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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 full list of all the seminars and training events offered this year, click here.

Upcoming IPDC Seminars

Reverse Waiver and Alternative Sentencing - Webinar

July 25, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)

1 hour CLE credit - FREE to public defenders.

This CLE will explore the reverse waiver and alternative sentencing statutes that are applicable to children prosecuted as adults in criminal court. There will be an in depth discussion of the jurisdictional bases for children to be charged in criminal court, how the jurisdictional bases dictate the sentencing options available to the child, and what happens when reverse waiver or alternative sentencing are utilized including what services are available for rehabilitation. Presenters will discuss practical implementation of these sentencing statutes including plea negotiations, preparation for sentencing hearings and evidentiary issues that may arise.

Presenters: Jill Johnson and Jessica Cicchini

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Suppression Litigation Strategy Owen County

July 26, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (Local Time)

3 hours CLE credit.

This course will assist defenders in spotting relevant 4th Amendment and Article I issues in cases. We will then discuss deposition and litigation strategy as well as how to leverage any issues to gain a favorable plea agreement. We will then walk through the mechanics of a suppression hearing and how to preserve your issues for appeal. We’ll also discuss the pros and cons of an interlocutory appeal. Finally, we’ll talk through recent case law trends regarding suppression issues.

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Training will take place at the Owen County Courthouse, 60 South Main Street, Spencer, IN 47460.

"Kids Count" Data and Juvenile Defense - Webinar

July 30, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)

1 hour CLE credit - FREE to public defenders.

Juvenile courts repeatedly assist families facing challenging life struggles. This CLE will explore statistical data on subjects such as income, education, health, family structure, and food security and explore how these issues can be used as advocacy points for our clients. The primary goal is to educate participants as to where and how to find the data, and explore strategies for advocates to use the data to inform the core mission of juvenile courts: rehabilitate the child with individually tailored services that meet the child and family’s needs.

Presenters: Joel Wieneke and Charlie Geier IYI

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Suppression Litigation Strategy Lawrence County

August 9, 2019
9:00AM - 12:15 PM (Local Time)

3 hours CLE credit.

This course will assist defenders in spotting relevant 4th Amendment and Article I issues in cases. We will then discuss deposition and litigation strategy as well as how to leverage any issues to gain a favorable plea agreement. We will then walk through the mechanics of a suppression hearing and how to preserve your issues for appeal. We’ll also discuss the pros and cons of an interlocutory appeal. Finally, we’ll talk through recent case law trends regarding suppression issues.

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Training will take place at the Lawrence County Public Defender Agency, 2421 Mitchell Road, Bedford, IN 47410.

Dual Status Youth: Process and Issues - Webinar

August 13, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)

1 hour CLE credit - FREE to public defenders.

Indiana law provides several circumstances through which a child may be identified as a dual status youth and the dual status process may come in to play at different points in your client's case. Learn more about the law and procedure of the dual status process including: (1) Who meets the “dual status” definition; (2) What is the role of the public defender?; (3) Dual status statutory requirements – what should happen; (4) Mandatory vs. discretionary parts of the dual status procedure; (5) Advocating for alternatives to prosecution; (6) Advocating for the CHINS system to continue to address your client’s needs without reliance on the juvenile justice system; and (7) Understanding whether and how your client would benefit a dual status referral.

Presenters: Amy Karozos and Shannon Howard-Chastain

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Evidence and Objections Regional

August 16, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (Local Time)

3 hours CLE credit.

This workshop will discuss available digital/electronic evidence, how to access it and use it. We will then discuss/practice making the foundation to enter this evidence. Finally, we will discuss/practice objecting to/overcoming objections to digital evidence and preserving your record for appeal.

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Training will take place at the The Curtis Building, 915 Main Street, Evansville, Indiana 47708.

Evidence and Objections Regional

August 22, 2019
12:30 PM - 3:45 PM (Local Time)

3 hours CLE credit.

This workshop will discuss available digital/electronic evidence, how to access it and use it. We will then discuss/practice making the foundation to enter this evidence. Finally, we will discuss/practice objecting to/overcoming objections to digital evidence and preserving your record for appeal.

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Training will take place at the St. Joseph County Courthouse, 101 South Main Street, South Bend, IN 46601.

