December 29, 2017: Diminished Capacity

Date: Friday, December 29,  2017

Location: Live Webinar

Time: 1:30pm – 2:40pm

Credits: 1 General CLE hour

Price: $35 on or before 11/29/17; $40 on or before 12/15/17; $45 thereafter

Attorney Victoria Jayne will discuss the laws and procedures when representing someone with diminished capacity. She will discuss how to determine if the client does have diminished capacity, what remedies are available and what resources can be helpful when making this assessment.

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January 8, 2018: Personal Injury Case Law Update

Date: Monday, January 8, 2018

Location: Live Webinar

Time: 4:00pm – 5:45pm

Credits: 1.5 General CLE hours

Price: $52.50 on or before 11/27/17; $60 on or before 12/27/17; $67.50 thereafter

We will take a comprehensive look at some of the cases decided by the NC Appellate courts within the last 2 years that have addressed negligence, slip and fall and personal injury cases.

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January 19, 2018: Greensboro Live Video Replay 2018

Date: Friday, January 19, 2018

Location: Guilford Convention Center, 3113 Cedar Park Rd., Greensboro, NC 27405
*In-Person Only

Time: 8:00am – 9:15pm

Credits: 10 General and 2 Ethics CLE hours

Price: $249 on or before 12/19/17; $299 thereafter

Criminal Session – $125 or or before 12/19/17; $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 12/19/17; $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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January 26, 2018: Charlotte Live Video Replay 2018

Date: Friday, January 26, 2018

Location: Pending
*In-Person Only

Time: 8:00am – 9:15pm

Credits: 10 General and 2 Ethics CLE hours

Price: $249 on or before 12/29/17; $299 thereafter

Criminal Session – $125 or or before 12/29/17; $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 12/29/17; $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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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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