It’s finally time to come together—in-person—and reconnect with our strong community of trial lawyers.

Join us for three days of education, insights and camaraderie as we celebrate NCAJ’s Diamond Jubilee—our 60th year as an organization dedicated to protecting people, preventing injustice and promoting fairness.

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Convention Schedule

Noon-2 p.m.

Past Presidents Lunch

Charlotte F/G

2 p.m-5 p.m.

Registration Desk & Exhibit Concourse Open

Event Hub/Charlotte Foyer
Sponsored by Byrd Settlements

Visit exhibitors or stop by and pick up your Convention registration packet. Thanks to Byrd Settlements for their WiFi sponsorship.

2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Criminal Defense Section Meeting

Room TBD

Business meeting of the Criminal Defense section. All section members are welcome. Section chair Allison Garren presiding.

Products Liability, Class Actions & Mass Torts Section Meeting

Room TBD

Business meeting of the Products Liability, Class Actions & Mass Torts section. All section members are welcome. Section chair Emily Beeson presiding.

Professional Negligence Section Meeting

Room TBD

Business meeting of the Professional Negligence section. All section members are welcome. Section chair Aindrea Pledger presiding.

3 p.m.-4 p.m.

Auto Torts and Premises Liability Section Meeting

Room TBD

Business meeting of the Auto Torts and Premises Liability section. All section members are welcome. Section chair Michele Cybluski presiding.

Eminent Domain Section Meeting

Room TBD

Business meeting of the Eminent Domain section. All section members are welcome. Section chair Susanne Todd presiding.

3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Workers’ Compensation Section Meeting

Room TBD

Business meeting of the Workers’ Compensation section. All section members are welcome. Section chair Shelia Chavis presiding.

4 p.m.-5 p.m.

Employment Law Section Meeting

Room TBD

Business meeting of the Employment Law section. All section members are welcome. Section chair Narendra Ghosh presiding.

New Lawyers Division Meeting

Room TBD

Business meeting of the New Lawyers division. All lawyers licensed fewer than 10 years are welcome. Division chair Drew Culler presiding.

Women’s Caucus Meeting

Room TBD

Business meeting of the Women’s Caucus. All female attorneys are welcome. Caucus chair Anna Kalarites presiding.

6 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Truist Field – 324 South Mint Street | Corona Rooftop Beach
Sponsored by Edwards Kirby LLP

7 p.m.

Charlotte Knights vs. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Baseball Game

Truist Field – 324 South Mint Street | Corona Rooftop Beach

Join us at Truist Field in uptown Charlotte as we take in a Charlotte Knights game from their fabulous party deck! Please note that tickets are no longer available for this event.

2022 NCAJ Award Winners

James Williams

Annie Brown Kennedy Award

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Ames Alexander

Excellence in Journalism Award

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Phil Baddour

Founders Award

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Elliot Abrams, Raymond Tarlton, Henry McCollum & Leon Brown

Kellie Crabtree Award

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Justice Robin Hudson

Outstanding Appellate Judge Award

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Senator Sydney Batch

Outstanding Legislator Award

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Judge Steve Warren

Outstanding Trial Judge Award

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Scott Heldman

Robby Price Award

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Doug Maynard

NCAJ Special Award

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Chuck Monnett

Thurgood Marshall Award

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2022 Ebbie Award Winners

Doug Abrams

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Michele Cybulski

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Allison Garren

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Anna Kalarites

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Lauren McAndrew

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Stacy Miller

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Lauren Newton

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Aindrea Pledger

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Convention 2022 Firm & Business Sponsors

Thank you to the following firms and business for their continued support of NCAJ’s mission.

Convention 2022 Individual Sponsors

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF NCAJ’S MISSION.

FAQs

Where is Convention being held? +

NCAJ’s Convention 2022 will be held at the Charlotte Marriott City Center.

NCAJ has set aside a block of rooms for members who will attend NCAJ Annual Convention 2022. The room rate is $179 per night. Parking is $38 per night.

To make reservations online, go to the Marriott’s NCAJ Convention page.

To make reservations by phone:

  • Dial Central Reservations at 800-359-3204.
  • Specify the N.C. Advocates for Justice Annual Convention.
  • Provide your arrival date and number of nights.
  • Have a credit card available to hold the room.

