Criminal Masters in Advocacy 2021: Expanding your Litigation Toolbox

Fri, October 15, 2021   |   8:45 a.m - 4 p.m.   |  
  |   CLE Hours: 6.0 CLE Hours

This program will be held virtually. 

Registration includes seminar materials in electronic format and 6.0 CLE hours.

Topics & Speakers

8:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks by Program Chair

Mary S. Pollard, Executive Director, Office of Indigent Defense Services, Durham

9 a.m. Mastering the Marijuana Impaired Driving Defense

Doug Scott, Drugs & Alcohol Risk Management, Inc., Lillington

10 a.m. Litigating Sex Offense Cases

Lisa Dubs, Law Offices of Lisa Andrew Dubs, Hickory
Susan Seahorn, Retired Public Defender 15B, Hillsborough
Woodrena Baker-Harrell, Chief Public Defender for 15B, Hillsborough

11 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Cell Phone Forensics and Tracking for Legal Professionals

Spencer McInvaille, Examiner, Envista Forensics, Morrisville

12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Cannabis and NC Law

Phil Dixon, Defender Educator, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill

1:45 p.m. Evaluation of Complex DNA Mixtures Using Probabilistic Genotyping (PG) Software

Dr. Maher “Max” Noureddine, DNA/Serology Expert, ForensiGen LLC, Oak Ridge

2:45 p.m. Break
3 p.m. Litigating Racial Justice

Emily Coward, Project Attorney, Public Defense Education, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill

4 p.m. Adjourn

Planning Committee

  • Allison B. Garren, Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, PLLC, Shelby
  • LeAnn Melton, LeAnn Melton, Attorney at Law, Asheville
  • Anthony F. Monaghan, Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office, Charlotte
  • Margaret Teich, Brazil & Burke, P.A., Morganton
Virtual Registration
Event Rates
Regular Rate
$290.00 NCAJ Member
$250.00 NCAJ Attorney Member (2-5 years licensure)
$185.00 NCAJ Public Service Member
$140.00 NCAJ Legal Assistant Member
$390.00 Non-Member
$185.00 NCAJ Retired Member
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