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In-Person Live | Dirt, We Like It (2023 Real Property Section Spring Program)

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Come join us in learning about current issues that affect your practice of real property law.

This program discusses a wide variety of topics, including the effects of bankruptcy on the closing process, community associations and their governance, a case law update of recent decisions in North Carolina, and the requirements for nonprofit transfers.

Additionally, hear a presentation about substance abuse and receive an overview of current technology tools to help you with your law practice.


  • Bankruptcy
  • A Lawyer's Guide to Understanding Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Community Associations: Their Structure, Governance and How They Can Muddle Your Real Estate Transactions
  • Real Property Case Law Update
  • Technology
  • Nonprofit Transfer

In-Person Live
Friday–Saturday, May 19–20, 2023
Day 1: 8:25  AM–12:20 PM
Day 2: 8:25  AM–12:20 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC

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

Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC
Nightly Rates:

  • Scenic View Villas: $235 One–bedroom | $295 Two–bedroom | $375 Three–bedroom
  • Ocean View Villas: $445 Two–bedroom

Reservations: Click here or call 866.763.5056 (Ask for North Carolina Bar Association–Real Property Section group rate or booking number 20307.)
Hotel Cutoff Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023

Room blocks with the resort are limited and can sell out. Alternative accommodations can be made through various online sites such as VRBO or Airbnb for properties on or near Kiawah Island.


  • Randy H. Herman, BA Folk, Cary
  • Cathy Killian, NC Lawyers Assistance Program, Raleigh
  • Kyle A. Smalling, Capital City Law, Raleigh
  • Harmony W. Taylor, Law Firm Carolinas, Greensboro
  • Christopher J. Waivers, White & Allen PA, New Bern
  • Phillip Woods, North Carolina Attorney General's Office, Raleigh

NCBA Real Property Section

  • Lauren James, Peel & James, Williamston (Planner)
  • Nathan A. James, Peel & James, Williamston (Planner)

North Carolina: 6.00 MCLE Hours

1.00 Substance Abuse/Mental Health
1.00 Technology Training
Qualifies for NC State Bar Real Property 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.