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

    Featuring an all-star line up of trial lawyer coaches including Jody Moore of Johnson Moore Trial Lawyers and Sari de la Motte, author of “From Hostage to Hero” together with an impressive cast of some of NCAJ’s finest presenters.

    Damages: How to Prepare Your Case and Yourself to Maximize Your Recovery

    6.0 CLE Hours 

    Topics and Speakers


    Welcoming Remarks by Program Chair

    • David Pishko, Pishko Kalarites, P.A., Winston-Salem

    VOIR DIRE: Priming the Jury to Value Human Losses

    • William Goldfarb, The Law Offices of William K. Goldfarb, Monroe, NC

    LOSS OF MOBILITY: Demonstrating the Daily Impact of a Devastating Injury

    • Karonnie Truzy, Crumley Roberts, LLP, Greensboro, NC

    WRONGFUL DEATH DAMAGES; Placing a Value on the Loss of a Loved One

    • John Chilson, Comerford, Chilson & Moser, LLP, Winston-Salem, NC

    Preparing Your Client and Yourself to Present Your Damages Case

    • Jody C. Moore, Johnson Moore Trial Lawyers, Thousand Oaks, CA

    Let Your Jury Solve Your Problems

    • Sari de la Motte, Trial Consultant, Portland

    Putting it All Together

    • Jody Moore and panelist 


    • Register
      • Non-Member - $425
      • NCAJ Member - $325
      • NCAJ New Admittee Member - $124
      • NCAJ Attorney Member 2-5 Years Licensure - $285
      • NCAJ Legal Assistant Member - $160
      • NCAJ Public Service Member - $205
      • NCAJ Retired Member - $205
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  • Product not yet rated Contains 11 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Program Chair Mona Lisa Wallace has gathered some of the state and nation's top minds on this topic -- individuals with a depth of knowledge and experience in researching and litigating these matters that stretches back decades. The insights and access you'll gain from these top attorneys and military experts will serve you and your clients well as you pursue justice for those who have given so much to our nation.

    Our Turn to Serve: Practitioner's Guide to Camp Lejeune Justice Act 

    6.25 CLE hours (inc. 1.0 ethics hour)


    Topics & Speakers 

    Welcoming Remarks 

    • Shannon Leskin, NCAJ Executive Director, Raleigh 
    • Mona Lisa Wallace, Wallace & Graham, PA, Salisbury 

    Dissecting The Camp Lejeune Justice Act | Government Guidance on Filing Administrative Claim Forms 

    • Whitney Wallace Williams, Wallace & Graham, PA, Salisbury

    Insider View of Camp Lejeune - Do's and Don'ts When Representing Marines & Veterans 

    • Larry Hall, Wallace & Graham, PA, Salisbury 

    Potential Similarities and Differences between MDLs and Camp Lejeune Justice Act 

    • Marcus Susen, Susen Law Group, Ft. Lauderdale

    Proving Exposure: The Real Science Behind What Proof is Required  

    • Kevin McKie, Environmental Litigation Group, P.C., Birmingham 

    Proving General and Specific Causation

    • Bill Graham, Wallace & Graham, P.A., Salisbury 

    Damages: Interpretations of "appropriate relief" under Camp Lejeune Justice Act

    • John Hughes, Wallace & Graham, PA., Salisbury 

    Damages Modeling

    • Robin L. Greenwald, Weitz & Luxenberg, New York

    Decedents: Opening Estates to Include the Onslow County Option 


    • Mark Doby, Wallace & Graham, PA., Salisbury

    Unsettled Legal Issues

    • Joel Rhine, Rhine Law Firm, Wilmington 

    Avoiding Ethics Violations in North Carolina 

    • Mona Lisa Wallace, Wallace & Graham, PA, Salisbury

    Questions for Panelist
     


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

    Fall Conference for Paralegals (On-Demand)

    Fall Conference for Paralegals 2022: Paralegals Making A Difference-Together We Can Change North Carolina

