Current Developments in Criminal Law

School of Government experts will discuss recent developments in criminal law that they have been studying. You will hear from the members of our public defense education team at the School (John Rubin; Defender Educator Phil Dixon; Civil Defender Educator Timothy Heinle; and Racial Equity Network Project Attorney Emily Coward) as well as long-time School of Government faculty member Tom Thornburg and our newest faculty member Brittany Williams. We will cover, among other topics, developing case law on commonly charged offenses, obtaining records helpful to preparation of your case, issues of race, and the new Second Chance Act.

For additional information about indigent defense education courses and resources, visit our Public Defense Education site.

The Current Developments in Criminal Law webinar will be held Friday, February 19, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

The Registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17.

Additional information



Attendees: This webinar is open to public defenders and private attorneys who do or are interested in doing indigent criminal defense work, and other court personnel who handle criminal cases.

CLE: This webinar will offer 1.5 hours of general continuing legal education (CLE) credit and qualifies for NC State Bar Criminal Law Specialization Credit. 

To receive CLE credit, all participants must preregister individually, even if the webinar is watched in a group setting. To receive partial credit, please submit your form to Olivia Howes at by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24.

CLE Partial Credit Form

General1.50 hrs
Total1.50 hrs
There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar, Registration and Client Services Group
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Olivia Howes

Program Associate, Courts Group
Albert Coates Professor of Public Law and Government, and Director, Public Defense Education
Associate Director of Programs and Services, Public Defense Education
Thomas H. Thornburg
Professor of Public Law and Government
Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government
Defender Educator, Public Defense Education
Civil Defender Educator, Public Defense Education
Project Attorney, Public Defense Education