As North Carolina's Needs Evolve, So Does its School of Government

The December 2014 issue of the NC State Bar Journal includes an article about the history of the School and how it has evolved to meet the changing needs of the state's public officials.

LAW OF IMPAIRED DRIVING IS NOW AVAILABLE

The Law of Impaired Driving and Related Implied Consent Offenses in North Carolina, by Shea Riggsbee Denning, is now available. This book covers the laws and procedures governing the criminal prosecution of impaired driving and other implied consent offenses. Purchase a copy today.

NC SENTENCING HANDBOOK 2014–2015 NOW AVAILABLE

Written by faculty members Jamie Markham and Shea Riggsbee DenningNorth Carolina Sentencing Handbook with Felony, Misdemeanor, and DWI Sentencing Grids 2014–2015 is a practical guide to structured sentencing and includes all felony and misdemeanor sentencing grids from 1994 through 2014. Designed as a teaching tool, it also provides step-by-step guidance on using the grids in the sentencing process. Visit the online bookstore to order your copy today.

Faculty Member Chris McLaughlin Addresses Ethics Lessons from Penn State Scandal

In the December issue of the NC State Bar Journal, faculty member Chris McLaughlin looks beyond the headlines about the recent Pennsylvania State University child abuse scandal to the role of the university's general counsel and ethical questions facing organizational attorneys in general.

Indigent Defense Education Group Featured in North Carolina State Bar Journal

The December 2014 issue of the North Carolina State Bar Journal highlights a regional training program designed by attorney Austine Long with the School's Indigent Defense Education group. The training is for attorneys who have entered into contracts with the NC Office of Indigent Defense Services to provide legal representation to poor people entitled to the appointment of counsel. 

New York Times Article on Police Searches Quotes Faculty Member Alyson Grine

Faculty member Alyson A. Grine was interviewed for a November 21 New York Times article on the use of public data in challenging and changing police policy. The article cites Raising Issues of Race in North Carolina Criminal Cases, a new manual written by Grine and research attorney Emily Coward.

NEW INDIGENT DEFENSE WEBSITE LAUNCHED

The Indigent Defense Education group has launched a new electronic platform for its Indigent Defense Manual Series. The site contains free versions of the two-volume Defender Manual on criminal law, the Civil Commitment Manual, and the newly released manual on Raising Issues of Race in North Carolina Criminal Cases, among others. Visit this free resource today.

NEW MANUAL ADDRESSES ISSUES OF RACE IN NC CRIMINAL CASES

Raising Issues of Race in North Carolina Criminal Cases, by Alyson A. Grine and Emily Coward, is now available. This first-of-its-kind manual aims to assist appointed counsel, judges, and prosecutors in recognizing and addressing race issues in criminal cases. Purchase a copy or visit the free resource page today.

Faculty Member Appointed to Duke Energy Foundation Committee

Faculty member Richard Whisnant has been appointed to Duke Energy Foundation's Water Resources Fund grant committee. The committee, composed of seven Duke Energy and environmental community representatives, reviews and awards grants to organizations that are working to improve water quality, quantity, and conservation.

NOW AVAILABLE: NEW EDITION OF ABUSE, NEGLECT, DEPENDENCY MANUAL

This new edition of the manual presents the laws, procedures, and concepts related to abuse, neglect, dependency, and termination of parental rights proceedings in North Carolina. It is designed as both a reference manual and a training tool for district court judges, social services attorneys, parents’ attorneys, and guardian ad litem attorney advocates. Visit this free resource today.