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

Live date: 
Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 9:00am

I lead the planning for Public Law for the Public’s Lawyers (PLPL). The course addresses issues relevant to attorneys who work in or with North Carolina state government. That means a focus on legislative branch and executive branch information and issues, typically. We usually offer the program in the fall and plan for 12 hours of CLE. This year’s offering will be entirely online, via Zoom, over three days.  We will offer post-event recordings for viewing as well.

We appreciate our legislative and state agency partners who help plan and make this course possible.

The Legislative Services Office of the NC General Assembly is a sponsor of this course.

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. 14, 2022 until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 31, 2023.

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 noted above, this will be a virtual program, offered over several days with 12. 5 hours of CLE. 

CLE Breakdown

1 Technology Hour

1 Mental Health Hour

2 Ethics Hours

8.5 General Hours 

12.50 hours
CLE Value:
12.5 hrs

Faculty Coordinator

individual image for Thomas H. Thornburg
Professor of Public Law and Government

 The CLE Paralegal Certificate of Attendance (for Paralegals only)  will be completed and submitted to the NC Bar by the paralegal. 

 The CLE Certificate of Attendance needs to be filled out and returned to Charmain Cale at or mailed to Charmain Cale at Campus Box 3330, Knapp-Sanders Building Room 4628, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3330 for your hours to be submitted to the NC Bar.


Public Law for the Public's Lawyers 2022 Agenda 

Speaker Biographies 

 Certificate of Attendance                Certificate of Attendance Paralegal 


Thursday, October 27

Update on Civil Cases Affecting State or Local Government in North Carolina - PDF Slides

Roger Askew, Senior Deputy County Attorney, Wake County


Issues in IT Procurement

James Tanzosch CPPB, CPPO, MBA Chief IT Procurement Officer, NC Department of Information Technology

Lauren Clemmons, Special Deputy Attorney General (NCDOJ)

Sarah Cibik, Special Deputy Attorney General (NCDOJ)

James Tanzosch, Chief Procurement Officer (NCDIT SITP)


Legal Issues Associated with “First Amendment Audits” - PDF Slides

Kristina Wilson and Kristi Nickodem. Both are Assistant Professors of Public Law and Government, UNC School of Government


Friday, October 28

 Public Attorney Work as “Emotional Labor”- PDF Slides

Dr. Leisha Dehart-Davis, Professor of Public Administration and Government, UNC School of Government


Current Issues in Government and Personal Cybersecurity - PDF Slides

A Guide to Local Government Data Breach Notification Requirements - PDF Handout

Dr. Shannon H. Tufts, Professor and Director, Center for Public Technology, UNC School of Government


Legislative Process 101 - PDF Slides

Jeff Cherry, Legislative Drafting Division, and Kara McCraw, Legislative Analysis Division


Emerging Issues in North Carolina Criminal Law and Procedure - PDF Slides

Jeff Welty, Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC School of Government


Thursday, November 3

Ethics Issues

Brian Oten, Director for Ethics and Special Programs North Carolina State Bar


Public Records and Open Meetings Law Refresher - PDF Slides

Kristina Wilson, Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC School of Government


Issues in Rulemaking

Brian Liebman, Rules Review Commission Counsel, NC Office of Administrative Hearings and Anna Baird Choi, Partner, Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo


NC Legislative Developments in Criminal and Civil Law - PDF Slides

Rob Ryan

Billy Godwin

Chris Saunders

All are of the NC General Assembly, Legislative Analysis Division


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Faculty Coordinator

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Faculty Coordinator

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Professor of Public Law and Government
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