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 a 2014 Application for Membership.
A directory of Mississippi Public Defenders has and is being compiled by the Division of Public Defender Training. If you are a public defender in Mississippi, please send your name, address, phone number and any other information to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will ensure that you are included in the directory and will receive training announcements.
Public Defenders ListServer
The Public Defenders ListServer is an email service provided through the MS Bar wherein public defenders can share information and ideas as well as to receive regular training updates. You can subscribe to this list through the Bar by clicking here. The name of the list is "PublicDefenders".
Fall 2013 Public Defenders Conference
October 23-25, 2013
2013 Winter Litigation Seminar
Bring Your Own Sex Case Training
December 4-6, 2013
Deep South Capital Defense ConferenceMarch 5-7, 2014
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Spring 2014 Public Defenders Conference
April 23-25, 2014
Public Defenders HB 585 Conference
June 24-25, 2014
2014 Youth Court Public Defenders Conference
September 18-19, 2014
Fall 2014 Public Defenders Conference
October 22-24, 2014