Eighteen Brooks Pierce Attorneys to Speak at the 2016 Festival of Legal Learning


Eighteen Brooks Pierce attorneys have been selected to present on various topics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s 2016 Festival of Legal Learning.  The festival will be held February 12-13 at The William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

The Festival of Legal Learning offers more than 100 courses designed to build basics, sharpen skills, provide perspectives and highlight new developments in the field of law during an intensive two-day period.  This diverse program allows participants to customize their learning by choosing the courses most beneficial to their specific needs.  Instructors at the festival are recognized experts in their fields and include professors from UNC School of Law, UNC School of Government and UNC School of Social Work, as well as distinguished guest faculty.  To learn more about the event and to see a full list of presentations, visit http://law.unc.edu/cle/festival/.

The Brooks Pierce attorneys presenting at the 2016 Festival of Legal Learning are:

  • Julia Ambrose and Wade Hargrove presenting “Exploring Copyright and Streaming: Cord Nevers, Cord Shavers, Cord Cutters and Cord Cheaters”
  • Bill Cary presenting “Think Your Worker is an Independent Contractor?  Think Again”
  • Clint Morse and John Small presenting “My Business Associate Filed Bankruptcy!  What Do I Need to Know?  A Primer for the Business Counselor”
  • Tim Nelson and Randy Underwood presenting “Reopening of U.S.-Cuba Relations: Opportunity for North Carolina Businesses?”
  • Ben Norman and Jennifer Van Zant presenting “NC Business Court: Year in Review”
  • Jim Phillips presenting “Litigating with the State on Constitutional Issues”
  • Reid Phillips presenting “Unauthorized Practice of Law in NC: Do the Statutes Serve their Purpose?”
  • Coe Ramsey presenting “Band 101: Basics of Starting a Band”
  • David Sar and Marcus Trathen presenting “Recent Developments in Internet Law”
  • Bob Saunders presenting “How Much Should You Pay Your Nonprofit Executive Director?”
  • David Smyth presenting “Recent Developments: Dodd-Frank & Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Law”
  • Ed Turlington presenting “NC General Assembly for Lawyers Who Don’t Practice There” in conjunction with Susan Fetzer Vick, state governmental affairs director, Duke Energy
  • Ed Winslow presenting “Professional Identity: Building a Better Bar” in conjunction with Judith Welch Wegner, Burton Craige professor of law, UNC School of Law.

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