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PLEASE READ:  If you attended any real-time or live webinar course that is listed below, you cannot retake the same course on-demand for CLE purposes.  Salesforce will not prevent you from purchasing a training you attended when it was presented in real-time or live, regardless if you attended it virtually or in-person.  Please be sure to verify that you are not purchasing a course that you have already attended and earned CLE credits.

IPDC On-Demand CLE Courses

On-Demand Courses can be purchased and accessed via IPDC’s Membership services page on Salesforce by clicking the button below.

Below is a list of courses currently available on IPDC’s On-demand CLE and Commission Course Site.  Courses available will be eligible to (1) earn CLE Credits or (2) meet all or part of the Indiana Public Defender Commission's Standard E training requirements.   If a course has been approved by Indiana’s Office of Admissions & Continuing Education (ACE) for CLE Credits, the number of CLE hours will be listed in the title.  For more information about the Indiana Public Defender Commission's Standards and Guidelines for case types, please visit the Commission's Standards and Guidelines page.   If you have any difficulty in purchasing or accessing any course, please email Kim Young at KiYoung1@pdc.in.gov
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How to purchase and access courses on-demand

Below is a  short video walking you through the instructions to access the on-demand courses.  The same instructions can be found in pdf HERE in print form.

On-Demand Course List and Descriptions

2020 IPDC Forensics Seminar

Course Description: Strangulation. Evaluating Strangulation Evidence from a Medical Perspective. Understanding the Science: Eyewitness Memory & Identification Research. Challenges to Your Expert, Combatting Cross-examination and the State's Use of an Eyewitness Identification Expert

Number of CLE Hours: 3 CLE Hours

Price for Public Defenders: $75.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $150.00

Double Jeopardy Double Jeopardy Post-Powell &  Wadle

Course Code: 273211

Course Description: This CLE will be a panel discussion of the new Wadle/Powell analysis and cases that have been decided since the Wadle/Powell decisions. This panel discussion will include how to apply the new analysis and properly advise clients deciding whether to accept a plea offer and how to apply the new analysis on direct appeal.

Number of CLE Hours: 1.5 CLE hours

Price for Public Defenders: $25.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $50.00

Recovery While Incarcerated

Course Code: 281860

Course Description: This program will assist defenders in advocating for appropriate services while clients are incarcerated.  This information will allow lawyers to reduce recidivism by helping incarcerated clients receive treatment.

Number of CLE Hours: 1 CLE Hour

Price for Public Defenders: $25.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $50.00

CHINS/TPR Commission Certification

No CLE credits are available for this Couse.  This course is designed to meet the Commission's standards to be appointed in a CHINS/TPR matter

Course Description: These sessions will assist TPR/CHIN practitioners in effectively representing parents. The first session will examine the due process rights of incarcerated parents. The second session will review recent case law on TPR/CHINS law. The third session will explore common evidentiary issues related to TPR/CHINS cases and prepare lawyers to object and preserve the record. The fourth session will provide practical tips on ethically and effectively representing parents.

Price for Public Defenders: $0.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $0.00

Appellate Commission Certification

No CLE credits are available for this Couse.  This course is designed to meet the Commission's standards to be appointed in an Appellate matter

Course Description: Join Victoria Casanova and Michael Moore to learn the tech tricks of the trade for appellate defenders. Learn the technology tips to be efficient and organized in putting together an appendix and writing your brief. Trial and appellate practitioners will learn technology tips to track deadlines and keep electronic files organized.??

Price for Public Defenders: $0.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $0.00

2019 Appellate Nuts and Bolts

Course Code: 276807

Course Description: Join Victoria Casanova and Michael Moore to learn the tech tricks of the trade for appellate defenders. Learn the technology tips to be efficient and organized in putting together an appendix and writing your brief. Trial and appellate practitioners will learn technology tips to track deadlines and keep electronic files organized.  Additionally, we'll talk about changes to Prof. Cond. R. 1.1, in which comment 6 covers the requirement to maintain competence.

