NCAJ Skills Academy | Basic Civil Litigation

Fri, September 24, 2021   |   8:55 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.   |  
  |   CLE Hours: 6.0 Hours

This CLE is designed to help prepare attorneys by thinking through their cases: from the start with case selection through the logistics of the trial. The topics provide a comprehensive overview of every stage of the litigation process in the state and federal courts of North Carolina. The seminar is directed at younger lawyers who are beginning to handle personal injury and wrongful death cases, as well as more seasoned attorneys who are looking for new ideas, strategies, and words of wisdom. We will also receive an update on ethics developments affecting the plaintiff’s civil litigation bar. Please join us for this Skills Academy seminar on Basic Civil Litigation.

Registration includes electronic materials and 6.0 CLE hours.

Speakers & Topics

8:55 a.m. Welcoming Remarks – Program Chair
  • Carlos E. MahoneyGlenn, Mills, Fisher & Mahoney, P.A., Durham
9 a.m. Case Selection – Legal and Factual Investigation
  • Lucas T. Baker, Law Offices of L.T. Baker, P.A., Concord
9:50 a.m. Pleadings and Service of Process - State and Federal Court
  • Lynwood EvansWard and Smith, P.A. Greenville
  • Xavier LightfootWard and Smith, P.A., Greenville 
10:45 a.m. Break
11 a.m. Discovery – Strategy, Procedures, and Disputes
  • J. David Stradley, White & Stradley, P.L.L.C., Raleigh
12 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Preparing Clients – From the Initial Meeting through Trial
  • Ann OchsnerWhitley Law Firm, Raleigh
1:50 p.m. Summary Judgment – State and Federal Court Practice
  • Catharine EdwardsEdwards Kirby, Raleigh
2:45 p.m. Break
3 p.m. Logistics of Trial – Witnesses, Experts, Technology
  •   Ann Groninger, Johnson & Groninger, PLLC, Charlotte
3:50 p.m. Ethics for Civil Litigation Attorneys
  • Mark ScruggsLawyers Mutual Liability Ins. Co. of N.C., Cary
4:50 p.m. Adjourn
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Event Rates
Regular Rate
$290.00 NCAJ Member
$250.00 NCAJ Attorney Member (2-5 years licensure)
$185.00 NCAJ Public Service Member
$140.00 NCAJ Legal Assistant Member
$99.00 NCAJ New Admittee Member
$390.00 Non-Member
$185.00 NCAJ Retired Member
FREE Full-Time Judge
FREE *Judicial Law Clerk
$25.00 Law School Students (must be NCAJ member)