211112 Criminal Defense Training Academy

Criminal Defense Training Academy

OPD's Criminal Defense Training Academy was designed to strengthen public defenders by providing fundamental skills development in an interactive, supportive learning environment. Each year's class is comprised of attorneys from various corners of the state, most of whom have two or fewer years of public defense experience. Using a variety of educational methods, participants learn, develop, and apply client-centered defense advocacy skills. 

To graduate from the Academy, participants must attend four days of training. All class sessions include a combination of lecture and small group exercises.


2022 Criminal Defense Training Academy:

2021 Graduates:

Angela Avery

Lee Coffin

Ben Jordan

Jeremy Riser

Samuel Backman

Amber Cognata

Robert Lockhart

Conner Sapp

Sapida Barmaki

Emily Coic

David Lund

Keith Schreckengost

Lucas Barringer

Melissa Derry

Melissa McLachlan

Mackenzie Taber

Rose Boughton

Sara Duross

Krista Ozimy

Nicholas Bilof

Caroline Burnett

Rachel Fitz

Shannon Richards

Lindi Westwood

Alexandra Burton

Stephania Greenwood

Genissa Richardson

Zachary Wiedman

Jordan Castellano

Briggs Helton

Summer Rife

 Lucy Wilhelm











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