Number of CLE Hours: 6 CLE & 1 Ethics hours

Price for Public Defenders: $175.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $350.00

SVF: Litigation and Constitutional Challenges

Course Code: 264081

Course Description: Challenging & Litigating Offenses Pursuant to IC. 1-1-2-4, Victoria Bailey Casanova & Joel Wieneke, Join us for an overview of litigating constitutional challenges to enhanced offenses by challenging the mens rea pursuant to IC. 1-1-2-4. Juvenile law applications will be discussed as well.

Number of CLE Hours: 1 hour of CLE

Price for Public Defenders: $25.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $50.00

OVWI Seminar Part I

Course Code: 264861

Course Description: Learn how the body metabolizes alcohol and how to litigate these issues for your OVWI clients. Learn the science and junk science behind SFSTs so you can litigate these issues for your clients.

Number of CLE Hours: 4 CLE Hours

Price for Public Defenders: $75.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $150.00

Specialized Driving Privileges 2020

Course Code: 275659

Course Description: This 3-hour seminar will cover topics related to Specialized Driving Privileges and other traffic-related legal matters, including proper forms and procedures for obtaining an SDP.

Number of CLE Hours: 3 CLE hours

Price for Public Defenders: $75.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $150.00

TPR/CHINS 2020 CLE

Course Code: 258784

Course Description: This seminar covers the basics for newer practicing TPR/CHINS lawyers.   This Course also serves the purpose of satisfying the Commission's standards to be qualified to be appointed as counsel in a TPR/CHINS matter.

Number of CLE Hours: 6 CLE hours

Price for Public Defenders: $150.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $300.00

Defender & Social Worker Team: Partnering for the Best Outcomes

Course Code: 258267

Course Description: Presented by: Brooke Daunhauer, Kelsey Hug, and Jessica Cicchini. How a Social Worker Can Help You Help Your Client A Case Study Confidentiality, Testifying, & The Rules of Professional Conduct 1.6, 5.3

Number of CLE Hours: 1.5 CLE Hours

Price for Public Defenders: $35.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $65.00

EFFECTS ON THE DISCOVERY PROCESS FOR A CHILD COMPLAINING WITNESS

Course Code: 260779

Course Description: This webinar will introduce the legislative changes to Indiana Code section 35-40-5-11.5 and how it affects the discovery process in sex cases with a child complaining witness.   The training will address compliance and challenges, including conflict with procedural rules, and implications for the constitutional separation of powers. Additionally, the process of scheduling a deposition, requesting a trial court ruling, and potential avenues for challenging that ruling through interlocutory or appeal, or preserving the issue for appeal after the final order will be discussed.

Number of CLE Hours: 1 CLE hour

Price for Public Defenders: $25.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $50.00

Juvenile Defense Webinar Series 2020

Course Code: 264530 through 264535

Course Description: This six-part training series is designed for defense attorneys who currently represent, or are interested in representing, children in juvenile court. The goal of the training series is to cover key provisions of the Juvenile Code and prepare attorneys to represent children in juvenile court with a recognition that this area of law demands specialized knowledge and expertise to provide effective advocacy. Topics: 1. Juvenile Court Jurisdiction. 2. Juvenile Rights and Special Juvenile Issues. 3. Juvenile Case Initiation and Procedure. 4. Juvenile Waiver and Fact-Finding Hearings. 5. Juvenile Disposition. 6. Post-Disposition Matters.

This Course also serves the purpose of satisfying the Commission's standards to be qualified to be appointed as counsel in a Juvenile Delinquency matter.

Number of CLE Hours: 6 CLE Hours

Price for Public Defenders: $150.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $300.00

Understanding and Litigating Sex Offender Registry Issues

Course Code: 263041

Course Description: Cara Wieneke, who authored IPDC's Sex Offender Registry Handbook, will discuss the issues faced when representing persons who are required to register or who are accused of violating SOR.

