Womble Bond Dickinson Partners Jim Cooney and Ripley Rand are presenting at the North Carolina Bar Association Criminal Justice Section’s Annual Program, Practice Tips and Trial Skills from the Experts on Friday, January 20, 2023.

Cooney will discuss one of his most famous cases in the presentation “Something is Rotten in the State of Durham,” sharing his experience representing a now-exonerated Duke lacrosse player, outlining the ethical issues that arose during the case.

Rand will co-present with Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP attorney Shana Fulton on “Rarely Pure and Never Simple: The Changing Legal Landscape of Search Warrants.” The panelists will take a deep dive into search warrants, how they work, and what to do when you encounter one. They will also discuss current legal developments in the field, including cases that have recently made national headlines.