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. Topics will include preparing for serious felony cases, eyewitness identifications, habitual felon, self-defense, client relations and rapport, 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. 

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


Additional information

Hotel Information will be sent out once you have been accepted to the course. 

Face Masks 

As of July 12, all members of the Carolina community, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors must wear a face mask at all times while inside any University building. We will provide you with a mask upon arrival at the Knapp-Sanders building if you don't have one.   

You may remove your face mask only when eating or drinking. Food may only be consumed in the dining room. Masks are not required outdoors. 

Every week, the University will evaluate the mask standard. If it changes, we will let you know. 

General12.00 hrs
Ethics1.00 hrs
Total13.00 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:

Kate Jennings

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