Public Defense Education

Motions, Forms, and Briefs

The links below will direct you to motions, forms, and briefs prepared, filed, and used by North Carolina public defenders and appointed counsel. Questions or suggestions should be directed to John Rubin for noncapital trial motions; Robert E. Sharpe, Jr. for capital trial motions; briefbank@nccourts.org for the criminal brief bank; Eric Zogry for juvenile delinquency motions and forms; Wendy Sotolongo for parent representation forms and briefs; and Dolly Whiteside for civil commitment forms.


     Non-Capital Trial Motions

     Capital Trial Motions

     Brief Bank

Juvenile Delinquency

     Motions and Forms

Parent Representation


     Brief Bank

Civil Commitment