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

Bryan R. Shechmeister Death Penalty College
August 1–5, 2020

Santa Clara School of Law

First established in 1992, the Death Penalty College teaches participants the skills, knowledge, and insight needed to try a capital case. The College fosters cooperation and community among participants and faculty united in the common goal of effectively representing capitally charged clients and saving clients’ lives. The College is intensive and utilizes a team approach in preparing for trial. Instruction includes lectures and demonstrations by experienced capital trial team members, and small group hands-on workshops. Participants will be given the opportunity to practice trying their individual case starting with jury selection and ending with a penalty phase argument.

Enrollment is limited to teams with active capital trial cases. Space is limited in order to keep the program small and conducive to individual work. Some scholarships are available and will be prioritized by need. MCLE credit will be over 30 hours.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Lubna, lubna@azcapitalproject.org.

Applications for the Bryan R. Shechmeister Death Penalty College are now open and will remain open until May 1, 2020.

To apply or for more information, please go to the website: http://azcapitalproject.org/death-penalty-college/.


Upcoming NAPD Trainings
Ongoing

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