UNC School of Government

Misdemeanor Defender Training

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About the course

This course serves as an introductory program for attorneys new to misdemeanor cases. Sessions focus on stops and searches, impaired driving, ethical issues in district court, sentencing and jail credit, probation violations, and other issues in misdemeanor cases. Participants will also work on interviewing, negotiating, and bench trial skills through role play and small group work.

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Phil Dixon

Phil Dixon joined the School of Government in 2017. Previously he worked for eight years as an attorney in Pitt and surrounding eastern North Carolina counties, focusing primarily on criminal defense and related matters. Dixon served as assigned counsel to indigent clients throughout his career, ...

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