Training Programs

2020 Jamie Kunz Trial Ad Program
The Office of the State Appellate Defender and the Illinois Public Defender Association, in cooperation with the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender, are pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for the 2020 Jamie Kunz Trial Advocacy Program for Illinois Public Defenders. This program will be held at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago from March 16-20, 2020.

This program is totally free of charge - the Office of the State Appellate Defender will pay the registration fees for all participants. Additionally, for those who are traveling distances too great to commute (any county outside Cook, Kane, DuPage, Will and Lake), OSAD will provide free lodging at the Crowne Plaza West Loop and reimbursement of travel expenses.

For more information and to apply, please go to: Event Info Site at:

SAVE THE DATE: The 2020 Illinois Public Defender Association Spring Seminar will be held on May 1 & 2, 2020, at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre Hotel in Springfield.