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Week in Review: May 2-6

It's getting closer and closer to SUMMER!!!!! That's not stopping OJD though. We have CLE's to plan and trips to take to help our defenders keep doing awesome work. We hope to see you at everything we'll be announcing very soon.

Tip of the Week: Let's Get Rid of Those Shackles

  1. Ask that the hearing occur prior to the juvenile entering the courtroom

  2. Request that both the hand and leg shackles be removed

  3. Hold the court to the three reasons to shackle: maintain order, prevent escape, provide for the safety of the courtroom

  4. Enforce that evidence for any of these reasons should be current behavior, not prior behavior or acts

  5. Argue that “whenever practical” to be heard on the issue is anytime!


OJD is hosting a new CLE: Juvenile Delinquency Case Law Updates on May 25, 2022 at 12:30 PM. The Office of the Juvenile Defender will present recent updates in Juvenile Delinquency Law. The training will give an overview of recent NC Court of Appeals cases relevant to juvenile delinquency practice. Assistant Juvenile Defender, Terri Johnson will discuss pertinent updates and issues that impact juvenile defense. This will be a virtual webinar with an interactive Q&A Session. OJD will also be covering the cost of the 1 hour CLE for all attendees.

Time is Running Out! - Register for the SJDC Summit Today!

The deadline to register for the Gault Center South 2022 Summit is quickly approaching! The last day for hotel reservations with the group rate is today, May 6, and the last day to register for the Summit is May 20.

The registration page has been updated to include the agenda, scholarship information and other important details can be found here:

CLE application will be submitted for NC attorneys who chose to attend.

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