The Office of State Public Defender (OSPD) was
created by SB 2563, becoming active on July 1, 2011. OSPD has three main divisions: Capital Defense Counsel Division, which tries and assists in death penalty trials and appeals throughout the State; the Indigent
Appeals Division, which handles all felony indigent criminal appeals; and the Training Division, which is responsible for the training all of Mississippi's public defenders.
NEW: JRJ Grant Application Forms
NEW:Parent Representation Training June 15, 2017 - Registration Form and Agenda
NEW: 2017 Northern Regional Juvenile Defender Training June 16, 2017 - Registration Form and Agenda
NEW: 2017 Fall Public Defender Conference Oct. 24-27 at Gold Strike Casino in Tunica. Registration and Agenda will be posted later.
HB 585 Conference Materials
CONFERENCE MATERIALS on Training Page
Public Defender Task Force Information