Trying to help your client navigate a messy business divorce? Concerned that a former employee who left to work for a competitor has divulged your client’s confidential trade secrets? Wondering if your client’s contract dispute involving highly technical industry-specific practices could benefit from the oversight of a single judge? If so, you may want to consider litigating your case in the North Carolina Business Court, a specialized forum of the superior court division. Cases involving complex and/or significant issues of corporate and commercial law are assigned by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina to a special superior court judge for complex business cases, who oversees resolution of all matters in the case through trial.
This CLE provides a general overview of the Business Court, including:
Whether you are new to practice or new to the Business Court, or if you just want a quick refresher, this CLE will give you the tools you need to litigate effectively in the North Carolina Business Court.
Lauren J. Schantz, Esq., is the permanent law clerk to the Honorable Louis A. Bledsoe, III, Chief Business Court Judge, and the Honorable Adam M. Conrad, Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases. In addition to her research and writing responsibilities, she manages a variety of court-wide projects and serves as a mentor to the term law clerks. Prior to joining the North Carolina Business Court, Lauren served as corporate governance advisor and assistant corporate secretary for Carilion Clinic, a non-profit healthcare system in western Virginia. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law with high honors.
Lauren resides in Charlotte with her two sons, where she is an active member of the Charlotte Chapter of the William & Mary Alumni Association and member-at-large for the Carolina Law Alumni Charlotte Regional Club.
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|$10.00||Business Law Section Rate|
|$30.00||Member Early Bird|
|$50.00||Non Member Early Bird|
|$0.00||CLE Annual Pass|
|$0.00||Planner / Speaker Rate|
|$10.00||Judicial Rate (Judges, Clerks, and Magistrates)|