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OPD Training Materials

"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


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.) In order to aid attorneys in complying with the OAC, the Office of the Ohio Public Defender offers periodic seminars and training courses. Materials for those programs are available below. You can also find presenter information on each of the below pages; if you have questions about one of the programs, contact one of the presenters.