FREE CLE Live Webcast

Opioid Crisis: Opportunities for NC Attorneys To Help Save Lives

August 19, 2021 | 1 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.
Approved by NC State Bar for 3.0 hours of CLE credit
(1.0 hour of professional responsibility/ethics, 2.0 hours general)

Program Description

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a 28 percent increase in drug poisoning deaths nationwide from October 2019 to October 2020. North Carolina’s drug poisoning deaths were up 15 percent over the same period.

This free program will convey ways in which North Carolina attorneys can deploy their professional skills to help prevent substance misuse and drug poisonings, and save lives.

Target Audience (Practice Areas)

  • Health
  • Employment
  • Corporate
  • Personal injury
  • Prosecution
  • Criminal defense
  • Domestic relations

Course Objectives

  • Identify legal issues that can be addressed across various legal practice areas to help reduce substance misuse and save lives;
  • Recognize opportunities to support clients affected by substance misuse; and
  • Discover resources to expand knowledge of substance misuse prevention, intervention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery support policies and programs.


Erin Day, Community Impact NC
Wilson, NC / Bio

Michael C. Barnes, Sequel Health Law, PLLC
Washington, DC / Bio / Publications


In collaboration with

Supported by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, with funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, State Opioid Response 2 – Prevention Funds (NC SOR 2-1H79TI083312)