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In-Person Live | Fresh Out of the Oven: Hot Takes on Hot Topics (2024 Government & Public Sector Section Program)

It is the NCBA's pleasure to present the menu for a 5-star legal education course!

We begin with a lovely appetizer discussing updates to public records laws and fine-dining etiquette for handling requests, a refreshing blend of cases and practices sure to satisfy.

To follow, we suggest our hot-potato dish about handling subpoenas without getting burned. Then, sink your teeth into our blue-plate special on tech contracting to help avoid spoiled deals. After, as a palette cleanser, we have a course on unannounced General Assembly visits under SL 2023-134.

Finally, enjoy a sweet taste of the future with our generative AI dessert exploring this emerging technology.

Please join us for this enriching meal for any attorney's palette! Bon appétit!


  • Recipe Swap: Public Records
  • Today's Special: Software Contracts Tips and Trick
  • Hot Potato: What To Do When a Subpoena Lands on Your Desk
  • Cooks in the Kitchen: Unannounced Visits Under SL 2023-134
  • Last Course: Generative AI

In-Person Live
Thursday, April 11, 2024
8:25 AM–4:15 PM

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)


  • Jill F. Cramer, NC Department of Labor, Raleigh
  • Jodi T. Harrison, NC Department of Adult Correction, Raleigh
  • Andrea Leslie-Fite, Guilford County Attorney's Office, Greensboro
  • Kristi A. Nickodem, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill
  • J. Mark Payne, J.M. Payne and Associates PLLC, Greensboro
  • Thomas E. Powers III, City of Charlotte Attorney's Office, Charlotte
  • Francis P. Rasberry, Cauley Pridgen PA, Raleigh
  • Sardar Mujeeb Shah-Khan, Shah-Khan Law PLLC, Matthews
  • Robin W. Smith, Robin Smith Law Office PLLC, Chapel Hill
  • Baxter H. Wells III, NC League of Municipalities, Raleigh

NCBA Government & Public Sector Section

  • Kathryn J. Cooper, Raleigh City Attorney's Office, Raleigh (Planner)
  • Daniel A. Heyman, City of Hendersonville, Hendersonville (Planner)
  • Matthew J. Pentz, Town of Cary, Cary (Planner)
  • Ann B. Wall, NC Department of the Secretary of State, Raleigh (Planner)

North Carolina: 6.00 MCLE Hours

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.