Number of CLE Hours: 1 CLE Hour

Price for Public Defenders: $25.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $50.00

Challenging Search Warrants: Protecting Your Client's Rights

Course Code: 261904

Course Description: David Hennessy will review the proper steps to obtain a search warrant, valid exceptions to the rule, and the fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine among other legal concepts to ensure that your client's constitutional rights are upheld when search warrants are obtained and executed.

Number of CLE Hours: 1 CLE hour

Price for Public Defenders: $25.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $50.00

2019 IPDC Forensic Seminar: Eyewitness Identification and Litigation; The Mechanics of False Confessions; & DNA Likelihood Ratios

Course Code: 252845

Course Description: This course is worth 6-hours of regular CLE credits. Please be aware that Indiana only allows up to 15 hours of CLE credit to come from online courses. Please verify that you have not exceeded this amount before registering.  Refunds will not be given if the CLE credit is rejected because you have exceeded the allowed amount.

Number of CLE Hours: 6 CLE Hours

Price for Public Defenders: $150.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $300.00

Challenges to the Improper Use of Identity Deception Charges

Course Code: 261591

Course Description: This webinar will review the identity deception statute and discuss strategies to challenge its improper use via litigation. Ash Kulak, Lawrence County Public Defender.

Number of CLE Hours: 1 CLE Hours

Price for Public Defenders: $25.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $50.00

Challenging Geofence Reverse Location Data Post-Carpenter

Course Code: 277294

Course Description: What is geofencing, how does it works, and how do police obtain and use the information.  Training will discuss how to challenge the use of this information by providing specific practice tips.

Number of CLE Hours: 1 CLE Hour

Price for Public Defenders: $25.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $50.00

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

Course Code: 273823

Course Description: This session will address the immigration consequences of criminal convictions for noncitizen defendants. The presentation will provide an accessible overview of criminal grounds of inadmissibility and deportability under the Immigration & Nationality Act and how certain offenses fit within these categories. It will also address how criminal grounds of inadmissibility and deportability subject noncitizens to removal from the U.S. or otherwise affect their eligibility to obtain lawful status. Finally, the session will also address strategies and alternative pleas for defense attorneys seeking to avoid adverse immigration consequences for their noncitizen clients.

Number of CLE Hours: 1.5 CLE Hours

Price for Public Defenders: $35.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $65.00

Child Abuse Medical Evaluations: Understanding the Significance of Findings

Course Code: 280970

Course Description: Medical evaluations can carry significant weight in child abuse cases. In this session, we will break down the training and experience of different providers and how to assess the reliability of stated findings. ?

Number of CLE Hours: 1 CLE hour

Price for Public Defenders: $25.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $50.00

OVWI Part 2

Course Code: 264862

Course Description: Learn how the body metabolizes alcohol and how to litigate these issues for your OVWI clients. Learn the science and junk science behind SFSTs so you can litigate these issues for your clients.

Number of CLE Hours: 4 CLE Hours

Price for Public Defenders: $75.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $150.00

Expungement 101

Course Code: 280163

Course Description: This one-hour program presented by Jessica Beheydt, lead attorney at The Bloomington Expungement Help Desk, covers the fundamentals of expungement law and practice for Indiana defenders seeking relief for their clients.

Number of CLE Hours: 1 CLE Hour

Price for Public Defenders: $25.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $50.00

Litigating Civil Forfeiture-Involved Criminal Cases

Course Code: 277233

Course Description: Civil forfeiture is a practice that allows law enforcement to take, keep, and profit from individuals' property without even charging them with a crime, much less convicting them of one. As a public defender or criminal defense attorney, you are uniquely situated to identify victims of this unconstitutional practice. Join local legal experts to learn how you can get these individuals the help they need.