    6.0 CPE Hours (inc. 1.0 ethics)


    Topics and Speakers

    Welcoming Remarks by Program Chair

    • Natalie Porter, Apricus Paralegal Group LLC, Winston-Salem

    Secondary Trauma in the Legal Profession

    • S. M. Kernodle-Hodges, Tolliver Richardson & Kernodle LLC, Raleigh

    Safeguarding Today’s Busy Law Firm: Tricks, Traps and Trends

    • Julie Beavers, Lawyers Mutual, Cary

    Cross Cultural Paralegaling

    • Sylvia Novinsky, North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center, Raleigh
    • Anh LyJordan, North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center, Raleigh

    Bridging the Access to Justice Gap with Paraprofessionals

    • Rachel Royal, Royal Touch Legal & Business Solutions, Wilmington
    • Shawana Almendarez, NC Paralegal Consulting Services, Charlotte

    Where Do I Go From Here?

    • Erica White, Elevate Services, Raleigh

    Honoring Ourselves Through Self-Care

    • Brittany Yearwood, Make Your Own Time, Raleigh
  • Product not yet rated Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Register today for one of our premier workers’ compensation programs of the year. With a broad scope of topics, this year’s Quirky Issues speaker lineup is one you will not want to miss. You’ll gain valuable insights into unusual topics and get up-to-date on REDA and wage/hour claims, guardianships in workers’ comp, tips on non-insured workers’ comp cases and much more!

    Quirky Issues in Worker's Comp 2022

    6.0 CLE Hours (inc. 1.0 ethics, 1.0 tech) (2.0 CME hours)

    Topics and Speakers

    Welcoming Remarks by Program Chair

    • Bob Bollinger, Bollinger Law Firm, PC, Charlotte

    REDA and Wage/Hour Claims—What Workers’ Comp Lawyers Need to Know

    • Noël Harlow, Van Kampen Law, Raleigh

    When the Plaintiff Passes Away

    • Hunter Eddins-Gentel, Ricci Law Firm, Greenville

    Guardians ad Litem and Other Types of Guardianships in Workers’ Compensation Cases

    • Jack Waissen, Deuterman Law Group, Greensboro

    Adobe PDF for the Practicing Attorney

    • Will Snyder, The Law Offices of Will Snyder, P.L.L.C., Winston-Salem

    Practitioner Tips for Non-insured Workers’ Compensation Cases

    • Steven Sizemore, Roberts & Stevens, P.A., Asheville

    Ethical Issues in Mediations During the Spanish Inquisition: Should the Mediator Provide a Comfy Chair?

    • Jackie Clare, Raleigh
    • Tom Clare, Raleigh



    • Register
      • Non-Member - $425
      • NCAJ Member - $325
      • NCAJ New Admittee Member - $124
      • NCAJ Attorney Member 2-5 Years Licensure - $285
      • NCAJ Legal Assistant Member - $160
      • NCAJ Public Service Member - $205
      • NCAJ Retired Member - $205
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  • Product not yet rated Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Part of NCAJ Skills Academy

    Skills Academy: Advanced Mediation- What Goes On Behind Closed Doors

    6.0 CLE hours (inc. 1.0 ethics hour)

    Topics & Speakers 

     Welcoming Remarks by Program Chair – 

    • Paul Dickinson, Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, Charlotte 

     Plaintiff’s Perspective 

    •  Elizabeth “Libby” Grimes, Grimes Yeoman, PLLC, Attorneys at Law, Mooresville 
      •  Client Preparation
      •  Pre-Mediation Submissions – Benefits and How Much it Too Much?
      •  Presentation – To do, or Not to Do?
      •  Client Expectations – What Matters to the Client and How to Address Client Expectations
      •  What Plaintiffs Think Matters to the Defendant – Does It Really Matter to Plaintiffs?
      •  Starting High or Starting Low & Sending “Messages” During Negotiations
      •  What Is Included in the “Mediation Agreement” and Why That Matters (Confidentiality and When Is It Raised)

     Defendant’s Perspective 

    •  Brian Beverly, Young Moore & Henderson, P.A.
      •  Client Preparation & Who Attends, Why, and How (Individual Parties, Corporate Reps, Adjusters, Risk Management) 
      •  Pre-Mediation Submissions – Benefits and How Much to Too Much?
      •  Presentation – To do, or not to Do?
      •  What Defendants Think Matters to the Plaintiff – Does it Really Matter to Defendants?
      •  What Matters in Defendant’s Room – What’s Liked & Disliked
      •  Does it Matter What Plaintiffs Say & Do the Early Numbers Matter?
      • Who’s in Charge in Defendant’s Room?
      • Who’s in Charge in Defendant’s Room?
      • Does it Matter What Plaintiffs Say & Do the Early Numbers Matter?
      • Who’s in Charge in Defendant’s Room?
      • Who’s in Charge in Defendant’s Room?

