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The Pursuit of Equal Justice (2021 Criminal Justice Section CLE)

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Join a distinguished group of speakers — including prosecutors, defense attorneys and representation from the bench — for the 2021 Criminal Justice Section CLE.

With a focus on equal justice, this program is beneficial to all criminal practitioners in state and federal courts.

Key topics include:

  • Federal sentencing advocacy and federal sentencing during the pandemic
  • The dynamics of diversity
  • Protecting the record
  • Protest cases, police encounters and racial justice
  • Engaging with jurors and opposing counsel in a digital world
  • Developments in federal and state traffic laws


  • Federal Sentencing Advocacy
  • Dynamics of Diversity
  • Do We Need to Try This Case Again?
  • Protest Cases, Police Encounters and Racial Justice
  • Making Connections in a Digital World
  • Should We File a Motion to Suppress?

Live Webcast
Friday, February 12, 2021
8:55 AM–4:10 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.


  • Chief Judge J.H. Corpening II, North Carolina District Court, Wilmington
  • Judge Richard E. Myers II, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Paul C. Ridgeway, North Carolina Superior Court, Raleigh
  • David Ball, Malekpour & Ball, Chapel Hill
  • Kelly M. Dagger, Ellis & Winters, Raleigh
  • G. Glenn Gerding, Office of the Appellate Defender, Durham
  • Jim Melo, Tin Fulton Walker & Owen PLLC, Raleigh
  • Kendra A. Montgomery-Blinn, Durham County District Attorney's Office, Durham
  • Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Nieman, North Carolina 15B District Attorney's Office, Chapel Hill
  • James E. Quander, Quander & Rubain PA, Winston-Salem
  • Deonte' L. Thomas, Wake County Public Defender's Office, Raleigh

NCBA Criminal Justice Section

  • William R. "Rob" Heroy, Goodman Carr Laughrun Levine & Greene PLLC, Charlotte (Planner)
  • Patrick B. Weede, Weede Law PLLC, Raleigh (Planner)

North Carolina: 6.00 MCLE Hours

1.00 Ethics/Professional Responsibility
1.00 Technology Training
Qualifies for NC State Bar Criminal Law Specialization


See pricing below. Discounts may be available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 919.677.0561 for details.