Annual Conference

September 20-21, 2021

Virtual ​Conference 2021

This year’s conference line-up seeks to embrace the variety of motivations that call each of us to be public defenders in a system where we are all Connected by Cause.  In an intentional effort to respect and recognize the differences that drive each of us in our work, we chose not to offer plenary speakers that might be beloved by some and miss the mark with others, opting instead to bring you compelling speakers in a variety of workshops.  Whether you see yourself as a warrior, an activist, a counselor, a mix of those, or something else entirely, we sincerely hope you will find presentations at conference that inspire and invigorate you.


View the Conference schedule HERE.      View Presentation Descriptions and Speaker Bios HERE


Here is the breakdown in pricing for non-COSPD employee attorneys, investigators, legal assistants and social workers who wish to attend conference this year:


      • Monday – Tuesday + Home Study: 43 CLEs, 2 ethics, 1 EDI – $500
      • Monday: 5 CLEs, 2 ethics – $225
      • Tuesday: 7 CLEs, 1 EDI – $275

Investigators, Legal Assistants, Social Workers

      • Monday – Tuesday + Home Study: $250
      • Monday: $100
      • Tuesday: $150
Register for this event on-line:
Private Lawyers (CLICK HERE),
Private Investigators, Social Workers, and Legal Assistants (CLICK HERE).
Registration will close on September 19, 2021.
We look forward to seeing those of you who serve the indigent accused.

(Public Defender Conference is closed to those who serve any prosecutorial or judicial function)

Once you register, you will receive an e-mail with the appropriate links by Thursday 9/16/21 at 5:00 p.m.