Come to Our Section CLE on November 30!

Donald, a white man with blond hair, wears a white shirt, yellow tie with beige squares, and a black suit.By Donald R. Pocock

I am pleased to serve as the chair of the section this year, and I am writing to encourage all of you to take advantage of the benefits the section has to offer.

On November 30, the section will be hosting a CLE called Threading the Needle. The program focuses on a variety of topics that are important for litigators, including deposing expert witnesses and making effective use of your own experts, preparing for and defending Rule 30(b)(6) depositions, and appellate considerations for the trial lawyer. The program will feature a panel including Judge Metcalf from the Western District, Chief Judge Bledsoe from the Business Court, and Judge Rozier from Wake County Superior Court, who will advise litigators about what they can do to improve their effectiveness and advocacy. This is an excellent program and provides five hours of CLE, including two hours of ethics relating to the use of artificial intelligence (AI). Please join us live at the Bar Center in Cary starting at 10 am or via Live Webcast. The program’s full agenda is available here. Section members can register for this program at a discounted price.

The Litigation Section is pleased to provide scholarships for this CLE for certain members. Read more about the scholarship application process. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 17!

Please come hang out with us! On Thursday, November 16, we are hosting a social event in downtown Charlotte’s RiRa Irish Pub located at 208 North Tryon Street starting at 5 pm. Stay tuned for more events that we will have in the coming months, including a section event at a Carolina Hurricanes game in Raleigh, and networking events in Wilmington and Greensboro. Come join us!