Training & Education

Training is the key element in assuring quality defense services. We are committed to empowering attorneys and staff through superior continuing education.

At the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender (MCPD), new employees and existing employees are afforded a wide-range of job-related training opportunities throughout their careers.

Speakers Bureau


We created a Speakers Bureau to match the community requests for presenters with the available expertise.

With over 425 employees, MCPD has expertise in all areas of the justice system including the latest techniques in mitigation, paralegal support and investigations to trial techniques and the cutting edge practices of capital trials. We focus on providing the right speaker for each request.