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4th Annual Women’s Caucus Retreat (Virtual)

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4th Annual Women’s Caucus Retreat

March 11, 2022

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

Topics and Speakers

8:55 a.m. | 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

9:00 a.m. | 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 

10:00 a.m. | Finding Your Niche 

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

11:00 a.m. | Break

11:15 a.m. | 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

12:45 a.m. | Lunch 

1:45 a.m. | Finding your Balance- The Price We Pay as Professional Problem Solvers

  • Candace Hoffman, NCLAP Field Coordinator, Raleigh

3:45 p.m. | Break

4:00 p.m. | Wine Tasting Social

5:00 p.m. | Adjourn

Thank You to Our Sponsors 


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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.


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4th Annual Women's Caucus Retreat
03/11/2022 at 8:30 AM (EST)  |  540 minutes
03/11/2022 at 8:30 AM (EST)  |  540 minutes 4th Annual Women's Caucus Retreat
Certificate of Attendance
Up to 5.50 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 5.50 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available 4th Annual Women’s Caucus Retreat