Intensive Juvenile Defender Training

This year's training will offer a new experience. First, attendees will hear from experts on topics including juvenile interrogations, secured custody, and probable cause. We will also have a discussion about youth and gangs, taught by Dr. Steven R. Cureton, Professor and Department Head of Sociology, Criminology and Justice Studies, UNC Greensboro.

Other sessions, subject to Bar approval, will satisfy attorneys' mental health and technology CLE requirements, including a session on juvenile defense and E-Courts. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Guilford Juvenile Detention facility, hear from the facility's director, as well as juveniles who have experienced the system, and discuss the needs of youth and other matters of concern to defenders. For information on other public defense education courses, visit our Public Defense Education site.

This course will be held from Thursday, March 7, to Friday, March 8. 

The registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1. 


Additional information


The agenda can be found here

CLE: The program offers 7.00 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) credit, including 1 hour of technology and 1 hour of mental health/substance abuse, pending Bar approval. 

To receive partial credit, please submit your form to Kayla Fowler at by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15. 

HOTEL INFORMATION: A block of rooms is available at Homewood Suites Greensboro (201 Centreport Drive, Greensboro, NC) with a rate of $125 plus taxes and fees. The rate includes complimentary breakfast, parking, and free Wi-F-. To reserve a room, book here.  The hotel reservation deadline is February 19, 2024 by 5:00pm.

COVID Guidelines: UNC-Chapel Hill and the School of Government are required to follow the University’s Community Standards to help maintain a healthy and safe community. Masks are optional on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus (with exceptions in health care settings and Chapel Hill Transit). We will have masks available for anyone who prefers to wear one while in the building.


General5.00 hrs
Substance abuse1.00 hrs
Technology1.00 hrs
Total7.00 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:

Kayla Fowler

Program Manager, Courts Group
Teaching Assistant Professor