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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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  1:00pm Registration 
  1:25 Welcome and Introductions

Evolving Standards of Legal Competence in the Age of Bots, BYOD, Bluetooth and Bitcoin*‡ | Tennon

The regulatory landscape, cryptocurrencies, cloud storage, data breaches, cybersecurity and more are impacting how attorneys function. Learn pitfalls to watch out for and the best way to keep up with an ever-shifting digital landscape through an overview of current trends in the legal profession related to maintaining technological competence. This overview includes a review of Comment [8] of ethics Rule 1.1 that is driving the day-to-day practice of law in big and small ways.

  2:30 Break 

Professionalism in All Areas of the Law* | Foster, Kemp, Mullins and Perry | Moderator: Judge Robinson

Representing a wide range of practice areas, this distinguished panel, consisting of several members of the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, addresses the principles of professionalism, issues and impacts in the profession.

  3:35 Break 

The Lawyer’s Guide to Understanding and Addressing Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Trauma and Burnout† | Journey

Most lawyers decided to go to law school because they had a passion for justice and helping people. But when you factor in high case volume, high demands on time, consistent client distress, and overall work and life stress, it is a recipe for compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and ultimately burnout.

This session focuses on helping lawyers understand what compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and burnout are, how to recognize their signs and symptoms, and how to addresses their consequences professionally and personally if left unaddressed. Specifically, the presentation explores the intersection between mental health, stress and burnout.

In addition, the speaker shares personal and anecdotal experiences surrounding burnout, mental health, professionalism and stress.
This session then shifts to mindfulness and other practical tactics for addressing the situations negatively impacting the lawyer, and recommendations for overcoming obstacles and achieving satisfaction with your chosen profession.

  4:40 Adjourn

*Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit
†Indicates portion providing Substance Abuse/Mental Health credit
Indicates portion providing Technology Training credit 

FEBRUARY FINALE SCHEDULE | Pick and choose your sessions
Monday, February 24

Securities Regulation


Tuesday, February 25

Immigration Law

Brew Law

Wednesday, February 26

Privacy and Data Security

Ethics, Technology and Substance Abuse/Mental Health

Thursday, February 27

Air and Space


Friday, February 28

Labor and Employment Law

Hemp Law

Web Event Information
Start Time:
February 26, 2020 1:25 PM Eastern
12:25 PM Central, 11:25 AM Mountain, 10:25 AM Pacific
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Estimated Length:
3 hours, 15 minutes
Registration Time Remaining:
1 day, 16 hours
Registration Fee:
February Finale: Ethics, Technology and Substance Abuse/Mental Health
TUITION RATE. Membership discount automatically applies at checkout. 
Standard: $175
NCBA Member: $145
CLE Premier Pass: $0


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)

Speaker Information
Debra L Foster   [ view bio ]
Alicia J Journey  [ view bio ]
Robert C 'Bert' Kemp III   [ view bio ]
Allison Mullins   [ view bio ]
James S 'Jimbo' Perry   [ view bio ]
Judge Michael L Robinson   [ view bio ]
Christine Tennon   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 3.00
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 2.00
Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH): 1.00
Technology Training: 1.00
CLE Premier Pass
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