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Timothy Heinle

Teaching Assistant Professor
919.962.9594

Timothy Heinle joined the School of Government in 2020 as part of the School’s Public Defense Education program. After graduating from New England Law-Boston in 2009, he moved to eastern North Carolina where he spent a decade practicing law, including trial and appellate level work on juvenile abuse, neglect, and dependency cases; termination of parental rights hearings; incompetency and guardianship matters; and child support contempt proceedings. At the School, Heinle is primarily focused on providing education and resources to civil defense attorneys, including parent attorneys and guardian ad litem attorneys in adult incompetency matters.

Selected Publications

Heinle, Timothy. 2021. The First Seven Days as a Guardian ad Litem in an Incompetency Proceeding. Chapel Hill, NC. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government.

Fields of Expertise
Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency (Children)
Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation (Adults)
Delinquency
Child Support
Delinquent Juveniles
Guardianship (Adult)
Guardianship (Children)
Incompetency
Indigent Defense Education
Involuntary Commitment Law and Procedure
Juvenile Justice
Public Defense Education
Social Services Law (Child Welfare and Foster Care)
Termination of Parental Rights
Undisciplined Juveniles
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