Summer Attorneys Conference

The N.C. Association of County Attorneys and the N.C. Association of Social Services Attorneys will meet for their 2017 summer conference on July 13-15 at the Holiday Inn Resort, Wrightsville Beach. This conference is hosted by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.


Please note that there are 3 different levels of registration:

  • Social Services session only - $250
  • County Attorneys session only - $250
  • Both County and DSS Sessions - $275
These rates increase by $50 each after July 5. 

Guest passes are available at $35 per person (for guests of conference attendees only). Children 12 and under may attend free of charge.

Cancellations: There will be a $40 administrative fee for any cancellations. Cancellations made after Wednesday, July 5 will not be refunded. 

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Accommodations

The NCACC has secured a limited number of rooms at the Holiday Inn for the conference. Please call the hotel directly at (877) 330-5050 to make your reservations, and be sure to mention the Association room block.

Conference rates are $229/night for standard rooms, and $259/night for oceanfront rooms. These rates are valid for Wednesday night, July 12 through Saturday night, July 15, and are subject to state and local occupancy taxes.

Please see the tentative schedule below. A more detailed agenda will be available as the conference approaches.
Thursday, July 13 - DSS Sessions     
DSS Attorneys Case Update, Part I
Sara DePasquale, Assistant Prof. of Public Law and Govt., UNC School of Government
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Legislative Update
Natalie Bacon, Assistant Attorney General, NC Dept. of Justice
Sara DePasquale, Assistant Prof. of Public Law and Govt., UNC School of Government
Aimee Wall, Distinguished Chair in Public Policy, UNC School of Government

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Break 2:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Safe Surrender & Child Fatality System Overview
Kella Hatcher, Executive Director, NC Child Fatality Taskforce
Betty Kelly, Child Welfare Program Manager, Guilford County

2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
Legal Framework for Administration of Social Services
Aimee Wall, Distinguished Chair in Public Policy, UNC School of Government
4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Business Meeting 4:45 - 5:15 p.m.
Opening Reception
Sponsored by Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham
7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 14 - County & DSS Joint Sessions    
DSS Attorneys Case Update, Part II
Sara DePasquale, Assistant Prof. of Public Law and Govt., UNC School of Government
8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
Body Cams & Tasers
Dan Hartzog, Managing Partner, Cranfill, Sumner & Hartzog
8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
Child Welfare Reform 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
State & Local Balance of Power
Drew Erteschik, Partner, Poyner Spruill
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Break 10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Opioid Crisis (Joint County & DSS Session)
Robert Deutsch, County Attorney, Buncombe County
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Ethics (Joint County & DSS Session)
Frayda Bluestein, Distinguished Prof. of Public Law and Govt., UNC School of Government
Norma Houston, Lecturer in Public Law and Govt., UNC School of Government

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Officers Reception - Holiday Inn Sunspree
Sponsored by Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 15 - County Sessions    
Legislative Case Update
Amy Bason, General Counsel, NCACC
Paige Worsham, Research Attorney, NCACC

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Breakout Session I 9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Break 10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Breakout Session II 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
Break 11:00 - 11:15 a.m.
United States Supreme Court Update
Lisa Soronen, Executive Director, State Local Legal Center
11:15 - 12:15 p.m.
Business Session 12:15 p.m.
President's Reception - Holiday Inn Sunspree 5:30 p.m.
* All CLE hours are pending approval by the NC State Bar.

Save the Date: The 2018 conference will be held July 26-28, at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Asheville, NC. More information will be posted Spring 2018.