September 29 – 30, 2017: Professionalism for New Attorneys

Date: Friday, September 29, 2017 – Saturday, September 30, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Credits: 11 Ethics hours and 1 Substance Abuse CLE hour

Price:
Hotel Indigo,  151 Tatum Drive, Durham, NC 27703: $205 on or before 09/16/17; $230 thereafter

Live Webinar: $165 on or before 09/16/17; $190 thereafter

Mandatory CLE that discusses, but not limited to, ethical and practical issues. Presented by Law Professors, Judges, and practicing attorneys. The presenters will review rules and share stories of how they transitioned from new lawyers to seasoned lawyers. Receive encouragement and guidance! You are part of a noble profession.

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July 14, 2017: Accessory – Before and After the Fact

Date: Friday, July 14, 2017

Time: 3:00pm – 4:15pm

Credits: 1 General CLE hour

Price: $25 on or before 06/26/17; $30 on or before 06/30/17; $35 thereafter

Attorney Timothy Peterkin will discuss case law and statutory provisions that will assist in defending clients who have been charged as accessories before and after the fact. He will explore the NC cases that show how to successfully represent clients and what viable defenses are available.

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July 21, 2017: Defendant/Witness Competence

Date: Friday, July 21,  2017

Time: 3:00pm – 4:15pm

Credits: 1 General CLE hour

Price: $25 on or before 06/26/17; $30 on or before 07/07/17; $35 thereafter

If there is any question about the witness/defendant’s competence, the lawyer must inquire. Lawyers are required to insure their clients are competent. We must explore the best way to determine competence and then what we can and should do when the person does not appear to be competent. Can the court inquire on its own into competence? Can the court make this inquiry even against the defendant’s objection? We will explore these various scenarios.

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July 28, 2017: Operation Immigration

Date: Friday, July 28, 2017

Time: 9:10am – 4:45pm

Credits: 5 General hours and 1 Ethics hour

Price:

Hotel Indigo,  151 Tatum Drive, Durham, NC 27703:  $185 on or before 06/26/17; $205 on or before 07/14/17; $235 thereafter
Live Webinar: $150 on or before 06/26/17; $185 on or before 07/14/17; $215 thereafter
Individual registrations available*

Attorney Ann Robertson will discuss Immigration Law 101. This will serve as a general overview regarding representing immigrants in civil and criminal matters.

Attorney Ann Robertson and Attorney Christian Linnartz will elaborate on the Intersection of Immigration Law and Family Law. They will discuss the implication of marriage, separation and divorce. They will address custody matters that are unique to immigrants.

Attorney Christian Linnartz will discuss the Intersection of Immigration Law and Civil Litigation Law. He will address different aspects of estate planning and general litigation and how these matters are different when the client is or is not a US citizen.

Attorney Alexander Eiffe will elaborate on U Visa issues. He will discuss employment issues and when and how a client qualifies to work and go to school in the US.

Attorney Timothy Peterkin will discuss ethics opinions, giving an overview of the most recent NC Bar’s ethics opinions.

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August 1, 2017: Nuts and Bolts of Administering and Estate

Date: Tuesday, August 1,  2017

Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm

Credits: 1 General CLE hour

Price: $25 on or before 06/26/17; $30 on or before 07/19/17; $35 thereafter

Attorney Jamie Forbes will elaborate on the nuts and bolts of probating an estate. This discussion will address administering an estate from filing the will to final account and disbursement of assets. This can be a time consuming and difficult process, but a solid step by step approach can help the attorneys know they are acting in the best interest of their clients and following the NC statutes.

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August 4, 2017: Resist, Delay and Obstruct Cases

Date: Friday, August 4,  2017

Time: 3:00pm – 4:15pm

Credits: 1 General CLE hour

Price: $25 on or before 06/26/17; $30 on or before 07/21/17; $35 thereafter

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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August 7, 2017: Juvenile Offenders – Tried as Adult or Juvenile?

Date: Monday, August 7,  2017

Time: 5:00pm – 6:15pm

Credits: 1 General CLE hour

Price: $25 on or before 06/26/17; $30 on or before 07/24/17; $35 thereafter

When representing a minor in a criminal case, it is very important to determine if this juvenile can or should be charged as an adult. This determination is made by the trial judge, using several factors, including the age of the juvenile, the nature of the offense and other factors. This session will address how to gauge the appropriateness of that decision, based on the recent case law, statutes and generally accepted practices.

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August 11, 2017: When Simple Possession Isn’t So Simple

Date: Friday, August 11,  2017

Time: 8:00am – 9:15am

Credits: 1 General CLE hour

Price: $25 on or before 06/28/17; $30 on or before 07/28/17; $35 thereafter

Attorney Timothy Peterkin will address appellate cases that review when a Defendant has been charged with simple possession of a controlled substance. We will explore the facts that he officers said gave rise to reasonable suspicion and ultimately probable cause. We will look at factors that lead to convictions for possession v. intent to distribute.

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August 25, 2017: Co-Habitation and the Parties’ Rights

Date: Friday, August 25,  2017

Time: 8:00am – 9:15am

Credits: 1 General CLE hour

Price: $25 on or before 07/11/17; $30 on or before 08/11/17; $35 thereafter

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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September 18, 2017: Dealing With Contraband – Returning Property

Date: Monday, September 18,  2017

Time: 5:00pm – 6:15pm

Credits: 1 General CLE hour

Price: $25 on or before 08/04/17; $30 on or before 09/04/17; $35 thereafter

We will discuss what to do when a defendant has contraband and wants it to be returned. We will look at scenarios where the defendant was found guilty or not guilty and how this impacts the ability of the return of certain items. We will also address what to do when the items are owned by someone other than the defendant and what to do when that person wants an item returned. For example, we will look at a scenario where the defendant was carrying someone else’s legally registered gun or a defendant was charged with DWI, but was driving someone else’s car and the car was impounded. What laws and policies allow the items to be returned to the rightful owners?

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