Durham County Bar Association SIXTH Annual Two Day CLE Event

Durham County Bar Association members can obtain 12 hours of proposed CLE credit across two days. There is no fee for paid DCBA members to attend the event, however, participants must pay the $3.50 fee to the NC Board of CLE for each hour obtained. Area attorneys may join the DCBA at any time. Dues are $125. If you need to pay DCBA dues in order to participate, you may pay dues from the front page web site link entitled "pay dues here," or send your check for $125 to the DCBA, PO Box 593, Durham, NC 27702.

The 2018 CLE is administered by the new CLE Committee. The Chairperson is Syrena Williams. The committee can be reached at [email protected] 

SPEAKER MATERIALS: There are no printed documents this year. 

Each presenter's slides can be viewed in FULL PAGE VIEW from the "slides" link below their name, scroll down for each speaker.  Each presenters' printable handouts are also linked below their name. 

The "Full Program" can be downloaded for printing HERE. it is 56 pages.   It does not contain full page slides or reference materials. Those are available at the links below, under each presenter's name. 



 REGISTRATION LINK HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/durham-bar-cle-february-8-9-2018-tickets-41219765428?aff=eac2


2018 Speaker List and Topics ***All sections are Credit Pending.**


Standing on a LOT of Love: Helping Families Address the Legal Challenges of Heir Property

            Mavis Gragg, The Gragg Law Firm, PLLC

Gragg Printable Handout

Gragg Full Slides 


Are you a mommy? Frontiers in Parenting: Adoption, Surrogacy and Assisted Reproductive Technology

Meredith Nicholson & Milan T. Pham

Note: 1/2 of the two-hour discussion will be submitted for approval for Ethics and Professional Responsibility credit. 

LGBT Family Formation - Handout (Milan Pham)

LGBT Family Formation - Full Slides (Milan Pham)

Ethics Issues in LGBTQ Family Formation - Handout (Meredith Nicholson)

Ethics Issues in LGBTQ Family Formation - Full Slides (Meredith Nicholson)


Termination of Parental Rights - Adjudication Phase

Whitney McCrea

McCrea Handouts

McCrea Full Slides 


Immigration Law for Non-Immigration Attorneys

       Beckie Moriello, Raleigh Immigration Law Firm

Moriello 6 Page Handout

Moriello 46 pages - Full Resources


Current Trends in Fraud and Identity Theft

J. Luke Bumm, Assistant District Attorney, 14th Prosecutorial District

Bumm Handout Form 14039 

Bumm Handout Fraud Resources

Bumm Presentation Handouts from Day Of CLE


The Journey to True Self-Care

Courtney Leak Nesbitt, LCSW, LISW-CP

Nesbitt Handouts

Nesbitt Full Slides 

This hour will be filed for submission for Substance Abuse/Mental Health Credit. 


Professional Responsibility and Ethics Discussion Hosted by a Panel of Judges: "Views From The Bench"

Judges James T. Hill, Archie Smith, and Jay Tillman

This is a moderated panel discussion with questions provided by the CLE Committee. Note that this hour will be filed for approval for Ethics and Professional Responsibility credit. 


Alternative Dispute Resolutions and Family Settlement Agreements

Thomas R. (Tom) Sparks, Walker Lambe, PLLC

 Sparks Full Slides

Sparks Handouts 


The Path to Lawyer Well-Being

Richard C. Blanks, JD, MD

This hour will be filed for submission for Substance Abuse/Mental Health Credit. 

Blanks Full Slides

Blanks Handouts



 Cracking the Code: What Attorneys Need to Know About Credit Scores and Credit Reports

NEW: Presented by Craig Shapiro with material from Suzanne Begnoche

Begnoche & Shapiro Full Slides 

Begnoche & Shapiro Handouts

Begnoche Overview Sheet

VantageScore Infographic

CLE Manuscript Cracking the Code

Credit Bureau List

FICO Scores












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