Defender Trial School

This course is sponsored by Co-Sponsored by Office of Indigent Defense Services.

Participants will use their own cases to develop a cohesive theory of defense at trial and to apply that theory through all stages of a criminal trial, including voir dire, opening and closing arguments, and direct and cross-examination. The Guide for Participants, located below, explains the type of case to bring and the few steps to take to prepare for the program.

This program is open to public defenders and private attorneys who perform a significant amount of appointed criminal work.

For information about other indigent defense education courses, visit our

Indigent Defense Education site.



General29.75 hrs
Total29.75 hrs
There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar, Registration and Client Services Group
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Kate Jennings

Program Manager, Courts Group
Albert Coates Professor of Public Law and Government, and Director, Public Defense Education