Events

The NCADA provides exceptional professional development and networking opportunities with fellow members from across the state, in-house and public sector legal counsel, the judiciary, law schools and other bar affiliated groups. 

Our programs provide valuable resources for practical legal education specific to civil defense trial attorneys where you can hone your trial advocacy skills and participate in collaborative educational opportunities in small group practice specific sessions.

Join us at one of our upcoming events!

Upcoming events

    • 07 Feb 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • 18 Apr 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • Online Self-Study & Live Facilitation

    Introducing NCADA's The Business of Law Pilot Program!

    Helping you learn what they didn't teach in law school - learn how to be a better manager and demystify the finances in just 10-weeks.

    The Business of Law is a fully virtual education program. Based on the fundamentals of a mini-MBA curriculum, this program will help you learn, understand, and immediately apply practical management skills and financial knowledge.

    During this program, you will have 10 weeks of self-paced learning with six live facilitated learning discussions, all along with a cohort of your peers for additional networking and social learning.

    This program will begin on February 7th! Sign up today to take advantage of the early-bird pricing of $600 per learner or take advantage of the 2-for-1 offer of $800 and invite another firm member to join you - attorney, paralegal, firm or practice manager - anyone interested in developing and enhancing management and leadership skills.  Early bird pricing has ended but you can still take advantage of discounted registration.

    This self-study online course has been approved for 15.75 General CLE Hours in Law Practice Management.

    Learn more here and to register now!

    Key Dates for Live Facilitation before each self-study:

    • February 7, 2023 – Program Kick-Off & Meet Your Cohort
    • February 21, 2023 – Vision, Goals, Company Assessment & Business Planning Process
    • March 7, 2023– Hiring, Coaching, Position, Customer, Sales, Operations & Strategy
    • March 21, 2023 – Management Styles, Financial Preparedness
    • April 4, 2023 – Demystifying the Financials
    • April 18, 2023 – Applying the Financials & Graduation
    Detailed Program Overview

    This program is in partnership with Goalmakers, LLC's Master Manager Program.

    • 09 Feb 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Video Discussion
    Register

    The NCADA Young Lawyers Committee announces a Monthly Practice Pointers Series to provide insight for young lawyer and new to the practice members into practical and substantive defense and litigation topics. The series will consist of 30- or 60-minute, drop-in Zoom meetings on the second Thursday of each month at noon.

    Our first session is Thursday, February 9th, with featured guest contributor Sara Lincoln, Lincoln Derr PLLC.

    Upcoming dates and speakers include:

    March 9th - Mark Stafford, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
    April 13th -  Dana Hoffman, Young Moore & Henderson, P.A.
    May 11th -   Jim Welsh, Davis & Hamrick, LLP
    July 13th -    David Hood, Patrick Harper & Dixon, LLP

    Save these future dates:  Aug. 10, Sep. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, and Dec. 14.  The schedule of topics and presenters will be posted  as soon as available! 

    Make plans now to join in on these valuable and informative sessions.  These sessions are open to Members Only. 

    When:  Thursdays at Noon:  Feb, 9; Mar 9; Apr 13; May 11; July 14; Aug 10; Sep 14; Oct 12, Nov 9; & Dec 14.

    Where:  Zoom Meeting 

    Not a current member of NCADA?  Join today.

    • 10 Feb 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

    The 2023 Winter Workshop will be held Friday, February 10th and will once again be entirely virtual, allowing you to earn CLE credit from the comfort of your home or office.  As always you can look forward to quality speakers, substantive information, and last minute credit hours.

    This year’s program sessions will provide credit hours on ethics, mental health, and technology. Topics include a Top Cases Review by Dixie Wells, Ellis & Winters, that will provide a recap and in-depth discussion of the decisions of 2022; an update by Peter Bolac, Assistant Director of the NC State Bar on recent and pending ethics decisions; Jeremy Rakes, MSW, Director of the Alabama Lawyers Assistance Program will present for the mental health hour; and, Professor Kevin Lee, NC Central University School of Law, will discuss what you need to know about the Metaverse and AI.

    Registration is open!  Full Program agenda

    Total CLE Credit (pending approval): (*will apply toward General as needed)

    - 5 hours including 2 hours Ethics, 1 hour Technology*, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health

    - 6 hours w/Optional Video Replay including 2 hours Ethics, 1 hour Technology*, 1 hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health

    • 15 Mar 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Video Discussion
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    Join Government Practice Group members on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 for a Government Lawyers’ Shop Talk on Sharpe v. Winterville Police Department: Discussion of the case’s journey to the Fourth Circuit and implications for beyond.  This “zoom at noon” discussion will give you an insider view of the evolution of this case, which has significant implications for future First and Fourth Amendment jurisprudence.

    This is the first in a series of quarterly informal “Shop Talk” zoom chats the Government Practice Group members are hosting to encourage collaboration and discussion around common trends affecting defense litigation in the public sector. The next chats will be in May, August, October 6th at the Fall Seminar.

    You will not want to miss what promises to be an informative and lively interactive discussion.  This is a Members Only discussion with private and public government sector attorneys

    When:  Wednesday, March 15, starting at noon.  We are allotting 1.5 hours for this session.

    Where:  Zoom Meeting (this session will NOT be recorded)

    Not a current member of NCADA?  Join today.

    • 22 Mar 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • 23 Mar 2023
    • Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

    Save the Date for the 2nd Southeastern Women Litigators Conference

    Women litigators in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee are teaming up again to support, educate and advance women civil defense litigators at the 2nd Southeastern Women Litigators Conference (SEWL) from March 22-23, 2023, at the Sonesta in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

    Events will kick-off on Wednesday evening with a networking reception and casual wine pairings dinner. Wendy Keefer, Certified Specialist of Wine and practicing attorney, is curating a selection of wines to complement a Chef inspired menu and will share expert insights about each wine during the course of the evening. The dinner is a ticketed event.

    The conference will cover a broad range of topics, including enhancing business development skills, coping with imposter syndrome and burnout, refining trial and presentation skills, mentoring, becoming a successful young lawyer, focusing on diversity and inclusion, and more. We’ll even have lawyers from The Mother Board podcast broadcasting live from the conference.

    Accommodations are at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island.  Book your room here.  For those staying over Thursday night, there will be a golf clinic on Friday morning. Both the dinner and clinic will be separately ticketed events (not included in the registration fee).

    Sponsor opportunities are available to law firms whose attorneys are members of their respective state’s local and defense organization. 

    The agenda is being finalized now. Registration is open with fee of $295 early bird before March 3, and $395 after that date. Again, Thursday’s dinner and Friday’s golf clinic are ticketed separately.  Registration is centralized through SCDTAA by following the link below. 

    The conference coincides with the Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival, running from March 19-26. Tickets for that can be purchased here.

    Platinum Sponsor

    Silver Sponsors

    Bronze Sponsors

    • 08 Jun 2023
    • 10 Jun 2023
    • Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
    Register

    Make plans now to join fellow NCADA members and guests in Hilton Head for the 46th Annual Meeting in June!

    Early registration is now open so you can take advantage of any leftover professional development funds in your 2022 budget!

    Good news! The room block at the Omni Hilton Head is now open. Room rates are $329 for a King or Queen Studio with a Resort View.  Additional nightly premium of $40 for Courtyard view; $70 for Ocean view; and $200 for Oceanfront view will be applied.  

    Book now so you get the room and the view you want.  These rates are available through May 12, 2023.

Past events

14 Dec 2022 Workers' Comp Roundtable Discussion
08 Dec 2022 NCADA Paralegal Seminar
30 Nov 2022 Accelerating Ahead: The Present and Future of Autonomous Vehicles
16 Nov 2022 Seeing is Believing
26 Oct 2022 The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts: Integrating Engineering and Human Factors Analyses in Product Liability Cases
25 Oct 2022 Fall Seminar 2022 Tech Hour: The Use of Technology in Investigations
25 Oct 2022 2022 Fall Seminar
14 Sep 2022 Heavy Truck Rollovers: Occupant Injury and Kinematics
24 Aug 2022 Evidence-Based Life Care Plans and Earning Capacity Analyses
17 Aug 2022 Fortify Your Claim & Peer Review Process for a Risky World
13 Jul 2022 NCSB CLE Board Proposed Changes Overview w/Peter Bolac
17 Jun 2022 45th Annual Meeting & Judicial Candidates' Forum
19 May 2022 Extended-Benefits Cases: How Employers Can Prevail
12 May 2022 Raleigh Member Social
28 Apr 2022 Greensboro Member Social
28 Apr 2022 Poetry and the Law: Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Practicing Law Can Be Hard, But Poetry Isn’t
21 Apr 2022 Winston-Salem Member Social
14 Apr 2022 Charlotte Member Social
23 Mar 2022 Southeastern Women Litigators Conference
23 Feb 2022 Workers' Comp Roundtable Discussion
04 Feb 2022 2022 Winter Workshop
18 Jan 2022 Workers' Comp Extended Benefits Roundtable Discussion
15 Dec 2021 Construction Material Cost  Escalation During The Pandemic & Recent Construction Failures
01 Dec 2021 Establishing Medical Foundation for the Life Care Plan
03 Nov 2021 Introduction to Forensic Engineering
06 Oct 2021 Why Do Bad Things Happen to People in “Good” Cars?
19 Sep 2021 2021 Fall Seminar
08 Sep 2021 Trips and Falls: Premises Liability and Human Factors Considerations
28 Jul 2021 Fact or Fiction: Can You Trust Your Fire Investigator’s Report?
15 Jul 2021 44th Annual Meeting and Spring Program
14 Jul 2021 Assessing Injury Causation Using Biomechanical Engineering
03 Jun 2021 Greensboro Beer Bash!
02 Jun 2021 Winston-Salem Beer Bash!
26 May 2021 Wilmington Beer Bash!
20 May 2021 Rocky Mount Beer Bash!
19 May 2021 Raleigh Beer Bash!
13 May 2021 Asheville Beer Bash!
12 May 2021 Charlotte Beer Bash!
12 May 2021 Fire Sprinkler System Failures: Common Modes & Typical Causes
14 Apr 2021 Healthcare Heroes and Immunity: A Look at COVID Healthcare Litigation
07 Apr 2021 Workers' Comp Roundtable Discussion
25 Mar 2021 Coffee with...
10 Mar 2021 Trivia Night!
03 Mar 2021 Injury Biomechanics for Motor Vehicle Applications
24 Feb 2021 Client Development & Client Maintenance: Thriving in the New Normal
20 Feb 2021 2021 Winter Workshop
18 Feb 2021 An Update on the NC Courts from Chief Justice Newby
27 Jan 2021 Crosshairs: A Rebyc Security Sponsored Webinar
19 Jan 2021 Young Lawyers Roundtable Discussion & Networking
14 Jan 2021 Calculating Reasonable Value of Medical Losses in Turbulent Times
09 Dec 2020 Elements of an Investigation: Geotags, Hashtags, and Everything In Between
19 Nov 2020 Building Client Relationships from 6 Feet--A Women Litigators Event
11 Nov 2020 E-Discovery Litigation and Support, Sponsored by IST
09 Nov 2020 The Ethics of Working Remotely and More...Sponsored by Veritext
28 Oct 2020 Good Faith, Bad Faith, and No Faith at all.
21 Oct 2020 2020 Fall Seminar
07 Oct 2020 Leadership and Practice Management During Disruption
30 Sep 2020 Fall Seminar Virtual Trivia Night
28 Sep 2020 Workers Comp: WebEx Hearings During the Pandemic: Requirements & Tips for a Successful Hearing
24 Sep 2020 Young Lawyers Happy Hour
16 Sep 2020 Professionalism, Diversity, and Work-Life Balance in Troubling Times
27 Aug 2020 Materials That Set Themselves on Fire - Investigating Spontaneous Combustion
07 Aug 2020 Black Lives & Lawyers Matter: Advocacy and Allyship in the Legal Profession
24 Jul 2020 Young Lawyers Virtual Roundtable
23 Jul 2020 Setting the New Normal: Virtual Laboratory Testing and Inspections, Sponsored by Exponent
22 Jul 2020 When Your Product Goes to Work: Occupational Safety and Health in Product Liability Cases. Sponsored by Exponent.
01 Jul 2020 Technical Evaluation of Property Management & Premises Liability Cases
25 Jun 2020 Data at a Distance: The Art of Remote Inspections
22 Jun 2020 Recent Decisions Case Law Update (AM20)
18 Jun 2020 Personal Injury Liability Claims – How They’re Valued and the Importance of Evaluating Them Quickly
12 Jun 2020 Virtual 43rd Annual Meeting & Spring Program
12 Jun 2020 Judicial Candidates Forum
09 Jun 2020 Employment Practice Group Virtual Roundtable
05 Jun 2020 Government Practice Group Virtual Roundtable
04 Jun 2020 Paralegals Virtual Social Hour
29 May 2020 Workers' Comp Group Virtual Roundtable
28 May 2020 Remote Proceedings – Preparation, Tools & Tactics
27 May 2020 Get Moving with Amy!
21 May 2020 Virtual Happy Hour
07 May 2020 Virtual Happy Hour
07 May 2020 Disciplined Listening: Influence Under Stress
06 May 2020 Get Moving with Amy!
04 May 2020 Virtual Coffee Chat with Alex Hagan
04 May 2020 Get Moving with Amy!
30 Apr 2020 A Very Special Happy Hour: Cocktail Curation with Jesse Cortez
29 Apr 2020 Business Development During Trying Times
28 Apr 2020 Ethical Cocktails with Warren Savage of Lawyers Mutual Insurance.
27 Apr 2020 Coronavirus Assessment: The Science of Transmission and Spread
27 Apr 2020 Get Moving with Amy!
23 Apr 2020 Networking from 6 Feet
22 Apr 2020 Virtual Coffee Chat
17 Apr 2020 All Hands on Deck | Working Together with Creativity and Civility During Uncertain Times
15 Apr 2020 How COVID-19 is Impacting our Practices and Firms: A Panel Discussion from Across the State Sharing Ideas, Considerations, & Strategies
09 Apr 2020 New World Order: Mediation in the Age of Zoom. Online CLE
06 Apr 2020 Virtual Happy Hour
28 Feb 2020 CANCELED Asheville: Legal Reflections from 2019 Video Replay
27 Feb 2020 Wilmington: Legal Reflections from 2019 Video Replay
31 Jan 2020 2020 Winter Workshop
15 Jan 2020 Winston-Salem: Legal Reflections from 2019 Video Replay
13 Dec 2019 Legal Reflections from 2019 - Video Replay
06 Nov 2019 Government Info & Ideas Exchange
16 Oct 2019 DRI Annual Meeting
04 Oct 2019 2019 Fall Seminar
23 Aug 2019 Mastering the Expert Deposition
13 Jun 2019 42nd Annual Meeting & Spring Program
30 May 2019 Ethics Video Replay & After Hours Networking
04 Apr 2019 Charlotte Area Member & Judicial Meet n' Greet
27 Feb 2019 Video: Doing What's Right &/or Things You Need To Know, Wilmington
12 Feb 2019 Video: Doing What's Right &/or Things You Need To Know, Raleigh
25 Jan 2019 2019 Winter Workshop
14 Dec 2018 Video: Doing What's Right &/or Things You Need To Know, Elizabeth City
07 Dec 2018 2018 Fall Seminar CLE Video Replay Charlotte
07 Dec 2018 2018 Fall Seminar CLE Video Replay Wilmington
06 Dec 2018 2018 Fall Seminar CLE Video Replay Raleigh
25 Oct 2018 Rescheduled! Charlotte Area Member & Judicial Evening Social and Get Together
28 Sep 2018 2018 Fall Seminar & Judicial Candidates' Forum
13 Sep 2018 CANCELED. Charlotte Area Member & Judicial Reception
09 Aug 2018 Great Adverse Depositions, Principles and Principal Techniques
14 Jun 2018 President's Dinner, An Evening with the Judiciary
14 Jun 2018 41st Annual Meeting & Spring Program
17 May 2018 Triangle Member & Judicial Reception
23 Mar 2018 What is it Like to Be White in America?
26 Feb 2018 Video: Doing What's Right &/or Things You Need To Know, Asheville
23 Feb 2018 Video: Going Through the Motions, Raleigh
23 Feb 2018 Video: Doing What's Right &/or Things You Need To Know, Raleigh
02 Feb 2018 2018 Winter Workshop
13 Dec 2017 Video: Doing What's Right &/or Things You Need To Know, Elizabeth City
13 Dec 2017 Video: Doing What's Right &/or Things You Need To Know, Raleigh
01 Dec 2017 Video: Going Through the Motions, Asheville
04 Oct 2017 2017 DRI Annual Meeting
29 Sep 2017 2017 Fall Seminar
18 Aug 2017 Going Through the Motions
15 Jun 2017 40th Annual Meeting & Spring Program
06 Apr 2017 Triad Member & Judicial Reception
28 Feb 2017 Video: Ethics & Substance Abuse and/or Order in the Court -- Winston-Salem
28 Feb 2017 Video: Ethics & Substance Abuse and/or Order in the Court -- Leland/Wilmington
27 Feb 2017 Video: Ethics & Substance Abuse and/or Order in the Court--Asheville
22 Feb 2017 That Was the Year That Was - Best of 2016 Video Replay--Charlotte
15 Feb 2017 That Was the Year That Was - Best of 2016 Video Replay--Raleigh
10 Feb 2017 CANCELLED: Best of 2016 Video Replay - Greensboro
27 Jan 2017 2017 Winter Workshop
16 Dec 2016 Video: Ethics & Substance Abuse and/or Order in the Court
14 Dec 2016 Video: Ethics & Substance Abuse and/or Order in the Court
09 Nov 2016 Raleigh Paralegals Lunch 'n Learn: Emerging Ethics - Regulating the 2.0 Frontier
03 Nov 2016 Charlotte Paralegals Lunch 'n Learn: Emerging Ethics - Regulating the 2.0 Frontier
19 Oct 2016 2016 DRI Annual Meeting
06 Oct 2016 Charlotte Member & Judicial Reception
30 Sep 2016 2016 Fall Seminar & Judicial Candidates' Forum
26 Aug 2016 The Nitty Gritty of Discovery
16 Jun 2016 39th Annual Meeting & Spring Program
12 May 2016 Triangle Area Member & Judicial Reception
29 Feb 2016 Video: Ethics & Substance Abuse and/or A Business Court Primer
26 Feb 2016 Video: Ethics & Substance Abuse and/or A Business Court Primer
24 Feb 2016 Video: CANCELLED! Ethics & Substance Abuse and/or A Business Court Primer
23 Feb 2016 Video: 2015 Fall Seminar - Highlights
19 Feb 2016 Video: Cancelled! Ethics & Substance Abuse and/or A Business Court Primer
17 Feb 2016 Video: 2015 Fall Seminar - Highlights
15 Feb 2016 Video: Cancelled! Ethics & Substance Abuse and/or A Business Court Primer
29 Jan 2016 2016 Winter Workshop
04 Dec 2015 A Business Court Primer Video Replay
04 Dec 2015 Ethics & Substance Abuse Video Replay
28 Oct 2015 Member & Judicial Reception in Wilmington
07 Oct 2015 2015 DRI Annual Meeting
25 Sep 2015 2015 Fall Seminar for Insurance Claims Managers & Defense Counsel
27 Aug 2015 Member & Judicial Reception in Asheville
06 Aug 2015 A Business Court Primer
11 Jun 2015 38th Annual Meeting & Spring Program
08 May 2015 Spring Cleaning for Your Construction Case Load
22 Oct 2014 DRI 2014 Annual Meeting
03 Oct 2014 2014 Fall Seminar & Judicial Candidates' Forum
01 Aug 2014 Trial Tactics for Young Lawyers
12 Jun 2014 NCADA 37th Annual Meeting & Spring Program
01 May 2014 Commercial Litigation Seminar
13 Jun 2013 NCADA 36th Annual Meeting
18 Jan 2013 Passage to Professionalism: Navigating
08 Nov 2012 In Defense of Diversity: The Critical Role of White Male Partners
28 Sep 2012 2012 Fall Seminar & Judicial Candidates' Forum
14 Jun 2012 NCADA 35th Annual Meeting
27 Apr 2012 Discovery's Brave New World: The Electronic Audit Trail
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