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FREE Webinar: for Indigent Defenders in Civil Proceedings

June 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Thanks to the support of the Office of Indigent Defense Services and the UNC School of Government, we are pleased to announce that there is no registration fee for eligible indigent defenders.

The webinar, presented by School of Government faculty Timothy Heinle, will cover (i) lay witness fact and opinion testimony, (ii) expert witness qualifications, including grounds for tendering and challenging the admission of a witness as an expert, and (iii) permissible expert testimony in proceedings involving children. The webinar will be live, meaning that in addition to a visual and audio presentation, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share comments in real time.

Details on a new expert witness resource for civil defenders will also be shared.

Participants: This webinar is open to public defenders, PAC/MAC attorneys, and other attorneys who represent indigent respondents in civil matters, including but not limited to juvenile abuse/neglect/dependency; termination of parental rights; and juvenile justice proceedings.

Schedule: The webinar will be on Friday, June 28, 2024, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please plan to sign on 15 minutes before the start of the webinar to test your connection.

***Registration: Visit https://www.sog.unc.edu/courses/public-defense-civil-webinar to register online and find additional information about the webinar. Pre-registration is required. The deadline is Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.

Fee: There is no registration fee for IDS state employees. There is no registration fee for private assigned counsel, managed assigned counsel, and capital attorneys who were paid more than $500 for indigent cases during the 2023-2024 fiscal year (July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024). The registration fee for other private attorneys and others is $85.00.

Questions Regarding Private Assigned Counsel, Managed Assigned Counsel, and Capital Attorney Eligibility: If you have questions regarding your eligibility to attend the program without paying a registration fee, please contact Aaron Gallagher, IDS Fiscal Officer, at [email protected] to determine your eligibility.

CLE Credit & Certification: The webinar offers 1.5 hours of general CLE credit. To receive CLE credit, all participants must pre-register individually, even if the webinar is watched in a group setting. To receive partial credit, please submit your form to Brooke Cale at [email protected] by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2024.

For More Information: Contact Brooke Cale, Program Manager, at [email protected].

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 age, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, disability, veteran 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.


June 28
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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