Get a morning jolt of CLE on Tuesday, February 12 at the State Bar (217 E. Edenton St., Raleigh)! This 3 hour program will feature an ethics hour, a substance abuse/mental health hour and an hour of the new technology requirement. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and breakfast, and the program begins promptly at 9 a.m. As always, these CLE hours are free for WCBA members and $30/credit hour ($90 total) for non-members.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. “Timely Email Communications for Lawyers” Catherine Sanders Reach, Director of the Center for Practice Management, NCBA
Lack of communication is in the top 10 reasons for disciplinary complaints in every state. Keeping a clean inbox and staying on top of tasks and appointments goes a long way to being responsive. Come learn how to more effectively harness the features and functions of software, essential add-ons, and some time and task management tools. (Ethics 1.0)
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. “Beware the Interwebs: Ethical Entanglements on the Internet” Brian Oten, Ethics Counsel, Director of Legal Specialization and Paralegal Certification, NC State Bar
This program will cover different ethical considerations regarding the internet and the legal profession, including lawyer activity, advising clients, and scams that target lawyers. (Technology 1.0)
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. “Creating Well-Being Amidst the Challenges of Lawyering and Life” Colleen L. Byers, JD and Kevin Pratt, JD, BarCARES
This CLE will examine topics related to lawyer well-being including: stress, burnout, resilience, mindfulness, physical fitness, and work-life balance. We will explore the nexus between passion, purpose, and talent as one of the pathways to creating a thriving and fulfilling legal career. We will also develop a list of tools and resources to implement throughout your legal practice. Our discussion will be focused on empowering lawyers to create and maintain their own sense of balance, whatever that may look like in their respective lives and at various stages of their careers. (1.0 Substance Abuse/Mental Health)