December 18, 2009
Mecklenburg County Bar
Ethics, Mental Health & Wellness, Practice Management, Substance Abuse/Mental Health
Ethical Practice Traps
Grievances: The four most implicated ethical rules that the MCB Committee sees and how to avoid them. Rule 1.1 (Competence); Rule 1.3 (Diligence); Rule 1.4 (Communication);
Rule 1.5 (Fees). Marc Gentile, Klein & Freeman, PLLC, Chair Grievance Committee (30 minutes)
Fee Disputes: Ted Shapack, Shapack & Shapack, P.A. & Richard Wright, James McElroy & Diehl, P.A. Co-Chairs Fee Dispute Committee (30 minutes)
Adding Professional Value to Your Practice
Diversity:Demographic trends within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg legal community; Achieving the MCB Diversity Initiative Action Plan objectives; Building and sustaining a diversity pipeline; Resources for minority and female attorneys. Valecia McDowell, Moore & Van Allen, Co-Chair Special Committee on Diversity (30 minutes)
Pro Bono: History of Volunteer Lawyers Program; Explanation of Partner Organizations (Legal Aid of North Carolina; Legal Services of Southern Piedmont; SelfServe Center and Council for Children's Rights); Bar Programs (Pro Bono for Nonprofits and Wills & Estates Program); Current Volunteer Initiatives and Case Placement. Sean Perrin, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, Co-Chair VLP Committee. Lawyer Referral Service Find opportunities to enhance your client base and increase your exposure to specific areas of law. (30 minutes)
Mental Health /Anti Substance Abuse hour
Melissa Quick (McVicker) Clinical Director, SAIL (Southeast Addiction Institute and Learning) Attorney stressors and addiction issues in clients and colleagues. (60 minutes) The views and opinions are not necessarily those of the 26th Judicial District Bar.
Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.
How to Attend
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