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In-Person Live | Practice Tips and Trial Skills From the Experts (2023 Criminal Justice Section Annual Program)


Learn from the best! Join us for a day of practice tips and trial skills from a highly talented and experienced group of North Carolina criminal lawyers.

During the morning sessions, renowned speaker Steve Lindsay, who worked on the Michael Peterson case, walks us through opening statements. Defense attorneys Shana Fulton and Ripley Rand tell you what to do when the police are at your client's door. And Superior Court Judge Vince Rozier, Assistant U.S. Attorney Graham Billings and defense attorney Ed West provide advice on handling document-heavy trials.

To start the afternoon, the three U.S. Attorneys for North Carolina — Michael Easley Jr., Sandra Hairston and Dena King — join us for a panel to discuss priorities for their offices. Defense attorney Brian Cromwell shares his tips on effective trial advocacy. And Jim Cooney recounts his experiences from the Duke Lacrosse cases.

INCLUDED SESSIONS

  • Coming Out Swinging: Opening Statements
  • Rarely Pure and Never Simple: The Changing Legal Landscape of Search Warrants
  • Panel Discussion: Handling Document-Intensive Trials
  • Panel Discussion: U.S. Attorneys' Offices Priorities
  • Trial Techniques and Strategies
  • Something Is Rotten in the State of Durham

DETAILS
In-Person Live
Friday, January 20, 2023
8:25 AM–4:40 PM

AGENDA
Click here to view the full program agenda.

IN-PERSON LIVE LOCATION
North Carolina Bar Center, 8000 Weston Parkway, Cary

HOTEL INFORMATION
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)

SPEAKERS

  • Judge Vince M. Rozier, NC Superior Court – District 10B, Raleigh
  • Graham Billings, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • James P. "Jim" Cooney III, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP, Charlotte
  • Brian S. Cromwell, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Charlotte
  • Michael F. Easley Jr., U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Raleigh
  • Shana L. Fulton, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh
  • Sandra J. Hairston, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • Stephen P. Lindsay, Lindsay Law, Asheville
  • Ripley E. Rand, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP, Raleigh
  • Edwin L. "Ed" West III, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Wilmington

PLANNED BY
NCBA Criminal Justice Section

  • William R. "Rob" Heroy, Goodman Carr Laughrun Levine & Greene PLLC, Charlotte (Planner)
  • Tanisha Palvia, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Charlotte (Planner)

APPROVED CREDIT
North Carolina: 6.00 MCLE Hours

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


COVID-19 UPDATE

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.

PROGRAM PRICING
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.