Providing zealous, effective, ethical representation

to indigent people accused of crimes.





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: 301 833 3193, Passcode: BeWellPD 


Client-Centered Confidentiality for Non-Lawyers & Avoiding the Unauthorized Practice of Law, Lyndsey Hix & Lucy Roth


GPDC: Motions to Suppress, Matt Leipold, Assistant Public Defender, Northeastern Circuit


TILPP Part I: Fundamentals of Public Defense

  • January 18 - 21, 2022
  • Virtually via Zoom

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