From television documentaries to CLEs, Spilman attorneys try to participate in events that make sense for us and our clients. Spilman-hosted seminars help organizations prepare for what lies ahead. Our knowledgeable professionals share recommendations and best practices for navigating the complexities of the business world. You will find our upcoming events listed below. Please check back often for updates!

Community and Super-Community Banks: Risks, Opportunities and Their Future

In partnership with the North Carolina Bankers Association, Spilman is pleased to present this community banking symposium.

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Location: Greensboro-High Point Airport Marriott, 1 Marriott Drive, Greensboro, North Carolina

Thankfully, short-term survival is no longer as critical an issue for community banks in North Carolina. As focus turns to growth opportunities and the shape of community banking in the longer term, we explore the changing dynamics and issues facing community and super-community banks in our area. This symposium will focus on high-level banking issues affecting financial institutions throughout the region but highlighting community banks in North Carolina. Renowned speakers and other legal and business professionals will headline the event and discuss a wide array of contemporary issues.

Registration: Registration is now open through the NCBA website. $225 (early bird) / $250 (regular). 

Check back soon for a complete agenda.

Environmental Forum

The environmental practice arena is a dynamic regulatory space.  Laws and regulations continue to evolve; enforcement postures and procedures vary from state to state, and across industries and regulatory domains. Significant recent events in our region have brought environmental compliance and safety to the forefront of public debate.  Keeping up can be a daunting task. Spilman's Environmental Practice Group regularly monitors and provides comments on new and changing regulations as they arise. When our clients need guidance on hot or emerging environmental issues, and a simple newsletter or email update just isn't enough, our Environmental Forum provides more in-depth educational opportunities via webinars or seminars exploring those issues. For more information about upcoming Environmental Forum events, please contact Pamela Kesling, Client Relations Specialist, at 

Previous Webinars

Meet Your Deadlines: West Virginia AST Act Challenges

Presenters: Mark D. Clark, M. Katherine Crockett, David L. Yaussy
Presentation Date: October 30, 2014
Spilman environmental attorneys discuss the challenges and deadlines of West Virginia's AST Act.

Shale Gas Development and USEPA's New Oil & Gas Air Rules Package
Presenter: M. Katherine Crockett
Presentation Date: December 4, 2012
Spilman attorney M. Katherine Crockett, whose practice focuses on general environmental law, Marcellus & Utica Shale matters, environmental administrative appeals and civil environmental litigation, discusses new oil and gas air rules put in place by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Spilman's SuperVision Learning Series


The SuperVision™ learning series is Spilman's comprehensive approach to helping businesses maximize their human capital. Our symposiums and webinars focus on high-level human capital issues affecting businesses in our region.

We offer this series free of charge to our friends and clients who would benefit from education on labor and employment issues, including C-level executives, company presidents, human resources directors, general operations managers and in-house counsel.

Upcoming Seminars

SuperVision: Maximizing the Value of Your Human Capital

You know employees are your most valuable asset, but what does that mean in practical terms? As the employer’s market of the past several years remains in flux, what can you do to ensure you attract and retain the best and brightest on your team? How can you minimize your chances for costly litigation? How can you ensure that not only do your employees feel like valued members of your team, but that you are maximizing the value your company gets from its employees?
In 2015, Spilman SuperVision™ will address these questions and more. Join us to discuss the human resources issues important to you. We will discuss talent recruitment and onboarding practices, new NLRB rules to watch out for, employee leave scenarios, workplace investigations, and terminations. This year’s events also will provide a unique opportunity for you to have time “off-the-clock” with a lawyer to discuss specific issues of concern to you.
SuperVision™ is offered at no charge to our friends and clients who would benefit from education on labor and employment issues, including company CEOs, presidents, human resource directors, general operations managers and in-house counsel. Legal and HR continuing education credits will be available to attendees as an added benefit of attendance.

For a complete agenda and to register, click below on your preferred date/location. We look forward to seeing you!

Previous Webinars


How Might Your Company be Affected by West Virginia's Employment Law Changes?

Presenters: Eric W. IskraEric E. Kinder
Date Presented: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Several bills affecting employers in West Virginia were brought before the 2015 Legislative Session, including bills relating to discrimination, prevailing wage, wage payment issues, and more. Which ones passed, and how will they affect you? Our attorneys have closely monitored these bills and are ready to share the latest updates with you. Join Spilman Members Eric Iskra, chair of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group, and Eric Kinder for this hour-long webinar to learn what changes you need to be prepared for.

What's Next in Employee Wellness: Impact of the ACA and New EEOC Initiatives

Presenters: Erin Jones AdamsEric E. Kinder
Date Presented: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Affordable Care Act provides employers with a road map on how to implement and administer employee wellness programs. Spilman attorneys Eric Kinder and Erin Jones Adams will discuss the components of an effective wellness program, the capacity for it to help your bottom line and how to avoid potential pitfalls.

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