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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.  

 

Upcoming IPDC Seminars

School Rule – How to Help Your Client with Educational Issues (WEBINAR)

January 23, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (local time)

This one-hour webinar will explain how attorneys can serve as their client’s advocate in the school setting and use the information learned during this advocacy, and accessible school services, to obtain better outcomes for their clients in the juvenile justice system. The trainers will teach how to advocate in school discipline situations as well as in a special education setting. The training will give a brief history of education law so attorneys are aware of a school’s responsibilities to all students. Attorneys will come away with a better understanding of the education rights children have, how to make sure the school is following policies to ensure those rights are protected, and how a lawyer’s advocacy in the school setting can improve a client’s outcome in court.

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

IPDC Specialized Driving Privileges

January 24, 2020
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (local time)

This 3-hour seminar will cover topics related to Specialized Driving Privileges and other traffic-related legal matters.

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Training will take place at 301 North College Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47404.

Appeals on Wheels - Columbus Indiana

January 28, 2020
8:45 AM to 11:00 AM (local time)

State v. Andrece Tigner, 19A-CR-01478

CLE 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Court of Appeals, Oral Argument 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Training will take place at Ivy Tech Community College, 4555 Central Avenue, Columbus, Indiana 47203.

THERE IS NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Suppressing Juvenile Statements - Indianapolis

February 14, 2020
12:00 PM to 3:15 PM (local time)

This 3 hour CLE will cover fundamental arguments used to effectively suppress statements as well as diving into additional points available when representing juvenile clients. Beginning with a basic analysis of what a statement is and whether the child is in custody, the training will examine how the analysis changes with a child statement. The trainers will review Ind. Code 31-32-5-1 which recognizes the additional protections given to children. Case law will be examined to determine what meaningful consultation is and what a voluntary, knowing, and intelligent waiver involves. The training will discuss ways to incorporate research and case law into the suppression hearing. In the last hour, the participants will break into small groups to discuss a sample case involving a juvenile statement and brainstorm the best arguments for court. Included in this break-out will be a conversation on how suppression hearings work best in different courts and on different issues.

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

IPDC TPR/CHINS Annual Seminar

February 21, 2020
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (local time)

Join us for this 6-hour seminar to learn about best practices and case updates. The agenda is being finalized and will be posted in the next 2 weeks. This course qualifies as the educational component for TPR/CHINS cases for Commission reimbursement counties.

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The event is being held at IPDC’s Training Center, 5th Floor, 309 W. Washington St, Indianapolis, 46204.

Suppressing Juvenile Statements - Logansport

February 21, 2020
12:00 PM to 3:15 PM (local time)

This 3 hour CLE will cover fundamental arguments used to effectively suppress statements as well as diving into additional points available when representing juvenile clients. Beginning with a basic analysis of what a statement is and whether the child is in custody, the training will examine how the analysis changes with a child statement. The trainers will review Ind. Code 31-32-5-1 which recognizes the additional protections given to children. Case law will be examined to determine what meaningful consultation is and what a voluntary, knowing, and intelligent waiver involves. The training will discuss ways to incorporate research and case law into the suppression hearing. In the last hour, the participants will break into small groups to discuss a sample case involving a juvenile statement and brainstorm the best arguments for court. Included in this break-out will be a conversation on how suppression hearings work best in different courts and on different issues.

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Training will take place at the Logansport-Cass County Library, 616 East Broadway, Logansport, IN 46947.

IPDC Defender and Social Work Team

March 5, 2020
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (local time)

Learn specific ways a social worker can help you help your client such as client assessments, resource referrals, and sentencing mitigation work-ups. Our presenters will discuss the full array of ways social workers can interface with clients and attorneys to reach the best results. The presenters will also discuss the ethical rules of confidentiality and responsibilities of non-lawyer assistants to ensure effective and ethical representation. Presented by Jessica Cicchini, Brooke Daunhauer, and Kelsey Hug.

