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To register for open seminars and training, click on the registration links below.

To see the remaining proposed seminar and training events, see the tables below the open seminars.

For a list of approved courses for Indiana Public Defender Commission certification for capital cases, Click Here, and for non-capital cases, Click Here.  If you need to take a course for Commission Certification and would like to take it on-demand online, please Click Here to access the list of courses approved for Commission Certification and access the courses on-demand.  

The Indiana Supreme Court issued an Order increasing the amount of distance education that is allowed. For attorneys whose three-year educational cycle ends December 31, 2020, those attorneys will be allowed to finish their needed hours all via distance education. For attorneys whose three-year educational cycle ends either December 31, 2021 or December 31, 2022, six hours will be added to the allowed distance education. So for those attorneys, the amount of allowed distance ed will be increased from 18.0 hours to 24.0 hours. If you would like to see the Order, it is on the Court’s website.

Upcoming IPDC Seminars

Case Review Remote Opportunities

IPDC training and research staff are available via Zoom to conduct case reviews with defenders. We can brainstorm your Theory of the Case, discuss evidentiary issues, help you plan cross examination, prep for oral argument, or address other case issues. A great way to stay connected with colleagues and case trends during these complex days.

Earn Distance CLEs [free for PD cases] and assist your clients. The more lead-time the better the experience, but we will set a session as-needed and schedule permitting.

Sessions run from 1-3 hours.

Please email me to set a session. There is a case review form that must be completed to guide the session and qualify for CLE credits. Stay well, Diane

CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGES TO OFFENSES PURSUANT TO IC. 1-1-2-4

September 11, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (local time)

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 application will be discussed as well.

Click Here to register.

Training will take place online. Instructions will be emailed out prior to the start of the event.

Juvenile Defense Webinar Series

September 4 and 16, October 9 and 28, November 13, and December 2, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (eastern time)

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 laws demands specialized knowledge and expertise to provide effective advocacy.

The trainings below will be offered as webinars and will occur monthly. Participants will receive one CLE credit hour per training with a total of 6 CLE hours available over the course of the series. Participation in all six parts of the series is not required but is encouraged.

Click Here for the Agenda.

Click Here to register for Juvenile Court Jurisdiction on September 4, 2020. Materials

Click Here to register for Juvenile Rights and Special Juvenile Issues on September 16, 2020. Materials

Click Here to register for Juvenile Case Initiation and Procedure on October 9, 2020.

Click Here to register for Juvenile Waiver and Fact-Finding Hearings on October 28, 2020.

Click Here to register for Juvenile Disposition on November 13, 2020.

Click Here to register for Post-Disposition Matters on December 2, 2020.

Training will take place online. Instructions will be emailed out prior to the start of the event.

Understanding and Litigating Sex Offender Registry Issues

September 18, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (local time)

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

Click Here to register.

Training will take place online. Instructions will be emailed out prior to the start of the event.

If you have questions email the Training Director, Diane Black, or call her at (317) 232-3344

Online registration will open approximately 45 days prior to the seminar.

2020 TENTATIVE IPDC Training Schedule

Date Subject Location Hours
6/12 Annual Update Carmel 6 Hours w/ 1-Hour Ethics
TBD Appellate Advanced Indianapolis 2-Days
8/27-8/28 LWOP MCPDA or IGCS 12 Hours w/ 1-Hour Ethics
9/28-10/1 NAPD Investigator and Social Worker Seminar IGCS  
10/22-10/23 Leadership Conference IPDC 2-Days
12/4 Forensics IGCS 6 Hours

 

2020 Tentative IPDC Juvenile Training Schedule

Date Subject Location Hours

 

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