Lou A. Newman, Alyson A. Grine, and Eric J. Zogry

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 first edition of the manual.


About the Authors

Lou A. Newman has been an attorney in private practice in North Carolina since 1980. She has concentrated her practice on juvenile law, representing juveniles in delinquency cases and the Wake County Guardian ad Litem Program in abuse and neglect proceedings, as well as involuntary commitment law and guardianship proceedings. She received a B.A. in political science and psychology from Duke University, where she was an Angier B. Duke scholar, and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ms. Newman was the lead author of the first edition of the North Carolina Civil Commitment Manual and wrote the chapter on abuse, neglect, and dependency proceedings in two editions of the North Carolina Bar Association’s General Practice Deskbook.

Alyson A. Grine has served as the Defender Educator at the School of Government since 2006, focusing on criminal law and procedure and indigent defense education. Prior to 2006, she worked for five years as an assistant public defender in Orange and Chatham counties. She served as a judicial clerk for Chief Justice Henry Frye of the North Carolina Supreme Court in 2000 and for Judge Patricia Timmons-Goodson of the North Carolina Court of Appeals in 1999. Ms. Grine earned a B.A. with distinction from UNC-Chapel Hill, an M.A. in Spanish from the University of Virginia, and a J.D. with honors from UNC-Chapel Hill. In 2012, she was honored with the School of Government’s Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Teaching Excellence award. She has co-authored various manuals in the Indigent Defense Manual Series.

Eric J. Zogry was appointed North Carolina Juvenile Defender by the Commission on Indigent Defense Services in November 2004. Prior to his appointment, he served as an assistant public defender in Greensboro, where he practiced exclusively in juvenile delinquency court and involuntary commitment court. Previously, he worked for the North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission and the Research Division of the Administrative Office of the Courts. He received a B.A. with honors in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992 and a J.D. from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1996.