Misdemeanor Defender Training

This course is sponsored by Co-sponsored by Office of Indigent Defense Services.
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This course serves as an introductory program for attorneys new to misdemeanor cases. Sessions focus on stops and searches, impaired driving, ethical issues in district court, sentencing and jail credit, probation violations, and other issues in misdemeanor cases. The program also provides instruction on client interviewing, negotiation, and trial skills, including a small group workshop on trial skills.  

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

This course will be held on Tuesday, November 1st - Friday, November 4th. 

Registration is closed for the 2022 Misdemeanor Defender Training.  

Additional information



The agenda can be found here.


This year’s training will be held in person at the School of Government.


The registration fee for private assigned counsel is $475. There is no fee for IDS state employees.


The Misdemeanor Defender Training will offer 20.25 hours of CLE credit, including one hour of ethics credit, and qualifies for NC State Bar criminal law specialization (pending State Bar approval).

Hotel Information: 

A block of rooms is available at the Tru by Hilton Chapel Hill hotel with a rate of $99 plus tax. This rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and wi-fi. To reserve a room, book here or call directly at 984-291-7200 and ask for the Misdemeanor Defender Training room block. The reservation deadline is October 10th, 2022. 

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.


CLE Value:


      19.25 hrs


1.00 hrs


20.25 hrs

This course qualifies for criminal law specialization.

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

Project Manager, Courts Group
Teaching Assistant Professor