Felony Defender Training

This course is sponsored by UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government, and Office of Indigent Defense Services.

This program is for attorneys who are new to handling felony cases. Topics will include discovery and investigation, suppression and other superior court motions, lab reports, preserving the record, jury instructions, sentencing, and trial skills—including conducting voir dire—necessary to handle felony cases from start to finish. The program is comprised of plenary sessions and intensive small group workshops.

For information on other public defense education courses, visit our Public Defense Education site.

The registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 4. 

Additional information

Agenda

Attendees: The Felony Defender Training is open to public defenders and private attorneys who perform a significant amount of appointed work. The program is geared toward attorneys who are new to representing defendants charged with felonies in superior court. 

CLE: This training will offer 14.75 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) credit, including 13.75 hours of general credit and 1 hour of ethics credit.

To receive CLE credit, all participants must pre-register individually. To receive partial credit, please submit your form to Olivia Howes at howes@sog.unc.edu by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18. 

CLE Partial Credit Form

Felony Defender Training qualifies for NC State Bar criminal law specialization credit.

General13.75 hrs
Ethics1.00 hrs
Total14.75 hrs
  • Chapel Hill, NC
    February 8 - 10, 2022
    School of Government- UNC Chapel Hill
    400 South Road,
    Knapp-Sanders Building
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3330
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    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before January 31, 2022 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after February 01, 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.

    IDS Employees

    $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.

    Private Assigned Counsel

    $425.00
    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 (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:

Olivia Howes

Program Associate, Courts Group
Teaching Assistant Professor, Public Defense Education