Training Opportunities

"When you are afraid, when you are angry, when you allow a fear and anger to shape policies, you will abuse other human beings, you will treat people unfairly and you will create injustice."
Bryan Stevenson

Indigent Criminal Defense Training Seminars

Pursuant to Ohio Administrative Code section 120-1-10, appointed counsel in Ohio must meet specific training requirements to qualify for state reimbursement. (Learn more about the OAC qualifications on the Policy & Outreach homepage.) In order to aid attorneys in complying with the OAC, the Office of the Ohio Public Defender has compiled this partial listing of relevant training programs for the convenience of the Ohio criminal defense bar. Additionally, the Ohio State Bar Association offers a number of self-training courses, available at the OSBA's "CLE OPD" page.

If you have knowledge of other Ohio criminal defense seminars that are not posted, please contact Terri Wilson at

May 31, 2018   Crimmigration   Office of the Ohio Public Defender & the Justice for Children Project at OSU's Moritz College of Law   Columbus
June 1-6, 2018     Trial Advocacy Program     Office of the Ohio Public Defender     Dayton
June 12, 2018     Ohio State Bar Association   Columbus
June 18, 2018         Supreme Court of Ohio     Columbus