Training Department


The San Bernardino County Public Defender Training Department produces comprehensive programs to help all Public Defender staff members become and remain competitive professionals. A leader in training, our Training Department is an accredited provider of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs.

Our Training Department designs ongoing specialized legal instruction and trial advocacy programs. The Training Department brings together in-house and community legal experts and professionals to train our staff. In addition, we provide financial assistance for legal training from outside providers.

In Fiscal Year 2006-2007 the Training Department produced 609 hours of attorney, supervisor, investigator and clerical training resulting in more than 2,752 hours of Certified Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for our attorneys. In other words, the department delivered performance enhancing training for the equivalent of 4 hours of every working day in the 2006-2007 Fiscal Year.

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