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In-Person Live | 2022 Essentials of Family Law Post-pandemic

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This two-day program, designed for both new and experienced family lawyers, covers a wide variety of family law topics.

Attendees explore the basic tenets of a family law practice and practical aspects of operating in this area of law in an ethical manner.

This program also includes a discussion of how the practice has changed due to the pandemic and the increased use of technology.


  • Client Selection, Intake and Preparation
  • How to Play Well With Others: Ponton's Top 10
  • Child Support
  • Postseparation Support and Alimony
  • Child Custody
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Civil Procedure and Discovery
  • Trial Prep: Evidentiary Foundations and Objections
  • How to Reach a Settlement? Mediation and ADR
  • Drafting Orders, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) and Appellate Issues
  • Enforcement Tips: Contempt and Breach of Contract
  • Post-pandemic Changes to Our Practice: Virtual Hearings, E-courts, Email Certificates of Service, Video Notarization, Etc.

In-Person Live
Thursday-Friday, November 3-4, 2022
Day 1: 8:25  AM–4:25 PM
Day 2: 8:25  AM–4:25 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)


  • Judge Kristin Kelly Broyles, 21st Judicial District Court, Winston-Salem
  • Amy L. Britt, Parker Bryan Family Law, Raleigh
  • J. Wade Harrison, Harrison Whitaker, Burlington
  • Jill S. Jackson, Jackson Family Law, Raleigh
  • Katherine H. "Katie" King, Wake Family Law Group, Raleigh
  • Anna Warburton Munroe, Allman Spry Davis Leggett & Crumpler, Winston-Salem
  • Manisha P. Patel, Law Office of Manisha P. Patel, Greensboro
  • Lauren Taylor Quinn, Ward Smith PA, New Bern
  • Bill Rogers, Carolina Family Arbitration and Mediation Services, Concord
  • Theresa E. Viera, Modern Legal, Charlotte
  • Rebecca K. Watts, Collins Family Law Group, Charlotte
  • Elise Morgan Whitley, Kurtz Evans Whitley Guy & Simos PLLC, Winston-Salem
  • Syrena N. Williams, Syrena Williams Legal Services PLLC, Durham

NCBA Family Law Section

  • Katherine A. Frye, Frye Law Offices, Raleigh (Planner)
  • Tonya Graser Smith, GraserSmith PLLC, Charlotte (Planner)

North Carolina: 12.00 MCLE Hours

1.00 Ethics/Professional Responsibility
1.00 Technology Training
Qualifies for NC State Bar Family Law Specialization

Individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or within a COVID-19 quarantine/isolation period (as defined by the CDC at the time of the event) should not attend NCBA/NCBF events in person. Should a registrant for an in-person CLE event begin to experience COVID-19 symptoms or fall within a COVID-19 quarantine/isolation period, they will be provided with a digital registration upon request.

Masks remain optional at NCBA/NCBF in-person events, and we encourage all attendees to use good health and safety practices. The NCBA/NCBF does not provide notification of potential exposure following in-person events.

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.

A supplemented tuition rate of $350 is provided by the Family Law Section for the first 48 In-Person Live registrants who are Family Law Section members and have practiced for 5 years or less. This special rate is available until the registration limit has been reached. All other rates apply.