Category Archives: CLE

Continuing Legal Education Courses

February 20, 2018: Co-Habitation and the Parties’ Rights

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Location: Live Webinar

Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm

Credits: 1 General CLE hour

Price: $35

When parties are co-habitating, is there a point where one party acquires rights likened to a married party? We will review rules that address “pal-imony” and other rights that may or may not arise when parties live together, but are not legally married. Is there any common law marriage in NC?

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February 20, 2018: Introduction to Immigration

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Location: Live Webinar

Time: 4:00pm – 5:15pm

Credits: 1 General CLE hour

Price: $35 on or before 01/20/18; $40 thereafter

Attorney Onyema Ezeh will discuss issues that arise when dealing with clients who face possible deportation due to criminal matters and/or visa issues. He will provide tips and legal maneuvers that can assist you in helping your clients.

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February 21, 2018: Contempt Issues- Civil and Criminal Penalties

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Location: Live Webinar

Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm

Credits: 1 General CLE hours

Price: $35

When the defendant is found to be in violation of a court order, there are civil and criminal remedies that are available. We will explore when certain remedies are available and they can and should be used. We will look at cases where attorneys have argued that the failure to comply was not willful. How can and should the court respond to this argument? What remedies are available to the defendant when he is in non-compliance with an order?

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February 22, 2018: Resist, Delay and Obstruct Cases

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Location: Live Webinar

Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm

Credits: 1 General CLE hours

Price: $35

We will explore cases where Defendants were charged with resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer. Can the Defendant argue there was an unlawful arrest? Must the police officer be in uniform? What if the Defendant did not know he was an officer? What about language barriers?

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February 23, 2018: Civil Law Review

Date: Friday, February 23, 2018

Location: Charlotte/Durham,NC and Live Webinar

Time: 8:55am – 5:00pm

Credits: 5 General and 2 Ethics CLE hours

Price: $125 on or before 01/24/18; $175 thereafter

Attorney Kevin Brockenbrough will discuss contract formations. He will explore sample contracts and compare effective vs ineffective language.

Attorney Catherine Bailey will discuss military divorce. She will address the notice issues and pension division issues and custody matters regarding deployed parents.

Professor Irving Joyner will discuss Contemporary Civil Rights Issues. This discussion will focus on the federal courts’ evolution on discrimination cases in universities, employment and sexual orientation cases.

Attorney Timothy Peterkin will discuss texting ethics. This discussion focuses on the new ethics opinions regarding text message advertising and other means of client communication.

Attorney Timothy Peterkin will discuss an amendment that was recently approved by the Supreme Court, trust accounting Rule 1.15-2, that requires checks drawn on a trust account to be signed by a lawyer or by an employee who is not responsible for performing monthly or quarterly reconciliations. He will review general rules and provide other tips for managing trust accounts.

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February 23-24, 2018: End of February 2018 Combo

Date: Friday, February 23 – Saturday, February 24, 2018

Location: Charlotte/Durham,NC and Live Webinar

Time: 8:55am – 4:15pm

Credits: 10 General , 2 Ethics, and 1 Substance Abuse CLE hour

Price: $199 on or before 01/24/18; $249 thereafter

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Civil Law Review 2018:
Attorney Kevin Brockenbrough will discuss contract formations. He will explore sample contracts and compare effective vs ineffective language.

Attorney Catherine Bailey will discuss military divorce. She will address the notice issues and pension division issues and custody matters regarding deployed parents.

Professor Irving Joyner will discuss Contemporary Civil Rights Issues. This discussion will focus on the federal courts’ evolution on discrimination cases in universities, employment and sexual orientation cases.

Attorney Timothy Peterkin will discuss texting ethics. This discussion focuses on the new ethics opinions regarding text message advertising and other means of client communication.

Attorney Timothy Peterkin will discuss an amendment that was recently approved by the Supreme Court, trust accounting Rule 1.15-2, that requires checks drawn on a trust account to be signed by a lawyer or by an employee who is not responsible for performing monthly or quarterly reconciliations. He will review general rules and provide other tips for managing trust accounts.

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Criminal Law Review 2018:
Attorney Idrissa Smith will discuss representing clients who are subject to habitual felon status. We will define and explain cases and statutes that allow for enhanced sentencing.

Attorney Idrissa Smith will review a sample trial notebook and discuss the best way to organize it and present it to the court.

Attorney Christon Halkiotis will discuss the laws regarding the sex offender registry.

Attorney Frank Lay will elaborate on sexual abuse.

Attorney Timothy Peterkin will discuss issues of mental health awareness amongst attorneys.