Cross Examination Training

August 30, 2019
8:00AM - 5:00 PM (Local Time)

6 hours CLE credit.

A day of Cross-Examination with Larry Pozner, the co-author of Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques. Mr. Pozner will explain the principles of advance cross and discuss ways to control the witness with leading questions. He will also discuss using the Chapter Method in conjunction with page preparation and sequencing. Finally, he discuss how to use demonstrative aids and controlling the runaway witness.

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Training will take place at the Indiana Government Center South, Conference Center, 302 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

JTIP - Challenging Juvenile Sex Cases

August 30, 2019
10:00AM - 2:30 PM (Local Time)

4 hours CLE credit.

Cost: FREE for public defenders handling juvenile delinquency cases.

Presented by Jill Johnson and Rachel Roman-Lagunas, Juvenile defenders will gain the knowledge and skills to effectively advocate for youth charged with sexual offenses and address issues unique to a juvenile sex case including: (i) Strategies for interviewing youth clients charged in sex cases; (ii) Conducting effective investigation and seeking discovery; (iii) Developing effective defense theories in juvenile sex cases; (iv) Identifying and addressing special evidentiary and strategic issues associated with juvenile sex cases including youth complaining witnesses; and (v) Raising mitigating factors and planning for disposition in a juvenile sex case, consistent with the client’s stated interests.

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Training will take place at the IPDC Training Room, 309 W. Washington Street, Suite 500, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

IPDC Paula Sites Capital Defense Seminar

September 5-6, 2019
9:00AM - 4:15 PM (Local Time)

12 hours of CLE credit.

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Two-day seminar covering topics such as intellectual disability, mitigation, and plea negotiations. National experts will provide creative and effective ways to tell your client’s story and advocate for your client’s life. The keynote speaker is Monica Foster. This course satisfies the Indiana Public Defender Commission’s educational requirements.

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Hotel accommodations are available at the mariott downtown, with a special rate for public defenders available by Clicking Here.

A Historical Perspective on Delinquency Law: How did we get here, and where are we going? - Webinar

September 12, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)

1 hour CLE credit - FREE to public defenders.

In the past 120 years, delinquency law has transitioned from being an inseparable component of criminal law, to the parens patriae model, to the evolving blend of paternalism and due process that we know today. This CLE will explore how systemic change has occurred, and introduce ideas for how to induce that systemic change where necessary in the future.

Presenter: Joel Wieneke

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Trial Practice Institute (TPI)

September 16-19, 2019
8:00AM - 2:30 PM (Local Time)

Choose either the TRIAL TRACK or OVWI TRACK. 26 hours of CLE which includes 1 hour of ethics.

Limited to 25 participants.

Join us for this 4-days skills-based, interactive seminar. Bring your own case and we'll help you develop an investigation plan and a Theory of the Case. We'll brainstorm voir dire topics and you'll practice with mock jurors. Learn and practice the chapter method of story-telling cross examination. Learn how to persuasively tell your client's story in opening and closing using story-telling techniques and blocking. You will leave this workshop with new ideas to put into practice and with confidence and inspiration. There is trial track and OVWI track. You will learn the science and methods to litigate OVWI cases in the OVWI track.

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TPR/CHINS Nuts & Bolts Video Replay Evansville

September 20, 2019
9:30AM - 4:30 PM (Local Time)

6 hours CLE credit.

This seminar discusses the trajectory of a T/C case. Gives a great primer on how to use the DCS manual to advocate for your client. Shows how to use Due Process arguments to ensure effective representation. Provides a case update on T/C cases.

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Training will take place at the Evansville Public Library, Central, 200 South East MLK Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47713.

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.

2019 TENTATIVE IPDC Training Schedule

Date Subject Location Hours
July Regionals: Snitches & CIs Various  
November 1 PD Admin Workshop Landis Training Center  
November 15 Juvenile Delinquency or Drug Cases 502 Center 6 Hours CLE
December 13 Ethics & Evidence 502 Center 6 Hours CLE

 

2019 Tentative IPDC Juvenile Training Schedule (Free for Juvenile PDs)

Date Subject Location Hours
August Challenging Juvenile Sex Cases Indianapolis 3 Hours CLE

 

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