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  • Help Me Help You : A View from Insurance Adjusters and Defense Counsel

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/12/2021 at 8:55 AM (EST)

    Help Me Help You : A View from Insurance Adjusters and Defense Counsel

    Help Me Help You

    A View from Insurance Adjusters and Defense Counsel 

    November 12, 2021
    6.0 CLE Hours (inc. 1.0 ethics hour) 

    (2.0 CME hours pending approval)

    Agenda 


    8:55 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions – Program Chairs

    • Isaac Thorp, Thorp Law, Raleigh
    • David Mason, Henson & Fuerst, PA, Raleigh

    9 a.m.| How Defense Attorneys and Insurers Evaluate Cases

    • Barry Cobb, Yates, McLamb & Weyher, LLP, Raleigh
      • How the defense works
      • What you need to know about insurance reserves
      • What plaintiffs’ attorneys should focus on in mediation presentations

    9:45 a.m.| Ethics in Mediation: Navigating the Ethical Terrain in Mediation to Effectively Settle Cases

    • Jacqueline Clare, Attorney and Certified Mediator, Raleigh
      • What are your ethical obligations when attempting to settle? 
      • Don’t make these mistakes!

    10:45 a.m. | Break


    11 a.m. | Mediator Panel Discussion

    • Jacqueline Clare, Attorney and Certified Mediator, Raleigh
    • Michael McDaniel, Attorney and Certified Mediator, Raleigh
    • Walter Burton, Attorney and Certified Mediator, Walter Burton Law Firm, Greensboro

                                  
    12 p.m. | Arbitration – Evidentiary and other Common Issues

    • Walter Burton, Walter Burton Law Firm, Greensboro
      • How much evidence is too much vs. not enough
        Arbitration and 414 medical expenses
      • Effective strategies 
      • Expert witnesses

    12:50 p.m. | Lunch


    1:50 p.m. | Views from the Defense Bar

    • Kenny Rotenstreich, Teague Rotenstreich Stanaland Fox & Holt, PLLC, Greensboro
    • Jodee Larcade, Sparkman Larcade, PLLC, Raleigh
    • Blair Nelson, Broughton Wilkins Sugg & Thompson, PLLC, Raleigh

    2:40 p.m.| Overcoming Roadblocks to Get Cases Settled

    • Kenny Rotenstreich, Teague Rotenstreich Stanaland Fox & Holt, PLLC, Greensboro
      • What information defense attorneys need to provide insurers at various stages of the litigation process
      • Big mistakes to avoid in settlement negotiations
      • Effective approaches to settlement negotiations

    3:25 p.m. | Break


    3:40 p.m.| Adjuster Panel Discussion

    • Guy Brilhante, Litigation Specialist, Allstate 
    • Maria Nielsen, Geico Senior Claims Examiner 
    • Jessica Tyndall, Nationwide Insurance Large Loss Director, Standard   Commercial Casualty Claims

    4:40 p.m.| Adjourn


    Thanks to Our Sponsors

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    CaseMetrix 

    CaseMetrix, LLC is a real-time settlement and verdict database of personal injury cases which allows you to see exactly how much various insurers are voluntarily paying to settle cases.  Attorneys use the resource, consisting of 95% settlements and 5% verdicts, both as a reference and negotiation tool to make sure they never accept an offer that’s too low.  In addition to searching by specific injuries & treatment, CaseMetrix can address common defenses such as prior related injuries, allegedly conservative venues and medical causation issues.  Call Kim White at 404.849.6422 for a free online look at the database.


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    Milner Settlements

    Milner Settlements | Bryan Milner is a Senior Structured Settlement Consultant with Milner Settlements through Sage Settlement Consulting. He has been working with attorneys and their clients in North Carolina for over 19 years, and continues to be a strong supporter of NCAJ. Bryan takes on a compassionate, comprehensive approach. He understands the important and complex financial decisions that face individuals and families who are receiving settlements. He provides creative structured settlement options and helps the attorney navigate the complexities of settlement-related issues such as Medicare Set-Asides, Trusts, Lien Resolution, etc. He also assists attorneys with designing fee structures for their contingency fees. Bryan is a committee member of the newly formed American Association of Settlement Consultants (AASC).


