Higher-Level Felony Defense

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

This program is for attorneys interested in handling higher level felony cases at the trial level. The program focuses on two important aspects of this work: jury selection and sentencing. Topics will include preparing for serious felony cases, eyewitness identifications, habitual felon, self-defense, client relations and rapport, jury voir dire, jury strikes, Batson challenges and race in jury selection, sentencing law and advocacy, and mitigation investigation, among others. The program is comprised of a mix of lectures and intensive small group workshops. Due to the interactive nature of the program, participants are required to attend all sessions. 

IDS employees must receive approval from their Chief Public Defender to attend this course. Private assigned counsel or contractor attorneys must currently handle appointed felony cases to qualify to attend. Please click on the registration icon above for more information. 

 

The course registration deadline is Wednesday, October 30, at 5:00pm

 

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

Additional information


Higher-Level Felony Defense Agenda

 

Hotel Information: A block of rooms has been set up at the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill with a rate of $80 plus tax. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi.  To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-489-7555 and provide the name "Higher-Level Felony". To receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than October 28, 2019.

General14.25 hrs
Ethics1.00 hrs
Total15.25 hrs
  • Chapel Hill, NC
    November 12 - 14, 2019
    UNC School of Government
    400 South Road
    Knapp-Sanders Building
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3330
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    A block of rooms has been set up at the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill with a rate of $80 plus tax. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi.  To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-489-7555 and provide the name "Higher-Level Felony". To receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than October 28, 2019

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    Must apply

    IDS employees must receive approval from their Chief Public Defender to attend this course. Private assigned counsel or contractor attorneys must currently handle appointed felony cases to qualify to attend. 

     The course registration deadline is Wednesday, October 30, at 5:00pm

    If you are a returning customer, please note that we have a new course registration system that we hope will be easier for you to use. If you encounter any registration issues, please explore our list of frequently asked questions or contact us at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar, Registration and Client Services Group
919.966.4414
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Jessica O'Sullivan

Program Manager, Courts Group
919.962.9754
Defender Educator, Indigent Defense Education