Stephen W. Ward, J.D.

Stephen W. Ward, J.D.
Stephen W. Ward, J.D.
Criminal Justice

Meet Stephen W. Ward, J.D.

I am a practitioner and not a theorist.

Using real cases to explain 


“I enjoy translating my 30 years in the courtroom to the classroom.”

Examples of the classes taught by Stephen W. Ward, J.D.:
  • English Foundation of American Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • BU412-Legal Environment of Business
  • CJ201- Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJ450- Trial Advocacy
  • CJ390- Drugs and Crime
  • CJ370- Criminal Procedure
  • CJ380/BU380- White Collar Crime
  • CJ440- Criminal Law
  • CJ355- English Foundations of American Law
  • B.A., North Carolina State University
  • J.D., Mercer College
  • National Association of Drug Court Professionals Conference- 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2015 Presenter
  • Nation Weed and Seed Conference – US Department of Justice 2000 and 2001, Presenter
  • Pennsylvania Association of Drug Court Professionals Annual Conference- 2006, Presenter
  • North Carolina Public Defenders Conference- 1998 and 2008, Presenter
  • National Drug Court Institute- Technical Assistance Visit, Pierre, SD 2009
  • Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals Annual Conference- 2012, Presenter
  • Alabama Association of Drug Court Professionals Annual Conference- 2014, Presenter
  • Colorado Collaborative Justice Conference- 2015, 2016 Presenter
  • Illinois Problem Solving Courts Conference- 2015, 2016 Presenter
  • Teaching Faculty for AllRise (The National Association of Drug Court Professionals)
  • November 2008 to January 2011: Superior Court Coordinator. Responsible for setting Trial Court schedule and monitoring Felony Inventory and case dispositions.
  • November 2003 to November 2008: Unit Chief of Fraud and Property Crimes, a team of 7 prosecutors responsible for fraud, forgery, embezzlement, auto theft, business and residential burglary.
  • December 2001 to November 2003: Unit Chief of Crimes Against Persons, a team of 8 prosecutors responsible for rape, armed robbery, kidnapping, felony assault, felony weapons offenses
  • September 1998 to December 2001: Liaison Attorney between District Attorney’s Office and
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
  • October 1992 to September 1998: Unit Chief of Drug Prosecution Team, a team of 5 prosecutors responsible for all felony drug cases.
  • September 1985 to September 1992: Extensive experience in capital, felony and misdemeanor prosecutions.
  • Drugs Courts
  • Criminal Trials

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