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Week In Review: September 19-23

Happy Friday and Hello Fall! This week OJD was able to take a beat and finish planning our Central Defender Forum in Asheboro. Are you a defense attorney looking to attend? Registration closes TODAY at 5PM! There's no tip today but we do have a really fun video celebrating LaTobia's 3 year anniversary! Let's take a look:

6 Questions in (Not Really) 60 Seconds with LaTobia Avent, Communications & Office Manager

Registration for our Central Youth Defender Forum ENDS TODAY! The Central Youth Defender Forum will be on Friday, September 30, 2022, at Randolph Community College’s JB & Claire Davis Corp. Training Center in Asheboro, NC.

Registration ends this Friday, September 23, 2022! Please register here!

Travel Scholarships are also available! Please reach out to Yolanda ( if you have a need and for instructions on how to apply for funding!

Below you’ll find more information about the Youth Defender Forums.

This year we are offering three regional forums in the Western, Central, and Eastern regions of our state. North Carolina is a geographically diverse state that covers a lot of mileage from the coast to the mountains and we want to make the trainings we provide accessible to all defenders. We also want to provide a meaningful way to create a sense of community amongst youth defenders, so this year we are providing three opportunities to attend our Forum - in the mountains, in the piedmont, or on the coast! Each of the three forums will be identical in content, though we will invite local defenders to co-present with us and help us identify customs unique to the courtrooms of each region. The theme for 2022 is Raise the Age: In the Courtroom and these day long trainings will cover recent legislative updates, pertinent skill development, and the opportunity to connect with youth defenders practicing in the same region. We held the Western Forum on June 24, 2002 and have our Eastern Forum coming up on November 4, 2022 in Kinston, NC. If you’re a western defender and were unable to attend the Western Forum or if you’re an eastern defender but cannot make the Eastern Forum, please feel free to sign up as well!

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