Indigent Defenders in Civil Proceedings Webinar

The webinar, presented by School of Government faculty Timothy Heinle, will cover (i) lay witness fact and opinion testimony, (ii) expert witness qualifications, including grounds for tendering and challenging the admission of a witness as an expert, and (iii) permissible expert testimony in proceedings involving children. The webinar will be live, meaning that in addition to a visual and audio presentation, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share comments in real time.

Details on a new expert witness resource for civil defenders will also be shared. 

For additional information about public defense education courses and resources, visit our Public Defense Education site.

This course will be on Friday, June 28th, from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

The registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26th. 

Additional information

Agenda: Click here to view the agenda. 

Attendees: This webinar is open to public defenders, PAC/MAC attorneys, and other attorneys who represent indigent respondents in civil matters, including but not limited to juvenile abuse/neglect/dependency; termination of parental rights; and juvenile justice proceedings.

CLE: The webinar offers 1.5 hours of general CLE credit.

General1.50 hrs
Total1.50 hrs
  • Online
    June 28
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    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before June 20, 2024 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after June 21, 2024, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.

    Public Defenders and IDS Employees

    $0.00
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.

    Private Assigned Counsel/Managed Assigned Counsel/Capital Attorney (To qualify, you must meet one of the following eligibility requirements):

    • You are a private assigned counsel, managed assigned counsel, or capital attorney paid more than $500 for indigent cases during the 2023-2024 fiscal year (July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024).
    • IDS has provided an exception to the above requirements and has deemed you eligible to attend with charge. Please contact Aaron Gallagher, IDS Fiscal Officer, and aaron.m.gallagher@nccourts.org to determine your eligibility.
    $0.00
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.

    Private Attorney & Others

    $85.00
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
919.966.4414
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Brooke Cale

Program Manager, Courts Group
Teaching Assistant Professor
Associate Director of Programs and Services, Public Defense Education