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    Physician Life Care Planning

    Physician Life Care Planning is a full service, nationwide provider of damages valuation services that specializes in the formulation of Compensatory Economic Damages for attorneys, including future medical requirements, loss of earnings, and loss of household services for chronically and catastrophically ill/injured individuals.

    Our Life Care Planners are Board Certified Physicians who specialize in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and possess the requisite capacity to independently and thoroughly formulate and defend a strong medical foundation for damages valuation.

    • Register
      • Non-Member - $390
      • NCAJ Member - $290
      • NCAJ New Admittee Member - $99
      • NCAJ Attorney Member 2-5 Years Licensure - $250
      • NCAJ Legal Assistant Member - $140
      • NCAJ Public Service Member - $185
      • NCAJ Retired Member - $185
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  • Skills Academy: Ever-Changing Always Evolving: New Developments in Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/05/2021 at 8:55 AM (EDT)

    This Skills Academy will bring practitioners up to date on recent developments in appellate practice and procedure and focus on how lawyers can improve their legal writing at every stage of litigation. The seminar is appropriate for both experienced appellate lawyers and trial lawyers who want to improve their writing and gain a general familiarity with appellate litigation.

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    Ever-Changing, Always Evolving: New Developments in Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy

    November 5, 2021
    6.0 CLE Hours 

    Program overview:  This Skills Academy will bring practitioners up to date on recent developments in appellate practice and procedure and focus on how lawyers can improve their legal writing at every stage of litigation.  The seminar is appropriate for both experienced appellate lawyers and trial lawyers who want to improve their writing and gain a general familiarity with appellate litigation.       

    8:55 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks by Program Chair

    • Bonnie Keith Green, The Green Firm, PLLC, Charlotte

    9 a.m. | Approaches to Eliminating Legalese and Simplifying Your Legal Writing 

    • Christopher Brook, Patterson Harkavy, Chapel Hill
    • Jon Ward, Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers, Greensboro 


      • Christopher Brook, a former North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge and the former director of the ACLU of North Carolina, and Jon Ward, an NCAJ member who has litigated numerous appeals and written many amicus briefs on behalf of NCAJ, will discuss how to simplify your legal writing to create more persuasive briefs and improve pleadings, demand letters, and other documents.

    10:30 a.m. | Break 


    10:45 a.m. | The New Appellate Style Manual and Universal Citations

    • Caitlin A. Mitchell, Nexsen Pruet, Raleigh
      • The editor of the April 2021 revision to the North Carolina Appellate Style Manual will discuss changes to the Style Manual and will give guidance on North Carolina’s switch to universal citations.

    11:45 a.m. | Lunch 


    12:45 p.m. | The New Chief

    • The Honorable Donna Stroud, Chief Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals, Raleigh
      • Chief Judge Stroud will discuss developments in the North Carolina Court of Appeals since her investiture as Chief Judge. 

    1:45 p.m. | Panel Discussion: Improving Your Writing at Every Stage of Litigation to Prevail on Appeal 

    • The Honorable Anita Earls, Supreme Court of North Carolina, Raleigh
    • The Honorable Toby Hampson, North Carolina Court of Appeals, Raleigh
    • The Honorable Richard Dietz, North Carolina Court of Appeals, Raleigh
    • Moderator: Erwin Byrd, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Raleigh
      • The panel will discuss the process of reviewing a record on appeal and how writing at each stage of litigation—from complaint, answer, discovery, motions, and appellate briefs—impacts the ultimate outcome of an appeal.

    3:15 p.m. | Break


    3:30 p.m. | Oral Argument Before the Supreme Court of North Carolina 

    • The Honorable Amy L. Funderburk, Clerk of Court, Supreme Court of North Carolina, Raleigh
    • M.C. Hackney, Assistant Clerk of Court, Supreme Court of North Carolina, Raleigh
      • Learn about the procedures for oral argument in the North Carolina Supreme Court and the use of exhibits and new technology at oral argument.

