Higher-Level Felony Defense, Part II

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

This is part two of our program for attorneys interested in handling higher level felony cases at the trial level. The focus of the training will be on two important aspects of this work: defense trial strategies in serious felony cases and sentencing advocacy. Specific topics will include defending forcible felonies, eyewitness identification, self-defense, habitual felon, the law of sentencing serious felonies, mitigation investigation, preservation issues, and effective sentencing presentations. The program is comprised of lectures and intensive small group workshops. Due to the interactive nature of the program, participants are required to attend all sessions.

You must receive approval to attend this course. Please click on the registration icon above for more information. 

Online registration for this course will close December 17.

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

Additional information


Higher-Level Felony Defense, Part II Agenda

UPDATED IDS Expense Allowable & Mileage Chart

Part I of this course was held in April 2018. While we recommend that participants attend both parts of the course, it is not required.

Hotel Information:
A block of rooms has been set aside for Wednesday, January 9 and Thursday, January 10, at the Holiday Inn Express of Chapel Hill/Durham at a reduced nightly rate of $80 plus tax, which includes a hot breakfast and high speed wireless internet access. The Holiday Inn Express is located at 6119 Farrington Road in Chapel Hill. When reserving online, go to Higher Level Felony Part 2 for Public Defenders. To make a reservation by phone, call the hotel directly at 919.489.7555 and provide the name "Higher Level Felony Part 2 for Public Defenders" and dates of the program. These rooms are being held on a first-come, first-served basis. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservation. The reservation deadline for the block rate is Wednesday, December 26.

General9.25 hrs
Total9.25 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
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