Who We Are

The Conference was established by the General Assembly “…to assist in improving the administration of justice in North Carolina by coordinating the prosecution efforts of the various district attorneys.” The primary objective of the Conference is to provide crucial support to prosecutors in the discharge of their duties. To accomplish this, the Conference extends a range of valuable resources and guidance, including Professional Development, Publications, and Research Assistance. These resources enable prosecutors to uphold justice for North Carolina’s citizens in an effective and efficient manner.

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Victim Rights

If you have experienced any sort of crime, the legal system may seem overwhelming due to its complex processes, legal jargon, and professionals. But, you have rights as a victim that must be respected. To gain knowledge about your rights and access vital information, please explore the Victims Tab and other resources available to you. You can rest assured that you have the ability to take action and make sure your rights are upheld.

Upcoming Trainings

Dec 13 2023

Money Matters

December 13, 2023
Beaufort , NC
This course offers attendees the knowledge to understand, analyze, and organize evidence in financial crime cases and use the practical skills of working with complicated evidence to effectively investigate and prosecute modern crimes. Participants will gain a better understanding of which cases belong in criminal court and which should be resolved outside of the criminal justice system.
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Jan 5 2024

Toxicology for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors

January 5, 2024
We speak different languages but have the same goal: the truth. This training is all about communication, and provides an opportunity to understand what each discipline needs, what each can provide, and how best we can work together.
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DA Spotlight

Spencer Merriweather


Spencer Merriweather is the District Attorney for the 26th Prosecutorial District in Mecklenburg County, NC. He served as an Assistant District Attorney for 10 years and was appointed as the District Attorney in 2017 and was elected in 2018. He attended Princeton University receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and earned his law degree from UNC School of Law in 2005.

Prioritizing the prosecution of dangerous offenses, Spencer Merriweather established a Violent Crimes Team and a Special Victims Team, a trauma-informed unit working to seek justice for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

He has also implemented “The Exploring Program” which allows students to examine careers fields including business, law enforcement, health care, journalism, and criminal law. Students in the program have the opportunity to connect with prosecutors as they discuss the role of a prosecutor and working with victims of crime.

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How Can We Help?

The North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys offers a wealth of valuable information and assistance to prosecutors and their law enforcement partners. If you are unable to locate the answers you require, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team members. We are dedicated to providing guidance and direction to ensure that the needs of prosecutors are met with the utmost professionalism and respect.