    Mediation Changes Since 2021 

    •  Honorable Sharon Tracey Barrett (Ret), Barrett Resolutions, Asheville 
      •  Rule Changes
      •  Local Rule Quirks
      •  Zoom vs. In Person – Does it Matter Now?
      •  Presentations Via Zoom – Can They Be Done Effectively or Should They Be Done At All?
      •  Future of Mediation – Is Zoom the Future?

     Mediator Training – What Is It, What Happens In It, and How Can It Help Litigators? 

    •  Ellen R. Gelbin, Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator, Lewisville 
      •  Why mediation works
      •  What is included in the 40-Hours of NCDRC MSC Mediation Training
      •  Why mediation training will make you a better attorney
      •  How to prepare yourself and your client for a successful mediation
      •  The benefits of Zoom mediation and mediation training

     
     Ethical Considerations in Mediation 

    •  Joseph B. Chambliss, Jr., JBC Mediations LLC, Durham
      •  NC Dispute Resolution Commission – Roles & Duties
      •  The Rules of Mediation and the Ethical Mediator
      •  What is Useable vs. What is Admissible After Mediation?
      •  Confidential Information – How Mediators Use It
      •  The Mediation Agreement – Is it Enforceable?
      •  Complaints to the NC Dispute Resolution Commission
      •  Can The Mediator Testify in Disputes?

    Panel Discussion 

    •  Honorable Sharon Tracey Barrett (Ret), Barrett Resolutions, Asheville 
    •  Joseph B. Chambliss, Jr., JBC Mediations LLC, Durham
    •  Tom Duncan, Thomas C. Duncan, PLLC, Greensboro 
    •  Ellen R. Gelbin, Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator, Lewisville
    •  Rene Trehy, Beason & Trehy Conflict Resolution, LLC, Durham
    •  How Zoom Has Changed the Mediator’s Approach
    •  Pre-Mediation Submissions
    •  Presentations, PowerPoint, and Exhibits in the Zoom World
    •  Don’t Shoot The Messenger
    •  Changing Their Mind – Is It Possible – on Either Side? Is it Your Job? 
    •  Bracketing, Lines in the Sand, and/or Other Effective Negotiating Techniques

     Adjourn 

    • Register
      • Non-Member - $390
      • NCAJ Member - $300
      • NCAJ New Admittee Member - $109
      • NCAJ Attorney Member 2-5 Years Licensure - $260
      • NCAJ Public Service Member - $195
      • NCAJ Retired Member - $195
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  • Product not yet rated Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Program Co-Chairs A.T. Debnam and Mariana Godwin have assembled North Carolina’s finest Family Law Specialists to provide you with invaluable insights on major topics that every North Carolina family law practitioner encounters. Regardless if you are an aspiring or current Family Law Specialist or just want to brush up on the latest in family law, the wide range of topics covered and knowledge gained in connection with this seminar are not to be missed.

    Family Law Specialization Exam Review 2022

    6.5 CLE Hours

    Topics and Speakers

    Welcoming Remarks by Program Chairs

    • A.T. Debnam, Smith Debnam Law LLP, Raleigh
    • Mariana Godwin, Barefoot Family Law, Raleigh

    Child Custody

    • Jessica Heffner, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh

    Marriage

    •  Lee Hawley, Roberson Haworth & Reese PLLC, High Point

    Equitable Distribution

    • Ruth Bradshaw, Penry Terry & Mitchell LLP, Lexington

    Alimony and Child Support

    •  Meredith Cross, Gailor Hunt Davis Taylor & Gibbs, PLLC, Raleigh
       Stephanie Gibbs, Gailor Hunt Davis Taylor & Gibbs, PLLC, Raleigh

