LAW OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDERPublic Defender Academy

LITIGATION SKILL DEVELOPMENT:Public Defender Academy

TRIAL SKILL TRAINING

The Law Office of the Public Defender has developed a rigorous hands-on training curriculum that emphasizes trial skill development, motion practice, effective utilization of the evidence code and rules of procedure.

Even though a number of cases are resolved prior to trial, we recognize that it is essential to development of talented attorneys to emphasize trial skills and effective  in courtroom litigation practice. As a result we have imbedded within our office a Public Defender Academy that  is designed to sharpen our incoming Assistant Public Defender’s courtroom technique so as to offer highly skill trial representation.

ACADEMY UNITS

  • County Court
  • Juvenile Court
  • Early Representation Unit
  • Felony Trial Unit
  • Specialty Courts

CURRICULUM

  • Fact Investigation
  • Motion Practice
  • Discovery
  • Objections
  • Opening Statement
  • Closing Argument
  • Jury Selection
  • Witness Interviewing
  • Client Management
  • Direct and Cross
  • Expert Witness Examination
  • Taking Depositions
  • Impeachment Technique
  • Motion Practice
  • Evidence Foundation
  • Introducing Exhibits
  • Theory of the Case
  • Preparing Witnesses

Continuing Legal Education

PUBLIC DEFENDER ADACEMY
Participation is limited to Assistant Public Defenders.
CANDIDATE CONSIDERATION
LAW OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER
Human Resources Department
Broward County Courthouse
201 SE 6th Street, Suite 3872
Third Floor, North Wing
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Law Office of the Public Defender, Broward County Judicial Complex 201 SE 6th Street, Suite 3872 Third Floor, North Wing Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
1 954 831 8650

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