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PDC Public Defense College

The PDC team, in conjunction with the National Association for Public Defense (NAPD) and more than two dozen faculty from around Idaho and across the nation, host a rigorous training program emphasizing trial skills, client-centered strategies and the building of supportive networks. PDC2 is open to PDC roster attorneys of all experience levels. Small groups of participants  develop trial skills using a case problem. The faculty to student ratio is expected to be 2:5. Enrollment is limited.

We welcome you to apply for the PDC Public Defense College (PDC2) which will be held Sunday, June 5, 2022 to Friday, June 10, 2022.

Before you apply, please be aware that participants are expected to attend the full program. Admission is limited and open to Defending Attorneys from the PDC Public Defense Roster. This will be an intensive program requiring preparation for each session and your attendance during the day and evenings. Your office is expected to provide full coverage for your cases and consider you unavailable.

*Please note, PDC2 is scheduled to be in person, but may be held virtually if guidelines necessitate.

Please complete and submit the full application to by February 25, 2022.


2022 PDC Public Defense College Application

Type of Defending Attorney(Required)
Are you currently engaged in the prosecution of any criminal case?(Required)

Experience: Needed for group placement

Agreement & Waivers

By signing, I certify that: I am not engaged in the prosecution of any criminal cases. I understand that the PDC2 is publicly funded and I agree to prepare for and attend all sessions. I have informed my Office Supervisor that I will be applying for PDC2 and that if accepted, I will be unavailable days and evenings from June 5-10, 2022. Sign your name by typing it in the space provided above.
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