TRAINING AND REFERENCE MATERIALS INDEX

 

For additional materials on criminal law and other indigent defense subjects, see Reference Manuals.

Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency
See Parent Representation Training Links
Appeals
  33 Tips for Appeals, by Staples Hughes, from 2013 Boot Camps for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
  Anders Briefs, by Jane Allen and Emily Davis, from 2013 Boot Camps for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
Appellate Rule 3A Resources

Appellate Theory of Defense, by Ira Mickenberg, from 2007 Appellate Advocacy Training

 

Appellate Writing, by Ira Mickenberg, from 2007 Appellate Advocacy Training

Avoiding Controversy Over the Standard of Review, by Jane Allen, from Nuts and Bolts of Appellate Procedure, July 2006

 

Brainstorming, by Ira Mickenberg, from 2007 Appellate Advocacy Training

  Briefing Strategies, by Barbara Blackman, from 2013 Boot Camp for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
  Certiorari Review in Criminal Cases, by Ben Dowling-Sendor, from 2013 Boot Camps for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
  Common Briefing Mistakes, by Jane Allen and Emily Davis, from 2013 Boot Camps for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
  Common Issues in Guilty Plea Appeals, by David Andrews, from 2014 Boot Camp for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
  Common Issues in Juvenile Delinquency Appeals, by Hannah Love, from 2014 Boot Camp for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
  Common Issues in Probation Revocation Appeals, by David Andrews, from 2014 Boot Camp for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
  Deadlines for Criminal Appeals, by Staples Hughes and Anne Gomez, from 2013 Boot Camp for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
  Extensions of Time, by Anne Gomez, from 2013 Boot Camps for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
  How to be More Efficient, by Emily Davis, from 2013 Boot Camps for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
How to Draft Assignments of Error, by Staples Hughes, from Nuts and Bolts of Appellate Procedure, July 2006
  IAC Claims and Motions for Appropriate Relief, by Dan Shatz, from 2013 Boot Camps for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
  Is the Notice of Appeal Defective, by Mary Jane Cook, from 2013 Boot Camps for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
Issue Preservation and Presentation, by Dan Shatz, from 2013 Boot Camps for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
  Keeping the Client Informed, by Mary Jane Cook, from 2013 Boot Camps for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
  List of Cases in which Appellate Rule 2 was Successfully Invoked, by Mary Jane Cook from 2013 Boot Camp for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
  List of Issues that are Preserved as a Matter of Law, by Mary Jane Cook, from 2013 Boot Camp for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
  List of Plain Error Reversal Cases, by Mary Jane Cook, from 2013 Boot Camp for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
  OAD Guide to Appellate Review by Writ of Certiorari, by Kate Joyce, from 2014 Boot Camp for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals

 

Oral Argument, by Ira Mickenberg, from 2007 Appellate Advocacy Training

  Preparing the Record on Appeal, by Connie Widenhouse, from 2013 Boot Camp for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
  The Record on Appeal, by Jon Hunt, from 2014 Boot Camp for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
Rhetoric, Invention, and Style, by Jordynn Jack and Katie Rose Guest Pryal, from 2007 Appellate Advocacy Training

 

Storytelling, by Ira Mickenberg, from 2007 Appellate Advocacy Training

 

Storytelling Genres, by Ira Mickenberg, from 2007 Appellate Advocacy Training

  Strategies for Handling Issue Preservation, by Dan Shatz, from 2012 Boot Camp for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
  Strategies for Preparing Petitions for Discretionary Review, by David Andrews, from 2013 Boot Camps for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
  Top Ten Quick Links, by Andrew DeSimone, from 2013 Boot Camps for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
  Translation Policies, by Jane Allen, from 2013 Boot Camps for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
  Withdrawing as Counsel, by Mary Jane Cook, from 2013 Boot Camps for Non-Capital Criminal Appeals
Writing the Facts, by Ira Mickenberg, from 2007 Appellate Advocacy Training

 

Writing the Legal Argument, by Ira Mickenberg, from 2007 Appellate Advocacy Training

Briefing Tips from OAD Briefbank Committee
January 2014 Briefing Tips, by Emily Davis
February 2014 Briefing Tips, by Emily Davis
March 2014 Briefing Tips, by Emily Davis
April 2014 Briefing Tips, by Emily Davis
May 2014 Briefing Tips, by Emily Davis
June 2014 Briefing Tips, by Emily Davis