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Register for the End of February 2018 Combo

February 24, 2018: Criminal Law Review

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018

Location: Charlotte/Durham,NC and Live Webinar

Time: 8:55am – 4:15pm

Credits: 5 General and 1 Substance Abuse CLE hour

Price: $150 on or before 01/24/18; $200 thereafter

Attorney Idrissa Smith will discuss representing clients who are subject to habitual felon status. We will define and explain cases and statutes that allow for enhanced sentencing.

Attorney Idrissa Smith will review a sample trial notebook and discuss the best way to organize it and present it to the court.

Attorney Christon Halkiotis will discuss the laws regarding the sex offender registry.

Attorney Frank Lay will elaborate on sexual abuse.

Attorney Timothy Peterkin will discuss issues of mental health awareness amongst attorneys.

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February 26, 2018: Durham Live Video Replay 2018

Date: Monday, February 26, 2018

Location:
Hotel Indigo
151 Tatum Drive
Durham, NC 27701

Time: 8:00am – 9:15pm

Credits: 10 General and 2 Ethics CLE hours

Price: $179 on or before 02/12/18; $249 thereafter

Criminal Session – $125 on or before 02/12/18; $150 thereafter
We will review a sample trial notebook and discuss the best way to organize it and present it to the court.

We will explore the strategies for the best opening and closing statements, direct and cross examinations of witnesses. We will also discuss how to prepare witnesses for testimony.

We will review sample pre-trial motions and discuss the underlying legal basis, including when they are needed in order to preserve the record on appeal.

We will discuss obtaining discovery from the DA and compelling discovery.

We will review recent NC appellate court decisions in criminal cases and analyze how trial attorneys could’ve revised their strategies to have gotten better results for their clients. We will discuss an amendment that was recently approved by the Supreme Court, trust accounting Rule 1.15-2, that requires checks drawn on a trust account to be signed by a lawyer or by an employee who is not responsible for performing monthly or quarterly reconciliations. He will review general rules and provide other tips for managing trust accounts.

Civil Session – $125 on or before 02/12/18; $150 thereafter
Attorney Peterkin will discuss Non-traditional Custody Cases. He will discuss the evolving laws on grandparents’ rights, same sex couples and adult adoptions.

Attorney Kober will elaborate on GAL representation. She will discuss how to effectively advocate for children. She will also discuss the best strategies for investigating children’s rights issues and how to best interview minors.

Attorney Tanner will discuss tax issues and consequences of divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, child support, adoption and other issues. Primarily, he will focus on helping your client avoid unnecessary tax consequences in divorce proceedings.

Attorney Peterkin will elaborate on ethical issues that relate to the family law practitioners. He will review state bar complaints and ethics opinions that relate to family law attorneys.

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February 27, 2018: Charlotte Live Video Replay 2018

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Location: Pending
*In-Person Only

Time: 8:00am – 9:15pm

Credits: 10 General and 2 Ethics CLE hours

Price: $179 on or before 02/13/18; $249 thereafter

Criminal Session – $125 or or before 02/13/18; $150 thereafter
We will review a sample trial notebook and discuss the best way to organize it and present it to the court.

We will explore the strategies for the best opening and closing statements, direct and cross examinations of witnesses. We will also discuss how to prepare witnesses for testimony.

We will review sample pre-trial motions and discuss the underlying legal basis, including when they are needed in order to preserve the record on appeal.

We will discuss obtaining discovery from the DA and compelling discovery.

We will review recent NC appellate court decisions in criminal cases and analyze how trial attorneys could’ve revised their strategies to have gotten better results for their clients. We will discuss an amendment that was recently approved by the Supreme Court, trust accounting Rule 1.15-2, that requires checks drawn on a trust account to be signed by a lawyer or by an employee who is not responsible for performing monthly or quarterly reconciliations. He will review general rules and provide other tips for managing trust accounts.

Civil Session – $125 or or before 02/13/18; $150 thereafter
Attorney Peterkin will discuss Non-traditional Custody Cases. He will discuss the evolving laws on grandparents’ rights, same sex couples and adult adoptions.

Attorney Kober will elaborate on GAL representation. She will discuss how to effectively advocate for children. She will also discuss the best strategies for investigating children’s rights issues and how to best interview minors.

Attorney Tanner will discuss tax issues and consequences of divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, child support, adoption and other issues. Primarily, he will focus on helping your client avoid unnecessary tax consequences in divorce proceedings.

Attorney Peterkin will elaborate on ethical issues that relate to the family law practitioners. He will review state bar complaints and ethics opinions that relate to family law attorneys.

Register / Click here for more information