January 29, 2018: Intellectual Property Primer

Date: Monday, January 29, 2018

Location: Live Webinar

Time: 12:00pm – 3:30pm

Credits: 3 General CLE hours

Price: $60 on or before 01/08/18; $75 thereafter

Join Attorney Kevin Flynn as he leads a 3-part discussion on Intellectual Property issues.
Part I: Intro to Patent Law for Non-Patent Attorneys – 12:00pm
Part II: Advanced Patent Concepts for Non-Patent Attorneys – 1:10pm
Part III: Patents for Software Inventions–Still Available for Some Software – 2:20pm
This live webinar is NC Bar-Approved.

In this course, he will cover the following: business justification for seeking a patent, utility patents as roadblocks for competitors, and obviousness trumps novelty.He will also discuss patentability vs Freedom-to-Operate, timing for filing a patent in US and abroad, and reasons to consider filing abroad. Lastly he will cover the overview of the PCT Process for preserving rights to file abroad, role of design patents, special challenges for software applications, and resources.

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January 30, 2018: Filing Expungements 101

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Location: Live Webinar

Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm

Credits: 1 General CLE hour

Price: $30 on or before 01/09/18; $40 thereafter

Join Attorney Jeb Dennis as he discusses the new expungement laws. How have the waiting periods changed? What convictions can now be expunged? Find out these answers and more. Attorney Jeb Dennis has spent much time studying the former and newly enacted expungement laws. He will discuss how the changes will impact those who desire to have criminal charges and convictions expunged, which charges can still be expunged and the new waiting periods.

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February 9, 2018: Winston-Salem Live Video Replay 2018

Date: Friday, February 9, 2018

Location: Winston-Salem, NC
*In-Person Only

Time: 8:00am – 9:15pm

Credits: 10 General and 2 Ethics CLE hours

Price: $179 on or before 01/09/18; $249 thereafter

Criminal Session – $125 on or before 01/09/18; $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 01/09/18; $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 13, 2018: Non-Biological Parties’ Rights

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Location: Live Webinar

Time: 8:00am – 9:15am

Credits: 1 General CLE hours

Price: $35

We will discuss grandparents’ rights and other non-biological guardians and how they can pursue custodial rights. We start by establishing the way non-biological parties can initiate custody actions and then we discuss how they can file motions to intervene in existing custody cases.

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February 14, 2018: Effectively Serving Parties

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Location: Live Webinar

Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm

Credits: 1 General CLE hours

Price: $35

Attorney Peterkin will discuss the NC Rules of Civil Procedure and how the NC Appellate Courts have addressed serving parties in NC. We will explore publication and other issues that arise when seeking to serve a party. We will also explore how certain courts have allowed service by non-traditional means, like e-mail and social media.

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February 15, 2018: Accessory – Before and After the Fact

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Location: Live Webinar

Time: 5:00pm – 6:15pm

Credits: 1 General CLE hours

Price: $35

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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February 16, 2018: Wilmington Live Video Replay 2018

Date: Friday, February 16, 2018

Location: 2320 S 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
*In-Person Only

Time: 8:00am – 9:15pm

Credits: 10 General  and 2 Ethics CLE hours

Price: $179 on or before 01/19/18; $249 thereafter

Criminal Session – $125 or or before 01/19/18; $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 01/19/18; $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