Free Online Resources for Criminal Law & Procedure: North Carolina Defender Manual Part 2

Charlotte Law Blog


Here is Part 2 of our series of blogs on the free online resources available on the website of the North Carolina Court System Office of Indigent Defense Services (NCIDS).

See here for Part 1.

This blog will focus on Volume 2 of the North Carolina Defender Manual, available for free online as a pdf.

“Volume Two of the North Carolina Defender Manual, a reference in the School of Government’s Indigent Defense Manual Series, is a resource for public defenders and appointed counsel who represent poor people accused of crimes. The book focuses primarily on criminal procedure at the trial stage. Fifteen chapters cover a variety of topics such as personal rights of the defendant, selection of the jury, opening and closing arguments, witnesses, and appeals, post-conviction litigation, and writs.  This manual is also useful to others who work in the court system and who need…

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