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SPD Training Division

The Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office offers a variety of live training programs and on-demand training courses through its Training Division.  Below you'll find links to past conference presentations and the training on-demand site.

Upcoming In-Person Training Programs

Event information and registration links will be posted here once they are available.


  • Defense Team Basics

    • February 13-15, 2023 | Weston​

    • July 12-14, 2023 | Weston

  • Forensic University Series

    • Toxicology and Causes of Death - March 8-10, 2023 | Pewaukee​

    • DNA part II: STRmix, Complex Mixtures, and Probabilistic Genotyping - August 14-16, 2023 | Pewaukee

  • Trial Skills Academy | May 15-19, 2023 | Lake Geneva​

  • Working as a Team: An Institute for Investigators and Attorneys | October 2-6, 2023 |Delavan

  • SPD Annual Conference

    • November  2-3 , 2023 | Milwaukee

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Payment Options

Credit Card Payment and Refund Information

Use this link if you would like to pay for a program using your credit card. 

Check or Money Order Payment Information
Please send checks or money orders to:

State Public Defender

ATTN SPD Fiscal Unit

17 S. Fairchild St., 5th Floor

Madison, WI 53703

Resources for Defenders

SPD's On Demand Training Site:

The SPD Training Division offers many courses on-demand that qualify for CLE requirements. (Click the above link to go directly to the on- demand site.) 


SPD's Vimeo Site:

We offer video recordings of past trainings, as well as other educational videos on Vimeo. Note that videos posted on Vimeo do not qualify for CLE credits


Training Materials

Browse presentations and materials from past training and conferences. Note: We are working to update these materials. 

Contact us with any questions:

Gina Pruski
Director of Training and Development
(608) 266-6782

Justin Heim

Staff Development Program Specialist

(608) 509-5266

Chris Lang

Audio-Visual Production Specialist

(608) 261-0622 

Guy Cardamone

Training Coordinator

(608) 266-9156

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