David W. Andrews and John Rubin

The 2017 edition of the North Carolina Juvenile Defender Manual reviews relevant law and provides practice pointers for attorneys representing juveniles in delinquency proceedings, from intake to disposition. Topics include: petition and summons, custody hearings, probable cause and transfer hearings, discovery, motions to suppress, plea negotiations, adjudicatory hearings, dispositional hearings, probation, commitment, appeals, and expunction. This is the second edition of the manual.


About the Authors

John Rubin joined the School of Government faculty in 1991. He specializes in criminal law and procedure and indigent defense education. Before joining the School, he practiced law for nine years in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, California. He has written extensively on criminal law and procedure and teaches and consults with indigent defenders, judges, magistrates, prosecutors, and others who work in the court system. He earned a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill. In 2008, he received the Albert and Gladys Coates Term Award for Faculty Excellence. In 2012, he was named Albert Coates Professor of Public Law and Government.