Involuntary Commitment for Magistrates

  • Chapel Hill, NC
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This 2-day North Carolina Judicial College course is intended for magistrates who issue custody and transportation orders in response to petitions for involuntary commitment. Topics will include identifying information relevant to the commitment decision, basic skills for interviewing and eliciting information, learning about mental illnesses, how to work with hospital emergency departments, making legal determinations related to mental illness and dangerousness, and properly implementing the decision to initiate the involuntary commitment process.

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Involuntary Commitment for Magistrates is a qualifying course in the Judicial College's Certification Program for Magistrates.

This course will qualify for at least 10.0 hours of continuing education credit.

  • Chapel Hill, NC
    February 10 - 12, 2025
    UNC School of Government
    400 South Road
    Knapp-Sanders Building
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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    Must apply

Materials from the 2024 Involuntary Commitment for Magistrates training are available online here.

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:
Associate Professor of Public Law and Government