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
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.
Recommended Articles and Resources
Innovative Solutions in Public Defense by National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)
CUNY Law Review
ABA Center on Children and the Law
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.)
Law Journal Library – HeinOnline
- Impediments to Independence: How the Workplace Culture of Public Defender Offices Negatively Affects the Representation of Indigent Defendants (Issue 4 – Fall 2019) (Article published Oct. 28, 2019)