Happy October! The first week of the month was pretty easy for OJD. We spent time preparing for RTA & Juvenile Basics CLE training in Greensboro (which is on October 10). Please reach out to our office if you’re interested in attending.
DEFENDERS PLEASE NOTE: “A quick reminder about fee applications…Any offense originally charged as a Class E through I felony disposed of in juvenile court after December 1, 2018 is paid at $60 per hour. For more information about privately assigned counsel rates, click here.”
TIP OF THE WEEK:
No Cookie Cutter Dispositions!
Remember – disposition MUST be tailored to your specific client (§7B-2500) – don’t be afraid to argue against “cookie cutter” plans. For example – if your client has no known drug/alcohol history, why should s/he be subject to random drug screens as part of probation? Ask your client if s/he hunts – depending on the charge your client was adjudicated for, consider requesting the prohibition against weapons be waived if s/he is hunting with a responsible adult.
The Office of Indigent Services (IDS) is seeking a Legal Associate, direct reporting to the Deputy Director. Responsibilites include:
- Review correspondence from clients and draft responses under direction of legal staff.
- Assist office manager and Deputy Director in revising record retention policy and implementing digital record retention policy.
- Manage IDS website content in coordination with Deputy Director, state defenders, fiscal staff, and IT director.
For a full description and to apply, visit here.
That’s it for this week. We hope you have a safe weekend, enjoy the upcoming fall weather if you already aren’t, and remember, we are on Twitter (@NCOJD) and Facebook (NC Office of the Juvenile Defender). See you Monday!