Training Program Overview

The mission of the LPDB Training Division is to inspire a values-based, client-centered defender culture and to ensure that each Louisiana public defender has the requisite skills to deliver high quality legal representation to their clients. LPDB's Training Program ensures that public defense services satisfy the state's constitutional obligation to provide a uniform system of qualified counsel for indigent defendants.

Beginning in 2009, the Training Program now hosts six annually recurring trainings:

■ Six-day, skills-intensive Defender Training Institute (DTI) for new defenders
■ Three-day Juvenile Defender Training
■ Three-day Investigator Workshop
■ Two-day Defender Leadership Training for District Defenders,
   Program Directors and supervising attorneys
■ Multi-day Capital Defender Training
■ Annual Legislative Update

In addition, the training program hosts skills trainings around the state, focusing on topics including:

■ Preliminary hearings
■ Voir dire
■ Forensics
■ Representation of clients with mental illness and/or intellectual disability
■ CINC advocacy
■ Advanced capital trainings
■ Juvenile skills and strategies
■ Professional ethics, train-the-trainers, and others

The Training Program also supports both on-site and long-distance trainings for financial managers and data entry technicians.

LPDB offers, for free, the most comprehensive and accessible defense attorney training program in the state, providing a tangible benefit to recruit and retain public defenders for the unique needs of a high-volume practice representing indigent people.

LPDB trainings provide CLE, and are offered at no cost to public defenders.

Annually, roughly 50% of all public defenders and roughly 33% of public defender non-attorney staff take advantage of at least one LPDB training program.

Click HERE to view the Defender Training Brochure in PDF format.

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Upcoming Training
For more information, contact:
LPDB Training Division at
jgregory@lpdb.la.gov

LAP APPELLATE DEFENDER SEMINAR
Friday, May 31, 2019
1144 N Causeway Blvd.
Benedict’s Plantation
526 Pine Street
Mandeville, Louisiana

6.25 hours CLE, including Ethics & Professionalism

Brochure
Registration Form

For more information contact:

Chris Aberle, Director
Louisiana Appellate Project
P. O. Box 8583
Mandeville, LA 70470-8583
(985) 871-4084


Eyewitness Identification Training
Friday, May 17, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
The Bienville Parish Courthouse
100 Courthouse Drive
Arcadia, LA 71001

The training will focus on the science of memory and eyewitness
identifications, and Act 466. Additionally, we will discuss how to
reframe and challenge Manson v. Braithwaite 432 U.S. 98 (1977) and
State v. Young, 35 So. 3d 1042 (La. 2010) given the scientific
developments and case law from other jurisdictions. A list of helpful
cases and model motions will be available at the training. We are seeking
CLE credit for the training and have capacity for approximately 55
defenders.


Click HERE for more information and the registration form.


Upcoming NAPD Trainings
2017

http://www.publicdefenders.us

NAPD offers several trainings throughout the year. Please visit NAPD's website to see more information about all of their upcoming trainings and events.