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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. "Chris" Burti earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from East Carolina University and received his Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law (Chapel Hill).

    After fifteen years in private practice he left the law firm of Lewis & Burti in 1994 to join Statewide Title Inc., where he serves as Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel. Chris concentrated 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 on the Transitioning Lawyers Commission.

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  • Matthew A. Cordell

    Matthew A. Cordell is the Vice President and General Counsel for Privacy and Technology at VF Corporation.

    VF operates under many consumer brands names you might recognize, including Vans, The North Face, Timberland, Dickies, Supreme, and many others. VF is made up of 70,000 employees in dozens of countries around the world.

    Matt is the founder and Chair of the Privacy and Data Security Specialization Committee of the NC State Bar. He holds several IAPP certifications: CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPP/Canada, and CIPM. He is an IAPP and ABA certified Privacy Law Specialist (PLS), and an IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP).

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  • Kearns Davis

    Kearns Davis founded Brooks Pierce's practice in white-collar criminal defense, felony trials and appeals, grand jury proceedings, and government investigations, and he handles a broad range of federal and business litigation. Kearns is a lecturer in Trial Advocacy at the University of North Carolina School of Law. He was president of the North Carolina Bar Association in 2016-17. He was an Assistant United States Attorney from 2003-07.

    Kearns is listed among "The Best Lawyers in America" in White-Collar Criminal Defense, Bet-the-Company Litigation, and Commercial Litigation (Woodward/White publishing) since 2010); "North Carolina Super Lawyers Top 10" attorneys in all categories since 2016; "Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations since 2012; Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite Hall of Fame" in Criminal Law; and "Local Litigation Star" for North Carolina in White Collar Crime since 2015.

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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 H. Johnson is a member of Wyrick Robbins' privacy and data protection practice group. She has practiced exclusively in that specialty for 16 years.

    Elizabeth is a certified privacy law specialist (NCBA) and a certified information privacy professional (IAPP).

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  • Tara L. Kozlowski

    Tara L. Kozlowski is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission. She has been with the Commission since July of 2018. Prior to working with the DRC Tara was a family law litigator and mediator, practicing with a small firm in Wake County. Tara obtained a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Indiana University, and her J.D. degree from The University of Toledo College of Law in 2006. She lives in Apex with her husband, two daughters, and two yellow labs. Please feel free to contact her at the DRC office anytime with questions or to introduce yourself.

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  • Jan E. Pritchett

    Jan E. Pritchett is the managing attorney at the Greensboro law firm of Schlosser & Pritchett. He has extensive experience in litigating criminal matters and is a Board Certified Specialist in Federal and State Criminal law. He has been recognized by North Carolina Super lawyers for over a decade and North Carolina Magazine's Legal Elite. One of his most recent recognitions was his 2018 induction into the Southern University Law Center Hall of Fame.

    Jan began his early career with a small Fayetteville law firm before relocating to Greensboro to become an Assistant District Attorney in Guilford County. For the last 22 years, Jan's practice has been limited to criminal matters. During his 26 year career as an attorney, he has litigated over 200 jury trials and several hundred bench trials.

    Jan resides in Greensboro with his wife and two girls. He is active in several community organizations and enjoys traveling, golf and tennis in his time away from the grind.

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  • Brian C. Shaw

    Brian C. Shaw is a partner at Poyner Spruill in Raleigh. He has extensive education law experience and provides counsel to public school systems throughout the State. Brian is also an Adjunct Professor at the Norman A. Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University.

    Brian 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. 

    After serving as law clerk for the Honorable Edward J. Schwartz, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court in San Diego, California, and graduate work at Oxford University in England, Brian joined the law firm of Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry in Portland Maine, where he served as Chairman of the Education Law Department. In 1993, he joined then Richard A. Schwartz & Associates, became Partner in 1997, and the law firm changed its name to Schwartz & Shaw PLLC.

    Brian 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.

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January 15, 2021
Fri 8:55 AM EST

Duration 6H 45M

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