TRAINING

The Public Defender Training Division provides state, county, municipal, and youth court defenders continuing legal education programs, case law and legislative updates, legal research, and technical assistance in complex cases. The Division also oversees the collection and reporting of data for the Legislature and Public Defender Taskforce.

Mississippi Public Defenders Association (MPDA)

The Mississippi Public Defenders Association is a non-profit organization which provides support to public defenders in the state. The MPDA provides services to members by offering legislative updates, networking and brainstorming opportunities for trial preparation, model jury instructions, appellate brief guides, and the support of a group of attorneys committed to seeking justice through the protection of the constitutional rights of all persons charged with a crime in the state courts of Mississippi.

Click here for the MPDA 2018 Member Directory.

Click here for the Application for MPDA Membership.


Public Defender Training Events


2018 OCTOBER FALL PUBLIC DEFENDER
October 24-26, 2018
BancorpSouth Arena & Conference Center - Tupelo
375 East Main St.
Tupelo, MS 38804
Reservations: 1-877-STAY-HGI OR 662-718-5500
Conference Materials



2018 OCTOBER SOUTHERN PARENT DEFENDER TRAINING
October 10-11, 2018
Hollywood Casino
711 Hollywood Blvd
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Reservations: 800-946-2442
Registration
Agenda


2018 SEPTEMBER JUVENILE DEFENDER TRAINING
September 21, 2018
The Westin Jackson
407 S. Congress St.
Jackson, MS 39201
Reservations: 800-937-8461
Hotel: 601-968-8200

Conference Materials


2018 AUGUST NORTHERN PARENT DEFENDER TRAINING
August 22-23, 2018
The Inn at Ole Miss
120 Alumni Drive
Oxford, MS 38677
Reservations: 888-486-7666
Hotel: 662-234-2331

Conference Materials


2018 SPRING JUVENILE DEFENDER TRAINING
April 27, 2018
Golden Nugget Casino - Biloxi
151 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530
Reservations: 800-777-7568
Hotel: 228-436-7809

Conference Materials


2018 SPRING PARENT REPRESENTATIVE TRAINING
April 26, 2018
Golden Nugget Casino - Biloxi
151 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530
Reservations: 800-777-7568
Hotel: 228-436-7809

Conference Materials


2018 SPRING PUBLIC DEFENDER SEMINAR
April 25-27, 2018
Golden Nugget Casino - Biloxi
151 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530
Reservations: 800-777-7568
Hotel: 228-436-7809

Conference Materials


2018 DEEP SOUTH CAPITAL DEFENSE CONFERENCE

February 7-9, 2018
Hollywood Casino
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Tel: 800-946-2442

Conference Materials


2017 FALL PUBLIC DEFENDER CONFERENCE MATERIALS

October 24-27, 2017
Gold Strike Hotel Casino Resort
Tunica, MS 38664
Tel: 888-245-7529

Conference Materials


2017 FALL JUVENILE AND PARENT CONFERENCE MATERIALS

October 25-26, 2017
Gold Strike Hotel Casino Resort
1010 Casino Center Drive
Tunica, MS 38664
Tel: 888-245-7529

Conference Materials


Can't find what you're looking for? Materials for past conferences are available on this page one year after the conference was held. Older conference materials are available on request - just email Karen Kegley.

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