Social Services Attorneys' Online Summer Conference

The summer conference for Social Services Attorneys will be held ONLINE via Zoom on Thursday and Friday, July 8-9. It is hosted by the School of Government and is separate from the County Attorney Conference hosted by the NCACC.

Click HERE for a detailed agenda. 


  • Ethics (2.0 separate CLE hours)
  • Child Welfare Case Update
  • Legislative Update  
  • Adult Guardianship   
  • State Oversight, Liability, and Potential Consequences for Social Services Agencies

CLE Hours listed are pending approval from the NC State Bar. 

General5.50 hrs
Ethics2.00 hrs
Total7.50 hrs
There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.

2021 Summer Conference Fee: $175

Please take the questionnaire below to see if you qualify for any scholarships. Please note that some deadlines for scholarships may fall outside of the registration dates of this course. 

2021 Agenda 

2021 Partial Credit CLE Form


Conference Materials:

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Case Update Part I (

Legislative Update, (Nickodem, DePasquale and Smith)

Adult Guardianship: Housing, (Kiefer and Petrasso)

Ethics: The Zealous Representation of a DSS Client (Carelli)


Friday, July 9, 2021                                                                                                   

Ethics: Who is My Client?: Ethical Conundrums in Client Representation (McLaughlin and Nickodem)

Examining State Oversight, Liability, and Potential Consequences for Social Services Agencies (Nickodem, Cronin, Hagemann)

Case Update Part II (DePasquale)


CLE HOURS (Pending Approval from the NC State Bar):

Ethics: 2.0
General: 5.5

Total CLE Hours: 7.5


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

Dale Zuckert

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

Alycia Inserra

Programs Director, Law and Finance Group
Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Term Associate Professor of Public Law and Government
Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government