Capacity to Proceed [See also Mental Health Issues]
Capacity and Commitment Flowchart, by John Rubin, from 2010 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
Capacity to Proceed: How to Get Your Client Evaluated, by Mike Klinkosum, from 2008 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
Capital Cases [See also Capital Trial Motions]
The Ethics of Pursuing Pleas in Capital Litigation, by Mark Rabil and Kim Stevens, from 2006 Spring Public Defender Conference
Child Support Enforcement

See Child Support Enforcement Resources Training Links
Civil Commitment
  See Civil Commitment & Guardianship Training Links
Collateral Consequences

  Criminal Record Clean Slate Strategy, by The Southern Coalition for Social Justice, from 2014 Spring Public Defender and Investigator Conference
Driver's License Revocations, by Shea Denning, from 2010 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Dual Prosecutions, by Janna Allison, from 2013 Spring Public Defender and Investigator Conference
  Expunction of Records, from 2004 Civil Commitment Conference
  Federal Consequences, from 2004 New Felony Defender Program
Federal Gun Law -- Paper from the 2005 Spring Public Defender Conference
Federal Gun Law -- Slides from the 2005 Spring Public Defender Conference
  Firearms Consequences, from 2004 Civil Commitment Conference
  Immigration Consequences, from 2005 New Misdemeanor Defender Program
Immigration Consequences Manual, by Sejal Zota and John Rubin
  Public Benefits: What Defenders Need to Know, by Douglas Sea and Madison Hardee, from 2013 Spring Public Defender and Investigator Conference
Purchase/Possession of Firearms, by Ben Turnage, Office of Special Counsel, from 2009 Civil Commitment Conference
State/Federal Interplay, by Tom Cochran, from 2007 Fall Public Defender Seminar
  Summary of NC Expunctions, by Daniel Bowes, from 2014 Spring Public Defender and Investigator Conference
  Vehicle Forfeiture, from New Misdemeanor Defender Program, October 2005
Confessions [See also Suppression Motions]
Coerced Confessions, by Richard Rosen, from 2008 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Custody, Waiver of Miranda Rights, and Coerced Confessions, by Barbara Blackman, from 2012 Spring Public Defender and Investigator Conference
  Special Considerations for Youthful Offenders, from 2004 Fall Public Defender Conference
Suggested Protocol for Client Interviewing in Confession Cases, by Steven Drizin and Deja Vishny, from Spring Public Defender Conference, May 2007
Why People Confess, by Steven Drizin, from Spring Public Defender Conference, May 2007
Confidential Informants

  Confidential Informants, Defective Process, and Post-Trial Motions, from Motions Practice Seminar, April 2005
Contempt

  Criminal and Civil Contempt Flow Chart, by John Saxon
  Intersection of Advocacy and Contempt, by Ken Broun and James Williams, from 2013 Spring Public Defender and Investigator Conference
Defenses

The Defenses of Voluntary Intoxication, Diminished Capacity, and Unconsciousness, by Lisa Miles, from 2008 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Defenses Overheads, from 2004 New Felony Program
  Diminished Capacity Memorandum, from 2004 New Felony Program
  The New Law of Self-Defense: The Impact of Statutory Changes in 2011, by John Rubin, from 2012 Spring Public Defender and Investigator Conference
Selected Bars and Defenses Checklist, by Alyson Grine, from 2012 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  Voluntary Intoxication Memorandum, from 2004 New Felony Program
Discovery [See also Motions Practice]

