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.


Benton Convention Center
May 10-12, 2023
Summer Criminal Law Webinar
June 2, 2023
Defender Trial School
July 10-14, 2023
Parent Attorney Conference
August 17, 2023
Juvenile Defender Conference
August 18, 2023
Higher Level Felony Defense
Septemeber 12-14, 2023
Appellate Advocacy Training
October 25-27, 2023
Misdemeanor Defender Training
November 14-17, 2023
Winter Criminal Law Webinar
December 8, 2023