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

NAPD: Be Well Wednesdays

  • Wednesdays, 3:10 - 4 PM ET
  • Everyone working in public defense is invited. Drop in for any session. Stay for all or part of the session. Always free. 
  • No registration required. Zoom Link    Meeting ID: 847 8864 0526, Passcode: BeWellPD

STERNLaw: ICE Deportation Update Webinar for Defense Lawyers, Jessica Stern, STERNLaw

Topics include:

  • How will ICE Enforcement Policies Impact my Non-US Citizen client?
  • Will my client be detained by ICE?
  • How does this impact deportation law overall?
  • What can I do as an attorney to best protect my client from risk of deportation?

May 13, 2021, 12 PM ET

Click here to register.

NAPD: Better Jury Selection, Michael Stout, Criminal Defense Attorney

NAPD: More Than Just A Number: Risk Assessment Instruments and Criminal Justice Decision-Making, Jennifer Kamorowski, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Plymouth State University

Theory of the Case and Opening Statements, Andrea K. George, Executive Director, Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho

  • This Zoom plenary will provide you with a comprehensive, yet simple, explanation of how to craft a powerful Theory of the Case and how to translate that into a compelling Opening Statement. This presentation is for public defenders at every level of experience.
  • May 21, 2021, 12:30 - 2 PM ET
  • Click here to register.

TILPP Part II: Trial Skills

  • July 19 - 23, 2021 

NAPD: THC/Cannabis - Recognizing Impairment, Ed Barley

With the legalization of marijuana and the recent innovations in the delivery and ingestion of Cannabis in both psychoactive and non-psychoactive forms, there has been a surge of Cannabis related cases in the criminal arena. This presentation is designed to educate attorneys and investigators on how to challenge the DRE process and how it applies when Cannabis is the drug perceived to be resulting in impairment.

Contact Professional Development

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