    4:30 p.m. | Adjourn


    • Register
      • Non-Member - $390
      • NCAJ Member - $290
      • NCAJ New Admittee Member - $99
      • NCAJ Attorney Member 2-5 Years Licensure - $250
      • NCAJ Legal Assistant Member - $140
      • NCAJ Public Service Member - $185
      • NCAJ Retired Member - $185
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  • Civil Masters in Advocacy 2021: Stop Discovery Obstruction: Get the Evidence You Need to Prove Your Case

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/22/2021 at 8:55 AM (EDT)

    Civil Masters in Advocacy 2021: Stop Discovery Obstruction: Get the Evidence You Need to Prove Your Case

    Civil Masters in Advocacy 2021

    Stop Discovery Obstruction: Get the Evidence You Need to Prove Your Case

    6.0 CLE Hours (inc. 1.0 ethics hour)


    Topics & Speakers 

    8:55 a.m. | Welcome & Introductions

    • Carma Henson, HensonFuerst, PA, Raleigh

    9 a.m. | Recognize and Respond to Obstructive Discovery Tactics - Rule 26(g) and Ethical Obligations in Serving and Responding to Discovery

    • Carma Henson, HensonFuerst, PA, Raleigh

    10: a.m. | Successfully Prepare for and Argue Motions to Compel/Sanctions

    • Elizabeth Todd, Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, Durham

     11 a.m. | Break

     11:15 a.m. | Discovery Obstruction/Motions to Compel/Sanctions (panel discussion)

    • The Honorable A. Graham Shirley, Resident Superior Court Judge, Raleigh 

    • The Honorable Paul Ridgeway, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge, Raleigh 
    • The Honorable Allen Baddour, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge, Pittsboro

    12:15 p.m. | Lunch 

    1:15 p.m. | Using Motions in Limine to Flush Out and Effectively Deal with Evidentiary Issues 

    • Karonnie Truzy, Crumley Roberts, Greensboro 

    2:15 p.m. | Preservation of Evidence/Spoliation

    • Ann Ochsner, Whitley Law Firm, Raleigh  

    3:15 p.m. | Break

    3:30 p.m. | Creating Exhibits During Defense Depositions, and the Use of Visual Aids for Mediation and Trial 

    • Joe Tunstall, O'Malley Tunstall, PLLC, Tarboro 

    4:30 p.m. | Adjourn

    Thanks to Our Sponsor

    Settlement Planning Services LLC 

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    With 27 years of litigation and settlement planning experience, Tacker LeCarpentier started SPS in order to provide comprehensive settlement planning services to injury victims, their families and attorneys. At no charge to your clients, we offer life care planning cost analysis, governmental benefits assessments, mediation attendance, as well as appearances at all settlement hearings. Settlement planning solutions include structured settlements, Special Needs Trusts, Medicare Set-Aside Accounts, Family Security and Settlement Preservation Trusts, and assistance with lien resolution. Contact Tacker at 919-247-9070 or Tacker@SettlementPlanningLLC.com.

    • Register
      • Non-Member - $390
      • NCAJ Member - $290
      • NCAJ New Admittee Member - $99
      • NCAJ Attorney Member 2-5 Years Licensure - $250
      • NCAJ Legal Assistant Member - $140
      • NCAJ Public Service Member - $185
      • NCAJ Retired Member - $185
    • More Information
  • Diversity and Inclusion Member Webinar: Understanding Victims of Trauma in Your Cases

    Product not yet rated Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/19/2021 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Join NCAJ for its Diversity and Inclusion free member webinar for October on Understanding Victims of Trauma in Your Cases. Leto Copeley, NCAJ member and the past President of the National Crime Victim Bar Association and a Governor’s appointee to the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission will speak on the effects of trauma on our clients, especially clients of color. Leto has vast experience representing children and adults who were sexually abused against the institutions that failed to protect them. She will walk us through how these traumas effected the cases and the clients and help us get a better understanding of the best practices for representing these clients.

