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The Work of Restoration (2021 Government & Public Sector Section Program)

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Our Earth Day program, although not directly related to the environment, adopts the international Earth Day theme of "Restore Our Earth." Restoration will be key to the responsibilities of government and public sector attorneys in the year ahead. D.B. Allender says that "the work of restoration cannot begin until a problem is fully faced." Effective, restored government will help us restore civil society and that, in turn, will ultimately help us restore the earth.

This CLE program focuses on restoration and facing problems: restoring the mental health of government and public sector attorneys, restoring the workplace (returning to work, wherever it may be), understanding the digital hazards to public employees' safety and restoring their safety from digital and other attacks, restoring respect for the public attorney as civil servant and the legal ethics of the public attorney as civil servant, and restoring balance in dealing with First Amendment religion issues in government.


  • Restoring the Workplace: Implications and Considerations for Returning to the Office or Continuing Work From Home
  • Restoring Plain English to Legal Writing: The Plain English Movement for Government Lawyers
  • Restoring Online Safety for Governments and Their Employees
  • Restoring Mental Health for Government Attorneys
  • Restoring the Ethical Role of the Government and Public Sector Attorney as Civil Servant and Protector of Democracy
  • Restoring Understanding and Implementation of First Amendment Religion Jurisprudence

Live Webcast
Thursday, April 22, 2021
8:25 AM–4:10 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.


  • Amy Y. Bason, General Counsel for NC Association of County Commissioners, Raleigh
  • Tara N. Cho, Womble Bond Dickinson (U.S.) LLP, Raleigh
  • Laura P. Graham, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem
  • Michael A. Greer, Womble Bond Dickinson (U.S.) LLP, Raleigh
  • April Harris-Britt, AHB Center for Behavioral Health and Wellness, Durham
  • Katie W. Hartzog, Hartzog Law Group LLP, Raleigh
  • Kimberly J. Korando, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh
  • William M. Polk, North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Durham
  • Christine B. Simpson, Retired Town of Cary Attorney, Cary
  • Anne M. Tompkins, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP, Charlotte
  • E. Gregory Wallace, Campbell University School of Law, Raleigh
  • Janine M. Zanin, UNC School of Law, Efland

NCBA Government & Public Sector Section

  • Jennifer M. Jones, Wake County Attorney’s Office, Raleigh (Planner)
  • Terri A. Jones, Town Attorney, Garner (Planner)
  • Ann B. Wall, North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State, Raleigh (Planner)

North Carolina: 6.50 MCLE Hours

1.50 Ethics/Professional Responsibility
1.00 Substance Abuse/Mental Health
1.00 Technology Training


See pricing below. Discounts may be available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 919.677.0561 for details.