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Public Defense Provider Toolkit

Welcome to the Public Defense Provider Toolkit!



Check here for upcoming trainings, CLEs, and other events that may be helpful to your practice.

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Case Summaries

Find short summaries of appellate opinions, searchable by type of case, hearing, and issue, with links to the opinions.

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Checklists, Quick Reference Guides & Other Practice Guides

Find checklists and guides to support your practice in and out of court.

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Sample motions, memos, and letters

Find samples of written materials to aid you litigating important issues and communicating with clients, opposing counsel, and others.

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Webinars and Trainings

Find OPDS webinars and trainings, as well as links to other relevant CLEs.

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Legal Reference

Find links to statutes, administrative rules, court rules, and other legal reference materials.

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PCRP Materials

Find links to PCRP articles and resources.

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Interdisciplinary Practice Materials

Find links to articles, guides, best practices, research and resources on interdisciplinary practice.

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Case Manager Materials

Find links to manuals, practice tips, guides and resources on PCRP/juvenile case managers.


In the News

Find links to relevant news articles.

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Other Helpful Resources

Find links to articles, publications, and other resources related to the child welfare system and public defense practice.