2018 Summer Attorneys Conference

The N.C. Association of County Attorneys and the N.C. Association of Social Services Attorneys 2018 summer conference will be held on July 26-28 at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel, in Asheville, NC. This conference is hosted by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.

Future Conference dates:

  • July 18-20, 2019 - Holiday Inn Wrightsville Beach
  • July 9-11, 2020 - Holiday Inn Wrightsville Beach
Renaissance Asheville

Click here to register for the conference.

Be sure to sign up early - rates increase by $50 each after July 16.

Please note that there are 3 different levels of registration:

  • Social Services session only - $300
  • County Attorneys session only - $300
  • Both County and DSS Sessions - $325
  • Guest passes are available at $40 per person (for guests of conference attendees only). Children 12 and under may attend free of charge.

Cancellation policy: There will be a $40 administrative fee for any cancelled registrations. Cancellations must be submitted by Thursday, July 12 to be eligible for a refund.


NCACC has secured a block of rooms at the Renaissance for a discounted conference rate of $189/night. 

Follow this link to book a room inside the block. Special rate is available until June 29, or until all rooms have been sold. Make your reservations today!

In the event that the Renaissance sells out for the conference, there are rooms available at the Four Points by Sheraton across the street. For the discounted conference rate, call (828) 253-1851 and reference the Summer Attorneys Conference.

Thank you to our Platinum sponsors:


Bronze Sponsors: Nexsen Pruet & Poyner Spruill

Note: Rather than providing paper materials, NCACC makes presentation files available on this page for registrants to print in advance, or view electronically during the conference. Links to each session's materials will be posted with each item in the agenda below as they become available.

To view each day's schedule, click the corresponding tab at the top of the agenda.

Click here to view a print-friendly version of the conference agenda. (PDF)

Please click here to complete a brief conference survey.

  1. Thursday - DSS Sessions
  2. Friday - County & DSS Sessions
  3. Saturday - County Sessions
Thursday, July 26 - DSS Sessions Time & Location
Registration Opens 11:00 a.m.                         
Responsible Individuals List
Sara DePasquale, Assistant Prof. of Public Law & Govt., UNC School of Government
Marc Gentile, Associate County Attorney, Mecklenburg County

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Salon A-B
Lessons Learned from the Field
Gail Carelli, Assistant Attorney General, North Carolina Dept. of Justice
Julie Cronin, Assistant General Counsel, North Carolina DHHS

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Salon A-B
Break 2:30 p.m.
Case and Legislative Update
Sara DePasquale, Assistant Prof. of Public Law & Govt., UNC School of Government
Aimee Wall, Distinguished Chair in Public Policy, UNC School of Government

2:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Salon A-B
Business Meeting 5:00 p.m.
Salon A-B
Opening Reception
Sponsored by Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham
6:00 p.m.
The Venue, 21 N Market St.
(1 block down from Renaissance)

Conference CLE credit hours:

DSS Sessions (Thursday/Friday): 7.25 credit hours, including 1 hour of Ethics credit

County Sessions (Friday/Saturday): 6.75 credit hours, including 1 hour of Ethics credit

Friday Afternoon

Teague Campbell's Asheville office will be coordinating some activities for conference attendees on Friday afternoon. Please indicate your interest on the registration form, and you will be contacted before the conference with additional information. 

Well PlayedBoard Game Café  

Cost: $5/pp (or free if not playing board games) 

Length: Varies

About: Well Played, in downtown Asheville, is a special gathering space for friends and family to come together to connect through play and friendly competition. We have hundreds of board games, a delicious menu of drinks and snacks, and expert Gamemasters on hand to guide you through a one-of-a-kind experience.

$5/per person to play unlimited games or have a drink and play a few quick “bar games” for free.

Walking Brewery Tour in Downtown Asheville  

Cost: Free  Length: Varies

About: Join us for a low-key casual walking brewery tour in downtown Asheville. We will visit: One World Brewing; Wicked Weed Brewing; Hi-Wire Brewing and Asheville Brewing Company. The tour will be a loop of approximately 1.5 miles.

LaZoom City Comedy Tour 

Cost: $26/pp ($24/pp for groups of 10 or more)  

Length: Bus tour runs approximately 90 minutes, with a 10 minute break at Green Man Brewery.

About: Historical and hysterical, the LaZoom City Tour features outrageously entertaining tour guides, outlandish comedy skits complete with special appearances and loads of Asheville information. You’ll get to see the best of downtown Asheville and the rarely seen but stunningly beautiful Montford neighborhood, not to mention the burgeoning River Arts District!

The City Tour has a bit of PG-13 humor, so it is limited to ages 13 and up. Beer and wine are welcome onboard, but absolutely no liquor, please! All beer and wine must be opened and consumed on the bus. Passengers must be at least 21 years old to drink on the bus, and must have valid ID.

Zen Tubing

Cost: $20/pp ($15/pp for groups of 15 or more)

Length: 2-3 hours (Trip times vary based on water level and weather conditions)

About: Starting from two super-convenient locations, our river routes can’t be beat. Southern route floating you past plenty of islands and places to picnic and swim. Our Midtown location floats you past some of Asheville’s finest breweries, the vibrant River Arts District and finishes upstream from the Bywater! You’ll be floating those routes in the cushiest, comfiest tubes to ever ride the river with their built-in back rests, closed bottoms and ability to hook together for groups and families. And finally, one of the greatest perks of tubing with us: coolers are welcome*! That’s right, bring a cooler full of your favorite beverages, and we’ll provide a comfy float for them too.

*Up to 50-quart size coolers are welcome. Bring your own cooler (we don’t supply them) filled with beverages, snacks, etc. Cooler Carriers are available for $5. Glass containers are strictly prohibited.