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 MPDA 2017 Member Chart

Click here for a 2017 Application for Members


Directories of MS Public Defenders

A directory of Mississippi Public Defenders is maintained 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 info@ospd.ms.gov. This will ensure that you are included in the directory and will receive training announcements.

Click here for the Mississippi Felony Level Public Defender Directory.

Click here for a list of Certified Youth Court Defenders.

Click here for a list of Certified Parent Representatives.


Public Defender Training Events


NEW: 2018 DEEP SOUTH CAPITAL DEFENSE CONFERENCE

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

Registration Form and Confidentiality Oath


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


2017 NORTHERN REGIONAL JUVENILE DEFENDER TRAINING

June 16, 2017
Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center
7300 Hacks Cross Road
Olive Branch, MS 38654
662-895-2941

Click here for Conference Materials


2017 PARENT REPRESENTATION TRAINING

June 15, 2017
Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center
7300 Hacks Cross Road
Olive Branch, MS 38654
662-895-2941


Click here for Conference Materials


2017 SPRING PUBLIC DEFENDER CONFERENCE

April 25-28, 2017
Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi
151 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530

Click here for Conference Materials

2016 FALL PUBLIC DEFENDER CONFERENCE

October 26-28, 2016
Courtyard Starkville MSU at The Mill Conference Center
100 Mercantile Street
Starkville, MS 39759

Click here for 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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