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Live Webcast | Threading the Needle (2023 Litigation Section Program)

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This program focuses on a variety of topics applicable to the litigator, including the effective use of experts and how to depose them, preparing for and defending Rule 30(b)(6) depositions, and appellate considerations for the trial lawyer.

We also hear from a panel of experienced judges about what litigators can do to improve their effectiveness and advocacy.


  • Deposing Expert Witnesses
  • How to Prepare for and Defend Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions
  • Ethical Obligations and the Use of Artificial Intelligence
  • A View From the Bench
  • Appellate Considerations for Litigators

Live Webcast
Thursday, November 30, 2023
9:55 AM–4:30 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.


  • Judge W. Carleton Metcalf, U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, Asheville
  • Chief Business Court Judge Louis A. Bledsoe III, North Carolina Business Court, Charlotte
  • Judge Vince M. Rozier Jr., Wake County Superior Court, Raleigh
  • W. Ellis Boyle, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh (Moderator)
  • Christopher S. "Chris" Edwards, Ward and Smith PA, Wilmington
  • Mary Frances Parker, Benoit Law Firm PLLC, Charlotte
  • Nicole R. Scallon, Henson Talley Scallon LLP, Greensboro
  • Lauren E. Snyder, HWG LLP, Raleigh
  • J. David Stradley, White & Stradley PLLC, Raleigh
  • Karen S. Talley, Henson Talley Scallon LLP, Greensboro
  • Grace H. Wynn, HWG LLP, Raleigh

NCBA Litigation Section

  • Audrey Z. Snyder, Ward Black Law, Greensboro (Planner)
  • Hayley R. Wells, Ward and Smith PA, Asheville (Planner)
  • Kelly Wilburn, Cape Fear Family Law, Jacksonville (Planner)

North Carolina: 5.00 MCLE Hours

2.00 Ethics/Professional Responsibility


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.