Summer Conference for Paralegals 2022

Sat, June 18, 2022   |   8:55 a.m. -4:30 p.m.   |  
Virtual and  Charlotte Marriott City Center, 100 W. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
  |   CLE Hours: 6.0 CPE hours (inc. 1.0 ethics hour)

Change seems to be occurring at an ever-increasing pace. Law and society are both dealing with a multitude of changes all at once, and it can be hard to keep up. We hope you join us for a day where we learn about changes in regulations, the overhaul of the court system, a view from the Bench, and upgrading our mindset on societal changes and taking better care of ourselves and our clients. We look forward to you joining us at the NCAJ Summer Conference for Paralegals 2022.

This seminar is for plaintiff and criminal defense firms only!

Topics & Speakers

8:55 a.m. Welcome Remarks
  • Brooks Miller, Sanford Thompson PLLC, Raleigh
  • Kathy Willetts, Grimes Teich Anderson, Asheville
9:00 a.m. Redefining the Practice of Law

The practice of law is transforming in front of our eyes. And with the transformation comes challenges:

    • What are the ethics surrounding working remotely?
    • Have malpractice cases risen as a result of the pandemic?
    • Has Covid forever changed our client relationships?
    • Will Regulatory Reform reach N.C. and if so, how will it impact our law offices and the paralegal profession?
  • Camille Stell, Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina, Cary
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. HIPAA Non-Compliance, Proposed Changes and The Cures Act
  • Sherry V. Bolens, Comerford Chilson & Moser, LLP, Winston-Salem 


11:00 a.m. The Latest Information on the Statewide eCourts Initiative
  • Brad Fowler, CBO, eCourts Executive Sponsor, N.C. Judicial Branch, Raleigh
  • Sarvani Jami, System Analyst, N.C. Judicial Branch, Raleigh
  • Kristina Soeder, System Analyst, N.C. Judicial Branch, Raleigh
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. The First Day of Trial...What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
  • Karen Eady-Williams, Superior Court Judge, 26th Judicial Dist., Charlotte
1:45 p.m. How We Can Be More Inclusive to Our Clients and Our Peers
  • Nichad Davis, Ward Black Law, Greensboro
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Family Law Updates and Handling Upset Clients
  • Delia R. Ledesma, The Van Winkle Law Firm, Asheville
3:30 p.m. Self-Care is Not Selfish, Physical, Mental and Spiritual Wellness
  • Victoria Dunkle Noyes, AdventHealth Communications Director, Hendersonville
4:30 p.m. Adjourn
Registration is now Closed