Announcing the 2019 IP Institute for Paralegals! Date: Nov. 14, 2019

By Jake Sullivan

Are you a “new” paralegal looking to learn more and meet others in the paralegal field? Does your work involve trademarks, copyright, or patents? Are you curious to learn more about intellectual property? If so, the 2019 NCBA IP Institute for Paralegals has something for everyone.

The 2019 Institute is being held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the NC Bar Center in Cary. Registration opens at 8:30 am and the program begins at 9:00 am. Lunch will be provided to all attendees and is included in the registration fee. The program will adjourn by 4:15 pm.

Attendees will have the option to attend breakout sessions that cover both basic and more advanced IP topics. In addition to providing information about what intellectual property is and includes in the context of the paralegal role, speakers will be sharing updates in the law and information on current intellectual property hot topics. There will also be an afternoon panel with in-house and law firm IP paralegals and attorneys to discuss the industry and what it’s like to be an IP paralegal.

Attendees will be eligible for 6.0 hours of Certified Paralegal Education (CPE), 5.0 hours of General CLE credit, and 1.0 hour of Ethics/Professional Responsibility CLE credit.

This year’s agenda promises to be very engaging and interesting. We hope you can join us!

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Jake Sullivan is an Intellectual Property Paralegal with Apex Tool Group, LLC and has worked in the private and public sectors as a paralegal since 2008 with a primary focus on trademarks, copyright(s), and most recently, patents. He is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill (BA 2005), the Meredith College Paralegal Program (2008), and the UNH School of Law (JD 2013). Email: