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Annual Conference Registration Ends Thursday, August 4!

Quick reminder that registration for the Annual Juvenile Defender Conference Ends Thursday, August 4th.


The UNC School of Government has announced that registration for the 2016 Juvenile Defender Conference is now open and available at (Juvenile Defender Conference). The conference is cosponsored by the School of Government and the Office of Indigent Defense Services, and offers six hours of CLE credit—including one hour of ethics/professional responsibility—and feature instructors from across the state. The agenda is posted on the conference webpage, shown above.


The Juvenile Defender Conference provides training for attorneys who represent children in delinquency proceedings. This year’s conference will focus on defending sex cases. It will include sessions on trial strategies, sex offender specific evaluations, the impact of the Sex Offender Notification Act (SORNA), and expunctions and confidentiality. A one hour ethics session is included as well.

Participants: The Juvenile Defender Conference is open to public defenders, appellate defenders, and other juvenile defenders.

Location, Dates, and Times: The conferenceswill be held Friday, August 12, at the School of Government on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. Sign-in is 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. each day.

Registration: To register, as well as to find directions, hotel information, and other program information (including our cancellation and refund policy), visit:

The registration deadline for the conference is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4.  There is no onsite registration.

Fee: Thanks to support from IDS, there is no fee for IDS state employees. The registration fee for private assigned counsel is $155, which includes all materials, parking, breaks, and lunch.

Credit: Each program will offer approximately six hours of continuing legal education (CLE) credit, including one hour of ethics/professional responsibility.  The Juvenile Defender Conference qualifies for NC State Bar criminal law specialization credit.

Additional Information: We look forward to seeing you in August.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Danielle Rivenbark—Program Manager—at / 919.843.8981.  If you have questions about the course content please contact Austine Long – Program Attorney – / 919.962.9594.



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