Summer Attorneys Conference

The N.C. Association of County Attorneys and the N.C. Association of Social Services Attorneys will meet for their 2016 summer conference on July 7-9 at the Holiday Inn Resort, Wrightsville Beach. This conference is hosted by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.


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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
Note that these rates increase by $50 each once the early registration period expires. 

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 noon on Monday, June 27 cannot be guaranteed any refund.

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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.  Note: The room block is no longer available.

Conference rates are $229/night for standard rooms, and $259/night for oceanfront rooms. These rates are valid for Wednesday night, July 6 through Saturday night, July 9, and are subject to state and local occupancy taxes.

Thursday, July 7 - DSS Sessions  3.5 CLE Hours* 
Registration Desk Hours 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dispositions: Comparing Custody to Guardianship

Sara DePasquale, Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC
Elizabeth Gurnee, Cumberland County DSS
Duncan McCormick, Harnett County DSS
J.H. Corpening, II, Chief District Court Judge, 5th Judicial District


1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
1 CLE Hour
The New State Policy on Conflict of Interests for Social Services

Aimee Wall, Associate Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC
Arlette Lambert, North Carolina DSS
Robby Hall, Richmond County DSS
Cynthia Dry, Rowan County DSS

Adult Protective Services: 




2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
1 CLE Hour 
Break 3:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Child Welfare Case Update

Sara DePasquale, Assistant Professor of Law and Public Government, UNC 

3:15 - 4:45 p.m. 
1.5 CLE Hours  
Opening Reception
Sponsored by Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham
Continuous transportation provided 6:45 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Friday, July 8 - County & DSS Joint Sessions  3 CLE Hours* 
Registration Desk Hours 7:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Breakfast Buffet 7:15 - 9:00 a.m.
County Attorneys Welcome 8:30 a.m.
Staying Sane in an Insane Profession, and Maybe Enjoying Yourself

Christopher R. Nichols, Attorney, Nichols Law Firm

8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
1 MH/SA Ethics Hour
County Attorneys and Professionalism
Melvin F. Wright Jr., Executive Director
The Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism 
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
1 General Ethics CLE Hour
Break 10:45 - 11:00 a.m.
Do's and Don'ts at the Court of Appeals: A View from the Bench

Judge Donna S. Stroud and Judge Mark A. Davis
North Carolina Court of Appeals

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1 General CLE Hour
Officers Reception - Holiday Inn Sunspree
Sponsored by Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 9 - County Sessions  3.25 CLE Hours* 
Registration Desk Hours 7:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Breakfast Buffet 7:15 - 9:00 a.m.
Breakout Sessions:

Representing the Local Government Decision Maker in 
Quasi-Judicial Proceedings

   John Cooke and Michael Thelen, Partners, Land Use and Zoning
   Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

County Service Districts 101

   Kara Millonzi, Associate Professor of Public Law and Government
   UNC School of Government

Dangerous Dogs
   
   Aimee Wall, Associate Professor of Public Law and Government
   UNC School of Government

   Mike Cox, Pasquotank County
   Rob Hasty, Cumberland County
   Marie Inserra, Durham County
   Annette Moore, Orange County
   Brian Ferrell, Kennon Craver, PLLC













8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 
1.5 General CLE Hours


Each 45 minute session will run twice.
Attendees may choose any 2 sessions 
to attend.
Break 10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Legislative and Legal Update

Amy Bason, General Counsel
Casandra Hoekstra, Legislative Counsel
Paige Worsham, Research Attorney
NCACC



10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Employment Law Update

Robert Joyce, Professor of Public Law and Government
UNC School of Government


11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Business Session 12:00 p.m.
President's Reception - Holiday Inn Sunspree
Sponsored by LGFCU
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
* All CLE hours are pending approval by the NC State Bar.