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Cary | NC Bar Center

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 

Registration: 8:25a
Program: 8:55a-4:30p
Networking Social: 5:00p-until

Also Available via Live Webcast

See below for Day 2 Combination Option

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

Once you pass the North Carolina State Bar examination, NC State Bar rules require you to take the Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA) course from an approved provider.*

The North Carolina Bar Association’s PNA program is a mandatory two-day, 12-hour continuing legal education (CLE) program designed to give newly licensed attorneys a greater understanding of law practice management, trust accounts, NC State Bar rules and requirements, professionalism and ethics, and the grievance process.

Complete your PNA requirement in two days consecutively or, for your convenience, take the first day by Live Webcast and then join us in Cary at the NC Bar Center for the second day.

Below are the Two-Day and Day Two Mix-and-Match options: 

Wednesday-Thursday, October 19-20, 2016 | Live Cary, NC Bar Center (and video replays) | Click here for more information

Thursday, October 20, 2016
 | Live Cary, NC Bar Center | Click here for more information

More Two-Day and Mix-and-Match dates will be scheduled in May 2017.


New this year! Included in the tuition for PNA is a digital copy of How to Try Your Case Like a Professional: Tips & Procedures for the "Relatively" New Trial Lawyer by Christopher L Parrish. 

Within these pages, the author shares more than 60 invaluable tips and provides insight into real-world courtroom procedures in North Carolina. Topics are grouped into pretrial, trial and post-trial phases of the litigation process, and are discussed in the order in which they occur during trial:
  • Securing, Preparing & (Cross-)Examining Witnesses
  • Selecting & Addressing the Jury
  • Strategies for Opening Statements & Closing Arguments
  • Elements of State/Defense Case-in-Chief
  • Delivery of a Verdict
  • Perfecting an Appeal

Product Information
Date Presented:
October 19, 2016 8:55 AM Eastern
7 hours, 35 minutes
Registration Fee:
Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA) Fall 2016: Day One Live and Webcast

Registration Tuition Options: 

Includes a digital copy of How to Try Your Case Like a Professional: Tips & Procedures for the "Relatively" New Trial Lawyer
Newly Licensed NC Attorney
(Required by the NC State Bar to take the PNA program)
Please call the CLE Department at 800.228.3402 to register for the tuition category below.

Established Attorney


NOTE: The State Bar requires attendance at a live/webcast/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:

•  12/31/2016 for those who pass the July 2015 and February 2016 Bar exam
•  12/31/2017 for those who pass the July 2016 and February 2017 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.

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 

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 | $106 studio queen with sleeper sofa (Sunday-Thursday) 
Includes complimentary hot breakfast

| 919.678.0005 
Ask for the NC Bar Association corporate rate


Speaker Information
Kim Bart Mullikin   [ view bio ]
Janet Ward Black   [ view bio ]
Deanna S Brocker   [ view bio ]
Crystal S Carlisle   [ view bio ]
Brian Clarke   [ view bio ]
Chief Judge Linda M McGee   [ view bio ]
Sarah E Nagae   [ view bio ]
Judge Paul Christian Ridgeway   [ view bio ]
Samuel “Bo” G Thompson, Jr.   [ view bio ]
Joshua T Walthall   [ view bio ]
Melvin F Wright Jr   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 6.00
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 5.00
Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH): 1.00
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