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 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. This program is comprised of plenary sessions and intensive small group workshops. Due to the interactive nature of the program, participants are expected to attend all sessions.

For information on other indigent defense education courses, visit our Indigent Defense Education site.

Online registration is now closed. There is no onsite registration.

Additional information

2020 Felony Defender Training Agenda

Hotel Information: A block of rooms has been set aside from Tuesday, February 11 through Thursday, February 13, 2019 at the La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Universeity Area Chapel Hill with a rate of $80 plus tax. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-401-9660 and provide the name "Felony Defender Training". To receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than February 4, 2020.

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

General13.75 hrs
Ethics1.00 hrs
Total14.75 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:

Jessica O'Sullivan

Program Manager, Courts Group
Defender Educator, Indigent Defense Education