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, January 28. 

    Additional information


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

    Dale Zuckert

    Assistant Registrar
    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