learn fundamental information about cryptocurrencies and blockchains and understand how these technologies affect the discovery process for litigation teams and professionals working in e-discovery.
  • Review applicable rules that govern the world of e-discovery, hear real-world examples of the ways things can go wrong and find out how to fix them.
  • Hear about the very real problem of human trafficking and find out how North Carolina citizens and courts are being affected.
  • Understand key topics of the new Session Law 2018-45, including changes that affect boards of directors and officers, voting trusts, shareholder agreements, mergers that follow tender offers, appraisal rights, short-form mergers into non-corporate parent entities, and a new statutory ratification procedure for defective actions or share issuances.
  • Receive the latest real estate news and discuss the most frequent claims, new legislation and recent trends affecting your practice.
  • Review the details and procedures that make trying a criminal case in North Carolina different and exciting.
  • Examine the December 2018 changes to the WDNC Local Rules and the modifications to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
  • Become well-versed in the general status of immigration law resulting from the recent government shutdown through recent court cases and presidential orders and learn how these changes have affected enforcement policies.
  • Hear from a North Carolina Supreme Court Justice on her take of modern ethical dilemmas faced by North Carolina paralegals.

Planned by the NCBA Paralegal Division

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

The Paralegal Division is collecting supplies for Family Services!  

At this year's Paralegal Division Annual Meeting, attendees are encouraged to donate to the division’s charitable cause. 

Family Services works collaboratively with government, education, other nonprofit organizations and citizens to solve our community’s complex social problems. Too many individuals in our community struggle with poverty, unemployment and domestic upheaval that threaten not only the lives of their own families but also our collective future. Family Services works to help children, families and individuals make positive, lasting changes in their lives; strengthen families; build a healthier, more stable community; and build a better future for all of us.

Family Services (Forsyth) has an immediate need for the following items: bath towels, wash cloths, kitchen towels, single size sheets, full size bottles of shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc., and feminine care products.

We ask that you bring what you can to the event or consider making a monetary donation here.

Product Information
Product Date:
May 03, 2019
  • 8:00am | Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 | Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:35 | Blockchain and E-discovery | Wilson
  • 9:35 | Paralegal Division Annual Meeting with Presentation of Distinguished Paralegal Award | Leslie C Pegram, UNC Health Care System, 2018-2019 Division Chair, presiding
  • 9:45 | Break
  • Real Estate | Curing Title Defects | Overfield
  • Corporate | Employment Law Fundamentals: Common Employer Misconceptions and Mistakes | Wood
  • Litigation | Finding the Calm in the E-discovery Fire Drill | Durham
  • General | Human Trafficking 101 | Ford
  • 11:00 | Breakout Transition
  • Real Estate | Commercial Leasing | Bagley and Powell
  • Corporate | 2018 Changes to the North Carolina Business Corporations Act | Clement
  • Litigation | Trial and Error: 10 Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable as a Litigation Paralegal | Tomberlin
  • General | 212: Counting Down to Raise the Age | Sokolich and Taraska
  • 12:10pm | Networking Lunch
  • Real Estate | Hottest Topics in Real Estate Law | Ferguson
  • Corporate | A Practical Approach to GDPR, California Consumer Privacy Act and NC’s Revised Proposal for Amending NC’s Identity Theft Protection Act | Whitaker
  • Litigation | Tips for Paralegals Venturing into Family Law | Bradshaw
  • General | North Carolina Criminal Jury Trials: How Did That Just Happen?! | Beechler
  • 2:10 | Breakout Transition
  • Real Estate | E-commerce in Real Estate Law | Stallworth and Thigpen
  • Corporate | Best Practices in Corporate Governance | Southern
  • Litigation | Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: WDNC Local Rules Updates and Modifications Under the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure | Davis
  • General | Hot Topics in Immigration Law | Yanez
  • 3:20 | Break
  • 3:30 | Real-Life Ethical Dilemmas for Paralegals | Justice Earls
  • 4:30 | Adjourn
2019 NCBA Paralegal Division Annual Meeting
TUITION RATE. Early and Membership discounts automatically apply at checkout. 

Register early and SAVE 10%! Live Winston-Salem early rate expires April 12. 

Standard: $425 / $385 Early
NCBA Paralegal Division Member: $330 / $295 Early
CLE Premier Pass: $0

Discounts are available for NCBA members who are paralegal students. Call CLE at 800.228.3402 for details.


Benton Convention Center

301 West 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 | 336.727.2976 | Driving Directions 

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

Winston-Salem Marriott 
425 North Cherry Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 | 336.725.3500 | Driving Directions 

  • Rates | $159 single/double
  • Reservations | 800.320.0934 | Ask for the NCBA Paralegal Division Annual Meeting group rate 
  • Hotel Cutoff Date | April 4, 2019

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

Video replays to be scheduled. 

Speaker Information
Leigh C Bagley   [ view bio ]
Christopher A Beechler  [ view bio ]
Ruth I Bradshaw   [ view bio ]
Ann M Cantrell   [ view bio ]
David B Clement  [ view bio ]
Stephanie C Crosby   [ view bio ]
David K Davis   [ view bio ]
Joshua B Durham  [ view bio ]
Justice Anita S Earls   [ view bio ]
Stephanie B Elliott   [ view bio ]
Nancy S Ferguson   [ view bio ]
Kimlani M Ford  [ view bio ]
Melissa Stockley Jones   [ view bio ]
Katelyn A Morton   [ view bio ]
John C Overfield   [ view bio ]
Tonya B Powell   [ view bio ]
Kimberly A Sokolich  [ view bio ]
Elizabeth C Southern   [ view bio ]
Ozie H Stallworth   [ view bio ]
Heather L Taraska   [ view bio ]
Jeff L Thigpen  [ view bio ]
Allison C Tomberlin   [ view bio ]
Nicole Whitaker   [ view bio ]
Charlot F Wood   [ view bio ]
Jessica L Yañez   [ view bio ]
Allison D Yezek   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 6.00
General: 5.00
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.00
CLE Premier Pass
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