Public Law for the Public's Lawyers On-Demand Videos

Live date: 
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 9:00am

Tom Thornburg will lead the planning for a fall 2021 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 was entirely online, via Zoom in October 2021. 

The availability of videos after the event will be different than in previous years. In previous years, we held events that you could attend where the program was replayed as a video. For this year, the program will be available as videos for individualized viewing from your own work station after the event.

Registration for the on-demand videos will be available from Nov. 15, 2021 until 5:00 pm on Monday, January 31, 2022.

Registration is free for staff of the NC General Assembly, $185 for staff of other NC state agencies, and $300 for private attorneys.

To receive CLE credit, individuals must register; once registered the Program Manager will submit your hours to the NC State Bar. If you do not require the full 12 hours of CLE please complete the Certificate of Attendance form for partial credit located under the Materials tab.

As in past years, we have planned for 12 hours of CLE: 8 hours General, 1 hours Mental Health, 2 hour Ethics, and 1 hour Technology.

Topics for this year’s program include:

  • legislative updates
  • NC civil and criminal cas updates
  • public lawyer work as emotional labor
  • cybersecurity for government lawyers
  • COVID-19 issues in public health and emergency management law
  • Judicial Branch response to COVID-19
  • First Amendment law for government lawyers
  • Issues in rulemaking 
12.00 hours
CLE Value:
12 hrs

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Professor of Public Law and Government



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Faculty Coordinator

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Professor of Public Law and Government
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