Training

The Office of the Defender General conducts several trainings each year in criminal and juvenile law.  They are usually held in December and June, although these times may vary.  If you are interested in a particular topic, being a presenter at one of the trainings, or desire additional information about ODG trainings, please contact Anna Saxman, Director of Training, by email at Anna.Saxman@vermont.gov.

Please Note:  Attendance at all trainings is by invitation only
 

FRIDAY ONLINE TRAINING SERIES

MARCH 2021

Friday March 12th
Speedy Trial Update & Motion Practice
Josh O'Hara and Chris Davis

Friday March 19th, 3:00-4:30 pm
Odyssey Encore 1.5 CLE
Jordana Levine is a Director and shareholder at Marsicovetere & Levine Law Group. Her diverse practice includes Criminal Defense, Family Law, and DUI/DWI.  She teaches trial practice at Vermont Law School and Understanding Odyssey for the Defender General's Office.

FEBRUARY 2021

Friday February 5th, 1:30-3:00 pm
De-Criminalizing Domestic Violence Cases 1.5 CLE     Video Link
Professor Goodmark teaches Family Law, Gender and the Law, and directs the Gender Violence Clinic at the University of Maryland Frances King Carey School of Law. Professor Goodmark’s scholarship has appeared in numerous journals and law reviews, including the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. She is the author of Decriminalizing Domestic Violence: A Balanced Policy Approach to Intimate Partner Violence.

Friday February 12th, 1:30-3:30 pm
Odyssey Encore! 2 CLE       Video Link
Jordana Levine is a Director and shareholder at Marsicovetere & Levine Law Group. Her diverse practice includes Criminal Defense, Family Law, and DUI/DWI.  She teaches trial practice at Vermont Law School and Understanding Odyssey for the Defender General's Office.

Friday, February 26th, 3-4:30 pm
Defending DUIs - the Nuts & Bolts 1.5 CLE
Jessica Burke, a former public defender in Virginia, is the founder of Burke Law,  a statewide law firm specializing in Criminal Defense and DUI/DWI law. Susan McManus is a public defender in the Bennington County Public Defender's Office where she handles felony cases, DUI/DWIs and more. She is the President of VTACDL.

JANUARY 2021

Friday January 15th, 9:00 am-10:45 am
The Game of Thrones: How to Stand Up to Difficult Judges, Andrew Cohen & David Meyers (attys at Mass. Committee for Public Counsel) 1.75 CLE Video Link PowerPoint

Friday January 22nd, 1:30- 3:30 pm
Odyssey Encore!  Jordana Levine 2 CLE    Video Link

Friday January 29, 1:00- 2:30 pm
Juvenile Law: New Cases & Issues, Appellate Defenders 1.5 CLE     Video Link

DECEMBER 2020

Friday 12/4, 1:00-2:30
Juvenile Update - Marshall Pahl - 1.5 CLE   Video Link

Friday 12/11, 1:00-2:30
Legislative Changes: Good time, parole, furlough, home confinement and more! - Emily Tredeau - 1.5 CLE   Video Link

Friday 12/18, 1:00-3:00
Wellness for criminal and juvenile defenders - Michael Kennedy - 2 CLE  Video Link

NOVEMBER 2020

Friday 11/6, 1:00-2:30
Legislative Round-up - Matthew Valerio - 1.5 CLE Video Link

Friday 11/13, 1:00-3:00
Odyssey Adventure - Jordana Levine - 2 CLE Video Link

Friday 11/20, 1:00-2:30
Appellate Update on Criminal Law - 1.5 CLE Video Link

INVESTIGATOR ONLINE TRAINING

ODYSSEY ONLINE TRAINING

2020 Green Mountain Juvenile And Criminal Defense Institute - Online Training!

  • Tuesday through Thursday, June 9-11, 2020

Agenda in Word format

Agenda in PDF format

Criminal Law Training

  • Friday, December 6, 2019 - Montpelier - Pavilion Auditorium, 109 State Street.

Agenda in Word format

Agenda in PDF format

 

NOTE:  ALL DOCUMENTS FROM JUNE 2019 AND PRIOR HAVE THE OLD WEB PAGE PASSWORD. ALL TRAINING DOCUMENTS STARTING WITH 12/6/19 HAVE THE NEW PASSWORD.

2019 Green Mountain Juvenile And Criminal Defense Institute

  • NOTE:  MONDAY TO THURSDAY!  June 10, 11, 12, 13, 2019

      Agenda in Word format

      Agenda in PDF format
 

Juvenile Law Training

 

Criminal Law Training

2018 Green Mountain Juvenile And Criminal Defense Institute

  • June 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2018

 

Criminal Law Training

Juvenile Law Training

2017 Green Mountain Juvenile And Criminal Defense Institute

 

Criminal Law Training

Juvenile Law Training

2016 Green Mountain Juvenile And Criminal Defense Institute

Contact Information

Office of the Defender General
6 Baldwin Street, 4th Floor
Montpelier, VT  05633-3301
(802) 828-3168
(802) 828-3163 (fax)

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