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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 Tricks
  • 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

Thursday, August 8, 2024 (Original Program Date: April 11, 2024)
8:55 AM–3:50 PM

View the full program agenda.


  • 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


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.