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UNC School of Government

Orientation for New Chief District Court Judges

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This Judicial College course is offered for judges who are new to the position of chief district court judges. Both new chief district court and senior resident superior court judges will be together for part of the program, and the judges will meet separately for other portions. The program will cover a variety of topics related to administration of the court, including the role of the chief district judge; scheduling; performance measures; facilities and court security; case management; human resources; court leadership; and relations with the news media. Instructors will include experienced judges. Part of the program will be spent at the Judicial Center in Raleigh to learn more about Administrative Office of the Court services.


Topics - Courts and Judicial Administration

  • Judicial Administration and Authority

Topics - Local and State Government

  • Leadership and Management

Who should attend

Public Officials - Courts and Judicial Administration Roles District Court Judges Chief Judges

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Shea Riggsbee Denning

Shea Riggsbee Denning is not only a UNC School of Government faculty member; she is a double Tar Heel. After earning an AB with distinction in journalism and mass communication from the University in 1994, and a JD with high honors from the UNC School of Law in 1997, she began her legal career by...


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