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Week in Review: August 23-27

Happy Friday! Who else is ready to close out another week? We can't tell you how much we are. Let's wrap this week up and get started on making our way to the couch or enjoy the pool before summer officially ends.

Tip of the Week – Before You Plea

Talk to your client about the impacts of an adjudication. While not as public as adult criminal convictions, juvenile adjudications may impact the following: immigration status, educational placement, housing conditions, eligibility to play sports, placement on a sex offender registry (in N.C. or other states) and others. Always consider the long-term consequences of what may first appear to be a short-term decision.


Last Friday the School of Government hosted the 2021 Virtual Juvenile Defender Conference. The day was packed with insightful trainings, statistics and strategy, defenders were able to discuss important topics affecting North Carolina delinquency court. Hate that you missed it? Not a problem, SOG will be releasing the recordings soon. Check back here or with SOG for more information.

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