The 2021 Annual Conference will take place from September 30 - October 2, 2021 in Durham, North Carolina. We are excited to announce that, for the first time, North Carolina Central University School of Law, located at  640 Nelson St, Durham, NC 27707, will be hosting our Annual Conference! Continuing education, breakout sessions, and meetings will take place at the NCCU Law and the annual Reception, Silent Auction benefiting the Chief Justice Sarah Parker Scholarship Fund, and Awards Banquet will be held at the 21c Hotel, at 111 North Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701.


Online registration is now open HERE.


Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 21c Hotel
6:00 pm Welcome Reception Hosted by NCAWA 2021 Platinum Sponsor Lawyers Mutual 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - NC Central University School of Law
8:30-9:30am Conference Registration  
  Welcome and Opening Remarks  
9:30-10:30am  Your Place in History: NCAWA’s Ongoing Legacy of Leadership Presenter: Jennifer Brobst (Southern Illinois University School of Law) 1 hour general CLE credit*

10:45-11:45am CLE Breakout Session 1:  
  Pro Bono Presenter: Manisha P. Patel 1 hour general CLE credit*
  The Anatomy of a Cyberattack Presenter: Proactive IT

1 hour technology CLE credit*


12:00-1:00pm Lunch  
1:15-2:15pm CLE Breakout Session 2:  
  Charting a Path for Succession Planning Presenter: Camille Stell
(Lawyers Mutual Consulting + Services)
1 hour ethics CLE credit*
  Mental Health and Well-Being During COVID-19 Presenter: Candace Hoffman
(Lawyers Assistance Program)
1 hour mental health awareness CLE credit*
2:30-3:30pm Women in the Judiciary Panel Moderator: The Honorable Elaine O'Neal 
3:45-4:45pm 2021 NCAWA Annual Meeting of Membership
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 21c Hotel
6:00pm Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction  
  Dinner Banquet with Awards and Keynote Speaker, Cheri Beasley
Saturday, October 2, 2021 - NC Central University School of Law
9:30am-10:30am Implicit Bias Presenter: Sidney Minter
(Employment Attorney, Advance Auto Parts)
1 hour general CLE credit*

10:45am-11:45am Legislative Update Presenter: Ashley Perkinson
(NCAWA Lobbyist)
1 hour general CLE credit*
11:45am Closing Remarks  









































 * All CLE credit is pending State Bar approval


We will have a room block available for attendees at 21c Hotel (subject to availability). To reserve your room, you will need to call Reservations at 21c Hotel at 919-956-6700 and indicate you are reserving a room as part of the NCAWA room block from September 30 - October 2, 2021. Please also indicate any special requests that may be needed during your stay.   

If you would like to join the Education Committee to help plan and organize this year’s Annual Conference, please join the Education Committee by contacting Committee Chair Lauren Snyder at [email protected].