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TWO-DAY OPTION
Live Cary, NC Bar Center | Wednesday-Thursday, October 25-26, 2017

WEBCAST AND LIVE TWO-DAY OPTION
Live Webcast | Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Live Cary, NC Bar Center | Thursday, October 26, 2017

Also Available via Video Replay

  

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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. 

Schedule: 

Wednesday Live Registration: 8:25a 
Wednesday Program: 8:55a-4:30p
Wednesday Networking Social: 5:00p
Thursday Registration: 8:25a
Thursday Program: 8:55a-4:30p

 

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
 


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

The 2017 NC Bar Association program features: 

  • Live, webcast and video replay program options | Build the PNA that meets your schedule and your needs. Attend both days live, or take advantage of the live webcast option. Can't make the live program dates, catch the video replay later in the winter months. It’s up to you!
  • Free professional headshots | Have a professional profile photo taken for your business social media. Photo sessions will be available during specific breaks.
  • Book sale | Build your law library with legal resources. 
  • Special NC Bar Association free membership opportunity | Program participants who join the NCBA will enjoy membership benefits through June 2018; includes one free section membership!
  • Networking reception | Get to know other new attorneys at the NCBA Young Lawyers Division networking social and enjoy great food, drinks and fun conversations. 
  • Day 2 live on-site attendance includes*: 
    • Tailored content for Solo/Small firms, Associate/Mid–Large size firms, Corporate Counsel and Government/Public practices
    • Trust account management
    • Law practice technology updates
    • Financial planning strategies for managing undergraduate and law school debt when starting out

*Only select sessions will be available for the video replay option

 

 

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 all the Two-Day program options...use the buttons to the right to add the program of your choice to your cart.  

Live Two-Day Option
Live Cary, NC Bar Center | Wednesday-Thursday, October 25-26, 2017
#664PNA

Webcast and Live Two-Day Option
Day 1 Webcast | Wednesday, October 25, 2017 
Day 2 Cary, NC Bar Center | Thursday, October 26, 2017 
#664LWC

Video Replay Two-Day Options 
Cary, NC Bar Center | Wednesday-Thursday, November 29-30, 2017
#664BAR
Charlotte, Hampton Inn & Suites SouthPark | Thursday-Friday, December 14-15, 2017
#664CHA

 

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

 

Agenda
  • 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
  • Networking Social
  • 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
  • Solo/Small Firm Breakout Session | Organization of a Small Law Office and Running a Small Law Office Panel Discussion
  • Associate Breakout Session | Mid to Large Size Law Firm Management and Organization of a Mid to Large Size Law Firm
  • Corporate Counsel Breakout Session | The Attorney-Client Relationship and Organization of a Legal Department and Thriving in Your Legal Career
  • Government/Nonprofit Breakout Session | Organization of a Government Legal Department and Representing Local Governments and Law Firm Organization
Web Event Information
Start Time:
October 25, 2017 8:55 AM Eastern
7:55 AM Central, 6:55 AM Mountain, 5:55 AM Pacific
Add to Calendar:
Estimated Length:
7 hours, 45 minutes
Registration Time Remaining:
8 days, 4 hours
NCBA Member Price:
$235.00
Non-Member Price:
$460.00
Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA) Fall/Winter 2017

Registration Tuition Options: 

 
  Regular
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)
$235
Please call the CLE Department at 800.228.3402 to register for the tuition category below.

Established Attorney

$460
 


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


Cary | NC Bar Center | Wednesday-Thursday, November 29-30, 2017
8000 Weston Parkway Directions | 800.228.3402 | Dorsett Auditorium
Registration: 8:45a
Day 1: 9:00a-4:30p | Day 2: 9:00a-4:30p
#663BAR


Concord | Hilton Garden Inn | Thursday-Friday, December 14-15, 2017
7831 Gateway Lane NW Directions | 704.979.2900 | Cardinal A
Registration: 8:45a
Day 1: 9:00a-4:30p | Day 2: 9:00a-4:30p
#663CRD

 

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 ]
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 "Bo" Thompson Jr   [ view bio ]
Jeffrey R Whitley   [ view bio ]
Patrick Yanke, CFP   [ view bio ]
Maureen M Zyglis   [ view bio ]
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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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LIVE CARY TWO-DAY OPTION Wednesday-Thursday, October 25-26, 2017 | #664PNA
NCBA Member: $235.00
Non-Member Price: $460.00
WEBCAST AND LIVE CARY TWO-DAY OPTION Wednesday-Thursday, October 25-26, 2017 | #664LWC
NCBA Member: $235.00
Non-Member Price: $460.00
CARY VIDEO Wednesday-Thursday, November 29-30, 2017 | #664BAR
NCBA Member: $235.00
Non-Member Price: $460.00
CONCORD VIDEO Thursday-Friday, December 14-15, 2017 | #664CRD
NCBA Member: $235.00
Non-Member Price: $460.00