Continuing Legal Education

An Attorney's Guide to the North Carolina Business Court: Navigating North Carolina's Specialized Forum for Complex Civil Litigation (05/17/13)

An Attorney's Guide to the North Carolina Business Court:  Navigating North Carolina's Specialized Forum for Complex Civil Litigation

 

Sponsored in conjunction with the MCB Civil Litigation, Business Law and Corporate Counsel Sections

 

Friday, May 17, 2013 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

Hilton Charlotte Center City

 

CLE Credit:

 3.75 Total Hours (2.75 General + 1.0 Ethics)

 

Fees:

$260 Attorney Rate + Luncheon/$225 CLE Only

$235 Attorney Rate Member of MCB Sponsoring Section Rate + Luncheon/$200 CLE Only

$145 Paralegal Rate + Luncheon/$110 CLE Only

$75 General Public Rate + Luncheon/$50 CLE Only  

$35 Luncheon Only

 

Location:

Hilton Charlotte Center City

222 East Third Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

 

Special Info:

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Registration

8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CLE Presentation

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Networking Break

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Luncheon/Keynote Address

 

Program Planners: 

The North Carolina Business Court - Charlotte; James C. Smith, Nexsen Pruet, PLLC, Chair, MCB Civil Litigation Section; and Katherine A. Tenfelde, Robinson Elliott & Smith, Vice-Chair, MCB Civil Litigation Section

 

This CLE will provide a rare "behind the curtains" look at the North Carolina Business Court, the State's specialized forum for complex civil litigation.  The CLE is tailored to meet the needs of both experienced Business Court litigators ("frequent flyers") and general practitioners evaluating whether the Business Court is the right forum for litigating their cases.

 

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. An Introduction to the NC Business Court

The Honorable Calvin E. Murphy, Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases, North Carolina Business Court (Charlotte)

 

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Overview of the NCBC Local Rules: Why the Rules are Important, the Most Significant Rules for Practitioners to Know & How the Local Rules are Interpreted

James R. Fox, Bell Davis & Pitt, P.A. (Winston-Salem)

 

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Business Court Designation Pros and Cons: What Gets in the Door, Who Benefits & Why?

Mark Kurdys, Roberts & Stevens, P.A. (Asheville); Sara Lincoln, Lincoln Derr, PLLC (Charlotte); John R. Wester, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. (Charlotte) and Mark Wilson, Moore & Van Allen, PLLC (Charlotte)

 

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break

 

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Case Law Update: A Review of the Court's Recent Opinions

Douglas W. Ey, Jr., McGuireWoods, LLP (Charlotte)

 

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Professionalism in the Business Court

 

Part I: Professionalism for Litigation Counsel

E. Fitzgerald Parnell III, Poyner & Spruill, LLP (Charlotte)

 

Part II: Ethical Communications with Court Staff: Senior Law Clerks and the Court's TCA Will Discuss the Nuances of Professionalism as it Applies to Day-to-Day Communications Between Counsel and the Court

John D. Noor, Law Clerk, North Carolina Business Court (Charlotte); Christina L. Rutan, Trial Court Administrator, North Carolina Business Court (Raleigh); Elizabeth L. Winters, Law Clerk, North Carolina Business Court (Greensboro)

 

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Short Q&A - All Speakers

 

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Networking Break

 

12:30 p.m. -  2:30 p.m. The Role of the Business Court in North Carolina's Economy: Luncheon and Keynote Address

Featuring current and former Business Court Judges, Governor Pat McCrory's Legal Counsel and other special guests immediately following the CLE. 

 

Registration:

Download Registration form here and return via:

Fax: 704/333-6209

Mail: 438 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207

Phone: 704/375-8624

 

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