The Utah Indigent Defense Commission (IDC) protects constitutionally guaranteed liberties through ongoing support for indigent defense services throughout the state. This includes offering continuing legal education (CLE) and other resources to attorneys who provide indigent defense services so they have appropriate training in their area of indigent defense services.
Upcoming CLE events are listed on the Home page.
IDC Webinar: “The Professionalism Counseling Board: What It Is, What It Does, and Why Should You Care.” September 11, 2020. 1 hour of self-study civility & professionalism CLE credit approved.
IDC Webinar: “Representing Gunnison Prison Inmates Effectively in Board of Pardons and Parole Hearings.” September 10, 2020. 1 hour of self-study CLE credit is pending.
IDC Webinar: “Capital Appellate Best Practices and Issues, and a Look Behind the Taylor Case.” August 7, 2020. 2 hours of self-study CLE credit, including 1 ethics hour for the 2nd hour, approved.
Criminal defense and appellate attorneys may email email@example.com to request access to the recording and the PowerPoints.
IDC Webinar: “Ethics of Representing Indigent Clients During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” April 17, 2020. 1 hour of ethics self-study CLE credit approved.
Due to budget cuts, IDC scholarships are not currently 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.