Other Manuals

Other online reference sources prepared by the School of Government (not part of the Indigent Defense Manual Series) may be useful to indigent defenders. Click on the link that interests you to view the manual or resource.

Abuse, Neglect, Dependency, and Termination of Parental Rights Proceedings in North Carolina
Kella W. Hatcher, Sara DePasquale, and John Rubin, 2015
     This manual presents and explains the laws, procedures, concepts, and people related to abuse, neglect, dependency, and termination of parental rights proceedings in North Carolina. It is designed for district court judges, social services attorneys, parents’ attorneys, and guardian ad litem attorney advocates. It replaces the first edition, dated 2011.

Chapter 3, Child Support (North Carolina Trial Judges' Bench Book, District Court Volume 1, Family Law)
Cheryl Howell and Jan S. Simmons, September 2014
     The child support chapter from the North Carolina District Court Judges' Bench Book covers the different aspects of child support proceedings, including the procedures for initial child support orders, modification of child support orders, and enforcement of child support orders. The chapter is reproduced with the permission of the School of Government.

Collateral Consequences Assessment Tool (C-CAT)
     This resource centralizes, in a searchable format, the collateral consequences imposed under North Carolina law for a criminal conviction and helps attorneys, other professionals, and affected individuals advise people more accurately and completely about the impact of a conviction. C-CAT includes links to additional resources, including a guide to relief from a conviction and resources on sex offender registration requirements.

NC Superior Court Judges' Benchbook
Jessica Smith, ed.
     The benchbook addresses topics of interest to superior court judges, including criminal law, evidence, and general trial court procedure. The outlines are updated periodically and display the date of the last update.