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In-Person Live | This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land: Advancing Equity and Inclusion in Land Use Planning and the Law (2022 Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section Program)

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This year's program focuses on issues of equity and inclusion in land use planning and law. Speakers practicing in land use and zoning law and planning throughout North Carolina provide the latest legislative and case law updates and discuss key issues as we begin 2022.

Join us as we explore various aspects of this theme in land use regulations and practices as well as in the general practice of law.

Learn from local NC governments about changes in zoning regulations aimed at creating a greater diversity of housing types in neighborhoods and about opportunities to increase public participation through remote meetings. A NC nonprofit shares its efforts to address land loss due to the issue of heirs property ownership.

During this program, we also find out what private and public law practices are doing to increase diversity, equity and inclusion, both in the legal profession and in their legal practice.


  • Zoning Regulations to Address the "Missing Middle" in Housing
  • Assisting Heir Property Owners: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession and Legal Practice: Moving Forward
  • Remote Hearings and Public Participation
  • Case Law and Legislative Update

In-Person Live
Thursday, April 21, 2022
8:30 AM–4:15 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.

North Carolina Bar Center, 8000 Weston Parkway, Cary

Contact hotels directly for reservations at the special NCBA room rate. Rates are based on availability and rooms may sell out.

Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary
Nightly Rate: $174 single/double
Reservations: Click here or call 919.677.1840 (Corporate Account Code: 2691626)

TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 120 Sage Commons Way, Cary
Nightly Rate: $114 studio queen with sleeper sofa (Sunday–Thursday)
Reservations: 919.678.0005 (Ask for the NCBA corporate rate)


  • Kenneth Bowers, City of Raleigh Municipal Government, Raleigh
  • Crista M. Cuccaro, City of Durham, Durham
  • Lisa C. Glover, Town of Cary, Cary
  • Mary E. Henderson, Land Loss Prevention Project (LLPP), Durham
  • James L. "Jim" Joyce, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill
  • Adam Lovelady, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill
  • Aarin K. Miles, City of Asheville, Asheville
  • Todd Okolichany, City of Asheville, Asheville
  • Diane Rupprecht, DPR Construction, Raleigh
  • S. Halle Vakani, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh
  • Sharita M. Whitaker, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh

NCBA Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section

  • Jannice Ashley, City of Asheville, Asheville (Planner)
  • Jamie S. Schwedler, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, Raleigh (Planner)

North Carolina: 6.00 MCLE Hours

1.00 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.