Navigating the Capacity and Commitment Process

This training is open to public defenders and private defense attorneys who perform a significant amount of appointed work. The program is geared toward defense attorneys new to handling capacity issues.

Topics will include the ITP process, an overview of the LCFE program, information sharing concerning mental health treatment, considerations in capacity evaluations, and reviewing capacity restoration and reports.

This course will be held on Thursday, April 4. 

The priority registration deadline for public defenders, IDS employees, private assigned counsel, managed assigned counsel, and capital attorneys is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11. The registration deadline for private attorneys and others is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22

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

Additional information


Agenda: The agenda can be found here.

CLE: The program offers 5.50 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) credit (pending Bar approval).

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

Hotel Information: A block of rooms is available at Tru by Hilton Chapel Hill(1742 Fordham Blvd Chapel Hill, NC ) with a rate of $121 plus taxes and fees. The rate includes complimentary breakfast, parking, and free Wi-F-. To reserve a room, book here or call the hotel directly at 919-291-7200 and mention group code "CIT" or "Capacity Issues Training." The hotel reservation deadline is March 15, 2024.

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.

General5.50 hrs
Total5.50 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; Director, Public Defense Education