Providing zealous, effective, ethical representation

to indigent people accused of crimes.





NITA: Remote Advocacy: Representing Your Client During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

CJCP: Professionalism PopUp Webinar 

 Mental Health America of Georgia: Outreach Wellness Learning, Mental Health 101 

Mental Health America of Georgia: Outreach Wellness Learning, Building Resilience in Youth 

NAPD: Leveraging Technology to Improve Internal and External Communications, IV Ashton

  • April 15, 2020, 2 PM
  • Webinar
  • Public defense attorneys can get bogged down in all the communication necessary to manage, progress and close their cases with positive outcomes.  Learn how leveraging instant messaging, email, phone and SMS text in one case management platform can save lots of time, optimizing productivity and business processes.
  • Click here to register.

Mental Health America of Georgia: Question, Persuade and Refer Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

Padilla Issues- Part I, Jessica Stern

  • April 17, 2020
  • Webinar

Case Law Update, Brandon & Margaret Bullard

DJJ Risk Assessment, Cindy Wang & Lisa Mantz

Cross Examination, Lauren Brown & Liz Taxel

NAPD Women's Conference

In the Trenches Summer Seminar

  • July 13 - 15, 2020
  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens
  • Open to mid-level assistant public defenders

TILPP Part II: Trial Skills

The Nine Objections You Should Be Making Right Now, GPDC Appellate Division

TILPP Part I: Fundamentals of Public Defense

  • January 17 - 21, 2020
  • Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain

Contact Professional Development & Recruitment

Trish McCann Bertram
Professional Development Director

Sarah Grace Alexander
Professional Development and Recruitment Coordinator


CLE Credit Information for Seminars

GPDC will submit the names and bar numbers of all attendees to the State Bar after seminar attendance. GPDC does not pay for your CLE credit; you are responsible for paying for any CLE credit that you wish to receive. Each CLE credit is $5 per hour plus an additional $15 for any/each professionalism hour. Once GPDC has certified your attendance to the bar, you may send a check to the State Bar for the CLE credit that you need, OR pay online at Checks should be made out to “CCLC” and sent to: Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency, 104 Marietta Street, NW, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30303. Make sure to include the seminar name, date(s), your name and bar number with the check. You can also check the status of your CLE credits at the State Bar’s website,


CLE Information for Previous Trainings