Intensive Juvenile Defender Training

This course is sponsored by the School of Government, and Co-Sponsored by Office of Indigent Defense Services.

This training is open to public defenders and private attorneys who represent juveniles in delinquency proceedings or attorneys who want to practice in this area. We are thrilled to welcome Kristin Nicole Henning, professor of law at Georgetown Law, Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative, and author of “The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth.” Professor Henning will be presenting “Litigating Race: The Fourth Amendment and Beyond.” Other sessions include crafting individualized dispositions, facing the reality of judicial biases, identifying new arguments for cases involving juveniles, disproportionate minority contact, developing your client’s story, cultural competencies, and more. The program will also include one hour of mental health/substance abuse and one hour of ethics CLE.

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


The registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 7, 2022. 

*This program is now being held virtually via Zoom. 

Additional information


Partial CLE Form Intensive Juvenile Defender

Registration: Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Your registration includes a hard copy of the 2017 North Carolina Juvenile Defender Manual if you do not already have one.

CLE Credit: The program offers 10.00 hours of total continuing legal education credit, including 8.0 hours of general credit, 1.0 hour of mental health/substance abuse and 1.0 hour of ethics. Pending approval.

If you are unable to attend the entire program, please submit a partial credit form to Cindy Lee.


General8.00 hrs
Ethics1.00 hrs
Substance abuse1.00 hrs
Total10.00 hrs
There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.

Course Materials will be available via CANVAS

Canvas Instructions


Intensive Juvenile Defender Training


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:
Cindy Lee

Cindy Lee

Associate Director, North Carolina Judicial College Curriculum and Administration
Teaching Assistant Professor