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 - 2020

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 and the many closures and cancelations happening across our state, the Spring 2020 Federal Criminal Practice Seminar is being rescheduled. 

The seminar is now scheduled for Friday, August 21st at McKimmon Conference Center  in Raleigh.  We still plan to have a full day of CLE on Friday, August 21st and if you have not yet registered, you can still use the link below. 

The Federal Public Defender's Office of EDNC will host the Spring 2020 Federal Criminal Practice Seminar in Raleigh, North Carolina on August 21, 2020, at the McKimmon Conference Center.  The McKimmon Conference Center is located at 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606.  The seminar will run all day on the 21st.  We anticipate 5 hours of General CLE to be approved for this event.  An agenda, as well as topic materials, will be provided in the weeks prior to the seminar.  

If you will be able to attend this seminar, please click Register Here and complete the online registration form no later than July 17, 2020.  There is an 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.



The Federal Public Defender's Office of EDNC still plans to have our two-day Fall 2020 Federal Criminal Practice Seminar in October 2020.  Details about the fall seminar will be posted here as they become available.  


U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Seminar - 2020

The 2020 U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines Seminar presented by U.S. probation are TBD.  



Click here to access seminar presentation materials.