The following School of Government sponsored programs offer varying hours of continuing legal education (CLE) credit. North Carolina attorneys must take 12 hours of approved CLE per year, two of which must be in the area of professional responsibility or professional development or any combination thereof. For additional information about CLE requirements, please visit the North Carolina State Bar's website at (If you are a member of the North Carolina State Bar and are interested in obtaining CLE credit for other School of Government programs that have not been preapproved for CLE credit, visit to download a Bar Member's Application for CLE Credit. Bar Members may apply for CLE credit before taking a program or after completing the program.)

Please note that certain programs below may not be open to the general public and/or all attorneys, as they target specific client groups. For more information about these programs—including the number and type of CLE hours offered—please contact the respective program manager listed on the course website(s).


January Program Location For More Information
25 Civil Commitment Conference Chapel Hill
February Program Location For More Information
1 School Attorneys' Conference Chapel Hill
13-15 New Felony Defender Training Chapel Hill
TBD County Attorneys' Winter Conference Chapel Hill
TBD Social Services Attorneys' Conference Chapel Hill
March Program Location For More Information
TBD Municipal Attorneys' Winter Conference Chapel Hill
13-15 Advanced Parent Defender Training Chapel Hill
April Program Location For More Information
26 Child Support Enforcement: Representing Respondents Chapel Hill
May Program Location For More Information
3 Public Employment Law Update Chapel Hill

8-10 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference Winston-Salem
June Program Location For More Information

Summer Criminal Law Webinar:

Case and Legislative Update

Chapel Hill

July Program Location For More Information
8-12 Defender Trial School Chapel Hill

August Program Location For More Information
15 Parent Attorney Conference Chapel Hill
16 Juvenile Defender Conference Chapel Hill

September Program Location For More Information
10-April 11 Municipal and County Administration Course Chapel Hill
17-20 New Misdemeanor Defender Training Chapel Hill
23-27 Introduction to Public Employment Law Chapel Hill

October Program Location For More Information
2-3 Contracting for Construction and Design Services Chapel Hill
9-11 Appellate Advocacy Training Chapel Hill
November Program Location For More Information
TBD Public Law for the Public's Lawyers (Live Session) Raleigh



The School of Government also offers an online CLE series at Indigent Defense Education: Online Training. The online, self-paced presentations in this series consist of webinars on-demand (recordings of live webinars), virtual CLEs (recordings of live training sessions), and specially prepared tutorials for online use. The presentations are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and cover a wide range of legal topics relevant to indigent defense attorneys. North Carolina attorneys may receive up to four (4) hours of recorded, computer-based credit each year toward their CLE requirements.

For general information about courses offering continuing legal education credit at the School of Government, contact Brooke Bailey at 919.966.4227 or