Appellate Advocacy Training

This course is sponsored by Co-Sponsored by Office of Indigent Defense Services.

Using their own cases, participants will learn to develop a cohesive theory of defense on appeal and use that theory in writing a persuasive statement of facts and legal argument.

 

This program is open to assistant appellate defenders and attorneys on the appellate appointment list maintained by the Office of the Appellate Defender and Office of the Parent Defender. Questions about eligibility should be directed to Genn Gerding at 919.354.7210, Glenn.G.Gerding@nccourts.org, or Annick Lenoir-Peek at 919.354.7230, Annick.Lenoir-Peek@nccourts.org

 

For information about other indigent defense education courses, visit our Public Defense Education site.

This couse will be held on Wednesday, October 26 through Friday, October 28th.

The registration deadline for this program is 5:00pm on Wednesday, October 12th.

Additional information

Agenda:

The agenda will be available to view here soon. 

Format:

This year's training will be held in person at the School of Government.

CLE:

The Appelate Advocacy Training will offer approximately 18.00 hours of CLE credit and qualifies for NC State Bar (pending Bar approval).

Fee:

The registration fee for this three-day course is $450, which includes materials, CLE credits, and lunch and light snack each day. There is no fee for assistant appellate defenders in the Office of Appellate Defender.

A limited number of scholarships are available. If you receive a scholarship, the registration fee of $450 is waived. You would still be responsible for your own travel, food, and lodging expenses. If you would have difficulty attending the training without a scholarship and would like more information, please contact Glenn Gerding or Annick Lenoir-Peek (depending on whether you’re bringing a criminal or 7B case). Please request the scholarship before registering for the program; if awarded a scholarship, please then register using the “Scholarship” category.

 

Hotel Information and Travel Reimbursment:

A block of rooms is available at the holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill with a rate of $94.00 plus taxes and fees. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online, please click the link Appellate Advocacy Training. To book a room by phone, call the hotel at 919.489.7555 and provide the name Group Code "AAT”. The reservation deadline is October 5, 2022, to receive the discounted rate.

COVID Guidelines:

UNC-Chapel Hill and the School of Government are required to follow the University’s Community Standards to help maintain a healthy and safe community. Masks are optional on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus (with exceptions in health care settings and Chapel Hill Transit). We will have masks available for anyone who prefers to wear one while in the building.

 

Total18.00 hrs
  • October 26 - 28, 2022
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    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before October 18, 2022 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after October 19, 2022, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.
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    Public Defender/IDS Employee

    $0.00
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.

    Assigned Appellate Counsel

    $450.00
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.

    Scholarship (Prior Approval Required)

    $0.00
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
919.966.4414
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:
Albert Coates Professor of Public Law and Government, and Director, Public Defense Education