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 2020 Member Directory.

Click here for the Application for MPDA Membership.


Public Defender Training Events


2020 DEEP SOUTH CAPITAL DEFENSE CONFERENCE
March 3 - 6, 2020
IP Casino Resort Spa
Biloxi, MS 39530
Reservations: 1-888-946-2847

Registration Form


2019 FALL PARENT DEFENDER TRAINING
November 14 - 15, 2019
Golden Nugget
151 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS(228) 435-5400
Reservations: 1-800-777-7568

Agenda and Conference Materials


2019 MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC DEFENDER FALL CONFERENCE
October 23-25, 2019
Hollywood Casino - Bay St. Louis
711 Hollywood Blvd., Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Reservations: 1-800-946-2442

Conference Materials


2019 FALL JUVENILE DEFENDER TRAINING
September 19-20, 2019
The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39530
Reservations: 1-800-239-2771

Conference Materials


2019 PARENT DEFENDER SEMINAR
June 21, 2019
The Westin Hotel - Jackson
407 South Congress Street, Jackson, MS 39201
Reservations: 1-800-937-8461
Conference Materials


PRETRIAL JUSTICE SEMINAR
April 23, 2019
Mississippi College School of Law
151 E. Griffith Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Agenda


2019 SPRING PUBLIC DEFENDER SEMINAR
April 24 - 26, 2019
The Westin Hotel - Jackson
407 South Congress Street, Jackson, MS 39201
Reservations: 1-800-937-8461

Conference Materials


2019 JUVENILE DEFENDER TRAINING
April 25 - 26, 2019
The Westin Hotel - Jackson
407 South Congress Street, Jackson, MS 39201
Reservations: 1-800-937-8461

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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