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Advanced Criminal Evidence

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Description

This three and one-half day course is designed for North Carolina superior court judges. The focus will be on North Carolina law, except where federal law governs, such as with sixth amendment confrontation rights. Topics covered will include, among other things: character and habit, hearsay, confrontation, experts, child witnesses, authentication, and case management. A strong emphasis will be on helping judges develop skills to decide evidence issues quickly and accurately and to manage cases well. Thus, a significant portion of class time will be spent on case-based problems.

Topics - Courts and Judicial Administration

  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Criminal

Who should attend

Active Senior Resident Superior Court Judges, Resident Superior Court Judges, and Special Superior Court Judges may apply. The AOC will provide court coverage for attendees.

Experts

Jessica Smith came to the School of Government in 2000, after practicing law at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., and clerking for Judge W. Earl Britt on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina and for Judge J. Dickson Phillips Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeal...