The Utah Indigent Defense Commission's continuing legal education program provides targeted training, resources, and support to build a robust, connected community of specialized indigent defense practitioners who elevate the quality of representation.
Upcoming CLE events are listed on the Home page.
2023 UFDA Parental Defense Conference: 2023 Legislative Review by Adam Trupp
IDC Presentation by Dr. Mary Cablk: "Understanding K9 Alerts" Sept 2, 2022. Neither a recording nor self-study CLE credit is available for this presentation. Feel free to download Dr. Cablk's PowerPoint slides.
IDC Webinar: "Understanding the Power & Persuasiveness of Storytelling in Opening Statements" Feb 25, 2022. 1 hour of self-study CLE credit has been approved.
IDC Webinar: "Aftermath of Carpenter: An Empirical Study of 4th Amendment Law, 2018-2021." Jan 28, 2022. 1 hour of self-study CLE credit has been approved.
Dr. Tokson discusses his research and findings to be published soon in a "Harvard Law Review" article.
IDC Webinar: "Panel Discussion on Best Jury Selection Practices and How to Raise Race with Potential Jurors," Nov 5, 2021. 1 hour of self-study CLE credit is approved.
IDC Webinar: "Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions" March 23, 2021. 1 hour of self-study CLE credit approved.
IDC Webinar: "Get Woke: A Candid Discussion on Race in Utah Courtrooms" January 12, 2021. 1 hour of self-study ethics CLE credit approved.
Limited IDC scholarships may be available.
IDC scholarships can be used to cover registration fees and travel expenses, such as meals, lodging, mileage, airfare, etc. to attend both in-state and out-of-state conferences and CLE events.
Download the IDC Scholarship Policy and read it carefully. Submit the Application Form, along with the appropriate travel pre-authorization form, to the IDC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the CLE event announcements below for any special scholarship requirements.