Continuing Legal Education

Advising LGBT Clients: Review of Current Law and Cases (02/21/14)

Advising LGBT Clients: Review of Current Law and Cases

 

Friday, February 21, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Mecklenburg County Courthouse - TCA Training Room #4510

 

 


CLE Credits:

6.5 Total Hours (5.5 General + 1.0 Ethics)

                       

Fees:

$300 Attorney Rate

$225 Public Sector Rate 

$150 Paralegal Rate

$30 Law Student Rate

 

Location:

Mecklenburg County Courthouse

832 East 4th Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

TCA Training Room #4510

 

Special Info:

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CLE Training

           

Program Planner:

Connie J. Vetter, Law Office of Connie J. Vetter, Charlotte (http://www.cjvlaw.com/)  

           


Program & Speakers:

 

9:00 am - 10:30 am: A National Perspective on LGBT Law

Shannon Minter, Legal Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights

 

10:30 am - 10:45 am: BREAK

 

10:45 am - 11:45 am: Fisher-Borne v. Smith, Challenging the North Carolina Ban on Second Parent Adoption and Marriage for Same Sex Couples, post Windsor

Christopher Brooks, Legal Director, ACLU of North Carolina and Lee Knight Caffery, plaintiff, Fisher-Borne v. Smith, and attorney, Stauch Fitzgerald & Green, P.C., Winston-Salem

 

11:45 am - 12:30 pm: LUNCH PROVIDED ONSITE

 

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: LGBT Family Law

Sharon Thompson, of Counsel, NicholsonPham PLLC, Durham

 

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Ethics

John Bodie, Bankruptcy Attorney, Greensboro

 

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm: BREAK

 

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm: Federal Criminal Law Update

Anne Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte

 

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm: Representing Low Income LGBT Clients and LGBT Clients of Color

Sarah Demarest and Kelly Durden, Freedom Center for Social Justice LGBTQ Law Center, Charlotte

 

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Wills and Estate Planning for LGBT Clients

Connie Vetter, Law Office of Connie J. Vetter


Registration:

Download Registration form here and return via:

Fax: 704/333-6209

Mail: 1123 South Church Street, Suite 103, Charlotte, NC 28203

Phone: 704/375-8624

 

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