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COVID-19 v. The Constitution: The New Normal? (2020 Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities Section CLE)

8:55        Welcome and Introductions

9:00        2020 Cases from the North Carolina Supreme Court

Former Justice Robert H. Edmunds Jr., Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro
Former Justice Barbara A. Jackson, North Carolina Supreme Court, Raleigh
Troy D. Shelton, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh

Listen as the panel reviews 2020 cases from the Supreme Court of North Carolina that provides context for the presentations later in the program. Troy Shelton, a Fox Rothschild associate whose practice focuses on state and federal appeals, gives an overview of the most salient constitutional law opinions issued by the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Former Justices Jackson and Edmunds also call on their experiences on the bench to discuss particular aspects of Supreme Court practice.

10:30      Break

10:40      2020 Cases from the United States Supreme Court

Wilson Parker, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem

Hear a review the significant cases from the October 2019 term of the SCOTUS, preview significant cases in the October 2020 term and discuss the implications for the future of the court following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

12:10      Lunch Break

12:40      Litigating COVID-19 Issues in North Carolina

Brian F. Castro, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Winston-Salem
Jeanette K. Doran, North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law, Raleigh
Andrew A. Kasper, North Carolina Department of Revenue, Raleigh
S. Chuck Kitchen, Kitchen & Turrentine PLLC, Raleigh

During this session, the speakers discuss the front of currently pending COVID-19 cases from the barricades.

1:40        Break

1:50        COVID-19 and the First Amendment

Robert P. Joyce, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill
C. Amanda Martin, Stevens Martin Vaughn & Tadych PLLC, Raleigh

COVID-19 restrictions on group meetings have brought new law to the First Amendment, including right to assemble and right to worship. Review the law and its meaning for practitioners.

2:50        Break

3:00        Best Mental Health Practices in a COVID-19 Environment†

Nicole "Nicki" Ellington, North Carolina Lawyer Assistance Program, Raleigh
Richard Hicks, HRC Behavioral Health & Psychiatry PA, Chapel Hill

COVID-19 has remade the practice of law and created new mental health stresses for practitioners. Help is on the way.

4:00        Adjourn

†Indicates portion providing Substance Abuse/Mental Health credit

Description

In 2020, the COVID-19 crisis has raised new constitutional issues that have not been seen in court in quite some time

Contributors

  • Brian F. Castro

    Brian F. Castro, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Winston-Salem

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  • Jeanette K. Doran

    Jeanette K. Doran, North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law, Raleigh

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  • Former Justice Robert H. Edmunds Jr.

    Former Justice Robert H. Edmunds Jr., Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro

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  • Nicole "Nicki" Ellington

    Nicole "Nicki" Ellington, North Carolina Lawyer Assistance Program, Raleigh

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  • Richard Hicks, PhD

    Richard Hicks, PhD, HRC Behavioral Health & Psychiatry PA, Chapel Hill

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  • Judge Robert N. "Bob" Hunter Jr.

    Judge Robert N. "Bob" Hunter Jr., served for ten years as a jurist in over 3,000 general civil appeals in state court including: complex business disputes; decisions involving directors; breach of fiduciary duty; corporate dissolution; "fairness" of class action settlements; misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets; and, dissenting shareholder claims. Other cases involved enforcement of construction liens; calculation of equitable adjustments in construction delay claims; worker's compensation issues; insurance coverage and damage claims; medical malpractice claims; condemnation; zoning; homeowner's association disputes; and, routine personal injury claims.

    Prior to judicial service, trial practice involved labor law, Fair Labor Standards Act, federal securities law, class actions, and real estate and decedent estates as Public Administrator. Practice included substantial time in disputed election contests, redistricting, voting rights, and equal protection claims.

    Judge Hunter served as adjunct professor of law at Wake Forest University School of Law, Elon University School of Law, and North Carolina Central School of Law teaching appellate advocacy and the law of democracy.

    A certified superior court mediator in the first class of ADR professionals licensed in North Carolina for Superior Court, Farm Nuisance, and Family Mediations Prior to judicial service, mediated approximately 150 cases. As an NASD arbitrator, sat on 30 panels and served as Chairman on 9 panels.

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  • Former Justice Barbara A. Jackson

    Former Justice Barbara A. Jackson, North Carolina Supreme Court, Raleigh

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  • Robert P. Joyce

    Robert P. Joyce, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill

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  • Andrew A. Kasper

    Andrew A. Kasper, North Carolina Department of Revenue, Raleigh

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  • S. Chuck Kitchen

    S. Chuck Kitchen, Kitchen & Turrentine PLLC, Raleigh

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  • C. Amanda Martin

    C. Amanda Martin, Stevens Martin Vaughn & Tadych PLLC, Raleigh

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  • Tommy Odom

    Tommy Odom, The Odom Firm PLLC, Charlotte

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  • Wilson Parker

    Wilson Parker, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem

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  • Troy D. Shelton

    Troy D. Shelton, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh

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December 3, 2020
Thu 8:55 AM EST

Duration 7H 5M

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