41st Annual Meeting & Seminar
Friday, June 15
7:00 am Law School Breakfasts & Seminar Continental Breakfast
8:00 -8:15 am Seminar Welcome & Announcements
8:15 -9:15 am Recent Decisions of Relevance
9:15 -10:45 am Advance Witness Training: A Neurocognitive Approach
10:45-11:00 am Networking Break & Visit Exhibitors
11:00 -1:45 am Effective Trial Preparation: Best Practices for Organizing Your Case
Successful trial outcomes start with advance planning and preparation. Experienced litigators will share success strategies to prepare your case for trial from when to begin preparation to how to organize evidence developed from discovery for use at trial to assigning tasks to team members.
Jacqueline D. Grant, Roberts & Stevens, PA
Sara R. Lincoln, Lincoln Derr, PLLC
11:45-12:45 pm View from the Bench: Do’s & Don’ts at the Court of Appeals
Tips from a North Carolina appellate judge on a wide variety of topics designed to improve the brief-writing and oral advocacy skills of practitioners with cases before the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
Hon. Mark A. Davis, Associate Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals
Hon. Donna S. Stroud, Associate Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals
5:00 - 6:30 pm Beer Bash
7:30 pm Dine-Around Hilton Head Island
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7.0 CLE Credit Hours Including 1.0 Hours Ethics
Saturday, June 16
7:00 am CLE Seminar Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:00 am Annual Business Meeting & J. Robert Elster Award for Professional Excellence
9:00 -10:00 am Leveraging Diversity in Litigation from Cradle to Grave
10:00-10:15 am Networking Break & Visit Exhibitors
10:15-11:00 am May It Please the Court: Arguing the Complex Motion
11:05 -11:50 am Breakout Sessions Block 1
Construction: Crosstown Traffic: The Intersection of Construction Defect, Products Liability, and Design Professional Claims.
Employment: The New Age of Electronic Monitoring: What’s New and What’s Next?Employer Interests, Privacy Considerations and Discovery in the Age of Biometrics, Sociometrics, and RFID Implants. While novel today, such technology may become ubiquitous tomorrow. As employers look to protect and promote legitimate business interests through these practices, they must ensure privacy rights and expectations. This program includes a primer on electronic monitoring techniques, reviews selected state and federal privacy and employment laws, and discusses future legal and business concerns surrounding these issues.
Government: Through the Looking Glass: Encountering the Difficult pro se Plaintiff as a Governmental Attorney
The presentation will discuss common claims and tactics of pro se plaintiffs, suggestions for countering those tactics without seeming like a bully or-- on the other end of the spectrum-- allowing yourself to be bullied. The conversation will attempt to give a light-hearted take when possible, while also recalling that every litigant should be treated with dignity and humanity.
Product Liability: Topic TBA
11:55 - 12:40 pm Breakout Sessions Block 2
Commercial: Data Breach Response: Practical Tips for Reducing Litigation Risk
General: Attacking The Notice And Preparing For And Defending The Rule 30(b)(6) Deposition
Medical Malpractice: Important Update on Litigating the Statutory Cap on Non-Economic Med Mal Damages
Workers’ Compensation: Intersection of Pain Management and Addiction in Workers’ Comp Claims