    Miscellaneous Topics

    • Jessica Bullock, Woodruff Family Law Group, Greensboro
      Jon Csuka, Woodruff Family Law Group, Greensboro

    Contempt

    • Janet Gemmell, Cape Fear Family Law, Wilmington

    Case Law Updates

    • Honorable Carrie Vickery, 21st Judicial District. Winston-Salem



    • Register
      • Non-Member - $425
      • NCAJ Member - $325
      • NCAJ New Admittee Member - $124
      • NCAJ Attorney Member 2-5 Years Licensure - $285
      • NCAJ Legal Assistant Member - $160
      • NCAJ Public Service Member - $205
      • NCAJ Retired Member - $205
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  • Contains 8 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 2022 (On-Demand)

    recorded June 18, 2022
    6.0 CPE hours (inc. 1.0 ethics hr)

    Change seems to be occurring at an ever-increasing pace. Law and society are both dealing with a multitude of changes all at once, and it can be hard to keep up. We hope you join us for a day where we learn about changes in regulations, the overhaul of the court system, a view from the Bench, and upgrading our mindset on societal changes and taking better care of ourselves and our clients. We look forward to you joining us at the NCAJ Summer Conference for Paralegals 2022. 

    This seminar is for plaintiff and criminal defense firms only.

    Topics & Speakers: 

    Welcome & Introductions

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

    Redefining the Practice of Law
    The practice of law is transforming in front of our eyes. And with the transformation comes 
    challenges:

    • What are the ethics surrounding working remotely?
    • Have malpractice cases risen as a result of the pandemic?
    • Has Covid forever changed our client relationships?
    • Will Regulatory Reform reach N.C. and if so, how will it impact our law offices and the paralegal profession?
    •  Camille Stell, Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina, Cary


    HIPAA Non-Compliance, Proposed Changes and The Cures Act

    • Sherry V. Bolens, Comerford Chilson & Moser, LLP, Winston-Salem

    11:00 am | The Latest Information on the Statewide eCourts Initiative

    • Brad Fowler, CBO, eCourts Executive Sponsor, N.C. Judicial Branch, Raleigh
    • Sarvani Jami, System Analyst, N.C. Judicial Branch, Raleigh
    • Kristina Soeder, System Analyst, N.C. Judicial Branch, Raleigh


    The First Day of Trial… What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

    • Hon. Karen Eady-Williams, Superior Court Judge, 26th Judicial Dist., Charlotte

    How We Can Be More Inclusive to Our Clients and Our Peers

    • Nichad Davis, Ward Black Law, Greensboro

     Family Law Updates and Handling Upset Clients

    • Delia R. Ledesma, The Van Winkle Law Firm, Asheville

    Self-Care is Not Selfish, Physical, Mental and Spiritual Wellness

    • Victoria Dunkle Noyes, AdventHealth Communications Director, Hendersonville

    Adjourn





  • Product not yet rated Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Social Security Disability: Back to Basics

    Social Security Disability: Back to Basics

    Welcoming Remarks by Program Chairs 

    • Ashley Hartman Sappenfield, Lanier Law Group, Jamestown 
    • Laura Beth Waller, Martin, Jones & Piemonte, Charlotte 

    Obtaining, reading, and using Veteran’s claim files in an SSD case 

    • Elizabeth Lunn, Lunn & Forro, Raleigh 

    Medicare Update 

    • Chad Brown, Chad Brown Law, Statesville  

    SSR 20-01 

    • Susan Downs, The Downs Law Office, Raleigh  

    The Price We Pay as Professional Problem Solvers 

    • Candace Hoffman, Lawyers Assistance Program, Raleigh  

    History, Structure, and Significance of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles 

    • Alexandra Southerland, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Raleigh  

    Technology for the Social Security Disability Lawyer/Advocate

    • J. William Snyder, Law Office of Will Snyder, PLLC, Winston-Salem  

    Job Browser Pro Presentation

    • Kate Jett, Wheeler Jett Consulting, LLC, Morehead


    • 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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  • Product not yet rated Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    4th Annual Women’s Caucus Retreat (On Demand)

