Public Law for the Public's Lawyers

  • Chapel Hill, NC

I will lead the planning for a fall 2020 offering of Public Law for the Public’s Lawyers (PLPL), in place of Professor Aimee Wall, who has taken on a greater administrative role at the School of Government. We appreciate our legislative and state agency partners who help plan and make this course possible.

This course is sponsored by the Legislative Services Office of the NC General Assembly.

The course addresses issues relevant to attorneys who work in state government. This year’s offering will be entirely online, via Zoom, over two to three days. When dates and times are firm, we will post them here. We will offer post-event recordings for viewing as well.

As in past years, we are trying to plan for 12 hours of CLE.

Topics under exploration for this year’s program include:

  • legislative updates
  • case updates
  • remote working and wellness
  • cybersecurity for government lawyers
  • COVID-19 issues in public health and emergency management law
  • COVID-19 and continuity of state government
  • First Amendment law for government lawyers

Additional information

As noted above, this will be a virtual program, offered over several days. More details to come. We expect to make recordings of the event available for later viewing.

Attendees: Members of the legislative staff, as well as other lawyers working for and with the state, local government, and the university system.

We will request approval from the North Carolina State Bar for CLE. We will share further details as they become available.

General9.00 hrs
Ethics1.00 hrs
Substance abuse1.00 hrs
Technology1.00 hrs
Total12.00 hrs
CEU12.00 hrs
  • Chapel Hill, NC
    October 22 - 23, 2020
    October 29
    School of Government
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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    Course will take place over three days in October 22-23 and 30.


Course materials will be provided 

For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar, Registration and Client Services Group
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Charmain Cale

Program Manager, Local and State Government Group
Thomas H. Thornburg
Professor of Public Law and Government