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SCCID Conferences and Events

As part of the ongoing mission to ensure the highest quality legal representation and indigent defense services to clients, SCCID offers continuing education and training throughout the year to public defenders and staff across the state. From an annual public defenders conference to best practices seminars to capital litigation initiatives, there are always opportunities to learn and grow. All of SCCID’s training conferences for attorneys are CLE-certified.

SCCID provides its defenders and staff with education and information in a variety of delivery methods:  classroom training, webinars, videos, and monthly briefings and summaries via email, including weekly advance sheets.

Below are upcoming educational and professional development events for members. Select an event below for additional information and registration.

Upcoming Conferences and Events
There are no scheduled events at this time. Please check back on a regular basis for upcoming events and details.


22 new public defenders from across South Carolina and approximately 15 experienced public-defender faculty members participated in Public Defense 102: Trial Advocacy Workshop, April 29 - May 1, 2019, in Columbia, South Carolina.


25 Juvenile Defenders from across the state attended Basics and Beyond: A Juvenile Defense Workshop, March 29, 2019, in Columbia.  The workshop was part of SCCID's ongoing juvenile-defense training series in cooperation with the USC School of Law Children's Law Center.

29 new public defenders from across South Carolina and approximately 15 experienced public-defender faculty members participated in Public Defense 103 Trial Skills Training, April 20 - May 2, 2018, in Greenville, South Carolina. PD103 is the third of three multi-day workshops sponsored by SCCID totaling over 47 hours of comprehensive client representation and advocacy training for new public defenders.

Did you know? About 80-85 percent of all criminal court cases are handled by public defenders.