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Public Law for the Public Lawyer

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Date(s) - 02/06/2020
All Day


The Local Government Training Program is partnering with UNC’s School of Government to host a session of the “Public Law for the Public Lawyer” webinar broadcast on February 6th and 7th in Asheville at WCU’s Biltmore Park campus. This webinar is also sponsored by the Legislative Services Office of the NC General Assembly. Attendance at both days of the webinar will be eligible for 12 hours of continuing education credits. Aimee Wall of UNC’s School of Government will be the primary facilitator for this webinar but other speakers will include:

  • Jeremy Ray, NC General Assembly, Legislative Analysis Division
  • Shea Denning, UNC School of Government
  • Michael Hill, UNC School of Medicine
  • Nancy Astrike, NC Office of State Human Resources
  • Lars Nance, NC Office of State Human Resources
  • Ann Anderson, UNC School of Government
  • Bly Hall, Legislative Drafting Division
  • David Unwin, Legislative Drafting Division
  • Shawn Middlebrooks, Staff Attorney Legislative Analysis Division
  • Richard Whisnant, UNC School of Government
  • Teshanee Williams, UNC School of Government
  • Phil Dixon, UNC School of Government
  • Brad Fowler, NC Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Trey Allen, UNC School of Government
  • Jeremy Ray, NC General Assembly, Legislative Analysis Division
  • Jason Moran-Bates, Staff Attorney Legislative Analysis Division
  • Nichole McLaughlin, NC State Bar

Topics that will be addressed in this webinar include:

  • Civil case update
  • Criminal case update
  • Legislative updates
  • Ethics (1 hour)
  • Technology (1 hour)
  • Statutory codification
  • Governmental immunity
  • Legal remedies for employee complaints and grievances
  • Legal issues related to hemp and marijuana

Attendees: Members of the legislative staff, as well as other lawyers working for and with the state, local government, and the university system; enrollment in the live program is limited to 70, and preference will be given to members of the legislative staff and other state and local employees.

We will request approval from the North Carolina State Bar for 9 hours of general credit, 1 hour of ethics credit, 1 hour of substance abuse/mental health awareness, and 1 hour of technology credit.


Biltmore Park: Parking is free in the parking deck adjacent to the WCU building, attendees are asked to park on level 2 or above.