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Original Program: January 24, 2020

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Whether you focus on district court, superior court or federal court, everyone is sure to benefit from the variety of topics presented at this program by an all-star lineup of speakers, including informative discussion and valuable insight about the following pertinent issues:

  • The evolving landscape of legalized hemp in North Carolina and its potential impact on criminal law
  • How to proceed when your state case may go federal
  • Tools for bail reform and efforts to change the bail system in several counties
  • Key issues in asset forfeiture
  • When and why the Attorney General’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation may step into a case
  • DWI case law update highlighting key recent decisions from the appellate courts

You also won’t want to miss the unique opportunity to hear an ethics presentation from Superior Court Judge Carl Fox.

Planned by the NCBA Criminal Justice Section

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

  • Hemp Law Update | Kight
  • "The Feds are coming; the Feds are coming!"-What to Do When Your Case Goes Federal | Freedman, Murray and Rauscher
  • Bail Reform | Merriweather and Smith
  • "It's not stealing; it's just CAFRA." | Terpening
  • "Who Invited These City Lawyers to Our Case?"-The Role of the Attorney General's Office and the State Bureau of Investigation in State Criminal Cases | Zellinger
  • Ethics from the Bench | Judge Fox
  • "Hasn't anyone heard of Uber?"-DWI Case Law Update | Clifton
Product Information
Date Presented:
January 24, 2020 8:55 AM Eastern
7 hours, 35 minutes
Criminal Justice Hot Topics (2020 Criminal Justice Section Annual Meeting)
TUITION RATE. Early and Membership discounts automatically apply at checkout. 

Register early and SAVE 10%!  

Standard: $340 / $305 Early
NCBA Member: $285 / $255 Early
NCBA Criminal Justice Section Member: $265 / $240 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.


North Carolina Bar Center

8000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513 | 800.228.3402

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

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)

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

  • Rates | $174 single/double
  • Reservations | Click here to book online (Group Code 2691626)

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

CANCELED | Cary | Tuesday, March 31, 2020  

Speaker Information
Christopher R 'Chris' Clifton   [ view bio ]
Judge Carl R Fox   [ view bio ]
David B Freedman   [ view bio ]
William R 'Rob' Heroy   [ view bio ]
Don R 'Rod' Kight Jr   [ view bio ]
Spencer B Merriweather III   [ view bio ]
R Andrew Murray   [ view bio ]
Claire J Rauscher   [ view bio ]
Jessica K Smith   [ view bio ]
William R Terpening   [ view bio ]
Patrick B Weede   [ view bio ]
Boz Zellinger   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 6.00
Criminal Law Specialization: 6.00
General: 5.00
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.00
CLE Premier Pass