Professional Development

The Conference provides dozens of informative training programs every year, ranging from fundamental trial skills development to specialized programs focusing on a particular criminal law area. Some of these training programs are designed exclusively for prosecutors, but many are open to law enforcement, legal assistants, court staff, and other allied professionals. The Conference gratefully acknowledges the grant funding that makes many of these trainings possible.

The calendar below lists all of the year’s upcoming programs, so prosecutors and others can plan their attendance in advance. If a program is currently open for registration, clicking on the title or register button will bring up a registration page.

Please direct any questions about content, eligibility, or registration for a specific training to the contact listed for that course, or you can email the Conference for additional information.

We are thrilled to announce our exhibitors for our upcoming Summer Association Meeting! We are grateful for the generous support of AXON and AXIS, who have demonstrated a strong commitment to our mission and the success of this event. Their contributions will help make our event a valuable and enriching experience for all participants. We look forward to the opportunity to showcase their products and services and to build a strong, lasting partnership. Thank you to our Presenting Exhibitor AXON and our Bronze Breakfast Exhibitor AXIS for their support. Please click the link below to learn more about each exhibitor.

Upcoming Trainings

Summer Association Meeting

  • June 17, 2024 – June 19, 2024

The NC District Attorneys Association (NCDAA) meeting is a statewide training program devoted to prosecutors, and it is approved by the NC State Bar to fully satisfy prosecutors’ annual continuing legal education requirements, including the required ethics hours. NCDAA calls upon the collective skills of the State’s most experienced criminal law experts, guest speakers, top prosecutors, and others with the required depth of knowledge to provide a comprehensive continuing legal education program.

Registration:

Early registration is $230.00 and includes your $40 annual association dues, 12 hours of CLE courses, 3 breakfasts, all breaks, and the Monday evening social. Registration ends on May 28th, 2024. If space is still open after the cut-off date, there will be an additional $20 late fee.

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Navigating the Maze of Mental Illness

Navigating the Maze of Mental Illness

  • July 12, 2024

No matter what type of cases they handle, prosecutors are likely to encounter defendants who have mental health issues. Whether District Court or Superior Couty, incapable to proceed or insane, the intersection of the criminal court system and the mental health system is both incredibly important and extremely confusing. This one-day course will help prosecutors navigate the labyrinth of managing defendants who may be dealing with mental health issues.

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The Complete District Court DWI Trial

  • July 25, 2024 – July 26, 2024

If you can try a DWI, you can try anything, We will spend two days picking apart DWI trials in District Court from start to finish, examining all the opportunities and land mines.

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M is for Murder

  • July 31, 2024 – August 2, 2024

This three-day multidisciplinary course will provide the knowledge and skills necessary for prosecutors to make charging decisions and prosecute homicide cases. Additionally, the course will provide practical exercises in the investigation and prosecution of a homicide and teamwork tips for investigation and victim advocates.

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Juvenile Court: Back to Basics

  • August 1, 2024 – August 2, 2024

This one and 1/2 day course is designed for individuals who want to learn the basics of juveniles court or those who are already experienced in juvenile court prosecution and need a refresher. On the first day, classroom instruction will cover topics such as juvenile procedure, and an update on statutory and case law. The second day will consist of a tour of the Cabarrus Youth Development Center, which aims to educate participants on what happens from the start to the end of a YDC Commitment and dispel common myths and misunderstandings.

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Training Name Training Date CLE Type Location Description Registration Link
Summer Association Meeting June 17, 2024 – June 19, 2024 General Wilmington , NC Open to prosecutors
Navigating the Maze of Mental Illness July 12, 2024 General Asheville, NC Open to prosecutors
Call the Expert: Adult Protective Services July 25, 2024 – July 26, 2024 General Carrboro/ Chapel Hill, NC Open to Prosecutors, Law Enforcement, and Adult Protective Services
The Complete District Court DWI Trial July 25, 2024 – July 26, 2024 General Charlotte, NC Open to prosecutors
M is for Murder July 31, 2024 – August 2, 2024 General Asheville, NC Open to prosecutors and law enforcement
Juvenile Court: Back to Basics August 1, 2024 – August 2, 2024 General Kannapolis, NC Open to prosecutors and legal assistants
Sexual Assault: Presenting Your Case to A Jury August 22, 2024 – August 23, 2024 General Beaufort, NC Open to prosecutors and law enforcement

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.