Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference

This course is Co-sponsored by the Office of Indigent Defense Services, Co-sponsored by NC Association of Public Defenders, and Co-sponsored by NC Association of Public Defender Investigators.

The Spring Public Defender Attorney & Investigator Conference provides training on current topics of interest to public defender attorneys and investigators. Topics this year for attorneys will include client relationships, self-defense, pretrial release strategies, search warrants, expunction, digital surveillance, racial justice, and various other criminal law and procedure topics.

The investigators sessions include strategies for working with counsel, testifying in jury and non-jury trials, blunt force trauma, digital surveillance, investigating child sex offense allegations, and ethical considerations.

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

The conference registration deadline was 5:00 p.m. on April 27, 2022.

Please note, the late registration fee has been waived for the Spring 2022 Conference.

If you would like to inquire about late registration, please email registrar@sog.unc.edu

Additional information


HOTEL INFORMATION:  Hotel accommodations are available at the Renaissance Asheville Downtown Hotel (30 Woodfin St., Asheville, NC 28801) for the nights of the conference at a rate of $159 plus tax per night. Parking is available onsite for an additional $4 per night. Reservations can be made online by clicking this link. The group rate is available until April 17, 2022. After this date, accommodations are on a space-available basis, and the room rate is subject to increase. You must cancel before 12 a.m. on the day prior to your arrival date to avoid a one-night room and tax charge.

A courtesy block of overflow rooms has been set up at the nearby DoubleTree Asheville Downtown hotel (199 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801). The DoubleTree is offering a reduced rate of $179 per night plus tax. Parking is available at the DoubleTree for $16 per night. You can reserve a room by clicking this link and selecting your dates of stay, or by calling the hotel directly (1-866-568-0896) and referencing the “Spring Public Defender Conference.” The deadline to reserve a room with the DoubleTree at the group rate is Tuesday, April 26. Please note these rooms are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. You must cancel by 3:00 p.m. two days prior to your arrival to avoid a one-night room and tax charge.

Up to 6.00 hours of credit will qualify for North Carolina Private Protective Services Board.

CLE Credit qualifies for Criminal Law Specialization

*All continuing education credit is subject to approval

General10.25 hrs
Ethics2.00 hrs
Technology1.00 hrs
Total13.25 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

Project Manager, Courts Group
Teaching Assistant Professor
Teaching Assistant Professor