    Join NCAJ for its Diversity and Inclusion free member webinar for October on Understanding Victims of Trauma in Your Cases.  Leto Copeley, NCAJ Member, the past President of the National Crime Victim Bar Association and a Governor’s appointee to the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission will speak on the effects of trauma on our clients, especially clients of color. Leto has vast experience representing children and adults who were sexually abused against the institutions that failed to protect them. She will walk us through how these traumas effected the cases and the clients and help us get a better understanding of the best practices for representing these clients.

    Leto Copeley

    Of Counsel

    White and Stradley, PLLC

    Leto came to North Carolina after graduating from Harvard Law School in order to work as a law clerk for US District Court Judge James B. McMillan in Charlotte.  During her clerkship she fell in love with the state and decided to stay. 

    Leto has a long and successful record of handling cases of personal injury, workplace injuries, wrongful death, sexual harassment and sexual abuse.  She now primarily brings claims on behalf of children and adults who were sexually abused, against the institutions that failed to protect them. Leto has obtained substantial jury verdicts for her clients, and has argued and won cases at the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She enjoys representing individuals rather than big companies, since she has never forgotten the early years of her life when she supported herself as an auto parts worker, house cleaner, and waitress.

    Leto is very involved in the crime victim rights community.  She currently serves as a Governor’s appointee to the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission.  In 2019 she served as the President of the National Crime Victim Bar Association, and she continues as a member of its board.  Trained as a mediator, Leto also currently works as the ombudsperson for the American Economic Association, whose leadership is devoted to making the economics profession more inclusive and welcoming to women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and the LGBTQ community.
     
    Leto regularly presents at seminars for other lawyers. She has taught in continuing legal education programs sponsored by the American Bar Association, the National Crime Victim Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and the North Carolina Bar Association

    • Register
      • Non-Member - $25
      • NCAJ Member - Free!
      • NCAJ New Admittee Member - Free!
      • NCAJ Attorney Member 2-5 Years Licensure - Free!
      • NCAJ Legal Assistant Member - Free!
      • NCAJ Public Service Member - Free!
      • NCAJ Retired Member - Free!
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  • Fall Conference for Paralegals 2021

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/08/2021 at 8:55 AM (EDT)

    The Fall Conference for Paralegals is designed for anyone on the legal support staff and provides 6.0 CPE hours (including 1.0 ethics)—the annual requirement for the paralegal certification

    Fall Conference for Paralegals 2021

    The Fall Conference for Paralegals is designed for anyone on the legal support staff and provides 6.0 CPE hours (including 1.0 ethics)—the annual requirement for the paralegal certification

    Registrants for this event will be joining the program virtually. 


    Topics & Speakers 

    8:55 a.m. | Welcome & Introductions

    • Brooks Miller, Sanford Thompson PLLC, Raleigh
    • Kathy Willetts, Grimes Teich Anderson, Asheville 

    9 a.m. | eFiling / eCourts - The Future of Filing is Here

    • Brad Fowler, North Carolina Judicial Branch, Raleigh

     9:45 a.m. | Criminal Law - How Paralegals Help the Lawyer Help the Client

    • Timothy Morris, Timothy C. Morris, P.A., Erwin

     10:30 a.m. | Break

     10:45 a.m. | How Paralegals and the Court System Can Work Better Together

    • Cynthia Crawford, Buncombe County Superior Court Judicial Asst II, Asheville

     11:30 a.m. | SSDI - Portals, Processes and Patience

    • Kathy Willetts, Grimes Teich Anderson, Asheville

     12:15 p.m. | Lunch Break

     1:15 p.m. | Diversity and Inclusion - Perspective

    • Samantha Couch-Moye, Ware Law Firm PLLC, Graham
    • Manisha Patel, Law Office of Manisha P. Patel, PLLC, Greensboro 

    2 p.m. | Ethics - Where is the Line? Marketing, UPL and Regulatory Reform

    • Camille Stell, Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina, Cary 

    3 p.m. | Break 

    3:15 p.m. | Where Personal Injury and Workers’ Comp meet

    • Gabriel Snyder, Ward Black Law, Greensboro 

    3:45 p.m. | Solo and Small Firms – How to Manage it All and Change with the Times

    • Catherine Sanders Reach, North Carolina Bar Association Center for Practice Management, Cary 

    4:30 p.m. | Adjourn

    SPONSOR 

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    movedocs.com 

    MoveDocs is a free web-based platform dedicated to maximizing personal injury efficiency and outcomes. Through the MoveDocs Provider Map, attorneys can easily give their clients access to board-certified providers who treat personal injury patients. Law firms have immediate access to their clients’ medical records and bills on a secure, HIPAA-compliant web portal. Then with one click, receive an itemized medical billing statement and have our Quality Account Specialist efficiently negotiate all of their clients’ bills at the time of settlement.


