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Live Webcast | It's Not Easy Being a Government and Public Sector Lawyer (With Nods to Kermit) (2022 Government & Public Sector Section Program)

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It's not easy being a government and public sector (GPS) attorney. As Kermit sings, "It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things." A GPS attorney has to know and be able to do a variety of things.

This CLE addresses the: green of public funding and SaaS contracts, neutrals of politics in the workplace, yellow caution lights for a first week, fuzzy brown of service animals in government spaces, many colors of cases to know, red lights for impairment in the workplace, and smooth-sailing blue of ethics and investigations.

Like Kermit, you'll be able to say "I'm [a GPS lawyer], and it'll do fine. It's beautiful and I think it's what I want to be."


  • All Beige, or Not? Politics in the Government Workplace
  • Green, the Color of Money
  • Yellow Caution Lights
  • Fuzzy Brown Critters in Government Spaces
  • A Color Wheel of a Case Law Update
  • Blue Skies – Government Attorneys, Ethics and Investigations
  • Red Light – Impairment in the Government Workplace

Live Webcast
Thursday, April 7, 2022
8:55 AM–5:00 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.


  • Amy Y. Bason, North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, Raleigh
  • Gill P. Beck, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of North Carolina, Asheville
  • Nicolette Fulton, City of Raleigh, Raleigh
  • Jeffrey P. Gray, Bailey & Dixon LLP, Raleigh
  • Robert P. Joyce, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill
  • Christopher B. McLaughlin, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill
  • Kara A. Millonzi, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill
  • Elizabeth Myerholtz, Disability Rights North Carolina, Washington, D.C.
  • Grant B. Osborne, Ward and Smith PA, Asheville
  • Adam Pridemore, North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, Raleigh
  • Tyler J. Russell, Ward and Smith PA, Asheville
  • Donya Strong, North Carolina Department of Administration, Raleigh

NCBA Government & Public Sector Section

  • Grant B. Osborne, Ward and Smith PA, Asheville (Planner)
  • J. Mark Payne, Retired, Greensboro (Planner)
  • Ann B. Wall, North Carolina Department of Secretary of State, Raleigh (Planner)

North Carolina: 6.50 MCLE Hours

1.50 Ethics/Professional Responsibility


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.