Client Records Related to Mental Health Issues from 2005 Fall Public Defender Conference, Mental Health Issues in Criminal Cases
Developing an Investigation and Discovery Plan (Slides), by Mike Klinkosum, from 2009 New Felony Defender Training
Digital Discovery and Evidence, by Howard Kurtz, from 2010 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
Discovery Abuse in the Age of Open-File Discovery, by Tom Maher, from 2008 Fall Public Defender Seminar
Discovery in District Court, by Dean Loven, from 2008 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
Discovery Techniques, by Robert Campbell, from 2010 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
New Discovery Statute and Other Legislation from Motions Practice Seminar, April 2005
A Practical Guide to Brady Motions, by Ira Mickenberg, by 2008 New Felony Defender Training
District Court, Generally
Common Objections in District Court Checklist, by Alyson Grine, from 2009 New Misdemeanor Defender Training Program
  Defending Against Everything Else, from 2005 New Misdemeanor Program
Discovery in District Court, by Dean Loven, from 2008 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  District Court Motions, from Motions Practice Seminar, April 2005
Motions Practice in District Court, by Dawn Baxton and Rebekka Olsen, from 2010 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
Selected Bars and Defenses Checklist, by Alyson Grine, from 2009 New Misdemeanor Defender Training Program
Sentencing and Jail Credit, by Tony Purcell, from 2010 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
Sentencing in Misdemeanor Cases Checklist, by Alyson Grine, from 2009 New Misdemeanor Defender Training Program
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Offenses: What New Defenders Need to Know, by Alyson Grine, from 2010 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  Handling Domestic Violence Cases, from 2005 New Misdemeanor Defender Program
  Special Issues in Defending Domestic Violence Cases, by Mike Kabakoff and Bree Laughrun, from 2012 Spring Public Defender and Investigator Conference
Drug Offenses
  Drug Cases--Facing the Inevitable: Ethical Issues in Drug Cases, from How to Defend a Drug Case, December 2003
Drug Dogs, by LeAnn Melton, from 2007 Fall Public Defender Seminar
  Drug Offenses--The Initial Interview, from How to Defend a Drug Case, December 2003
  Drug Offenses--Succeeding at Sentencing, from How to Defend a Drug Case, December 2003
  Drug Offenses--Preparing to Cross Examine the Snitch, from How to Defend a Drug Case, December 2003
  Drug Offenses--Attacking the State's Science, from How to Defend a Drug Case, December 2003
Forensic Analysis of Marijuana, by Fred Whitehurst, from 2010 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
Statewide Resources Database, by IDS, from 2007 Fall Public Defender Seminar
What Constitutes Possession of a Controlled Substance, by James "Butch" Williams, Jr., from 2007 Fall Public Defender Seminar

Ethics

Advocacy and Ethics: Prosecutorial Misconduct and the Role of the Defense Attorney, by Rich Rosen, from 2006 Spring Public Defender Conference
  Drug Cases--Facing the Inevitable: Ethical Issues in Drug Cases, from How to Defend a Drug Case, December 2003
Dealing With Conflicts in Criminal Defense Representation, by John Rubin, from NC Defender Manual, Vol. 1 Pretrial (2d ed. 2013)
Ethical Issues Faced by Counsel in Ch. 7B Proceedings, by Maitri "Mike" Klinkosum, from Helping Parents Help Themselves in Changing Courts, December 2005
Ethical Issues in Dealing with Clients with Mental Disabilities from 2005 Fall Public Defender Conference, Mental Health Issues in Criminal Cases
Ethical Obligations for Criminal Defenders: Steering Clear of the State Bar, by Carmen H. Bannon, from 2011 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Ethics--Basic Principles, from 2003 New Felony Defender Program
  Ethics, from the 2003 New Misdemeanor Defender Program
The Ethics of Pursuing Pleas in Capital Litigation, by Mark Rabil and Kim Stevens, from 2006 Spring Public Defender Conference

Professionalism in the Workplace from the 2005 Spring Public Defender Conference

  Public Defender Case Conflicts, by Susan Brooks, from 2013 Spring Public Defender and Investigator Conference
  Social Networking as an Investigative Tool, by Daniel Blau, from 2014 Spring Public Defender and Investigator Conference

Evidence [For Forensic issues, see Forensics]

  A Guide to Crawford and the Confrontation Clause, by Jessica Smith, from 2013 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  Admissibility of Electronic Writings, by John Rubin, from 2011 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Authenticating Certain types of Evidence, By Jason St. Aubin, from 2011 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
Basics of Right against Self-incrimination, by John Rubin
  Changes to Rule 702(a), by Gordon Widenhouse, from 2012 Spring Public Defender and Investigator Conference
Character and Habit Evidence, by Ripley Rand, from 2009 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference (Updated July 2009)
  Circle the Wagons, from Defending Child Sexual Abuse Cases, October 2004
Common Objections in District Court Checklist, by Alyson Grine, from 2009 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
Confrontation of Lab Reports, by Ernest "Buddy" Connor, from 2010 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
Crawford v. Washington: Confrontation One Year Later, by Jessica Smith, from 2006 Spring Public Defender Conference
  Crawford Flow Chart, by John Rubin (revised April 2008)
Emerging Issues in Confrontation Litigation: A Supplement to Crawford v. Washington: Confrontation One Year Later, by Jessica Smith, from 2007 Spring Public Defender Conference
  Evidence, by John Rubin, in Abuse Neglect, Dependency, and TPR Manual (2011)
  Evidence--Basic Procedures, from the 2003 New Felony Defender Program
  Evidence Blocking, by Jonathan Rapping, from 2008 New Felony Defender Training
  Evidence--Recurring Issues, from 2004 New Felony Defender Program
  Evidence Update, by John Rubin, in Case and Legislative Update for Abuse, Neglect, Dependency, and TPR Manual (Nov. 2011)
  Impeachment by Prior Omission or Inconsistent Statement, by John Donovan and Amanda Maris, from 2012 Spring Public Defender and Investigator Conference
  Inadmissible Opinion Testimony, from Defending Child Sexual Abuse Cases, October 2004
  Notice and Demand Statutes and Crawford Flow Chart, by Jessica Smith, from 2012 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
Recent Cases on Confrontation Clause, by Gordon Widenhouse, from 2011 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Significant Crawford Cases Decided After April 2010, by Jessica Smith, from 2012 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
Understanding the New Confrontation Clause Analysis: Crawford, Davis, and Melendez-Dias, by Jessica Smith, from 2010 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
What's the Purpose? Making Sense of Rule 404(b), by Connie Widenhouse, from 2011 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference

Experts and Other Assistance

  Challenging SBI Tests, Lab Reports, and Experts from the 2005 Spring Public Defender Conference
  Challenging the State's Expert Under New Rule 702(a), by James Davis, from 2014 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Cross-Examination of an Expert Witness in a Child Sexual Abuse Case, by Mark Montgomery, from 2008 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Dealing with the Child Interview, the Assessment and the Expert, from Defending Child Sexual Abuse Cases, October 2004
  Dealing with Their Experts--Cross Examination in Child Sex Abuse Cases, from the 2004 New Felony Defender Program
  Dealing with Their Experts--Cross Examination of Experts in General, from the 2003 New Felony Defender Program
  Dealing with Their Experts--Cases on Expert Testimony, from the 2004 New Felony Defender Program
  Expert Testimony in Child Sexual Abuse Cases, by Mark Montgomery, from 2008 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Getting Experts--Outline, from the 2004 New Felony Defender Program
  Guide to Working with Experts, by Sarah Olson, from the 2013 New Felony Defender Training
  Inadmissible Opinion Testimony, from Defending Child Sexual Abuse Cases, October 2004
  Junk Science in Child Sexual Abuse Cases -- Overheads, from Defending Child Sexual Abuse Cases, October 2004
  Mental Health Experts from 2005 Fall Public Defender Conference, Mental Health Issues in Criminal Cases
Eyewitnesses
  Eyewitness Testimony, by Gary Wells and Elizabeth Olson, from 2006 Spring Public Defender Conference
  North Carolina Actual Innocence Commission Recommendations for Eyewitness Identification, from 2006 Fall Public Defender Seminar
  A Sample of Witness, Crime, and Perpetrator Characteristics Affecting Eyewitness Identification Accuracy, by Brian Cutler, previously printed in the Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal, Volume Four, Page 327, Issue Two: 2006, from 2006 Fall Public Defender Seminar
Forensics [See also Forensic Resources website]
  Ballistics Testing: Bang....Now What?, by Fred Whitehurst, from 2006 North and South Carolina Public Defender Investigators Conference
  Cell Phone Tracking Evidence, by Larry Daniel, from 2014 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Challenging SBI Tests, Lab Reports, and Experts from the 2005 Spring Public Defender Conference
  Digital Forensics, by Larry Daniel, from 2006 North and South Carolina Public Defender Investigators Conference
  DNA Evidence, from Defending Child Sexual Abuse Cases, October 2004
  Don't Take DNA for an Answer, by Mark Rabil, from 2006 Fall Public Defender Seminar
  How Not to Give up in the Face of DNA Evidence, by Buddy Conner, from 2006 Fall Public Defender Seminar
  Lab Reports and the Legal Issues Surrounding Them, by Dean Loven, from the 2011 New Felony Defender Training
  Lab Reports and Legal Issues Surrounding Them, by Sarah Olson and Alyson Grine, from the 2013 New Felony Defender Training
  National Academy of Science Report on Crime Lab Deficiencies, by Diane Savage, from 2009 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Overview of Forensic DNA Typing, Challenges and its Future, by Khalid Lodhi, from 2006 Fall Public Defender Seminar
  Perimacular Retinal Folds from Childhood Head Trauma, by Patrick Lantz, from 2006 Fall Public Defender Seminar
  Standards on DNA Evidence, by the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association, from 2006 Fall Public Defender Conference

