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 - 2021

The Federal Public Defender’s Office for the EDNC will host the 2021 Federal Criminal Practice Seminar virtually on Thursday, September 16th and Friday, September 17th.  The seminar will be held from 1:30pm-5pm both days.  We are still working to get the approved CLE hours from the NC State Bar, but we anticipate 6 hours of CLE to be approved for this event.  Included in this event will be 1 CLE of Technology, 2 CLE hours of Ethics, and 1 CLE hour of Substance Abuse/Mental Health.  


If you would like to virtually attend our seminar, please click the link and register no later than Friday, September 10, 2021.  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.


Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation and a special URL for logging on to the program.  Please remember to check your spam as sometimes these confirmation emails often land in your spam folder instead of your inbox. 

Register Here!




U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Seminar - 2021

The 2021 U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines Seminar presented by U.S. probation are TBD.  



Click here to access seminar presentation materials.