DLG Attorneys Lead Continuing Legal Education Sessions

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Deuterman Law Group clients often choose us to represent them because of our legal experience and expertise. Their peers in the legal profession also look to our attorneys for leadership and expertise in workers’ compensation, personal injury, Social Security disability and veterans disability law.

DLG attorneys are often tapped to present at professional conferences, write articles, serve on panels, and teach continuing legal education (CLE) seminars for other lawyers and legal professionals.

Attorneys in North Carolina are required to complete at least 12 hours of CLE each year to maintain their law licenses. Paralegals must complete six hours annually to maintain their certification.

“Our attorneys truly have earned the respect of their peers, who look to them for expertise and leadership in a number of areas,” said founder and president Dan Deuterman. “I’m really proud that our attorneys are willing to teach these CLE classes and seminars and share their knowledge. By doing so, they’re helping to ensure that injured people in North Carolina get the best representation possible, whether they’re our clients or not.”

Deuterman has personally taught many CLEs over the years for the N.C. Bar Association, the N.C. Advocates for Justice, the N.C. Industrial Commission, and other professional organizations. He has always encouraged the firm’s associate attorneys to share their knowledge as presenters and organizers of CLE events.

Through her involvement in the N.C. Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section Executive Council, Casey S. Francis has planned CLE courses. She also has led many CLE sessions, frequently teaching other attorneys about how to best represent undocumented workers in their workers’ comp claims.

Casey’s colleague Jack Waissen is also a member of the N.C. Bar Association’s Worker’s Compensation Section Executive Council. As part of his responsibilities, he is on the committee that plans CLEs for workers’ comp attorneys statewide.

CLE educational seminars help attorneys keep up with evolving laws in the state and professional standards so they can better serve their clients.

Topics run the gamut. A CLE might focus on a particular quirk in the law, a recent change or an upcoming change in the law. Other sessions deal with case management, technology, client relations or professional ethics.

Attorneys in all practice areas at DLG have taught CLEs, spoken at professional development groups or helped plan educational programs. These include Christine Burnside and Ben Burnside (Social Security Disability), Michele Cybulski (Auto Accidents and Personal Injury), Chris Stevens (Veterans Disability), Seth Cohen (Civil Rights and Employment Law), and Deuterman, Francis, Waissen and Zach Marquand (Workers’ Compensation).

“Professional development is essential to ensure that people across North Carolina receive quality legal representation,” Deuterman said. “That’s why we encourage our attorneys to teach, speak, write and lead these sessions.”


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