Gangs

  Crews, Cliques, Posses, Near Groups, and Criminal Street Gangs, by Steven Cureton, from 2007 Spring Public Defender Conference

Grand Jury Proceedings

Guardianship

  Guardianship Manual, by John L. Saxon
  Determining Incompetency and Appointing a Guardian (Slides), by Kate Mewhinney, from 2008 Guardianship Training
  Medical Assessment of Incompetency (Slides), by Dr. Mick Hill, from 2008 Guardianship Training

The Role & Responsibilities of Court-Appointed Lawyers in Guardianship Proceedings -- October 2005 (reproduced with the permission of Professor John L. Saxon, School of Government)

Guilty Pleas

Habeas Corpus

  Habeas Corpus Relief: My Only Way Out (with sample writ), by Thomas F. Kastner

Habeas Corpus Writ re Immigration Detainer

Habitual Felon

  Habitual Felon--Gomez Paper, from the 2003 New Felony Defender Program
  Habitual Felon--Cunningham Paper, from the 2003 New Felony Defender Program
  Habitual Felon--Overheads, from the 2004 New Felony Defender Program
  Habitual Felon--Checklist, from the 2004 New Felony Defender Program
  Habitual Felon Prosecutions: The Bad, the Ugly and the Maybe, by Paul James, from 2006 Spring Public Defender Conference
  North Carolina's Habitual Felon, Violent Habitual Felon, and Habitual Breaking and Entering Laws, by Jeff Welty

Immigration

  Habeas Corpus Writ re Immigration Detainer
  Immigration Consequences Manual, by Sejal Zota and John Rubin
  Immigration Consequences of Criminal Offenses: Terms and Resources, by Kaci Bishop, from 2006 Spring Public Defender Conference
  Immigration Consequences of Drug Offenses, by Sejal Zota, from 2007 Fall Public Defender Seminar
  Padilla Advisory Checklist, by Sejal Zota, from 2010 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  The Policies and Politics of Local Immigration Law, by Rebecca Headen, Katherine Lewis Parker, and Deborah Weissman, from 2009 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
Impaired Driving
  Cases in my DWI Trial Bag, by Marcus Hill, from 2010 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Challenging DWI Detection and Field Sobriety Test Results, by Tami Marano, from 2007 Spring Public Defender Conference
  Checkpoints after State v. Rose: How to Suppress a DWI Arrest that Originates as a Stop at a Checkpoint, by Chuck Alexander, from 2006 Spring Public Defender Conference
  Defending Impaired Drivers, by David Teddy, from 2008 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  Defense of DWI's, by Linda Klein, from 2009 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  DWI Checklist, from 2005 New Misdemeanor Defender Program
  DWI Hot Topics, by Matthew Davenport, from 2012 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  DWI Sentencing, by E. Clarke Dummit & V. James Filliben, III, 2014 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  DWI Sentencing Chart for Offenses Committed before 12/1/11, by Shea Denning, from 2011 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
DWI Sentencing Explanation for Offenses Committed before 12/1/11, by Shea Denning, from 2011 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  DWI Sentencing Chart for Offenses Committed after 12/1/11, by Shea Denning, from 2011 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  DWI Sentencing Explanation for Offenses Committed after 12/1/11, by Shea Denning, from 2011 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  DWI Vehicle Seizure and Forfeiture, by Jim Drennan, from 2006 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  Hot Topics in DWI Cases, by John Fanney, from 2008 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
Magistrate Procedures for Ordering Civil License Revocations and the Seizure and Impoundment of Motor Vehicles, by Shea Denning, from 2010 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  Motions Procedures in Implied Consent Cases after State v. Fowler and State v. Palmer, by Shea Denning, from 2009 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  Motor Vehicle Checkpoints, by Jeff Welty, from 2010 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  Selected Impaired Driving Cases, by Shea Denning, from 2010 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  Selected North Carolina Criminal Blog Posts, by Shea Denning, from 2012 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  Sentencing for Impaired Drivers under 20-179, by Shea Denning, from 2012 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  Summary of DWI Omnibus Bill - 2006 (as amended by 2007 legislation) (reproduced with the permission of Professor Jim Drennan, School of Government)
  What's Knoll Got to Do with It: Procedures in Implied Consent Cases to Prevent Dismissal Under Knoll, by Shea Denning, from 2010 New Misdemeanor Defender Training

