CLE Resources

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

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 kaadair@utah.gov.

Please see the CLE event announcements below for any special scholarship requirements.

Upcoming CLE Events

Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Utah State Bar, and the Utah Indigent Defense Commission invite you to the “2019 Capital Seminar,” held Nov. 22, 2019, at the Law and Justice Center in Salt Lake City from 8 AM to 5 PM. Presenters cover topics like navigating the intersection of politics and the death penalty, federal habeas in capital cases, and capital voir dire.

The seminar is live streamed to the 5th District Courthouse in St. George. Participants in the remote location receive CLE credit.

Scholarships to cover mileage to the closest location and registration fee are available to attorneys in the following registration categories:

  • Public Defender Member (over 5 years) Early-Bird Price
    (on/before 11/15/2019) $195.00
  • Public Defender Member (over 5 years) Early-Bird Price
    (ST. GEORGE COURTHOUSE REMOTE)
    (on/before 11/15/2019) $195.00
  • Public Defender Member (under 5 years) Early-Bird Price
    (on/before 11/15/2019) $145.00
  • Public Defender Member (under 5 years) Early-Bird Price
    (ST. GEORGE COURTHOUSE REMOTE)
    (on/before 11/15/2019) $145.00

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