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Original Program Date: October 22-23, 2013 

Available via Video Replay

Click on the "In Depth" tab for speaker, registration, early bird and video replay information.

Please note that it is not necessary to wait for your state bar number to be issued before signing up for a PNA program. Once your bar number has been issued the State Bar will provide it to us.  In our program reporting, we will take all the necessary steps to ensure that your state bar number is associated with your attendance and that your satisfaction of the PNA requirement is reported to the State Bar.

In 2012, the majority of new attorneys in North Carolina met their mandatory new admittee professionalism requirement with the NCBA, and 87% of them rated that experience as good or excellent. These new attorneys also told us a lot about what we can do to make the program even better.  

We listened and added tailored tracks to make sure the PNA program delivers relevant information no matter what type of practice you’ll be entering. 

We’re also adding exclusive learning benefits for NCBA PNA attendees that will continue throughout the rest of your first year to help you build your expertise, your practical skills and your network.  

At PNA you'll have the opportunity to tailor your learning experience with breakout sections addressing specific practice environments. Topics to be covered include:

  • +Work/Life Balance for the New Lawyer
  • Overview of the North Carolina State Bar
  • Ethics and Grievance Committees
  • Why Is Professionalism Important to You?
  • Pro Bono Service in North Carolina
  • Dealing with the Courts – The Lawyer’s Perspective
  • Mentoring and Role Models
  • Voluntary Professionalism Oath
  • Follow the Money – Managing Your Trust Account
  • Technology in the Law Office
  • The Attorney-Client Relationship – Things Every Attorney Needs to Know!

Tailored sessions include:

  • Solo/Small Firm – Managing the Attorney-Client Relationship, Organization of a Small Law Office and Running a Small Law Office – Panel Discussion
  • Associate – Trends in the Legal Profession Affecting Law Firms and Associates, Business and Client Conflicts and Ethics and Organization of a Mid to Large Size Law Firm

Planned by the NCBA CLE Department 


Product Information
Product Date:
October 22, 2013
Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA) (2013 Fall/Winter)
Speaker Information
Justin R. Apple   [ view bio ]
Carmen Hoyme Bannon   [ view bio ]
Janet Ward Black   [ view bio ]
Peter G. Bolac   [ view bio ]
Joyce Brafford   [ view bio ]
Damon Duncan   [ view bio ]
Judge Keith O Gregory   [ view bio ]
Kenneth B Hammer   [ view bio ]
Daniel Hirschman   [ view bio ]
Robert E. Hornik Jr.   [ view bio ]
Lisa D. Inman   [ view bio ]
Jennifer M. Jones   [ view bio ]
Catherine E. Lee   [ view bio ]
George W. Lennon   [ view bio ]
Harrison Lord   [ view bio ]
Kimberly D. Maney   [ view bio ]
Erik L. Mazzone   [ view bio ]
Claudia N McClinton   [ view bio ]
W Thomas McCuiston   [ view bio ]
Judge Linda McGee   [ view bio ]
Nichole P McLaughlin   [ view bio ]
Daniel F. McLawhorn   [ view bio ]
Eugene C. Pridgen   [ view bio ]
Ashley Randall   [ view bio ]
David Richardson   [ view bio ]
Judge Paul C. Ridgeway   [ view bio ]
Bradley A. Roehrenbeck   [ view bio ]
Warren T. Savage   [ view bio ]
John P Schifano   [ view bio ]
Mark A Scruggs   [ view bio ]
R. Michael Strickland   [ view bio ]
M Gray Styers Jr   [ view bio ]
Robin K. Vinson   [ view bio ]
R. Jason Walls   [ view bio ]
Melvin F. Wright, Jr.   [ view bio ]
Registration Pricing Options
  • Established Attorney - $449

The following category may qualify for reduced tuition:

  • Newly Licensed NC Attorney (and required by the NC State Bar to take the PNA program) - $199
    Use code NEWATTORNEY at checkout 

NOTE: The State Bar requires attendance at a live/replay program and the completion of a written evaluation of the program in order to receive CLE credit. A PNA Course is required to be completed by:

  • 12/31/2013 for those who pass the July 2012 and February 2013 Bar exam
  • 12/31/2014 for those who pass the July 2013 and February 2014 Bar exam

See below for Rule and  exemptions**.

Effective 1/1/11 by the NC State Bar

"All active members admitted to the North Carolina State Bar after January 1, 2011 must complete the North Carolina Bar Professionalism for New Admittees Program in the year the member is first required to meet the continuing legal education requirements." Rule .1518 (c)

**Exemptions from Professionalism Requirement for New Members Rule .1518 (d)

(1) Licensed in Another Jurisdiction. A member who is licensed by a United States jurisdiction other than North Carolina for five or more years prior to admission to practice in North Carolina is exempt from the Professionalism for New Admittees Program requirement and must notify the board of this exemption in the first annual report sent to the member.

(2) Inactive Status. A newly admitted member who is transferred to inactive status in the first year of admission to the State Bar is exempt from the Professionalism for New Admittees Program requirement but, upon the entry of an order transferring the member back to active status, must complete the New Admittee Program in the year that the member is subject to the requirements. 




















Video Replay Options

NC State Bar rules require a minimum number of pre-registered active State Bar members. The NCBAF reserves the right to cancel any video program prior to the program date if registrations do not meet the NC State Bar requirement. 

Join the NCBA!

Joining NCBA and Taking NCBA’s PNA Program: A winning combination that delivers:

  • General membership dues waived first year
  • Dues for one section waived first year
  • Fastcase legal research database and mobile app
  • Center for Practice Management support for new practices
  • Post-Program CLE benefits exclusively for new attorneys who take PNA with NCBA.  Get access to free and low cost options to build your expertise, your practical skills and your network throughout your first year.  
  • Our Lawyer Referral signup service to build your practice with referrals by county.



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