Interviewing and Investigating

  Client Interviewing, by Melissa Woods, from 2006 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  Client Questionnaire, by Daryl Atkinson and Susan Brooks, from 2009 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Crime Scene and Digital Photography, by Lamar Miller, from 2008 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Locating Witnesses, by Kevin Tate, from 2008 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Sample Interview Sheet, from 2005 New Misdemeanor Defender Program
  Statement Analysis: Techniques for Detecting Truth and Deception, by Mark McClish, from 2008 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference

Juries

  Batson and Beyond: When Race Plays a Role in Voir Dire, by Sonya Allen and Brian Stull, from 2008 Fall Public Defender Seminar
  Batson Cheat Sheet, by Sonya Allen and Brian Stull, from 2008 Fall Public Defender Seminar
  Effective Use of Jury Instructions, by Phoebe Dee, from the 2011 New Felony Defender Training
  Jury Selection: Challenges for Cause, by Mike Howell, from 2012 Defender Trial School
  Jury Selection (or Jury De-selection), by Mike Howell, from 2012 Defender Trial School
  Jury Selection Chart, by Brian Stull, from 2008 Fall Public Defender Seminar
  Jury Selection Questions, by Mike Howell, from 2012 Defender Trial School
  Litigating Race in Voir Dire, by Susan Jackson Balliet and Bruce Hackett, from 2008 Fall Public Defender Seminar
  Strengthening Batson Challenges with the MSU Study, by Cassandra Stubbs, from 2014 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Voir Dire and Jury Selection, by Ira Mickenberg, from 2012 Defender Trial School

Juvenile Delinquency

  See Juvenile Defender Training Links
Mental Health Issues [See also Capacity to Proceed]
  Autism from 2005 Fall Public Defender Conference, Mental Health Issues in Criminal Cases
  Civil Commitment Manual, by Lou A. Newman, John Rubin, and Dorothy T. Whiteside
  Client Records Related to Mental Health Issues from 2005 Fall Public Defender Conference, Mental Health Issues in Criminal Cases
  Cognitive Disabilities from 2005 Fall Public Defender Conference, Mental Health Issues in Criminal Cases
  Cognitive Disabilities Slides from 2005 Fall Public Defender Conference, Mental Health Issues in Criminal Cases
  Determining Incompetency and Appointing a Guardian (Slides), by Kate Mewhinney, from 2008 Guardianship Training
  Diminished Capacity Memorandum, from 2004 New Felony Defender Program
  Ethical Issues in Dealing with Clients with Mental Disabilities from 2005 Fall Public Defender Conference, Mental Health Issues in Criminal Cases
  Guardianship Manual, by John L. Saxon
  Incapacity, Insanity, and Involuntary Commitment from 2005 Fall Public Defender Conference, Mental Health Issues in Criminal Cases
  Incapacity, Insanity, and Involuntary Commitment Slides from 2005 Fall Public Defender Conference, Mental Health Issues in Criminal Cases
  Medical Assessment of Incompetency (Slides), by Dr. Mick Hill, from 2008 Guardianship Training
  Mental Health Experts from 2005 Fall Public Defender Conference, Mental Health Issues in Criminal Cases
  Categories of Mental Health Issues from 2005 Fall Public Defender Conference, Mental Health Issues in Criminal Cases
  Mental Illness from 2005 Fall Public Defender Conference, Mental Health Issues in Criminal Cases
  Neurochemistry of Addiction for Lawyers, by Wilkie Wilson, Ph.D., from 2009 Civil Commitment Conference
  Psychiatry for Lawyers, by Alan Cook, M.D., from 2009 Civil Commitment Conference
  Recovering From Debilitating Mental Conditions or Addictions, by Louis Allen, from 2007 Spring Public Defender Conference
  Selected Articles from 2005 Fall Public Defender Conference, Mental Health Issues in Criminal Cases
  Special Education Issues from 2005 Fall Public Defender Conference, Mental Health Issues in Criminal Cases
  Special Education Slides from 2005 Fall Public Defender Conference, Mental Health Issues in Criminal Cases
  Treatment Access Numbers from 2005 Fall Public Defender Conference, Mental Health Issues in Criminal Cases
  Treatment Resources from 2005 Fall Public Defender Conference, Mental Health Issues in Criminal Cases
  Voluntary Intoxication Memorandum, from 2004 New Felony Defender Program

Motions Practice [See also Suppression Motions]