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Training will take place at the Indiana Public Defender Council Training Center, 309 West Washington Street, Suite 500, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

IPDC Justice in Action Seminar

March 6, 2020
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (local time)

Join us for a day of learning about Justice in Action and learning about ways Justice Advocates can stay resilient.

We have two keynote speakers: Kristine Bunch who founded JustIS 4 JustUS after being exonerated on murder charges. Professor Fran Watson will be joining Kristine for this presentation. Our second keynote speaker is Professor Kristin Henning from Georgetown Law. She has done extensive research and litigation on racial disparity in the criminal justice system.

In accordance with IPDC’s mission to not only educate and train defenders but also provide resources to remain resilient, we have several sessions highlighting positive ways to handle stress and practical ways to address everyday life issues from experts in the field.

CLE credits are available. If you wish to earn CLE credits, choose the Attorney CLE option for $25.00. If you want to attend to listen and learn, choose the free general admission option. Support staff are welcome to join for free.

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The event is being held at IGCS Conference Room B, 302 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, 46204.

Suppressing Juvenile Statements

March 13, 2020
11:45 AM to 3:15 PM (local time)

This 3 hour CLE will cover fundamental arguments used to effectively suppress statements as well as diving into additional points available when representing juvenile clients. Beginning with a basic analysis of what a statement is and whether the child is in custody, the training will examine how the analysis changes with a child statement. The trainers will review Ind. Code 31-32-5-1 which recognizes the additional protections given to children. Case law will be examined to determine what meaningful consultation is and what a voluntary, knowing, and intelligent waiver involves. The training will discuss ways to incorporate research and case law into the suppression hearing. In the last hour, the participants will break into small groups to discuss a sample case involving a juvenile statement and brainstorm the best arguments for court. Included in this break-out will be a conversation on how suppression hearings work best in different courts and on different issues.

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Training will take place at the Vanderburgh County Public Library, 200 South East Martin Luther King Blvd., Evansville, IN 47713.

IPDC New Lawyer Training

March 20, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:15 PM (local time)

The essentials for defenders in their first years of practice.

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Training will take place at IPDC's Training Center, 309 West Washington Street, Suite 500, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

5 Things Lawyers Need to Know to Make Computers Work for You/Clients

March 27, 2020
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (local time)

Learn how to persuasively use PPT at trial and sentencing. Learn the ethics of cloud storage and other computer and practice tips.

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The event is being held at IPDC’s Training Center, 5th Floor, 309 W. Washington St, Indianapolis, 46204.

IPDC Annual Appellate Seminar

April 24, 2020
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (local time)

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

What you Need to Know About OVWI Defense

August 21, 2020
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (local time)

The Essentials of OVWI Litigation and Trial.

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Training will take place at the Marion County Public Defender Agency Training Room, 151 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

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
2/21 TPR/CHINS IPDC 6 Hours w/ 1-Hour Ethics
3/6 Social Justice Workshop IPDC 6 Hours w/ 1-Hour Ethics
3/20 New Lawyer Training IPDC 6 Hours w/ 1-Hour Ethics
4/13-4/17 CR 26 Training    
4/17 Trauma Training IPDC  
4/24 Appellate Workshop IGCS 6 Hours w/ 1-Hour Ethics
5/8 Trauma Training Clark  
6/12 Annual Update Carmel 6 Hours w/ 1-Hour Ethics
6/19 Trauma Training Kosciusko  
TBD Appellate Advanced Indianapolis 2-Days
8/21 OVWI Indianapolis 6 Hours
8/27-8/28 LWOP MCPDA or IGCS 12 Hours w/ 1-Hour Ethics
9/14-9/17 TPI Brown County  
9/28-10/1 NAPD Investigatior 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
2/14 Challenging Juvenile Statements IPDC  
2/21 Challenging Juvenile Statements Logansport  
3/13 Challenging Juvenile Statements Evansville  
5/1 Challenging Juvenile Sex Cases Lake County  

 

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