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Co-sponsored by the UNC School of Government and NC office of Indigent Defense Services, this conference addressed the central features of guardianship proceedings under Chapter 35A of the General Statutes.  This year's conference focused on elder abuse and the intersection of Adult Protective Services (APS) and guardianship proceedings.  Topics included identifying and investigating elder abuse, Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA), an overview of APS cases, power of attorney documents, and interim guardianships.  Lawrence S. Craige is a Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law.

Judge Richard Dietz of the North Carolina Court of Appeals presented this CLE sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (NCAWA).  The NCAWA provides CLE events and networking opportunities for women attorneys across the state.

Since 2002, BNC has invited all active members of the North Carolina State Bar to vote for peers they think are at the top of their fields.  This year, 729 lawyers, fewer than 3% of North Carolina attorneys, were selected as Legal Elite.

In this CLE, facilitated by Law to the People, Ashley educated colleagues across the state on North Carolina Adoption law including the six adoption categories: Direct Placement, Stepparent, Relative, Foreign, Agency and Adult Adoptions.  Law to the People offers CLE courses in various areas of law throughout the state.

The Coastal Women Attorneys is a chapter of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys and provides CLE events and networking opportunities for women attorneys in our area.

With 12 locations in New Hanover, Pender & Onslow counties, the mission of the Brigade Boys and Girls Club is to inspire and, through character development, enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

This year's conference covered the following topics: Regulatory & Policy Updates; Dredge Material Management Along the N.C. Coast; Inlet, Beaches & Sand; Hurricane Florence: Coastal Hazards and Funding; and Project Updates.  THE NCBIWA is dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing the North Carolina Coast by merging science and public policy in order to create a sustainable and resilient coast.  Noel Fox is the Town Attorney for Carolina Beach and Holden Beach.

The MDA Toast to Life Gala raises funds to promote a more localized approach to research and clinical trials in New Hanover County, North Carolina for muscular dystrophy, ALS and other related muscle-debilitating diseases.

This year's conference covered topics from updates after the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017; planning for beneficiaries with special needs; drafting durable powers of attorney under the new Uniform Power of Attorney Act; and working with IRA custodians.

Board members met to design their public service announcement to educate North Carolina citizens about Collaborative Divorce as an alternative dispute resolution legal model utilizing interest-based negotiation to resolve family law issues.  NC-CAN, a non-profit organization and trade association, was established in 2017 to provide training, workshops and educational materials to attorneys, court systems and private citizens interested in Collaborative Divorce.  Ashley is a founding member and continues to serve on the Board of Directors.   To learn more about the mission of NC-CAN, visit


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