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Day 2 | NCBA 2020 Annual Review

8:55        Welcome and Introductions

9:00        Case Law Update: Recent Decisions in Education Law

Brian C. Shaw, Schwartz & Shaw PLLC, Raleigh

This session provides a survey of significant education law decisions in the last 12 to 15 months, in North Carolina and throughout the country.

10:00      Break

10:10      Enhance Your Appellate Practice: View from the Supreme Court

Justice Robin E. Hudson, North Carolina Supreme Court, Raleigh

Justice Robin Hudson provides an update on North Carolina appellate practice and procedure, from the basic to the less obvious. This overview goes from the general to the specific and includes practical tips, dos and don'ts, and links to numerous helpful resources.

10:40      Break

10:50      Real Property Update

Christopher L. Burti, Statewide Title Inc., Farmville

Receive the latest real property updates to benefit your practice by learning about this year’s most recent and impacting case law decisions.

11:50      Lunch Break

12:20      Hindsight Is 2020: A Look Back at the Biggest Events in Privacy Law This Year‡

Matthew A. Cordell, VF Corporation, Greensboro
Elizabeth H. Johnson, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh

The speakers highlight the most impactful events and changes in privacy and data security law for 2020. Topics include an update on California's new and emerging laws (CCPA and CPRA), data breach law modifications, enforcement trends, and new challenges to asserting legal privilege in data breach response, among other updates.

1:20        Break

1:30        Criminal Law Update

Kearns Davis, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro
Jan E. Pritchett, Schlosser & Pritchett, Greensboro

Kearns Davis and Jan Pritchett return to provide this year's criminal law update. In this session, hear key recent decisions from the North Carolina Supreme Court and North Carolina Court of Appeals. Also, get the most recent key decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

2:30        Break

2:40        What Every Attorney Should Know about Mediation During COVID-19*≠

Tara L. Kozlowski, North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission, Raleigh

This session covers best practices on how to navigate a case through mediation under the Dispute Resolution Commission's Program Rules and the Standards of Conduct during COVID-19.
Session includes 0.50 hours ethics.

3:40        Adjourn

*Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit
‡Indicates portion providing Technology Training credit
^Indicates portion providing Trust Account Management

Thank you

Thank you for joining us for the NCBA 2020 Annual Review!


  • Christopher L. "Chris" Burti

    Christopher L. Burti serves as Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from East Carolina University and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill. After fifteen years in private practice he left the law firm of Lewis & Burti in 1994 to join Statewide Title, Inc. Chris concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial real estate, residential real estate and governmental law. As counsel for Statewide Title, Inc., Chris works with attorneys across the State in resolving complex legal issues in residential, governmental and commercial transactions involving real property. He is active in providing input and advice on drafting legislation to increase certainty in land records, mortgage lending and to correct problems affecting real property. Chris is the principal course planner and speaker for continuing legal education seminars for Statewide Title, Inc., and has been a CLE presenter for the North Carolina Bar Association, The North Carolina Land Title Association, The University of North Carolina School of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law, Professional Educational Systems, Inc., the North Carolina Municipal Attorneys Association and other professional associations. He is the principal author on the topic of Real Property Law for the Statewide Title, Inc. Newsletter and Legal Memorandum. These articles have been frequently reprinted in other legal journals. Chris is a Past President of the North Carolina Land Title Association and has served for two terms as its General Counsel. He has previously served on the North Carolina Bar Association Real Property Section Council, the North Carolina Bar Association Board of Governors, on its Executive Committee, as Chair of the Senior Lawyers Division and currently serves on the Transitioning Lawyers Commission.

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  • Matthew A. Cordell

    Matthew A. Cordell is the Senior Information Technology Counsel at VF Corporation, a Fortune 250 company, where he manages a small team focused on privacy law, data security law, and global technology contracting. Matt serves as the founding chair of the NC State Bar's Privacy and Data Security Specialization Committee, the nation's first and only state bar specialization in the practice area. He is certified as a specialist in Privacy and Data Security Law by the NC State Bar, qualified as a Privacy Law Specialist by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the American Bar Association, and holds both the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) designations from the IAPP. Before joining VF in 2017, Matt was a shareholder at Ward and Smith, P.A. in Raleigh.

    Matt is a graduate of the UNC School of Law and received his MBA from Campbell University.

