Lynette Pitt or Chris Denton 
NC Association of Defense Attorneys 


Thursday August 6, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM EDT

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Elon University School of Law 
201 N. Greene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

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A Business Court Primer

August 6, 2015

NCADA Young Lawyers Committee Annual Trial Skills CLE

You've been asked to handle a business dispute.  Are you ready to navigate the Business Court waters?  Join us as experienced colleagues share tips, recent cases, recent experiences and best practices in the North Carolina Business Court.  Ward Davis (Bell, Davis & Pitt) will explain the substantive and procedural differences between the Business Court and Superior Court with extra attention on the particularities of the Business Court Rules.  A discussion of the recent changes to N.C. Gen. Stat. 7A-45.4, including mandatory business court jurisdiction and permissive business court jurisdiction will be led by Ted Hennessey (Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson).  Jeremiah Jenkins (McGuireWoods) will address hot topics in e-discovery.  The CLE will also feature a panel comprised of The Honorable James L. Gale, Christy Rutan (Business Court Trial Court Coordinator) and Pamela Carter (former Business Court Clerk) will share their recommendations for practicing effectively from the Court's perspective.


The Differences Between Business Court and Superior Court
Edward B. Davis, Bell Davis & Pitt, PA, Charlotte 

Mandatory Business Court Cases - Legislative Changes and Updates
Edward F. Hennessey, IV, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A., Charlotte

E-Discovery in Business Cases
Jeremiah A. Jenkins, McGuireWoods LLP, Charlotte

Business Court Roundtable:  Do's, Dont's, and Best Practices
Honorable James L. Gale, Chief Business Court Judge, Greensboro
Pamela L. Carter, Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo, LLP, Wilmington
Christina L. Rutan, Trial Court Administrator, Raleigh

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MCLE Credit Hours:  3.0 General Credit Hours (Pending NCSB Approval)

Registration fees:  
By July 25th:  $165 NCADA Member; $75 Paralegal Member; $265 Eligible Non-Member*
After July 25th:  $195 NCADA Member; $95 Paralegal Member; $295 Eligible Non-Member*

Accommodations:  A block of rooms has been reserved for Wednesday evening, August 5th, at the Marriott Greensboro Downtown for $139 per night, single or double occupancy.  Book your room online here and put in group code NCANCAA; or, call the hotel directly at 336-379-8000 and ask for the NCADA Block for reservations.  This rate is available through July 17, 2014.  The Marriott is within walking distance of Elon Law School.  

*An eligible non-member is an attorney or paralegal who meets the practice requirements stated in the NCADA's Bylaws, Article III, Section 2.