Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 08:00 am

The North Dakota Commission on Legal Counsel for indigents is hosting its annual training for staff lawyers, contract attorneys.  The event is being held at the Baymont Inn and Suites in Mandan, ND.  We are joined this year by the Federal Public Defenders for the State of North and South Dakota, and federal Criminal Justice Act employees.  We are excited to be covering the following topics:

- Eliminating Racial Bias in Jury Selection
- Developing a Theory on Appeal and Writing to Persuade
- Fundamentals of Direct Examination
- Understanding Modern Investigations
- Partnerships between Public Defenders and Private Sector
- Effective Litigation in Sexual Assault Cases where Race may be an Issue
- Avoiding Ethical Complaints through practical and consistent methods
- Federal Sentencing Guidelines Update
- State Case Law and Legislative Update
- Veteran's Treatment Court

If you are interested in attending and have not signed up, please contact the administrative office at