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    Byrd Settlements is your resource and partner for Structured Settlements and Trust Advisory services. We work with you and your clients to determine what is in their best financial interest and will have the best possible outcome. Whether it is a special needs trust to protect government healthcare benefits, a general trust, a tax free and guaranteed structured settlement or a combination, you can rely on us to offer what makes most sense for your client, not what meets arbitrary corporate minimums. In addition to our role as comprehensive settlement consultant, we can also serve as an unbiased third party Trust Protector. We provide clients with the most advantageous trust resources possible and have created an infrastructure to ensure consistent optimal performance through semi-annual review. Our team works to provide attorneys and their clients with all of the options that will enable them to use their recovery to become and remain financially secure. Please let us know if we can help!

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    Milner Settlements

    Milner Settlements | Bryan Milner is a Senior Structured Settlement Consultant with Milner Settlements through Sage Settlement Consulting. He has been working with attorneys and their clients in North Carolina for over 19 years, and continues to be a strong supporter of NCAJ. Bryan takes on a compassionate, comprehensive approach. He understands the important and complex financial decisions that face individuals and families who are receiving settlements. He provides creative structured settlement options and helps the attorney navigate the complexities of settlement-related issues such as Medicare Set-Asides, Trusts, Lien Resolution, etc. He also assists attorneys with designing fee structures for their contingency fees. Bryan is a committee member of the newly formed American Association of Settlement Consultants (AASC).

  • 3rd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/01/2021 at 8:55 AM (EDT)

    3rd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference

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    Registrants for this event will be joining the program virtually. 

    Speakers & Topics

    8:55 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks by Program Chairs

    • Stewart Poisson, Poisson Poisson & Bowers PLLC, Wilmington
    • Anna Pishko Kalarites, Law Office of David Pishko, PA, Raleigh

     9 a.m. | Supporting and Understanding LGBTQ Clients, Identity and Policy

    • Rebby Kern (they/them), Director of Education Policy, Equality NC, Raleigh
      • In this session, join Equality NC in a candid conversation about gender identity, expression and needs of the LGBTQ community. Understand the unique barriers in systems and policy faced by LGBTQ people and how to show up best for your clients holding multiple identities. Come ready to gain helpful tools to support LGBTQ clients and the community at-large.

    10 a.m. | Break

    10:15 a.m. | The Jury Sunshine Project

    • Kami Chavis, Vice Provost, Professor Of Law, Director Of Criminal Justice Program, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem
      • This session will discuss observations about the makeup of juries based on statistics from more than 1300 felony trial juries across the state.

    11:15 a.m. | Women in Law

    • Jessica Lennon Whitney, PhD, Lennon Whitney, LLC, Wilmington
      • This session will identify some of the unique challenges that women face in the practice of law and offer suggestions for firms and women lawyers to attempt to mitigate some of these challenges.

    12:15 p.m. | Closing Remarks

    12:20 p.m. | Adjourn

    SPONSOR

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    With 27 years of litigation and settlement planning experience, Tacker LeCarpentier started SPS in order to provide comprehensive settlement planning services to injury victims, their families and attorneys. At no charge to your clients, we offer life care planning cost analysis, governmental benefits assessments, mediation attendance, as well as appearances at all settlement hearings. Settlement planning solutions include structured settlements, Special Needs Trusts, Medicare Set-Aside Accounts, Family Security and Settlement Preservation Trusts, and assistance with lien resolution. Contact Tacker at 919-247-9070 or tacker@settlementplanningllc.com.

    Our Number 1 Goal: To Secure Your Clients’ Future Financial Needs.

