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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.  

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

Upcoming IPDC Seminars

Vigo County Criminal Justice Update Seminar

December 6, 2019
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (local time)

The Vigo County Public Defender Office is hosting the second annual Vigo County Criminal Justice Update. The seminar will be held in council chambers and has been approved for 6.0 CLE hours.

Click Here to download the agenda.

Walk ins are welcome, but please email Analiza.Marion@VigoCounty.IN.Gov prior the event so that enough food can be ordered.

Training will take place at the Vigo County Council Chambers.

IPDC Human Trafficking Seminar: Recognition, Resources, & Defenses

December 6, 2019
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (local time)

Please join us for our 1-day seminar on Human Trafficking. Some of our clients are trafficked people and this seminar will help you recognize the signs, point you to resources, and, importantly, discuss defenses & statutes that you can use to aid your clients. There is one hour of ethics available. Click Here for the agenda and the registration link is below. Email if you have any questions.

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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

December 6, 2019
12:00 PM to 4:30 PM (local time)

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:

  • Strategies for interviewing youth clients charged in sex cases;
  • Conducting effective investigation and seeking discovery;
  • Developing effective defense theories in juvenile sex cases;
  • Identifying and addressing special evidentiary and strategic issues associated with juvenile sex cases including youth complaining witnesses; and
  • Raising mitigating factors and planning for disposition in a juvenile sex case, consistent with the client’s stated interests.

Click Here for the agenda.

Click Here for registration.

Training will take place at Ivy Tech Community College, 815 East 60th Street, Anderson, IN 46013.

IPDC Forensic Seminar

December 13, 2019
8:00 AM to 4:15 PM (local time)

Eyewitness Identification Science And Litigation, The Mechanics Of False Confession, DNA Likelihood Ratios. Click Here for the agenda and the registration link is below. Email if you have any questions.

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Training will take place at the 502 East Event Centre, 502 East Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN 46032.

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

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2019 Tentative IPDC Juvenile Training Schedule

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