Continuing Legal Education

Indigent Representation in Non-Capital Criminal Cases: N.C. 26th Judicial District Defender Orientation (11/22/13)

Indigent Representation in Non-Capital Criminal Cases

N.C. 26th Judicial District Defender Orientation


Friday, November 22, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Mecklenburg County Public Defender's Office

CLE Credit:

8.0 Total Hours (7.0 General + 1.0 Ethics)



FREE - Attendees Seeking NO CLE Credit (Order Lunch for $10)

$350 Attorney Rate (Includes Lunch)

$150 Paralegal Rate (Includes Lunch)



Public Defender's Office

700 East Fourth Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

Suite 400


Special Info:

7:30 a.m. Registration

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CLE Training

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Non-Capital Criminal Defense of Indigent Persons, Public Defender's Office

·         IRC Introduction, Process of Appointment to Lists

·         Requirements for Appointment to Misdemeanor, Felony F-I, Felony A-E, Special Proceedings, Motion for Appropriate Relief Lists

o    General List Requirements (Approved Location, NC Law License, Application Approval, Non-Home Phone, Competency)

o    New List Requirements (Orientation Training, Required Readings, Courtroom Observations, Linking Lawyers Mentoring Program)

·         Performance Standards

·         NC IDS

·         Initial Defendant Interview (Within 3 Business Days, Source of Vital Information)

·         Pretrial

·         Plea Negotiations

·         Trial

·         Sentencing

·         Case Law

·         Advice/Common Mistakes Seen in New Defense Attorneys


12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Box Lunch


12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.: Courtroom Ethics, Judges

·         Criminal Case Management Plan (CCMP) and Administrative Order Adopting Criminal Rules, 26th Prosecutorial/Judicial District, Mecklenburg County, Statement of Intent and Summary of Basic Process (July 2010)

·         Courtroom Procedures

·         Standards of Judgment

·         Courtroom Decorum, No-Shows

·         Disposition/Fee Application Advice

·         Advice/Common mistakes seen in new defense attorneys


1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Break


1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Payment - Fee Application - AOC-CR-225 (video format)


2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Prosecution Perspective, District  Attorney's Office


3:30 - 5:00 p.m.: Conclusion, Public Defender's Office

·         Review List of Resources

·         Q&A



Download Registration form here and return via:

Fax: 704/333-6209

Mail: 1123 South Church Street, Suite 103, Charlotte, NC 28203

Phone: 704/375-8624



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