    • Register
      • Non-Member - $285
      • NCAJ Member - $185
      • NCAJ New Admittee Member - $75
      • NCAJ Attorney Member 2-5 Years Licensure - $155
      • NCAJ Legal Assistant Member - $75
      • NCAJ Public Service Member - $115
      • NCAJ Retired Member - $115
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  • Free NCAJ Member CLE: Impact of COVID on Mental Health and Well Being

    Product not yet rated Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 09/21/2021 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    NCAJ is offering its members a free 1.0 hour CLE – The Impact of COVID on Mental Health and Well-Being – with Candace Hoffman, Field Coordinator with the North Carolina State Bar Lawyer Assistance Program.

    NCAJ is offering its members a free 1.0 hour CLE – The Impact of COVID on Mental Health and Well-Being – with Candace Hoffman, Field Coordinator with the North Carolina State Bar Lawyer Assistance Program on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 12:00 pm.   COVID-19 placed unprecedented demands and challenges on everyone and in a variety of ways. This program focuses on the impact it has specifically had on the mental health and well-being of lawyers. Common reactions are discussed and explained, with strategies given to help put these reactions into perspective. Various tools, coping methods, suggestions, and guidelines are provided to assist in managing the impact on lawyers’ health and well-being and boosting their emotional resiliency.

    Candace Hoffman

    Candace Hoffman is a licensed North Carolina lawyer and recovery enthusiast.  Candace comes to LAP from the Department of Justice, where she worked in health care, representing the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Her work exposed her to the challenges and complexities of the mental health and substance abuse treatment fields. Before taking this position as LAP Field Coordinator, Candace was a LAP volunteer for six years.  Candace lives in Raleigh with her husband, two daughters and two beagles. 

    • Register
      • Non-Member - $25
      • NCAJ Member - Free!
      • NCAJ New Admittee Member - Free!
      • NCAJ Attorney Member 2-5 Years Licensure - Free!
      • NCAJ Legal Assistant Member - Free!
      • NCAJ Public Service Member - Free!
      • NCAJ Retired Member - Free!
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  • Criminal Masters in Advocacy 2021: Expanding your Litigation Toolbox: Forensics, Sex Offenses and Racial Justice

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Criminal Masters in Advocacy 2021: Expanding your Litigation Toolbox: Forensics, Sex Offenses and Racial Justice

    Criminal Masters in Advocacy 2021:

    Expanding Your Litigation Toolbox:  Forensics, Sex Offenses and Racial Justice

    October 15, 2021
    6.0 CLE Hours 


    Agenda 

    8:45 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks by Program Chair

    • Mary S. Pollard, Executive Director, Office of Indigent Defense Services, Durham 

    9 a.m.| Mastering the Marijuana Impaired Driving Defense          

    • Doug Scott, Drugs & Alcohol Risk Management, Inc., Lillington 

    10 a.m. | Litigating Sex Offense Cases

    • Lisa Dubs, Law Offices of Lisa Andrew Dubs, Hickory
    • Susan Seahorn, Retired Public Defender 15B, Hillsborough
    • Woodrena Baker-Harrell, Chief Public Defender for 15B, Hillsborough

    11 a.m. | Break

    11:15 a.m. | Cell Phone Forensics and Tracking for Legal Professionals

    • Spencer McInvaille, Examiner, Envista Forensics, Morrisville

    12:15 p.m. | Lunch

    12:45 p.m.| Cannabis and NC Law

    • Phil Dixon, Defender Educator, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill   

     1:45 p.m. | Evaluation of complex DNA Mixtures using Probabilistic Genotyping (PG) Software

    • Dr. Maher "Max" Noureddine, DNA/Serology Expert, ForensiGen LLC, Oak Ridge

    2:45 p.m. | Break 

    3 p.m. | Litigating Racial Justice

    • Emily Coward, Project Attorney, Public Defense Education, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill 

    4 p.m. | Adjourn

    PLANNING COMMITTEE

    Allison B. Garren, Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, PLLC, Shelby

    LeAnn Melton, LeAnn Melton, Attorney at Law, Asheville

    Anthony F. Monaghan, Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office, Charlotte

