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IPAC Training



Summer Conference
June 16-18, 2021
The Westin / Indianapolis

IPAC's annual three-day conference, featuring speakers from Indiana and across the country. Click here to view the agenda.

Registration is now open.  Summer conference will feature both in-person and online registration. In-person attendance is now closed. Online registration runs through June 15. All lectures will be recorded and made available for 30 days, starting on June 25.

To sign up for online registration, click here.


COVID-19 and Criminal Rule 4
July 15, 2021
Noon - 1 p.m.

The pandemic wreaked havoc on everyone's trial calendar. Many criminal cases have been delayed much longer than normal, resulting in Motions for Discharge, even in counties where that is rare. Jim Oliver will give you a framework for understanding Criminal Rule 4 and its calculations and give tips on how to avoid losing cases to CR 4 violations during this time of upset.

Registration will open at a later date.


Office Administrators Conference
August 10-11, 2021
The Renaissance / Carmel

The Office Administrator course is designed for all office professionals who serve Indiana’s prosecuting attorneys. The OA course will include topics such as charging within the INPCMS system, victim advocacy and domestic violence, as well as others. A break out session for office staff, office managers, victim advocates and investigators will provide an opportunity for collaborative problem solving within your area of expertise. This well-balanced course will provide valuable information for all office professionals, and will be offered free of charge to the first one-hundred registrants.

Registration is expected to open in July.

Interlocutory Appeals and Other Appellate Issues
August 12, 2021
Noon - 1 p.m.

IPAC’s Director of Research and former Court of Appeals law clerk Glenn Johnson will be joined by the AG’s Criminal Appeals Section Chief, Andrew Kobe, for a discussion of what prosecutors need to know or might be curious about the appellate process.  We will be covering some of the inner workings of the appellate courts and AG’s office. Topics to be discussed also will include how and whether and when to pursue an interlocutory appeal or to reserve a question for appeal, and procedural issues associated with appeals that can impact prosecutors.  Some legal research insight hopefully also will be provided with respect to appellate opinions generally, and guidance on what prosecutors can and cannot do after an appellate court remands a case.

Registration will open at a later date.

It's Complicated: The Sex Offender Registry
August 20, 2021
Noon - 1 p.m.

J.T. Whitehead, Deputy Attorney General in the Criminal Appeals Division, and Amy Blackett, IPAC's Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Resource Prosecutor, will explain the answers to the most frequent Indiana Sex Offender Registry Act (SORA) questions that they get asked. Like, "does a defendant have to register when they move here from another state?" The application of ex post facto laws and tricky case rulings to SORA will be discussed. Attend this webinar to learn what you need to know about the registry.

Registration is expected to open in July.

Trial Advocacy I - OWI prosecution
August 24-26, 2021
Crowne Plaza at Union Station / Indianapolis

OWI Trial Ad I gives new prosecutors an opportunity to try a hypothetical case from beginning to end with input from experienced attorneys around the state. This hands-on experience prepares young prosecutors to try these difficult cases. The course contains a mix of lecture and workshops on trial skills such as opening and closing, and OWI subject matter such as the admission of breath test tickets. Day two of this training also overlaps with Cops in Court, in which officers are brought in to partner with the prosecutors in a simulated direct examination and receive feedback. This course is designed for new prosecutors with limited jury trial experience.

Registration is expected to open in July.


Bail after Yeager v. State
September 9, 2021
Noon - 1 p.m.

The world of cash bail, bond, pre-trial release and related issues is rapidly changing in Indiana.  As the new Criminal Rule 26 is gradually applied and tested at initial hearings and bond reviews, Prosecutors are working to adjust, while at the same time, argue to keep their communities safe.   In this webinar, we'll discuss where things stand with bail in Indiana and how appellate courts have interpreted the factors in Criminal Rule 26 with the latest court decisions.

Registration will open at a later date.

Cross Examination
September 14-15, 2021
Embassy Suites / Noblesville

A deep dive into the intricate aspects of cross examination. This course will focus on specific issues such as controlling difficult witnesses, preparing for cross examination, and how to cross specific types of witnesses.  Students will receive several different fact patterns and should be prepared to participate in mock examinations with experienced faculty critique. Difficulty of fact patterns will range based upon level of trial experience. This course is designed for trial attorneys of varying experience level, but is optimal for those with less than seven years’ experience trying cases.

Registration is expected to open in August.

Juvenile Summit
September 24, 2021
Indiana Government Center South / Indianapolis

This one day gathering is for all prosecutors working in the juvenile arena. Do you use words like respondent, petition, and determinate sentence - and get blank stares from your non-juvenile justice co-workers? Join us in a training specifically designed to keep you up to date on juvenile matters and teach you new techniques for dealing with the unique demands of our juvenile system.

Registration is expected to open in August.


Applied Professionalism
October 22, 2021
Indiana Government Center South / Indianapolis

Veteran prosecutors will review the ethical obligations of prosecutors and our relationships with victims, defendants, defense counsel, the courts and the media. Real-world situations will be analyzed and students will understand the practical application of these ethical rules. This course is an absolute must for new deputy prosecutors. This course qualifies for the new attorneys Applied Professionalism course.

Registration is expected to open in September.

Public Relations and Media Summit
October 28, 2021
Embassy Suites / Noblesville

Love it or hate it, managing media is a must for any elected prosecutor, regardless of county size or media market. This course discusses smart concepts for maximizing reach to constituents via print, electronic, or television media, as well as social media. Hear from prosecutors who have handled large, public interest cases on how they handled the public and media scrutiny. Faculty will also discuss ethical considerations. This course is designed for elected prosecutors, chief deputies, public information officers and prosecutors who speak to the media.

Registration is expected to open in September.


Trial Advocacy II - Sexual Assault Prosecution
November 2-4, 2021
Union Club Hotel 
West Lafayette, IN

A multi-day focus on trial advocacy through the lens of sexual assault prosecution. This course is designed for the deputy prosecutor with 2 to 7 years of experience trying cases.

Registration is expected to open in late September.


Winter Conference
December 5-8, 2021
Sheraton at Keystone Crossing / Indianapolis

IPAC's annual four-day Winter Conference featuring speakers from Indiana and across the country. More details to come.

Updated June 11, 2021

IPAC Contact Info

Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council
302 W. Washington St., Rm. E-205
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Telephone: 317-232-1836
Fax: 317-233-3599
Email: ipacinfo@ipac.in.gov (please note, this email address goes to IPAC staff, NOT a local prosecutor)

Chris Naylor
Executive Director