Public Defense Education

Calendar of Live Events

The following programs are co-sponsored by the UNC School of Government and Office of Indigent Defense Services (IDS) and, unless otherwise indicated, are free to IDS employees (attorneys and other staff employed in a public, appellate, or capital defender office, special counsel office, and the IDS central office). Registration information for private attorneys and employees of other organizations is indicated on the applicable course information webpage. Space is limited for many programs. IDS will reimburse IDS employees for travel expenses in accordance with state rates and rules for programs co-sponsored by IDS.


October 25-27, 2023
November 14-17, 2023
Winter Criminal Law Webinar
December 8, 2023
Child Support Enforcement
January 19, 2024
Felony Defender Training
February 6-9, 2024
Intensive Juvenile Defender
March 7-8, 2024
Spring Public Defender and Investigator Conference
May 8-10, 2024
Summer Criminal Law Webinar 
June 7, 2024