Public Defense 101 is the first step in the Fundamental Advocacy Skills Training (FAST) Course for public defenders with fewer than 3 years' experience as a public defender. This seminar will provide useful information from the practical criminal defense perspective and will help to cultivate skills specifically necessary for effective client representation.
Fundamental Advocacy Skills Training (Part 1)
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(All information is tentative and subject to change.)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
REQUIRED TO ATTEND: All Public Defenders with fewer than three years’ experience as a public defender, who have not previously attended PD101.
ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND: Indigent Defense Contract attorneys with fewer than three years’ experience as a public defender, who have not previously attended PD101.
THIS SEMINAR IS ONLY OPEN TO SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC DEFENDERS AND INDIGENT DEFENSE CONTRACT ATTORNEYS WHO MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS.
- Public Defenders =
- attorneys who work full-time in a South Carolina Public Defender's office
- attorneys who have contracted with the circuit public defender to serve as a public defender.
- Fewer than three years experience as a public defender =
- Just out of Law School, or
- Experience in other areas of practice, even other aspects of criminal law, but new to public defender's office
- For Indigent Defense Contract Attorneys - have fewer than 3 years' previous experience working in a PD office and do not have equivalent criminal-defense trial experience.
Free to eligible attendees.
14.08 hrs MCLE credit, including 1 hr LEPR (ethics) credit. (Pending)
CLE Course No.: 22-------
PD101 will follow COVID-19 protocols applicable to State buildings or other event venues at the time. Given the size group that we expect for PD101, the meeting room is large enough to allow for as little or much distancing as you would like.
For attendees who must travel more than 50 miles from their main office or residence, SCCID will provide hotel accommodations for Sunday and Monday nights. Hotel accommodations include parking at the hotel. We hope to have sufficient room for everyone at the Graduate Columbia Hotel, which is within convenient walking distance of the venue.
NOTE: If you qualify for hotel accommodations, the hotel will bill SCCID directly for your base room cost and hotel parking fee. You do not have to worry about paying for and getting reimbursed for those expenses. SCCID DOES NOT PAY for incidental expenses or extras not included at the basic room rate.
PARKING and MILEAGE
SCCID does not reimburse for mileage.
HOTEL GUESTS: Attendees staying at Graduate Hotel Columbia may leave their cars parked in the hotel parking until the seminar ends. The hotel is about a 4-block walk to the Blatt Building. If needed, the hotel does have a shuttle, but current staffing problems require scheduling well in advance. Please inquire about that service at check-in
SCCID pays for hotel guest parking at the hotel only. SCCID DOES NOT cover or reimburse any other parking expense.
COMMUTERS: For daily commuters not staying at the hotel, we have secured a limited amount of free parking convenient to the venue in the state parking lot on Senate Street. Those spaces are available by permit only with speakers receiving first priority.
Parking Permit Details: All commuting faculty and students should have received their parking assignment, permit, and instructions. If you have not, please contact LBrown@sccid.sc.gov. Parking ?is by assigned space in State Parking Lot E located at 1310 Senate Street (See maps below). Commuters MUST print their parking pass and display it in their vehicle window. Any vehicle NOT displaying a pass is subject to being towed.
SCCID DOES NOT REIMBURSE for parking meter or garage parking fees.
PD101 WALKING MAP (Click Picture for Larger Version)
DAILY COMMUTER PARKING LOT DIAGRAM (Click Picture for Larger Version)
SCCID will provide beverages (coffee/water/soft drinks) and snacks in the mornings and during breaks.
Lunch on Monday will be buffet-style catered by Blue Marlin Signature Catering. MENU LINKED HERE. Menu includes selections and chef's instructions for those with dietary restrictions.
Lunch on Tuesday will be sandwich boxes/salads ordered in from DiPrato's Delicatessen. You will select your lunch choice when you register for PD101. For details see MENU LINKED HERE.
SCCID will host a social gathering for attendees on Monday evening from 6 to 8 pm at Location TBD. SCCID will provide food. Cash bar.
HOW TO REGISTER
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ COMPLETELY BEFORE YOU TRY TO REGISTER:
- You must log in to your SCCID account to register.
- If you have a current SCCID account, use the blue USER LOGIN button at the top of the screen to log in before you try to register.
- If you are a public defender, and you do not have an SCCID public-defender account, please follow the instructions linked here to set up your account. SCCID WEBSITE ACCOUNT SETUP INSTRUCTIONS
To register for this event, first, log in to your SCCID account at the top of this page. Then click “Register” below. After you submit your registration, you should receive a confirmation email.
For questions about registration, or if you need to update your registration information, please contact Lawrence Brown LBrown@sccid.sc.gov, 803-734-1244 or 803-270-7657(mobile) or Steve Hampton SHampton@sccid.sc.gov