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Cary | NC Bar Center

Friday, September 25, 2015 

Registration: 8:15a
Program: 8:55a-4:30p

Also Available via Live Webcast


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"Lawyers are not very good at retiring."  

This statement gives rise to an intriguing in-depth program studying issues related to retirement planning, normal aging, and cognitive impairment.  Lawyers are practicing longer because we are living longer.  Gone are the days where one could assume that death and retirement were hand in hand.

This program is designed to explore challenges being faced in all professions, the impact of cognitive impairment and of normal aging on lawyers’ competency, and to challenge lawyers to prepare for and look forward to life in retirement.

  • Retiring Well – Physically, mentally and emotionally preparing for retirement.
  • Protecting clients and the profession from lawyers practicing too long in terms of competency.
  • Examining the signs and symptoms of cognitive decline – normal aging v. cognitive impairment.
  • Positive News – Thoughts, ideas and suggestions for positively approaching retirement and for retiring well.
  • Ways the legal profession can support its members in learning how to retire well.

About the guest speaker: Join keynote speaker Meryl Comer, award-winning TV business reporter and New York Times best-selling author of Slow Dancing with a Stranger: Lost and Found in The Age of Alzheimer’s, as she shares an unvarnished account of her physician husband’s early onset battle with Alzheimer’s disease, one of today’s most pressing and least-understood global health epidemics. No one over 50 is immune from this fatal neurodegenerative disease for which there is no cure or disease modifying therapies. Ms. Comer serves as President and CEO at the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative in Washington D.C.  The Alzheimer’s Initiative is leading efforts to fund innovative projects that advance awareness, diagnosis and research in early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.


  • Concentrating on the ‘Why’: What is Going on in North Carolina?
  • The National Perspective: What is the ABA Seeing and Doing? | Featuring ABA Immediate Past President William C. Hubbard (no MCLE credit)
  • The Alzheimer’s Epidemic: A Wake-Up Call for Our Generation Featuring Guest Speaker Meryl Comer | Sponsored by Lawyers Mutual Liability Company of North Carolina
  • Understanding the ‘What’: Understanding the Physiology and Psychology of Growing Older | Substance Abuse/Mental Health
  • Setting the Stage: Why are we here today?
  • Strategies for Success: How Does a Lawyer Retire?
  • Regulatory Concerns in Winding Down a Practice | Ethics
  • Retiring Well: Lessons Learned
Product Information
Date Presented:
September 25, 2015 8:55 AM Eastern
7 hours, 35 minutes
Registration Fee:
Retiring Well: Developing Strategies for a Successful Transition

Registration Tuition Options:


Early Bird
Save $55 by registering early!
early bird expires 
September 18.

Early Bird and Membership discounts will automatically be applied at checkout.
NCBA Member $250 $305 $330
Non-Member $305 $360 $385
Non-Attorney Professional
(Call to register)
$150 $205 $230
CLE Passport
5 tokens
Please call the NCBAF CLE Department to register for the categories to the right: 800.228.3402
Full-time LANC Attorney (NCBA Member) $150 $175
1st Year Licensed in NC (NCBA Member) $99 $124
The following categories do not include MCLE fees:
Judge (NCBA Member) $25 N/A
Law Professor (NCBA Member) $25 N/A
Clerk of Court (NCBA Member) $25 N/A
Law Student Division Member $25 N/A
Paralegal Division Student Member $25 N/A

LIVE CARY Program Location and Local Hotel Accommodations:

Program Location

NC Bar Center
8000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513 Directions | 800.228.3402 | Dorsett Auditorium and Conference Rooms A, B and C

Local Hotel Accommodations

Embassy Suites
201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary Directions 

Rates | $159 
Includes full cooked-to-order breakfast and manager's evening reception

| 919.677.1840 
Reference Corporate ID: L-NCB

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

120 Sage Commons Way, Cary Directions

Rates | $96 studio queen with sleeper sofa (Sunday-Thursday) 
Includes complimentary Continental breakfast

| 919.678.0005 
Ask for the NC Bar Association corporate rate

Video Locations:

Unfortunately, this program is no longer available via Video Replay.  

The majority of this program will be available via On Demand soon after the live program has concluded. 


Speaker Information
Shelby Duffy Benton   [ view bio ]
Doris R. Bray   [ view bio ]
Meryl Comer   [ view bio ]
Todd C. Conormon   [ view bio ]
John 'Sean' Doyle   [ view bio ]
Alan W. Duncan   [ view bio ]
A. Root Edmonson   [ view bio ]
Nan E. Hannah   [ view bio ]
Nancy H. Hemphill   [ view bio ]
William C. Hubbard   [ view bio ]
Joseph P. Jordan, Ph.D.   [ view bio ]
Thomas R Lenfestey III   [ view bio ]
Managing Editor George W. Lennon   [ view bio ]
Chief Justice Mark D Martin   [ view bio ]
Nichole P. McLaughlin   [ view bio ]
Richard J. “Rich” O’Brien, MD, Ph.D.   [ view bio ]
Brian Oten   [ view bio ]
Julie B Pape   [ view bio ]
Judge Marvin P. Pope, Jr.   [ view bio ]
Bradley N Schulz   [ view bio ]
Mark A. Scruggs   [ view bio ]
Lisa M Sheppard   [ view bio ]
Mareah C Steketee, PhD   [ view bio ]
R. Michael Wells, Sr.   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 5.50
General: 3.50
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.00
Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH): 1.00
CLE Premier Pass
This seminar is no longer available for purchase.