Please note that the room block and discounted rate close on May 18, 2022. To take advantage of NCAJ’s discount and ensure that you can secure your room in the Convention hotel, book with the Charlotte Marriott City Center as soon as possible. 

Is there a virtual option for Convention 2022? +

All programs and events related to NCAJ Convention 2022 will be held in-person without a virtual attendance option except for the section, division, caucus meetings on Thursday and the Summer Conference for Paralegals on Saturday, which will be held both in-person and on Zoom. Please see our Health and Safety FAQ for more details on the COVID policies for our event and the venue.

Where is registration located and what are the hours? +

The registration desk will be available in the Charlotte Foyer/Event Hub. The registration hours are as follows.

  • Thursday, June 16 | 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, June 17 | 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 18 | 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

I am interested in attending Convention, but I am not an NCAJ member. Can I still attend? +

NCAJ’s Convention is open to non-members. To learn more about membership and the benefits of joining, contact the NCAJ Membership team or join online.

Can I reserve my hotel room before registering for Convention? +

Housing is available for all Convention attendees. Continue here to register for housing.

Please note that the room block and discounted rate close on May 18, 2022. To take advantage of NCAJ’s discount and ensure that you can secure your room in the Convention hotel, book with the Charlotte Marriott City Center as soon as possible. 

Can I receive CLE credit for the concurrent and/or plenary sessions I attend during Convention? +

Yes, you will be able to receive CLE credit from the concurrent and plenary sessions.

How many CLE credits will I earn by attending Convention? +

The agenda contains 6.5 CLE hours.

There will also be two opportunities for optional CLE via video replay on Saturday afternoon —  1.0 substance abuse hour and 1.0 technology hour. Please note that sign in will be required.

How do I receive CLE credit from the sessions I attend at Convention? +

NCAJ’s CLE team will report your hours to the North Carolina State Bar on your behalf. The NC State Bar requires CLE sponsors to report CLE attendance within thirty (30) days of the seminar. Typically your credit should show up on your NC State Bar report within thirty days. After thirty days, you may contact our CLE department if you have any questions.

When will the app for Convention be available? +

NCAJ is excited to be partnering with Whova for a fully custom and in-depth online experience for all attendees at Convention. Please stay tuned for updates and the app launch — expected in mid-April.

What date is the last day I must register for Convention? +

You have until June 9, 2022 to register online or via phone for Convention. After June 9, all attendees must plan to register on-site at the Charlotte Marriott City Center.

Are there scholarships or financial assistance opportunities available for Convention registration and/or expenses? +

The Allen A. Bailey Endowment offers NCAJ attorneys licensed between one and ten years the opportunity to further their professional development by applying for a fellowship to attend NCAJ’s 2022 Convention.

Up to three NCAJ attorney members will be selected as Allen A. Bailey Professional Development Fellows. The Fellowship includes one (1) NCAJ Convention 2022 registration and hotel accommodations at the Convention venue for June 16-18, 2022.

Applications are due on May 20, 2022. Recipients will be notified no later than May 27, 2022.

I am no longer available to attend Convention. How do I cancel my registration? +

All cancellations must be submitted in writing or via phone to NCAJ. Cancellation requests received by May 30, 2022 will be refunded less a $75 service fee. No refunds will be honored after May 30, 2022.

I cancelled my Convention registration. Will NCAJ also cancel my hotel reservation? +

NCAJ will not cancel your hotel reservation, you must do that directly with the Charlotte Marriott City Center.

Is childcare being provided? +

No childcare services will be provided for this Convention. Please feel free to connect with the concierge at the Charlotte Marriott City Center for childcare services in the hotel area.

What is the dress code? +

The recommended dress code for the Diamond Jubilee event on Saturday evening is festive. The dress code for all other Convention events is casual or business casual.

Will there be wifi at Convention? +

Yes, there will be wifi at Convention. Login information will be available at the Registration desk and in your Convention materials.

What are the health and safety guidelines? +

For now our current COVID policies for NCAJ events still apply. We will also be abiding by the Charlotte Marriott City Center’s policies. NCAJ leadership is constantly analyzing the situation and we may update our policies as we get closer to the date.

What are the parking details for the Charlotte Marriott City Center? +

Valet parking is $35 per day. There is no self parking.

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