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Expert Series CLE

North Carolina Bar Association membership includes access to up to 12 hours of quality On-Demand CLE annually with Expert Series CLE.*

Each month, a 1-hour On-Demand CLE will be made available to add to your CLE account. Once added to your account, you can watch it for up to 90 days.

FEBRUARY Expert Series CLE

Secondary Traumatic Stress and Effective Advocacy With Emotional Clients**


  • Colleen L. Byers, Colleen Byers Mediation LLC, Winston-Salem
  • Chris Osborn, Miles Mediation & Arbitration, Charlotte

Join veteran mediators and trained collaborative lawyers, Colleen Byers and Chris Osborn, for a lively discussion that draws upon the speakers’ extensive training and experiences as they provide an overview of how the human nervous system handles both ordinary stress and the extraordinary stress of the legal process. They further explore how trauma affects the brain and nervous system, examine how trauma-based responses show up in mediation, and discuss the benefits of being trauma-informed as a professional and participant in any lawsuit or dispute. Additionally, the speakers review practices for preventing unhelpful trauma responses.

**Indicates portion providing Substance Abuse/Mental Health credit.

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*Emeritus members who do not pay annual NCBA dues do not qualify for this benefit.

Past Expert Series CLE Programs

January 2024

North Carolina State Bar Updates and Ethics Review

December 2023

Top 10 Fee Agreement Fumbles and Fixes

November 2023

Emoji Law

October 2023

Common S Corporation Traps and Pitfalls When Planning for Eventual Exit

September 2023

Insurance 101: Insights From an Agent and an Attorney

August 2023

Powerful Persuasions With Presentations: MS PowerPoint Tips for Lawyers

July 2023

Anatomy of a Customs Entry

June 2023

The Rise of AI in the Legal Profession: Lawyers Brace for Impact

May 2023

Collegiality in the Profession

April 2023

Mileposts Along the Road to a Successful Attorney-Client Relationship

March 2023

Arbitration: The Bright Future of Litigated Family Law Issues

February 2023

Tangible Tools for Workplace Well-Being

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