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Blockbuster Criminal Law CLE
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When: Friday, October 18
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Wake County Justice Center, County Commissioners' Room 2700
301 S. McDowell St
Raleigh, North Carolina  27601
United States
Contact: Colleen Glatfelter

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The WCBA has once again teamed up with the Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers to offer a full day of CLE on Friday, October 18. This year’s Fall Blockbuster Criminal Law CLE will be held in the County Commissioners' Room of the Wake County Justice Center (301 S. McDowell St., Raleigh) and will offer 7.5 CLE credit hours. Topics will include expungements, a criminal law update, the mental health diversion program and more. Sign-in begins at 8:00 a.m. and the courses start at 9 a.m. This CLE is free for WCBA members and $225 for non-members ($30 per credit hour). 



8-8:25 a.m. | Breakfast & Networking


8:25-8:30 a.m. | Welcome

                          Jessica Holmes, Wake County Commissioner


8:30-9:30 a.m. | Marijuana vs. Hemp (1.0 general)

                          Sarah Rackley Olson, Forensic Resources, NC Indigent Defense Services


9:30-10:30 a.m. | Appellate Update from the Supreme Court

                            Grant Buckner, Administrative Counsel at the Supreme Court of North Carolina


10:30-10:45 a.m. | Break


10:45-11:45 a.m. | Criminal Law Update (1.0 general)

                              Phil Dixon, Defender Educator UNC School of Government


11:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m. | The Rule of Law and the Administration of Justice (1.0)

                                       The Honorable Anita Earls, Associate Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court


12:45-1:15 p.m. | Lunch Break


1:15-1:45 p.m. | Electronic House Arrest/Pretrial Services (0.5 General)

                           Chuck Johnson, ReEntry, Inc.



1:45-2:45 p.m. | Why is Professionalism So Important to Criminal Defense Attorneys?  (1.0 Ethics)

                           Mel Wright, Executive Director at NC Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism


2:45-3:00 p.m. | Break


3:00-4:00 p.m. | Juvenile Update (1.0 General)

                           Eric Zogry, NC State Juvenile Defender with the NC Office of the Juvenile Defender


4:00-5:00 p.m. | Substance Abuse (1.0 Substance Abuse)

                           Ben Brown, The Law Office of Ben Brown                      

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