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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Registration: 6:00p
Program: 6:15-10:15p

Locations: Asheville, Cary, Concord and Wilmington

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Battle of the Wills—Caveats Proceedings in North Carolina (from Trusts & Estates: Fiduciary Litigation and Dispute Resolution, February 2015) | Stephen J. Grabenstein, The Van Winkle Law Firm, Asheville 

To the practicing attorney, caveat proceedings can, and often do, carry an air of mystery. 

While certainly not complex, caveats are unique. 

The very nature of a caveat proceeding in North Carolina, an in rem proceeding created and governed by statute with sometimes conflicting interpretive case law, sets the caveat apart from the majority of cases tried in Superior Court. 

To the interested parties involved in a caveat, the contest over a decedent’s will is an emotionally charged conflict which often pits family members against one another.  

For the attorney who drafted the will that is being challenged in a caveat, the proceeding calls into question the attorney’s work product and how the attorney interacted with the testator when preparing the challenged will.  

Whether as an advocate for one side in a caveat proceeding or as the draftsperson of a will that has been questioned in a caveat, North Carolina attorneys would do well to have a solid understanding of caveat proceedings.

Common Issues with Historic Preservation (from 2016 Zoning Planning and Land Use Section Annual Meeting, March 2016) | Ramona M. Bartos, North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Raleigh

An overview of recent cases and common problems.

Mentoring in Our Evolving Profession (from The State of Our Profession and Professional Responsibilities, October 2016) | Mark A. Scruggs, Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina, Cary

Join us for a discussion of ethical considerations to be aware of when engaged in mentoring.

Mark Scruggs discusses aspects of generational differences, situational mentoring compared to traditional mentoring, fostering positive mentoring relationships and ethics issues that arise when mentoring law students and/or lawyers who work in other firms.

Digital Signatures: How to “Ink” the Deal Digitally (from The Art of the e-Deal: Harnessing Technology in the Modern Real Estate Law Practice (2015 Real Property Hot Topics), February 2015) | J. Benjamin Davis, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh

Can a deal be signed by an emailed “yes”?

What about a scanned or faxed signature page?

How about a “yes” on the phone?

Is forgery ever an issue here? What are the statutes and case law in this evolving area?

Product Information
Product Date:
February 28, 2017
NCBA 2017 MCLE Marathon Day EVENING Video Replay

Registration Tuition Options:  


Early Bird
Save $50 by registering early!
Early bird expires February 21

Early Bird and Membership discounts will automatically be applied at checkout.
NCBA Member $155 $205
NCBA Paralegal Division Member $110 $160
Non-Member $205 $255
CLE Passport
3 tokens
Please call the NCBAF CLE Department to register for the categories to the right: 800.228.3402
Full-time LANC Attorney (NCBA Member) $110
1st Year Licensed in NC (NCBA Member) $99
The following categories do not include MCLE fees:
Judge (NCBA Member) $75
Law Professor (NCBA Member) $75
Clerk of Court (NCBA Member) $75
Law Student Division Member $25
Paralegal Division Student Member $25

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Asheville | Comfort Suites Outlet Center | Tuesday Evening, February 28, 2017
890 Brevard Road Directions | 828.665.4000
Registration: 6:00p | Program: 6:15-10:15p

Cary | NC Bar Center | Tuesday Evening, February 28, 2017
8000 Weston Parkway Directions | 800.228.3402
Registration: 6:00p | Program: 6:15-10:15p

Charlotte/Concord | Hilton Garden Inn | Tuesday Evening, February 28, 2017
7831 Gateway Lane NW Directions | 704.979.2900
Registration: 6:00p | Program: 6:15-10:15p

Wilmington | 
Country Inn & Suites | Tuesday Evening, February 28, 2017
4706 New Centre Drive Directions | 910.398.6470
Registration: 6:00p | Program: 6:15-10:15p

CARY Local Hotel Accommodations:

Local Hotel Accommodations

Embassy Suites
201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary Directions 

Rates | $169 
Includes full cooked-to-order breakfast and manager's evening reception

| 919.677.1840 
Reference Corporate ID: NCB

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

120 Sage Commons Way, Cary Directions

Rates | $114 studio queen with sleeper sofa (Sunday-Thursday) 
Includes complimentary hot breakfast

| 919.678.0005 
Ask for the NC Bar Association corporate rate

Speaker Information
Ramona M Bartos   [ view bio ]
J Benjamin Davis   [ view bio ]
Stephen J Grabenstein   [ view bio ]
Mark A Scruggs   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 3.50
General: 2.50
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.00
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