UNC School of Government

Orientation for New District Court Judges

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About the course


This course provides training and orientation for new District Court judges. Participants will focus on conducting criminal, civil, and juvenile court, including issues of ethics, fairness, and various substantive legal topics.

Registration is by invitation only for newly appointed/elected District Court Judges.

Topics - Courts and Judicial Administration

  • Civil Law and Procedure
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Family Law

Who should attend

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

Trust the experts

Cheryl Howell

Cheryl Howell joined the School of Government (then the Institute of Government) in 1992. Prior to that, she practiced law in Winston-Salem and Fayetteville and worked as a research assistant to Chief Judge R.A. Hedrick of the NC Court of Appeals. Currently, Howell teaches, consults, and writes a...


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