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The 2021 event will be produced entirely virtually via Zoom and provide 12 hours of instruction, including two (2) hours of Ethics and one (1) hour of Technology training.  The courthouse attorneys' lounge has a computer which will also be connected to the event.

You will affirm at the close of the event which sessions you attended, so you will not register for each speaker individually. Register HERE, and then complete the form we will send out so that you can attest you completed the hours for which you request credit.  

Timeline: 
Wednesday February 10 and Thursday February 11 
Speaker blocks will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon, and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Three speakers will present for an hour each within each block.  The exact order of each speaker will be posted on January 22. 

Speaker Roster (with some minor changes and TBA's)
  • Discovery Strategies; Whitney McCrea
  • Criminal Law Updates; Phil Dixon, UNC School of Government
  • Psychological Evaluations and Cross-Examining Experts; Kelly Fairman
  • Electronic Discovery Updates; Mark Scruggs, Lawyers Mutual
  • BLM & LAW (Statutes with built-in inequity, incarceration statistics, housing redlining); CJ Broderick of The Equity Paradigm 
  • Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation; John Maron / Ann Elmore (Fraud prevention, State of NC)
  • Landlord-Tenant Issues under COVID, Foreclosure Relief;  presenters from Legal Aid of NC, Durham Office
  • What to do when a Spouse Faces a Health Concern; Shirley Diefenbach 
  • Responding to Identity Theft: Civil Rights & Remedies; Suzanne Begnoche
  • e-Notarization under COVID, RON and Beyond (*Technology Credit); Ozie Stallworth (NC SOS)
  • Trust Accounting Updates (Ethics); Leonor Hodge (NC State Bar)
  • One more Ethics hour TBA
Credit hours are all pending as of January 1, however many speakers have presented previously. We do work hard to select credentialed and experienced speakers and particularly so this year, to ensure success on the virtual platform.

Information about lunches will be sent out at the end of January.