Number of CLE Hours: 1 CLE Hour

Price for Public Defenders: $25.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $50.00

Course Title: 2021 Appellate Seminar Part I

Course Code: 278833

Course Description: Efficient and Effective Appellate Practice Tips Victoria Casanova, Ruth Johnson, Cara Wieneke, Ethics & Appellate Practice, Mark Bates Rules 1.1, 1.3, 3.3, 8.4(c, 8.4 (d, Appellate Case Update Professor Joel Schumm

Number of CLE Hours: 3 CLE Hours

This Course also serves the purpose of partially satisfying the Commission's standards to be qualified to be appointed as counsel in a Juvenile Delinquency matter.

Price for Public Defenders: $75.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $150.00

Appellate 2021 Part II

Course Code: 278834

Course Description: An interview with Judge Leanna Weissmann, Indiana Court of Appeals.  A discussion with appellate clerks, Brian Karle, Moderator. Writing a Persuasive Statement of Facts, Amanda Powell, National Juvenile Defender Center, NLADA Appellate Defender Training faculty.

This Course also serves the purpose of partially satisfying the Commission's standards to be qualified to be appointed as counsel in a Juvenile Delinquency matter.

Number of CLE Hours: 3 CLE Hours

Price for Public Defenders: $75.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $150.00

Evaluating Strangulation from a Medical Perspective

Course Code: 273822

Course Description: Agenda: Anatomy/Physiology, Statistics, Mechanisms, Hypoxia/lethality, Petechiae, Autopsy Findings, Case Study. Upon completion of this course, the attendee will: 1. Understand the anatomy and pathophysiology behind strangulation assaults. 2. Understand the risk of lethality from strangulation assaults. 3. Understand the significance of petechial hemorrhages. 4. Understand hypoxia and the signs and symptoms related to hypoxia

Number of CLE Hours: 1.5 CLE Hours

Price for Public Defenders: $37.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $74.00

Ind. Department of Corrections' Policies and Procedures to Ensure Confidential Communications

Course Code: 280201

Course Description: Our presenters will discuss DOC policies and procedures regarding visitations, video conferencing, and mail to ensure good client communications and visits.

Number of CLE Hours: 1 CLE Hour

Price for Public Defenders: $25.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $50.00

Juvenile Defense Webinar Series 2020

No CLE credits are available for this Couse.  This course is designed to meet the Commission's standards requirements to be appointed in a Juvenile Delinquency matter

Course Description: This six-part training series is designed for defense attorneys who currently represent, or are interested in representing, children in juvenile court. The goal of the training series is to cover key provisions of the Juvenile Code and prepare attorneys to represent children in juvenile court with a recognition that this area of law demands specialized knowledge and expertise to provide effective advocacy. Participants will receive one CLE credit hour per training with a total of 6 CLE hours available over the course of the series. 1. Juvenile Court Jurisdiction. 2. Juvenile Rights and Special Juvenile Issues. 3. Juvenile Case Initiation and Procedure. 4. Juvenile Waiver and Fact-Finding Hearings. 5. Juvenile Disposition. 6. Post-Disposition Matters.

Price for Public Defenders: $0.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $0.00

HOW TO PREPARE FOR ORAL ARGUMENTS

Course Code: 261001

Course Description: This course will assist appellate lawyers to prepare for oral arguments and effectively advocating for their clients.

Number of CLE Hours: 0.5 CLE Hours

Price for Public Defenders: $12.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $24.00

Blunt Force Trauma: What Every Attorney/Investigator Needs to Know

Course Code: 276068

Course Description: Participants will learn the following: Risk factors for psychological trauma. Signs of PTSD in criminal defendants. Effects of childhood abuse and neglect on the brain's development. Focus on effects on the brain's centers for impulsivity and control. Resulting behaviors in criminal defendants. How these structural changes cause long-term psychological issues such as substance use disorder, impulsive and self-destructive behaviors, and inability to make healthy life and work choices. Differentiating antisocial behavior from trauma-based behavior. The role of genetics in PTSD and antisocial behavior. Implications for culpability. Effective treatments for PTSD.

Number of CLE Hours: CLE 1.5 Hours

Price for Public Defenders: $35.00 Price for Non-Public Defenders: $65.00