It’s officially fall, which means the air is getting crisp, the leaves are turning, and CLE season is underway for North Carolina attorneys. You’ve got three months to fulfill your CLE requirement, but you don’t want to get stuck watching everything over the holidays – so why not get started on those credits today? If you’re not sure where to start, never fear – we’ve compiled a list of the top five CLE programs your North Carolina colleagues have been watching this month. Check it out below:
- Force Majeure and Other Defenses to Contract Performance During the Covid-19 Pandemic. This timely program examines the enforceability of force majeure clauses and other contract defenses to excuse performance impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, for lawyers drafting new contracts, you will learn how to draft force majeure language in a world where our “new normal” means that a global pandemic may be treated as foreseeable.
- 2020 Employment Law Update. This comprehensive caselaw update reviews recent holdings in rapidly evolving areas areas in employment law, including pay equity, sexual harassment prevention, and medical and recreational marijuana. This short bite of CLE will fast track your legal research and help you advise clients more effectively and efficiently.
- “Virtual Currency” in a Real Tax World: Tax Implications for Buying, Selling, and Using Virtual Currencies. The rise in popularity of virtual currency such as Bitcoin has invited increased IRS scrutiny of taxpayers that engage in these types of virtual transactions. This program offers tax advisors advice on how to address the various guidance on virtual currency that has been issued by the IRS in order to best guide their clients.
- Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Competence in the Legal Profession. This program is led by a former corporate attorney turned psychotherapist, who helps attorneys identify their stressors and find healthy coping mechanisms to manage their mental health, avoid substance abuse, and find happiness in their careers.
- Ethics And Etiquette: Synonyms for Each Other? Antonyms to “Attorney”? Etiquette is alternately defined as the customary code of polite behavior among members of a particular profession. Polite? Attorneys? Can the concepts peacefully coexist? In this popular Ethics CLE, a veteran litigator teaches attorneys how to stay ethical AND courteous in the courtroom.