The Climate and the Land: Clean Energy, Land Protection and Ethics CLE

Join us for a 3-hour virtual CLE on February 10th to learn more about clean energy and land protection. As our region and the world navigate the burdens of the pandemic, most of the focus has appropriately been on health and economic fallout. Despite these challenges, the threat of our warming climate looms in the background. Just as the warning signs were there for decades about the potential of a global pandemic, the warning signs are all around us about what could become a global catastrophe if the effects of climate are not addressed. In this three hour CLE, participants will spend the first hour learning from national and regional experts in state-level carbon sequestration, clean energy planning and policy. The final two hours will focus on local and regional land conservation efforts focused on land trust legal ethics and property law as it pertains to land protection. Click here for more information or to sign up.

Overview of Landlord/Tenant & Consumer Matters During the Pandemic CLE

The Pro Bono Committee of the Buncombe County Bar will host a virtual CLE Program on Wed, January 13, 2021 to provide an overview of key areas of Landlord/Tenant Law and  including termination of tenancy and habitability issues in residential rental housing, and of Consumer Protection Law, including debtors’ rights and common credit issues faced by low-income members of our community. Presenter Molly Maynard will discuss these areas of law in light of the pandemic’s impact on our region.  The sessions will provide good background for attorneys interested in doing pro bono service in the areas of landlord/tenant and consumer protection/debt. The Pro Bono Committee of the Bar is providing this one-hour CLE at no charge. Click here to sign up.


Molly Maynard, Director of Consumer Law Program, Pisgah Legal Services
Molly is a staff attorney handling a range of consumer law cases and housing cases at Pisgah Legal Services. She has also worked on Pisgah Legal’s Community Economic Development projects. Molly is a graduate of UNC School of Law and has practiced poverty law at Pisgah Legal Services for nine years. She is the Director of Pisgah Legal’s Consumer Law Program.

Overview of Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Estate Administration CLE

This three hour Overview of Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Estate Administration virtual CLE is designed for the general practitioner who wants to better understand:

  • How to draft wills, trusts, and powers of attorney
  • How to plan for long-term care expenses and crisis planning, including gifting and Medicaid asset protection trusts; and
  • After death estate administration options available under North Carolina law guided by real case scenarios.

Presenters include:

  • Zachary F. Lamb, a partner in the law firm Ward and Smith, P.A. in Asheville;
  • Larry S. Hartley, a partner in the law firm Strauss Attorneys, PLLC in Asheville; and
  • Mariah D. McKinney, a partner in the law firm Garlock & McKinney, PC in Black Mountain.

 The fee for the seminar is $35 per hour and will take place virtually January 22, 2021 from 9am-12:30pm.

Calm in the Storm: Tools to Keep Your Cool in the Corona Crisis CLE

Register now for a free CLE webinar on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at 10am.

As our world navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, we are collectively venturing into uncharted territory, both personally and professionally. The uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus heightens mental and emotional stress for a profession already steeped in pressure and a propensity to predict and plan for the worst. In these unprecedented times, our profession needs new tools to help us stay resilient and support our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. This virtual CLE educates participants on the neurobiology of stress–particularly the increased stress our profession is experiencing during this international pandemic–and how stress in a crisis impacts the practice of law. The webinar will also include five practical tools that participants can immediately put to use to build resilience to stress at this time, thereby increasing cognitive functioning and ability to maintain professionalism and ethical duties to clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

FREE CLE for North Carolina lawyers, judges, support staff, and law school students*

This program is brought to you by:

North Carolina Lawyer Assistance Program

LAP Foundation of NC, Inc.


NC Bar Foundation

*CLE credit: This program is approved for one hour of “live” mental health/substance abuse credit (or ethics or general CLE credit if you already have your MH/SA credit) by the NC State Bar. The $3.50 NC State Bar CLE fee is not included. (If seeking CLE credit, you will be billed $3.50 directly by the NC State Bar).

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Upcoming CLE Video Replays in Asheville

Thursday-Friday, February 20-21, 2020

 NCBA Real Property Fundamentals

CLE Credit: 13.25 hours including 1.0 Ethics/Professionalism and 1.0 Technology

Reg:  8:45-9:00am; Program Day 1: 9:00am-4:30pm; Day 2:  9:00am-3:45pm


Wednesday-Thursday, February 26-27, 2020  

 MCB 2019 Annual Review

CLE Credit: 12.0 hours including 1.0 Ethics/Professionalism, 1.0 Substance Abuse and

1.0 Technology

Reg:  8:45-9:00am; Program Day 1: 9:00am-3:30pm; Day 2:  9:00am-3:30pm


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

 Lawyers Mutual Consulting Services:  What’s Your Law Firm’s Continuity Plan?

 CLE Credit: 3.0 hours including 1.0 Ethics/Professional Responsibility & 1.0 Substance Abuse

Reg:  3:45-4:00pm; Program: 4:00-7:00pm


Friday, February 28, 2020

NCADA Legal Reflections from 2019

CLE Credit: 6.5 hours including 1.0 Ethics/Professional Responsibility, 1.0 Substance Abuse & 1.0 Technology

Reg:  8:45-9:00am; Program: 9:00am-3:45pm


For more information or to register, please contact Sally Davis, Tar Heel Seminars at 252-567-3053 or

You may also visit the NCBA, Lawyers Mutual Insurance, and NCADA websites for program information and to register.

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