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Advanced Criminal Procedure for Superior Court Judges

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This course will cover many of the challenging legal issues that arise in the criminal trial including responding to discovery violations, capacity, double jeopardy, closing the courtroom, jury misconduct, DWI procedure, probation revocations, and more. It also will cover scientific issues such as neuroscience and forensic toxicology, and will include a tour of the SBI Crime Lab. Also, included are sessions on fairness and compassion fatigue.


Topics - Courts and Judicial Administration

  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Trial Procedure

Who should attend

  • Public Officials - Courts and Judicial Administration Roles
  • Superior Court Judges
  • Resident and Special
  • Senior Residents


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...