Our office holds at least one general practice seminar each year.  Our seminars include guest speakers.  The goals of our seminars are to give our attorneys and panel attorneys an update on the current law, to give practical tips on the current practice in the district, to provide a forum where panel attorneys can network, and to answer questions from attorneys. Seating at our seminars is limited, therefore those who would like to attend must inform April Bunn promptly after receiving information on the seminar. Once our seating capacity is reached, individuals will be placed on the wait list and will be notified once seats become available. For more information, please email April Bunn.


Federal Criminal Practice Seminar - 2019

The dates for the Spring 2020 Federal Criminal Practice Seminar are TBD.  This seminar is intended for CJA Panel members and selected court personnel only.  In the event that space remains available prior to the seminar dates, we will entertain registration from other interested parties.


The Federal Public Defender's Office of EDNC will host the Fall 2019 Federal Criminal Practice Seminar in Beaufort, North Carolina on Thursday, October 3rd  and Friday, October 4th, 2019, at the Beaufort Hotel.  The Beaufort Hotel is located at 2440 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, NC 28516.  The seminar will run full days on the 3rd and 4th.  We are still getting materials together, and working to get the approved CLE hours from the NC State Bar.  We anticipate between 12-13 CLE, which includes 2 hours of Ethics and 1 hour of Technology.  An agenda, as well as topic materials, will be provided in the weeks prior to the seminar.  There will not be any substance abuse/mental health CLE hours in this seminar.  

If you will be attending this seminar, please complete the registration form and return it to me no later than September 20, 2019.  The venue has limited space, therefore we are held to a strict enrollment cap.  Please be advised that registration for this seminar is limited to persons who provide services pursuant to the Federal Criminal Justice Act (CJA). By registering for this event, you certify that: (1) you are on the Active or Training Panel in EDNC, (2) you are an Assistant Federal Public Defender or Paralegal in the Federal Public Defender’s Office in EDNC, or (3) you are a current Judicial Law Clerk in EDNC. A Wait List will be used for those who register as other participants or after the enrollment cap is reached.


U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Seminar - 2019

The date for the 2019 U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Seminar presented by U.S. probation are TBD.  



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