Summer Attorneys Conference

Thank you for attending the N.C. Association of County Attorneys and the N.C. Association of Social Services Attorneys 2017 summer conference on July 13-15 at the Holiday Inn Resort, Wrightsville Beach. This conference was hosted by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.


Please note that there are 3 different levels of registration:

  • Social Services session only - $250
  • County Attorneys session only - $250
  • Both County and DSS Sessions - $275
These rates increase by $50 each after July 5. 

Guest passes are available at $35 per person (for guests of conference attendees only). Children 12 and under may attend free of charge.

Cancellations: There will be a $40 administrative fee for any cancellations. Cancellations made after Wednesday, July 5 will not be refunded. 

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Accommodations

The NCACC has secured a limited number of rooms at the Holiday Inn for the conference. Please call the hotel directly at (877) 330-5050 to make your reservations, and be sure to mention the Association room block.

Conference rates are $229/night for standard rooms, and $259/night for oceanfront rooms. These rates are valid for Wednesday night, July 12 through Saturday night, July 15, and are subject to state and local occupancy taxes.

Note: Rather than providing paper materials, NCACC makes presentation files available on this page for registrants to print in advance, or view electronically during the conference. Links to each session's materials can be found in the agenda below.


Thursday, July 13 - DSS Sessions Time and Location   
Registration Opens 11:00 a.m.
Lobby
Standing and Jurisdiction After In Re: A.P.
Sara DePasquale, Assistant Prof. of Public Law and Govt., UNC School of Government
Matthew Jackson, Attorney, Beaufort County DSS

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Airlie & Tidewater
Legislative Update
Gail Carelli, Assistant Attorney General, NC Department of Justice
Aimee Wall, Distinguished Chair in Public Policy, UNC School of Government
Presentation Slides: Part 1 | Part 2

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Airlie & Tidewater
Break 2:30 - 2:45 p.m.
North Carolina's Child Fatality Prevention System At Work
Kella Hatcher, Executive Director, NC Child Fatality Taskforce
Elaine Cabinum-Foeller, M.D., FAAP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, East Carolina Univ.

2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
Airlie & Tidewater
Infant Safe Surrender
Kella Hatcher, Executive Director, NC Child Fatality Taskforce
Betty Kelly, Child Welfare Program Manager, NC Division of Social Services

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Airlie & Tidewater
Legal Framework for Administration of Social Services
Aimee Wall, Distinguished Chair in Public Policy, UNC School of Government

4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Airlie & Tidewater
Business Meeting 4:45 - 5:15 p.m.
Airlie & Tidewater
Opening Reception at Bluewater Grill (Upstairs)
Sponsored by Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham
Shuttle provided from Holiday Inn, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
4 Marina Street
Wrightsville Beach, NC
Friday, July 14 - County & DSS Sessions Time and Location   
Registration Opens 7:00 a.m.
Lobby
Breakfast Buffet
Open to all conference registrants and their registered guests
7:15 - 9:00 a.m.
Turtle, Ocean, Soundwatch &
Sunrise Terrace
County Attorneys Welcome
Wendy Sivori, President, North Carolina Association of County Attorneys
8:00 a.m.
Causeway & Masonboro
DSS Attorneys Case Update, Part II (DSS Session)
Sara DePasquale, Assistant Prof. of Public Law and Govt., UNC School of Government

8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
Airlie & Tidewater
Hot Topics in Law Enforcement: Body Cameras & Tasers (County Session)
Dan Hartzog Jr., Partner, Cranfill, Sumner & Hartzog
8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
Causeway & Masonboro
Social Services Reform (DSS Session)
Senator Tamara Barringer, North Carolina General Assembly
Karen McLeod, President and CEO, Benchmarks NC
Child Welfare Bill: S.L. 2017-41 | Summary | Timeline

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Airlie & Tidewater
Balance of Power Disputes (County Session)
Drew Erteschik, Partner, Poyner Spruill
Four Eggers, County Attorney, Watauga County
Frayda Bluestein, Distinguished Prof. of Public Law and Govt., UNC School of Government
Philip Isley, Attorney, Blanchard, Lewis, Miller and Isley, P.A.
Scott Warren, County Attorney, Wake County


9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Causeway & Masonboro
Break 10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
The County Response to the Opioid Crisis (Joint County & DSS Session)
Robert Deutsch, County Attorney, Buncombe County
Suzanne Avett, DSS Attorney, Buncombe County

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Lumina Ballroom
Ethics: Lawyer as a Witness Rule 3.7 (Joint County & DSS Session)
Frayda Bluestein, Distinguished Prof. of Public Law and Govt., UNC School of Government
Norma Houston, Lecturer in Public Law and Govt., UNC School of Government
Michael Cox, County Attorney, Pasquotank County

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lumina Ballroom
Officers Reception - Holiday Inn Sunspree
Sponsored by Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
6:00 p.m.
Airlie, Tidewater, Sunset Terrace
Saturday, July 15 - County Sessions Time and Location   
Registration Opens 7:00 a.m.
Lobby
Breakfast Buffet
Open to all conference registrants and their registered guests
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Airlie & Tidewater
Legislative and Case Update
Amy Bason, General Counsel, NCACC
Paige Worsham, Research Attorney, NCACC

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Causeway & Masonboro
Breakout Session I

Attorneys Panel - Best Practices
Wendy Sivori, County Attorney, Duplin County
Chuck Frye, County Attorney, Davidson County
Michael Cox, County Attorney, Pasquotank County
Robert Shaver, County Attorney, Brunswick County

Ordinance Case Studies
Norma Houston, Lecturer in Public Law and Govt., UNC School of Government
Kara Millonzi, Professor of Public Law and Govt., UNC School of Government






9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
See Signage On-Site
Break 10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Breakout Session II
Repeats Session I. Attendees switch rooms to participate in opposite session.
10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
See Signage On-Site
Break 11:00 - 11:10 a.m.
United States Supreme Court Update
Lisa Soronen, Executive Director, State and Local Legal Center

11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Causeway & Masonboro
Business Session 12:15 p.m.
Causeway & Masonboro
President's Reception - Holiday Inn Sunspree
Sponsored by Local Government Federal Credit Union
5:30 p.m.
Turtle, Oceanwatch &
Sunrise Terrace
* All CLE hours have been approved by the NC State Bar. The required documentation for attorneys to submit their CLE hours will be provided on-site.

Save the Date: The 2018 conference will be held July 26-28, at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Asheville, NC. More information will be posted Spring 2018.