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  • Kearns Davis

    Kearns Davis founded Brooks Pierce's white-collar defense and investigations practice in 2007. A former federal prosecutor, Kearns served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina from 2003-07. He began his career as a law clerk to Chief Judge Sam J. Ervin, III, of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, in 1995-96, and he has taught trial advocacy at the University of North Carolina School of Law, Elon University School of Law, and the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center. Kearns has tried jury cases at all levels of federal and North Carolina trial courts, and he represents clients in U.S. trial and appellate courts across the country.

    Kearns graduated from Davidson College in 1991, with Honors in History; earned a Master’s degree from Duke University while working as a graduate assistant football coach; and received his J.D. with Honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He has served the North Carolina Bar Association as President, as Chair of the Criminal Justice Section, as Chair of the Young Lawyers Division, and as a frequent speaker on federal criminal and litigation practice.

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  • Justice Robin E. Hudson

    Justice Robin E. Hudson admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1976 and practiced law in Raleigh and Durham until elected to the Court of Appeals in November 2000. She is the first North Carolina woman elected to the appellate court division without having been appointed first. She served on the NC Court of Appeals from January 2001 through December 2006. During that time, she helped organize and coordinate the Court of Appeals voluntary mediation program. She was elected to the North Carolina Supreme Court and began her first 8-year term in January 2007. In 2014, she was re-elected to her current term, which runs through 2022.

    Except for 3 years as assistant appellant defender in the mid 1980's, Justice Hudson practiced law in the private sector and handled a variety of trials and appeals, but concentrated on workers' compensation and tort litigation, with particular emphasis on occupational disease and products liability, as well as criminal law. She practiced extensively before the Industrial Commission, as well as in all levels of State and Federal courts. From 1994 until she began serving on the Court of Appeals, she was certified to mediate cases from Superior Court and the Industrial Commission.

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  • Elizabeth H. Johnson

    Elizabeth Johnson leads the Privacy & Data Security Practice Group at Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP. Her practice addresses all aspects of privacy and data security law, including compliance initiatives to address major legal requirements such as HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the FCRA, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, CAN-SPAM, data security breach notification, GDPR, Privacy Shield and other international data transfer mechanisms, COPPA, VPPA, and others. Elizabeth has assisted clients with a wide variety of implementation projects including cloud computing, health information exchanges, patient portals, bring-your-own-device, mobile applications, location tracking, online behavioral advertising, direct marketing, and complex customer insights initiatives. She also helps clients with government agency inquiries pertaining to privacy and data security, such as HIPAA compliance reviews conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Elizabeth regularly leads privileged assessments and investigations, such as forensic examinations, vulnerability and compromise assessments, and data security evaluations. Her team has addressed more than 400 data security breaches.

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  • Tara L. Kozlowski

    Tara L. Kozlowski is the executive director of the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission (DRC). Originally from Indiana, where she graduated with a B.S. in chemistry from Indiana University, she received her J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law in 2006. Mrs. Kozlowski is licensed to practice law in Ohio (inactive) and Michigan and became a member of the North Carolina State Bar in 2008. Prior to joining the DRC, Mrs. Kozlowski was in private practice with her primary focus on family law litigation in Wake County. She describes herself as being passionate about alternative dispute resolution.

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  • Jan E. Pritchett

    Jan E. Pritchett is a trial attorney at the Greensboro law firm of Schlosser and Pritchett, PA. Jan is certified as a specialist in State and Criminal Law by the North Carolina State Bar. He has served as Co- Chair of the Criminal Law Board of Specialization, Chair of the Criminal Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Governors for the North Carolina Bar Association.

    During his career as a former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, Jan has tried hundreds of bench trials and in excess of 150 jury trials. When not practicing law, Jan enjoys spending time with his family. Other interests include traveling, tennis, basketball and golf.

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  • Brian C. Shaw

    Brian C. Shaw is a partner in the firm of Schwartz & Shaw, PLLC in Raleigh. He graduated cum laude in 1976 from Harvard College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1980.

    Mr. Shaw is an Adjunct Professor at the Norman A. Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. He is a Past Chair of the Education Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and has served on the Board of Directors of the National Council of School Attorneys. He is a member of the North Carolina Council of School Attorneys and the National Council of School Attorneys. He is a frequent speaker at the district, state and national level on many different topics dealing with education law.

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January 15, 2021
Fri 8:55 AM EST

Duration 6H 45M

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