Criminal Defense Legal Training


The criminal defense lawyers of Gilles Law believe strongly in the importance of ongoing and rigorous criminal defense training. As such, both criminal defense attorneys have completed extensive criminal defense training. Both lawyers are graduates of the UNC School of Government Defender Trial School (2018). Additionally, Gael is a graduate of the Trial Skills Academy – Defender Services Training Division (2019). In addition, see below for a for a list of some of the training that the criminal defense attorneys have undergone.

Criminal Defense Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminars/Training Sessions that the criminal defense attorneys have attended:

  1. Brady and Body Cams
  2. Client Conflicts in Defense Work
  3. Use of Force and Self Defense
  4. Hemp and CBD 101 for Lawyers
  5. Eyewitness Identification Errors: How Do They Happen
  6. Plea Negotiating with an Eye Toward a Future Expunction
  7. How to Make a Successful Record
  8. Prisons, Commitments and Sentencing Credits
  9. Post Release Supervision – From Beginning to End
  10. Making Batson Count: Combating the Use of Race in Jury Selection
  11. State Bar Ethics Enforcement: Overview and Current Issues
  12. Avoiding Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions: 2017 Update
  13. DWI Assessments
  14. Making Mountains Out of Molehills – The Importance of Pretrial Motions
  15. Expunging a Criminal Record
  16. Trying a Criminal Case: Recordation and Sequestration
  17. Trying a Criminal Case: Cross-Examination
  18. Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions
  19. Trying a Case: Jury Selection 101 and Making Your Case Before Opening Statements
  20. Trying a Criminal Case: Direct Examination, Objections
  21. Trying a Criminal Case: Motions to Suppress in District Court
  22. Trying a Criminal Case: DWI Pretrial Motions in District Court
  23. Seven Steps to a Winning Opening Statement
  24. District Court Ethics: Duty to Client, Court and Others
  25. Felony Sentencing for the Criminal District Court Practitioner
  26. Trying a Criminal Case: Cross Examination – Putting it Together
  27. A Traffic Law Primer
  28. Practice Pointers for Defending Probation Violations
  29. 8th Floor Matters
  30. Post Release Supervision – From Beginning to End
  31. All You Need is Love, Theme and Theory: How to Apply the Trial School Method
  32. Interpretation of Forensic DNA Mixtures: Pest, Present, and Future
  33. Professionalism for new attorneys
  34. Human Trafficking – Victim Identification and Best Practices
  35. CMPD Electronic monitoring: What You Need to Know
  36. Connecting Clients with Community Resources
  37. Effects of Extended Exposure to Drama and Trauma in the Court Room
  38. Mental Health Experts and Psychological Evaluations
  39. Local Rules for Mecklenburg County
  40. Momentum: DWI & DUI Advocacy for North Carolina and South Carolina
  41. Basic SRV Practice
  42. Criminal Justice Act Federal Training Panel
  43. Federal Sentencing Guidelines Seminar 
  44. 2019 Winning Strategies Seminar II 
  45. Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Defense II
  46. Defense Motions and Notices for District Court Cases
  47. Ignition Interlock Training
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