By Brandon Leebrick and Fred Moreno

“It is best to read the weather forecast before we pray for rain.”

                           – Mark Twain, “More Maxims of Mark” by Merle Johnson (1927)

Administrative lawyers should hesitate before relying too much on any legal forecasting that is so largely tied to ever-changing political and economic climates. Nevertheless, there is value in understanding what may lie ahead so necessary preparations can be made for possible changes.

The upcoming CLE and Annual Meeting,  Friday, April 20 at the NC Bar Center in Cary (Credit: 6.0 hours, including 1.0 hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility) presents an invaluable opportunity to learn from leading administrative lawyers about recent and future legal developments in the following areas:

  • Interstate Compacts
    An introduction to the history and purpose of interstate compacts for occupational licensing governance, including a discussion of the primary features of compacts and notable licensing compacts used by states.
  • Records Retention Schedules and Procedures
    An informative presentation about the requirements for maintaining and storing certain public records, including practical points for administrative lawyers and particularly those representing agencies and boards.
  • Employee Classification Changes and State Personnel Act Cases
    An update of state personnel case law that has developed since changes were made in 2013 to the North Carolina Human Resources Act, including a discussion of the impact of recent appellate decisions on OAH’s authority in personnel cases.
  • Legislative and Regulatory Reform Updates
    A review of 2017 APA-related legislation during the General Assembly’s long session, and a preview of the upcoming 2018 short session.
  • The Shifting Roles of the Ethical Administrative Lawyer
    A discussion of the unique ethical challenges administrative lawyers encounter.
  • Administrative Case Law, Office of Administrative Hearings, and Rules Review Commission Updates
    Presentations providing overviews of significant developments over the past year and previews of impending changes.

In addition to the opportunity to learn about these timely topics, there will be time to catch up with fellow colleagues and attend the Administrative Law Section’s Annual Meeting, which will include a presentation of this year’s Administrative Law Award for Excellence. Last year Senior Administrative Law Judge Fred Morrison received the award, and we look forward to bestowing this accolade to another deserving individual this year.

We hope you will join us for this CLE opportunity and look forward to seeing you then!

Register here.