Providing zealous, effective, ethical representation

to indigent people accused of crimes.





NAPD: Representing Protesters and Activists, Jeff Robinson (March 28, 2017)

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

ELM: New CPD Webinar Series, Session 1--Lawyer to Leader: Navigating the transition from trial lawyer to Chief Public Defender, Natalie Glaser, Renata Newbill-Jallow

  • December 1, 2020, 12 PM
  • Differences between leading and managing
  • Transition from peer to leader or boss
  • Client-centered leadership

NAPD: Incorporating Race and Culture Into Criminal Cases, Twyla Carter, National Policy Director at The Bail Project

NAPD: COVID Practice Meet Up, Lorinda Youngcourt

  • December 4, 2020, 12 - 2 PM ET
  • COVID impacts every defendant differently. There is no one size fits all. Let’s meet up and talk about the facts and strategies we are taking into consideration when deciding how to litigate on behalf of individual clients. We will break into discussion groups related to different aspects of our practice.
  • Click here to register.

TILPP Part II: Trial Skills

  • Friday, December 4 and Monday, December 7 - Thursday, December 11, 2020
  • Virtual Program

Best Practice Recommendations and Considerations for Return to Fieldwork in the Post-COVID-19 Era, Watani Tyehimba, CEO, Tyehimba Services, Inc., Criminal Defense Investigator and Mitigation Specialist

  • December 14, 2020, 12 PM ET
  • This webinar is open to all staff, but it will be particularly applicable for investigators.
  • Click here to register.

ELM: New CPD Webinar Series, Session 2--Building and Sustaining Relationships. Stephen Tillman

  • December 15, 2020, 12 PM ET
  • Supervisory panel
  • Government relations
  • Finance
  • Local politics

NAPD: Managing Your Workload (So You Can Effectively Manage Others), Jonathan Sacks, Director of the Michigan State Appellate Defender Office 

TILPP Part I: Fundamentals of Public Defense


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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