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.
Please scroll down the page to find information on scholarships, upcoming CLE events, and other resources.
Scholarships & Reimbursements
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.
NAPD Scholarships Available
The National Association for Public Defense is now accepting scholarship applications for its 2020 events.
Upcoming CLE Events and Training Opportunities
Recommended Articles and Resources
National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC)
- A Right to Liberty: Resources for Challenging the Detention of Children (Toolkit, PDF)
- Mobile App for juvenile defenders (Available at Apple Store and Google Play Store. Sign up on NJDC's website.)
Anna Smyth, Mindfullness Utah
- Sharpen Your Practice with Mindfulness (Article, PDF)
ABA Center on Children and the Law
CUNY Law Review
Innovative Solutions in Public Defense by National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)