  Click here to access Motions Bank (Non-Capital)
  Confidential Informants, Defective Process, and Post-Trial Motions, from Motions Practice Seminar, April 2005
  Creative Trial Motions, from Motions Practice Seminar, April 2005
  District Court Motions from Motions Practice Seminar, April 2005
  Preserving Appellate Issues Regarding Motions from Motions Practice Seminar, April 2005

Motor Vehicle Offenses [See also Impaired Driving]

  Restoring Driving Privilege, by Seth Blum, from 2013 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  Vehicle Forfeiture, from 2005 Ne Misdemeanor Defender Program

Negotiating

  Effective Negotiation, by Scott Holmes, from 2007 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  Negotiating, from 2005 New Misdemeanor Defender Program
  Negotiating Checklist, from 2005 New Misdemeanor Defender Program

Pleadings

  Confidential Informants, Defective Process, and Post-Trial Motions from Motions Practice Seminar, April 2005
  The Criminal Indictment: Fatal Defect, Fatal Variance, and Amendment, by Jessica Smith, from 2009 New Felony Defender Training
  The Criminal Indictment: Fatal Defect, Fatal Variance, and Amendment: Supplement to 2008 Bulletin, by Jessica Smith, from 2012 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  Criminal Pleadings in District Court Checklist, by Alyson Grine, from 2009 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  District Court Pleadings to Go (Checklist), by John Donovan and Amanda Maris, from 2011 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Don't Despair: Jury Unanimity in Sex Cases After Lawrence, by Barbara Blackman, from 2006 Spring Public Defender Conference
Post-Conviction Proceedings
  Confidential Informants, Defective Process, and Post-Trial Motions from Motions Practice Seminar, April 2005
  Top Ten Errors I Encounter on Post-Conviction Review, by Tucker Charns, from 2010 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
Preserving the Record

  Preserving Appellate Issues Regarding Motions from Motions Practice Seminar, April 2005
  Preserving the Record, by Ira Mickenberg, from 2012 Defender Trial School
  Preserving the Record for Appeal: A Checklist, by Staples Hughes, from 2012 New Felony Defender Training

Preserving the Record on Appeal, by Danielle Carman, Anne Gomez and Julie Lewis (Updated 2009), from 2010 New Felony Defender Training

Pretrial Release

  Bond Advocacy, by Dan Shatz, from 2011 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Misdemeanor Appeal Bonds, by Dana Graves, from 2014 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference

Probation

  Defending Probation Violations, by Jamie Markham, from 2012 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  Probation: Recent Developments, by Jamie Markham, from 2009 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Probation Violation Points to Check, by Paul James, from 2006 Spring Public Defender Conference
(revised September 2009)
  Probation Violations, by Jamie Markham, from 2013 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  What's New in Probation Court, by Judy Blevins, from 2011 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference

Professional Responsibility

  See Ethics
Records
  See Discovery
Search and Seizure [See also Suppression Motions]
  Checkpoints after State v. Rose: How to Suppress a DWI Arrest that Originates as a Stop at a Checkpoint, by Chuck Alexander, from 2006 Spring Public Defender Conference
  Compelling Disclosure of Electronic Communications (Chart), by Jeff Welty, from 2011 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Exceptions to the Warrant Requirement from 2004 Fall Public Defender Conference
  Search and Seizure Checklist, by Keith Williams, from 2007 Fall Public Defender Seminar
  Search Warrants, by Jan Pritchett, from 2010 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Traffic Stops, by Jeff Welty, from 2012 New Misdemeanor Defender Training (Updated May 2014)
  The United States Supreme Court's Ruling in Arizona v. Gant, by Robert Farb, from 2010 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Warrant Searches of Computers, by Jeff Welty, from 2011 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Warrantless Searches and Seizures, Five Basic Steps (flowchart), by John Rubin, from 2009 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  Warrantless Searches of Computers and Other Electronic Devices, by Jeff Welty, from 2011 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference

Sentencing

  90-96 Chart, by Tony Purcell, from 2012 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  Art of Sentencing Advocacy, by Bert Kemp, from 2013 New Felony Defender Training
  Beyond Blakely: Brainstorming Sentencing Issues Under the Blakely Bill, by Daniel Shatz, from 2006 Spring Public Defender Conference
  Drug Trafficking Sentencing, by Jamie Markham, from 2012 New Felony Defender Training
  Effects of Conviction Chart, by Tony Purcell, from 2012 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  Justice Reinvestment Act Essentials, by Jamie Markham, from 2013 New Felony Defender Training
  Misdemeanor Sentencing and Jail Credit, by Tony Purcell, from 2012 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  Mitigation--Overheads, from 2004 New Felony Defender Program
  Mitigation--Treatment Resources, from 2004 New Felony Defender Program
  Mitigation--Defendant's To Do List, from 2004 New Felony Defender Program
  Mitigation--Preparing for Sentencing, from 2004 New Felony Defender Program
  Sentencing and Jail Credit Issues, by NC Prisoner Legal Services, Inc., from 2010 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Sentencing in Superior Court, by Jamie Markham, from 2013 New Felony Defender Training
  Statewide Resources Database, by IDS, from 2007 Fall Public Defender Seminar
  Steps for Sentencing a Misdemeanor Under Structured Sentencing, by Jamie Markham, from 2012 New Misdemeanor Defender Training

Sex Offenses

  Dealing with the Child Interview, the Assessment and the Expert, from Defending Child Sexual Abuse Cases, October 2004
  Don't Despair: Jury Unanimity in Sex Cases After Lawrence, by Barbara Blackman, from 2006 Spring Public Defender Conference
  Expert Testimony in Child Sexual Abuse Cases, by Mark Montgomery, from 2008 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Fear and Loathing: When the DSS Gets Involved in Your Case, from Defending Child Sexual Abuse Cases, October 2004
  Glossary of Terms in Child Sexual Abuse, by Cindy Brown, from 2006 Fall Public Defender Seminar
  Satellite Based Monitoring, by LeAnn Melton, from 2010 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Sex Offender Registration and Monitoring, by Jamie Markham, from 2008 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
  Sex Offender Registration and Monitoring Flow Chart, by Jamie Markham, from 2013 New Felony Defender Training
  Sexual Abuse References, by Cindy Brown, from 2006 Fall Public Defender Seminar
Special Education Issues
  Special Education Issues from 2005 Fall Public Defender Conference, Mental Health Issues in Criminal Cases
  Special Education Slides from 2005 Fall Public Defender Conference, Mental Health Issues in Criminal Cases

Speedy Trial and Related Issues

  Abuses of Calendaring Authority, by Paul Green and Shannon Tucker, from 2008 Fall Public Defender Seminar

Suppression Motions [See also Confessions and Search and Seizure]

  Language Issues in Suppression from 2004 Fall Public Defender Conference
  Suppression Motions Bases and Procedures, by Paul James, from 2011 New Felony Defender Training

Termination of Parental Rights

  See Parent Representation Training Links

Trial Practice [See also Juries; Preserving the Record]

Basics of Cross-Examination, by Mike Howell, from 2009 New Misdemeanor Defender Training
  Brainstorming, by Ira Mickenberg, from 2012 Defender Trial School
  Closing Argument - A Ten Step Guide, by Cathy R. Kelly, from 2012 Defender Trial School
Closing Argument: Curbing Prosecutorial Misconduct and Preserving the Record, by Staples Hughes, from 2008 Fall Public Defender Seminar
  Closing Arguments, from 2004 Defender Trial School
Cross Examination, by Fred T. Friedman, from 2012 Defender Trial School
Cross Examination of an Expert Witness in a Child Sexual Abuse Case, by Mark Montgomery, from 2008 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference
Cross Examination: Impeachment, by Ira Mickenberg, from 2012 Defender Trial School
  Cross Examination: Preparing, Organizing, and Executing Your Cross, by Jonathan Rapping, from 2012 Defender Trial School
Cross Examining Snitches from the 2005 Spring Public Defender Conference
Direct Examination, by Phyllis Subin and Dan Shemer, from 2012 Defender Trial School
Evidence Blocking, by Jonathan Rapping, from 2008 New Felony Defender Training
  Opening Statement, by Ira Mickenberg, from 2012 Defender Trial School
  Storytelling, by Ira Mickenberg, from 2012 Defender Trial School
Storytelling Skills, by Fred Friedman, from 2007 Defender Trial School
  Template for Telling the Story at Trial, by Ira Mickenberg, from 2011 Defender Trial School
  Theory of Defense, by Stephen P. Lindsay, from 2012 Defender Trial School
Trial Checklist, by Susan Brooks, from 2007 Spring Public Defender Conference
  Trial Skills Checklists, by John Rubin, from 2012 Defender Trial School

Witnesses

  See Evidence