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Letter of the Law: Practicing Litigation in 2021 (2021 Litigation Section Program)

No one could have predicted the personal, professional and legal changes that the new decade would bring.

The Litigation Section hosts a day-long CLE, to provide insight into these changes and their impact on the practice of law in light of the pandemic, as well as how to handle government investigations, parallel civil and criminal proceedings, and video depositions.

Explore effective strategies for conducting remote mediations and how attorneys can meet ethical responsibilities in a remote work environment.


  • Ethics in the Current World
  • Chambers Chatter
  • The Wolf Is at the Door: When Law Enforcement Contacts Your Client
  • Conducting Internal Investigations
  • Navigating the Shoals During Parallel Criminal and Civil Litigation
  • Video Depositions and 30(b) Depositions
  • Mediation Panel

Rebroadcast (Original Live Webcast Date: May 19, 2021)
Friday, September 17, 2021
8:55 AM–4:35 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.


  • Judge James L. Gale, North Carolina Business Court, Greensboro
  • Judge A. Graham Shirley II, North Carolina Superior Court, Raleigh
  • M. Ann Anderson, Attorney at Law, Pilot Mountain
  • Mark E. Anderson, McGuireWoods, Raleigh
  • Wilburn Oscar "Bill" Brazil III, Brazil & Burke PA, Asheville
  • Wes J. Camden, Williams Mullen, Raleigh
  • Kearns Davis, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro
  • Joan S. Dinsmore, McGuireWoods, Raleigh
  • Kimberly M. Marston, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro
  • Valecia M. McDowell, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte
  • Kellie Z. Myers, 10th Judicial District, Raleigh
  • Alan Parry, Parry Law PLLC, Chapel Hill
  • Caitlin M. Poe, Williams Mullen, Raleigh
  • Amy E. Richardson, Harris Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, Raleigh

NCBA Litigation Section

  • Audrey Z. Snyder, Ward Black Law PA, Greensboro (Planner)
  • R. Matthew "Matt" Van Sickle, Van Sickle Law PLLC, Cary (Planner)
  • Hayley R. Wells, Ward and Smith PA, Asheville (Planner)

North Carolina: 6.75 MCLE Hours

1.50 Ethics/Professional Responsibility
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.