Providing zealous, effective, ethical representation

to indigent people accused of crimes.





TILPP Part I: Fundamentals of Public Defense

  • January 20 - 24, 2019
  • Brasstown Valley, Young Harris


Advanced Practice Workshop

  • January 21 - 24, 2019
  • Brasstown Valley


Litigating Expert Testimony in Georgia


Administrative Professionals Conference

  • April 14 - 17, 2019
  • Chateau Elan


Leadership Institute

  • April 28 - 30, 2019
  • Macon
  • Click here for more information or to nominate an emerging leader.


TILPP Faculty Train the Trainer: Trial Skills

  • May 15, 2019
  • Atlanta State Bar Building


Annual Public Defender Conference

  • July 22 - 24, 2019
  • Savannah


TILPP Part II: Trial Skills

  • July 24 - 27, 2019
  • Savannah

Contact Professional Development & Recruitment

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