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2024 Child Support Enforcement: Representing Respondents Conference

January 19, 2024

Registration for the 2024 Child Support Enforcement: Representing Respondents conference, co-sponsored by the UNC School of Government and the Office of Indigent Defense Services, is now available at https://www.sog.unc.edu/courses/child-support-enforcement.

PROGRAM: This program provides training for attorneys who represent alleged contemnors in child support enforcement proceedings. Sessions will focus on civil contempt, advocacy in-and-out of the courtroom, evidence, and other issues relevant to respondent representation. We will announce the agenda at a later date, closer to the program.

PARTICIPANTS: This training is open to public defenders, private attorneys who do appointed work, and attorneys who represent respondents in child support enforcement proceedings.

LOCATION & DATE: The training will be held at the UNC School of Government on Friday, January 19, 2024.

REGISTRATION: To register online and find other program information, including our cancellation and refund policy, visit https://www.sog.unc.edu/courses/child-support-enforcement. Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

The registration deadline is 5:00 PM on Friday, January 12, 2024.

You must create a new account when registering for the first time in the system. If you encounter any registration issues, explore our list of frequently asked questions. You may also contact registration@sog.unc.edu or call 919-966-4414.

FEE: The registration fee for private assigned counsel and contract attorneys is $160, which includes all materials, parking, break, and lunch. There is no fee for IDS state employees.

A limited number of scholarships are available for private assigned counsel and contract attorneys. If you are interested in applying, click here to complete the scholarship application. You must apply and receive approval for a scholarship before registering. Please apply as soon as possible. Scholarships are awarded no later than two weeks after application submission.

The scholarship application deadline is Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

CREDIT: The program will offer 6 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) credit, including one hour of ethics, pending State Bar approval.

Hotel Information: A block of rooms is available at the Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill/Durham hotel at 6121 Farrington Rd. Chapel Hill, NC, at the rate of $109 a night plus tax. This rate includes complimentary breakfast, parking, and free Wi-Fi. To reserve a room, book here and use code “CSE” or call the hotel directly at 919-403-8700 and ask for the Child Support Enforcement room block.

The hotel reservation deadline is January 1, 2024.

 Additional Information: We look forward to seeing you in January. If you have any questions or need further information, contact Program Manager, Brooke Cale at bcale@sog.unc.edu. If you have questions about the course content, contact Timothy Heinle, Teaching Assistant Professor, at heinle@sog.unc.edu.

The School of Government is committed to equality of educational opportunity. The School does not discriminate in offering access to its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. If you have a disability and need accommodation to participate in any School of Government program, please let us know.


January 19, 2024
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UNC School of Government
400 South Rd.
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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