Continuing Education

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OAC panel attorneys are required by the rules & regulations of the OAC Panel Program to complete a minimum of 12 hours each year of continuing legal education in relevant areas of study, primarily on criminal law topics.  OAC panel attorneys may be required by OAC to verify they have completed the required training.


Computer Training -- Online Resources:

    Microsoft Office -- Free Training from Microsoft
    Microsoft SharePoint 2010 -- Free Computer Training
    GFC LearnFree.Org -- Free Training
    CustomGuide -- Some Free Computer Training

    Adobe Acrobat X Pro -- Free Training (PDF Files)
    Adobe Acrobat for Legal Professionals Blog -- More Free Training

CPDA Training Programs :

The California Public Defenders Association (CPDA) is a State Bar of California approved mandatory continuing legal education provider.  CPDA offers many outstanding criminal law training programs every year at very reasonable rates.  Two or more of CPDA's training programs are usually scheduled in San Diego County each year.  Most recently those local CPDA training programs have been held at The Kona Kai Marina Hotel located on Shelter Island at 1551 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106.

Register on line for CPDA training programs at this link:

CPDA's new general website link:


To stay informed regarding upcoming program events please use this link below and add it to your list of web browser "favorites"

Please also note that there's over 50 DVD Self-Study videos available from the CPDA On-Line Store - use this link to check them out: