Greensboro Bar Association
2021 Annual CLE
February 18, 2021; 1:10 PM – 5:30 PM
Credit: Application pending for 4 hours (including 1 hour substance abuse).
Greeting and opening remarks (1:10 PM – 1:15 PM)
Jim Crow in North Carolina (1:15 PM – 2:15 PM, 60 minutes)
presented by Dr. Richard A. Paschal
Paschal surveys the Jim Crow laws enacted by the North Carolina legislature from 1865 to 1920. He reveals how the laws and statutes do not fully explain the true extent of racial discrimination created through the implementation of law.
The Lawyer Shall … The Lawyer Shall Not … North Carolina Trust Accounting (2:15 PM – 2:45 PM, 30 minutes)
presented by Jonathan W. Biggs
“The Lawyer Shall” . . . and “the Lawyer Shall Not” are prominent phrases in the 2016 revision to the North Carolina State Bar trust accounting rules. In this hour we will review the commandments sent down from the State Bar, the protections they require, and the procedures they outline.
Stigma. What is it? How to reduce it. (2:50 PM – 3:50 PM, 60 minutes, substance abuse portion)
presented by Mat Sandifer
The workshop will review some definitions and manifestations of the stigma associated with substance use disorder and discuss approaches to reducing stigma, leading to increased access to services and compliance with evidence-based treatment interventions.
Break (3:50 PM – 3:55 PM, 5 minutes)
North Carolina Legislative Update and Election Recap (3:55 PM – 4:25 PM, 30 minutes)
presented by Michelle L. Frazier
A look back at the 2020 legislative session of the North Carolina General Assembly and the November election, followed by a look ahead to the 2021-2022 legislative session highlighting topics of interest to attorneys.
Judges’ Panel (4:25 PM – 5:25 PM, 60 minutes)
featuring Judge Lora Cubbage, Judge Marcus, Shields and moderator Kimberly Bullock Gatling
Events of 2020, including ongoing loss of life in African-American communities and resulting demands for justice, shed harsh light on racism in all corners of our society. A panel of African-American jurists from various levels of the North Carolina courts discuss systemic racism in our legal system.
Adjournment (5:25 PM)