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Capital Case Management for Superior Court Judges

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Capital cases are among the most difficult cases for judges to handle. The stakes are high and the legal issues presented in death penalty trials are often complex. Furthermore, these cases are closely scrutinized by the public, the media, and the appellate courts. This course is designed to help judges handle these cases efficiently and correctly. It will address issues such as case management, jury selection, experts and discovery, and capital sentencing hearings.

Topics - Courts and Judicial Administration

  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Capital
  • Judicial Administration and Authority

Who should attend

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


Jeff Welty joined the School of Government in 2008 and works in the area of criminal law and procedure. His research interests include search and seizure, digital evidence, criminal pleadings, capital punishment, and firearms law. He serves as the director of the North Carolina Judicial College, ...