Christon Halkiotis - Solo Practitioner and Lawyer

Christon Halkiotis - Solo Practitioner and Lawyer

Christon Halkiotis, a North Carolina Central School of Law graduate, explains the best way to get trial experience and why she opened her criminal defense firm after 15 years as a prosecutor.

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Show notes

Christon Halkiotis always knew that she wanted to become a prosecutor. After interning with the District Attorney’s office as a 3L, Christon Halkiotis excelled as a prosecutor where she participated in more than 300 bench trials and 35 jury trials. In 2019, Christon Halkiotis opened her law firm where she serves criminal defense clients. 

Listen to learn:

  • How to be a zealous advocate for your client
  • The importance of the personal relationships between lawyers and criminal defendants (and having a physical office for clients to visit)
  • How to become a court-appointed attorney on the North Carolina Capital Defense Roster

We also discuss:

  • The power shift from being a prosecutor to working in criminal defense
  • The difference between bench trials and jury trials
  • The prestige of being admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States Bar

Christon Halkiotis is licensed to practice law in North Carolina. Learn more about Christon Halkiotis:  

Instagram: @cshlawpllc.com

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