- 13th Annual Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit
This year marks the 13th year that the Office of the Ohio Public Defender has partnered with the Children's Law Center to provide the only juvenile defense summit in the state. This year, we are pleased to also partner with the Ohio Department of Youth Services and the Supreme Court of Ohio. The summit will be held on May 31st and June 1st.
- 2017 Trial Advocacy Program
The 2017 Public Defender Trial Advocacy Program will be held June 2nd through June 7th at the University of Dayton School of Law.
- 2017 Appellate Advocacy Training
The Office of the Ohio Public Defender is offering a one-day Appellate Advocacy Training seminar on Friday, May 19, 2017. Below is a list of the sessions that will be presented, along with the materials provided for each session. The deadline to register is Friday, May 5, 2017.
- 12th Annual Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit
On Sept. 16, more than 100 juvenile defenders gathered in Columbus for Ohio’s Annual Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit. This marked the 12th year that the Office of the Ohio Public Defender has partnered with the Children’s Law Center to provide the only juvenile-defense summit in the state.
- 2016 County Public Defender Summit
Each year, OPD brings together Ohio’s county public defender offices and not-for-profit corporations that provide criminal indigent defense services. Nearly 100 people from across the state joined us at our 2016 County Public Defender Summit.