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Original Program Date: October 25-26, 2017


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The final step toward starting your new career!

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.

The majority of new North Carolina attorneys have met their PNA requirements with this North Carolina Bar Association course. 

Complimentary this year! Included in the tuition for PNA is a digital copy of ABCs of Traffic Law: Do's and Don'ts of Traffic Court, Second Edition by Chad D Garrett. 


By exploring the details beyond the basics of 26 essential topics, this second edition of the bestselling ABCs of Traffic Law allows you to become confident in this most complex, yet common, area of law.

Features include:

  • Alphabetical chapter topics
  • Current case law
  • Recent legislative changes
  • Easy-to-use charts and diagrams
  • Emphasis on imperative statutes
  • New topic: Impaired Driving


CLE CREDIT: 12.0 Hours (Includes 11.0 Hours Ethics/Professional Responsibility and 1.0 Hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health credits)


  • Dealing with the Courts
  • Ethics and Grievance Committees
  • Overview of the North Carolina State Bar
  • Pro Bono Service in North Carolina
  • Getting Lost in Our Own Lives | Substance Abuse/Mental Health Hour
  • Why Professionalism is Important to You
  • A View from the Bench: Cases and Examples of Professionalism and the Challenges of Being a New Lawyer
  • Professionalism Insight and Voluntary Oath
  • The Attorney-Client Relationship: Things Every Attorney Needs to Know
  • Follow the Money: Managing a Trust Account
  • Practical Ethics for the Modern Law Office
  • Starting Out: Financial Planning Strategies
  • Organization of a Small Law Office and Running a Small Law Office Panel Discussion
Product Information
Date Presented:
October 25, 2017 8:55 AM Eastern
7 hours, 45 minutes
Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA) Fall/Winter 2017

Registration Tuition Options: 

Includes a digital copy of ABCs of Traffic Law: Do's and Don'ts of Traffic Court, Second Edition
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:

•  12/31/2017 for those who pass the July 2016 and February 2017 Bar exam
•  12/31/2018 for those who pass the July 2017 and February 2018 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 Locations:

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

Video Replay Two-Day Options




Speaker Information
Mary Aiken Barrow   [ view bio ]
Kim Bart Mullikin   [ view bio ]
Michael W Bertics   [ view bio ]
Janet Ward Black   [ view bio ]
Peter G Bolac   [ view bio ]
Jeffrey D Bradford   [ view bio ]
Joyce P Brafford   [ view bio ]
Deanna S Brocker   [ view bio ]
Douglas J Brocker   [ view bio ]
Maria J Brown   [ view bio ]
Patrick Brown   [ view bio ]
Troy G Crawford   [ view bio ]
Zachary T Dawson   [ view bio ]
Jena M Edelman   [ view bio ]
Nicolette Fulton   [ view bio ]
Paul J Griffin   [ view bio ]
Kenneth B Hammer   [ view bio ]
Nathan G Harrill   [ view bio ]
George W Lennon   [ view bio ]
Kimberly A Licata   [ view bio ]
Claudia McClinton   [ view bio ]
W Thomas McCuiston   [ view bio ]
Chief Judge Linda M McGee   [ view bio ]
Robynn E Moraites   [ view bio ]
Judge Paul C Ridgeway   [ view bio ]
John P Schifano   [ view bio ]
S Mujeeb Shah-Khan   [ view bio ]
Lisa M Sheppard   [ view bio ]
Samuel G 'Bo' Thompson Jr   [ view bio ]
Douglas Underwood   [ view bio ]
Jeffrey R Whitley   [ view bio ]
Patrick Yanke, CFP   [ view bio ]
Maureen M Zyglis   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 12.00
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 11.00
Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH): 1.00
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