    Margaret Teich, Brazil & Burke, P.A., Morganton 


    Mary Pollard

    Executive Director

    Office of Indigent Defense Services

    Doug Scott

    Drugs & Alcohol Risk Management, Inc

    Lisa Dubs

    Law Office of Lisa Andrew Dubs

    Susan Seahorn

    Retired Public Defender 15B

    Woodrena Baker-Harrell

    Chief Public Defender for 15B

    Spencer McInvaille

    Examiner

    Envista Forensics

    Phil Dixon

    Defender Educator

    UNC School of Government

    Dr. Maher "Max" Noureddine

    DNA/Serology Expert

    ForensiGen LLC

    Emily Coward

    Project Attorney, Public Defense Education

    UNC School of Government

    • Register
      • Non-Member - $390
      • NCAJ Member - $290
      • NCAJ New Admittee Member - $99
      • NCAJ Attorney Member 2-5 Years Licensure - $250
      • NCAJ Legal Assistant Member - $140
      • NCAJ Public Service Member - $185
      • NCAJ Retired Member - $185
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  • Expert Witnesses and Motions Practice for Criminal Practitioners

    Product not yet rated Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This is part of Skills Academy

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    Expert Witnesses and Motions Practice for Criminal Practitioners 

    6.0 CLE hours (inc. 1.0 substance abuse/mental health and 1.0 technology hr)

    Topics & Speakers 

    Welcoming Remarks by Program Chair 

    • Emily Gibson, Gibson Law, PLLC, Garner

    Can You Really Trust the Candyman? 

    • Antoan Whidbee, The Law Office of Antoan Whidbee, PA. Smithfield

    Analyze That: Clients’ Mental Health Issues 

    • M. Leann Melton, Attorney at Law, Asheville 

    Digital Forensics 

    • Larry Daniel, Digital Forensics, Envista Forensics, Raleigh

    Suppress It! 

    • Emily Gibson, Gibson Law, PLLC, Garner

    Junk Science: Challenging Experts in DWIs

    • John Fanney, Fanney Law Office, Raleigh

    Getting the Facts Straight

    • Jamie Paulen, Paulen Solidarity Law, Raleigh

    Hit Me with Your Best Shot

    • Kristen Dewar, Minick Law, Concord

    Adjourn

    • Register
      • Non-Member - $390
      • NCAJ Member - $290
      • NCAJ New Admittee Member - $99
      • NCAJ Attorney Member 2-5 Years Licensure - $250
      • NCAJ Legal Assistant Member - $140
      • NCAJ Public Service Member - $185
      • NCAJ Retired Member - $185
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  • Summer Conference for Paralegals 2021

    Product not yet rated Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The Summer Conference for Paralegals is designed for anyone on the legal support staff and provides 6.0 CPE hours (including 1.0 ethics)—the annual requirement for the paralegal certification

    Summer Conference for Paralegals 2021

    June 11, 2021
    6.0 CPE hours (inc. 1.0 ethics hr)

    Topics & Speakers: 

    Welcoming Remarks - Program Chairs

    • Marietta Harrell, Page Law, P.A., Raleigh
    • Kelly Boswell, HensonFuerst, PA, Raleigh 

    The 3 Ps of Taking Back Your Day: Project Management, Process Improvement, and Prioritization for the Busy Legal Professional

    • Brandi M. Hobbs, Chief Strategy Officer, Bell Davis Pitt, P.A., Winston-Salem 

    Remote Hearings and Beyond: Making Your Best Presentation 

    • Carma Henson, HensonFuerst, PA, Raleigh

    eFiling / eCourts - The Future of Filing 

    • Kellie Myers, Wake County Trial Administrator and COVID-19 Coordinator, Raleigh
    • Blair Williams, Wake County Clerk of Superior Court, Raleigh 

    Emerging Ethics: Is Your Firm Positioned to Evolve & Thrive

    • Camille Stell, Lawyers Mutual Consulting & Services, Cary

    Handling and Negotiating Medicaid & NCSEHP Liens

    • Christopher Nichols, Nichols Law Firm, Raleigh

    Stepping Back to the Future with Medical Records 

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