Providing zealous, effective, ethical representation

to indigent people accused of crimes.





Train the Trainer (TILPP Faculty Only)

  • July 2, 2019
  • State Bar Building, Atlanta


Annual Public Defender Conference


TILPP Part II: Trial Skills


Forensics Seminar

  • October 1, 2019
  • Atlanta State Bar Building


Capital Defender Conference

  • October 21 - 23, 2019
  • Savannah


TILPP Part I: Fundamentals of Public Defense

  • January 20 - 24, 2020
  • Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain


Advanced Practice Workshop

  • January 22 - 24, 2020
  • Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain


Leadership Institute

  • April 19 - 21, 2020
  • Callaway Gardns, Pine Mountain


Annual Public Defender Conference

  • July 20 - 22, 2020
  • Savannah


TILPP Part II: Trial Skills

  • July 22 - 25, 2020
  • Savannah


Investigator Conference

  • October 4 - 7, 2020
  • Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain


Annual Public Defender Conference

  • July 18 - 21, 2021
  • 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