8:55 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 Best Appellate Practices Panel
Quintin D.I. Byrd, Q Byrd Law, Raleigh
Kelly Margolis Dagger, Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh
Matthew Nis Leerberg, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh
Erik R. Zimmerman, Robinson Bradshaw, Chapel Hill
Hear from experienced appellate attorneys as they discuss the strategies for preparing an effective appeal. Topics include issue preservation, interlocutory appeals, and managing transitions between litigation and appellate counsel.
10:02 Discovery Abuses and Pitfalls
Nicole R. Scallon, Henson Talley & Scallon LLP, Greensboro
Natalie M. Walters, Crumley Roberts, Greensboro
Explore discovery abuses and pitfalls from both sides of the "v." Plaintiff and defense attorneys discuss best discovery practices, benefits of cooperating with opposing counsel, and how to get access to the documents and information you need to bolster your case.
11:15 Technology in the Office‡
Gabriel G. Snyder, Ward Black Law, Greensboro
Pegeen Turner, Legal Cloud Technology, Raleigh
Join us for this technology-focused session to learn technology shortcuts that help you save time (and your sanity) in your litigation practice today. From tips you may have forgotten to tricks that you didn't know you needed, the session provides a fast-paced look at tools and strategies to help your firm succeed.
12:15 Lunch Break
12:45 Maximize Your Productivity†
Amanda T. Chay, Building Health Heart & Mind, Raleigh
As an attorney your success is dependent upon your ability to be productive. Yet, constant stress and the threat of burnout are waging an invisible, soul-eroding battle within the law profession. That's why productivity skills have never been more important to peak performance. In this session, learn how to grow efficiency and productivity through working smarter, not harder. You'll develop new tools and grow your resilience while learning the science behind stress and developing a clearer mind.
1:45 Tips and Tricks for eCourt Filings‡
Brad D. Fowler, NC Judicial Branch, Raleigh
Sarvani Jami, NC Judicial Branch, Raleigh
Kristina P. Soeder, NC Judicial Branch, Raleigh
North Carolina is moving to an electronic filing system. Gain an understanding of the background information from members of the Administrative Office of the Courts and receive a demonstration of eFiling.
† Indicates portion providing Substance Abuse/Mental Health credit
‡ Indicates portion providing Technology Training credit
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