    4th Annual Women’s Caucus Retreat

    5.5 CLE Hours (inc. 2.0 substance abuse/mental health)

    Topics and Speakers

    Welcome Remarks by Program Chairs 

    • Kristen Dewar, Minick Law, P.C., Concord
    • Katherine A. King, Everett Gaskins Hancock LLP, Raleigh 
    • Rachel Matesic, The Sasser Law Firm, P.A. Charlotte

    Finding your Home – How to Create and Grow Your Business 

    • Moderators: Kristen Dewar and Katie King
    • Valerie Johnson, Johnson & Groninger, PLLC, Durham 
    • Michelle Gessner, GessnerLaw, PLLC , Charlotte 
    • Kristen Beightol, Edwards Beightol, LLC, Raleigh 

    Finding Your Niche 

    • Moderator: Rachel Matesic and Helen Baddour
    • Ann Groninger, Johnson & Groninger, PLLC, Charlotte 
    • Meghann Burke, Brazil & Burke, P.A, Asheville

    Finding your Seat at the Table 

    • Moderator: Judge Linda McGee, N.C. Court of Appeals, Raleigh  
    • Janet Ward Black , Ward Black Law, Greensboro
    • Rebecca Britton , Britton Law, P.A., Fayetteville
    • Peggy Abrams, Abrams & Abrams, P.A., Raleigh 
    • Mary Pollard, North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense Services, Durham

    Finding your Balance- The Price We Pay as Professional Problem Solvers

    • Candace Hoffman, NCLAP Field Coordinator, Raleigh





    • 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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  • Contains 11 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Program Chairs Julie Bell and Santiago Arroba Rodriguez have put together a spectacular seminar that covers the timeliest and most relevant topics facing attorneys who handle disbursements today. No matter what your level of knowledge and expertise, it's never too late to learn even MORE about the complexities of disbursements. The speakers will explore the latest in the world of ERISA, wrongful death disbursements, Medicare, medical provider billing issues, and much, much more. Attend and get the latest and greatest. You simply cannot afford to miss this seminar!

    DISBURSEMENTS 2022 : Back in the Saddle (virtual option)

    recorded February 25, 2022
    6.0 CLE Hours (inc. 1.0 ethics)

    Program Chairs Julie Bell and Santiago Arroba Rodriguez have put together a spectacular seminar that covers the timeliest and most relevant topics facing attorneys who handle disbursements today. No matter what your level of knowledge and expertise, it's never too late to learn even MORE about the complexities of disbursements.  The speakers will explore the latest in the world of ERISA, wrongful death disbursements, Medicare, medical provider billing issues, and much, much more. Attend and get the latest and greatest. You simply cannot afford to miss this seminar!

    Topics & Speakers

    Welcoming Remarks – Program Chairs

    • Julie L. Bell, Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law, Winston-Salem
    • Santiago Arroba-Rodriguez, Whitley Law Firm, Raleigh

    ERISA

    • Lauren Newton, Charles G. Monnett, III & Associates, Charlotte

    Lien Priority Pitfalls with Federal, State & Local: Getting Everyone Back in Line

    • Courtney Mann, Law Offices of W. Daniel Grist, PLLC, Charlotte

    Third Party Claims 

    • Matthew Bissette, Whitley Law Firm, Raleigh

    Settlement, Death, Disbursement: What Happens When Your Client Dies Before Disbursement? 

    • Santiago Arroba-Rodriguez, Whitley Law Firm, Raleigh

    A Matter of Life and Death: Mistakes Not to Make in a Wrongful Death Case

    • Nichad Davis, Ward Black Law, Greensboro
    • Gabriel Snyder, Ward Black Law, Greensboro 

    Medicaid 

    • Huntington Willis, Martin & Jones, PLLC, Raleigh

    Medical Provider Liens and Billing Issues

    • Jeffrey Maggs, The Law Offices of Timothy D. Welborn, P.A., Winston-Salem

    Medicare: Staying on Track When Medicare is Involved

    • Julie L. Bell, Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law, Winston-Salem

    Minor Settlements

    • Elizabeth Ray, Crumley Roberts LLP, Greensboro

    Ethically Guiding Your Client Towards a Successful Settlement

    • Mark Scruggs, Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Co, Cary

    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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