Practical Skills for New Prosecutors

This course is sponsored by North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys.

This course, offered in conjunction with the Conference of District Attorneys, provides practical and legal training for new prosecutors through classroom lecture and practical skills exercises. The course covers topics such as prosecuting domestic violence cases; handling DWI cases; working with law enforcement officers; sentencing; chemical tests for alcohol; and much more. The course also includes practical skills exercises, during which participants practice introducing critical evidence. It also includes a controlled drinking exercise, which demonstrates the operation of the intoxalyzer.

Additional information

Controlled Drinking Exercise: This course includes a controlled drinking exercise that will take place on Wednesday evening at the Sheraton Chapel Hill. Participants are expected to attend and dinner will be provided. Participants will not be reimbursed for dinner on their own for this night.

A portion of this course includes 12 hours for the Professionalism for New Admittees Program, which is a required course for all new attorneys admitted to the NC State Bar. 

General18.75 hrs
Ethics11.00 hrs
Substance abuse1.00 hrs
Total30.75 hrs
  • Chapel HIll, NC
    April 16 - 20, 2018
    Knapp-Sanders Building
    400 South Road
    Chapel HIll, NC 27514
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    A special room block is available from Sunday, April 15 through Friday, April 20 at the Sheraton Chapel Hill at a reduced rate of $71.20 plus tax per night.  To reserve a room visit: or call the hotel directly at 919.968.4900 and indicate you are attending "SOG New Prosecutors April 2018".  These rooms are being held on a first-come, first-served basis.  The reservation deadline for the room block rate is 5 p.m. on March 12.  After this date, guests will be accommodated on a space-available basis and may not be able to obtain the group rate.

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:

Tanya Jisa

Program Manager
Professor of Public Law and Government