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In-Person Live | Professionals, Colleagues, Friends and Adversaries - The Key Role of Civility in Attorney Relationships and Communications (2023 Professionalism Committee CLE)

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During the pandemic, we learned how to adapt and practice law differently, but we also lost something in the way we treat each other as professionals. We need to remember the important role that civility plays in the practice of law and how each of us can promote civility.

Featuring speakers and panelists with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, this year's NCBA Professionalism Committee CLE explores why civility is important, what civility means, how it works, and how to promote civility to improve the profession and make ourselves more effective as attorneys.


  • Keynote Address
  • Professional Identity Formation
  • Leadership Development for Client Success, Service and Significance
  • Lawyers, Technology and Civility
  • Civility in the Practice of Law: How It Can Make You a Better Attorney
  • Calm in the Midst of Chaos: Resilience Training and Wellness

In-Person Live
Friday, December 1, 2023
8:25 AM–4:55 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)


  • Chief Judge Martin K. Reidinger, U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, Asheville
  • Judge W. Carleton Metcalf, U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, Asheville
  • Gill P. Beck, U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of North Carolina, Asheville (Moderator)
  • A. Todd Brown Sr., Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Charlotte
  • Alan W. Duncan, Turning Point Litigation, Greensboro
  • Robynn E. Moraites, North Carolina Lawyers Assistance Program, Charlotte
  • Jerry Organ, University of St. Thomas School of Law – Holloran Ethical Leadership in the Professions, Minneapolis, MN
  • Patti W. Ramseur, Ramseur Maultsby LLP, Greensboro
  • Catherine Sanders Reach, North Carolina Bar Association, Cary
  • Leah Jackson Teague, Baylor University School of Law, Waco, TX

NCBA Professionalism Committee

  • Gill P. Beck, U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of North Carolina, Asheville (Planner)
  • B. Keith Faulkner, Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC (Planner)

North Carolina: 6.25 MCLE Hours

5.25 Ethics/Professional Responsibility
1.00 Substance Abuse/Mental Health
1.00 Technology Training


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.