Providing zealous, effective, ethical representation

to indigent people accused of crimes.





TILPP Faculty Train the Trainer

  • December 4, 2018
  • Atlanta State Bar Building


TILPP Part I: Fundamentals of Public Defense


Advanced Practice Workshop


Administrative Professionals Conference

  • April 14 - 17, 2019
  • Chateau Elan


Leadership Institute

  • April 28 - 30, 2019
  • Macon


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