Providing zealous, effective, ethical representation

to indigent people accused of crimes.





Fall Appellate Training -  Registration Now Open!                     

  • October 24, 2017
  • Atlanta State Bar Building
  • Broadcasted to Tifton and Savannah State Bar Offices
  • Click here to register.


Train the Trainer                                

  • November 30, 2017  
  • Atlanta State Bar Building 


TILPP Part I: Fundamentals of Public Defense                               

  • January 15-18, 2018  
  • Lake Blackshear, Cordele


Investigator Conference                        

  • January 17-19, 2018
  • Lake Blackshear, Cordele


Post-TILPP New Attorneys Advanced Practice Workshop                                

  • January 16-19, 2018
  • Lake Blackshear, Cordele


GPDC Public Defender Annual Conference                     

  • July 23-25, 2018  
  • Savannah


TILPP Part II: Trial Skills                     

  • July 25-28, 2018
  • Savannah

Contact Professional Development & Recruitment

Trish McCann Bertram
Professional Development Director

Sarah Grace Alexander
Professional Development and Recruitment Coordinator


CLE Information for Seminars

Here is CLE Information for Previous Training Events

* CLE Credit

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,