|Litigating Juvenile Drug Cases JTIP -- Hendricks County||March 2|
|3rd Reading Deadline||March 5|
|Conference Committees||March 6-13|
|NACDL & IPDC Partner Training - Indianapolis, IN - Free for Public Defenders and Court Appointed Attorneys||March 8 and 9|
|Litigating Juvenile Drug Cases JTIP -- St. Joseph County||March 9|
|Last Day of Session||March 14|
|Investigations, Discovery, and Motions Practice - Terre Haute||March 16|
|Litigating Juvenile Drug Cases JTIP -- Wayne County||March 23|
|Investigations, Discovery, and Motions Practice - Jeffersonville||April 5|
|Investigations, Discovery, and Motions Practice Lafayette||April 6|
|Appellate Seminar - Carmel||April 20|
|Investigations, Discovery, and Motions Practice Noble||April 27|
News and Upcoming Events
Gideon and Gault Award Nominations
It is once again time for IPDC to accept nominations for its Gideon and Gault awards, and for you to honor public defenders you look up to and respect by nominating them. Nomination forms are attached, and are due no later than April 25, 2018. The awards will be presented at IPDC's Annual Update Seminar on June 8 in Indianapolis.
The Gideon Award was established to honor an individual who embodies the attributes of a zealous criminal defense lawyer for poor persons in Indiana and has distinguished him or herself in cases or his/her career. If you know of an attorney that you believe to be deserving of the Gideon award, please nominate him or her using the attached application.
The Gault Award was established to recognize a lawyer who has demonstrated an outstanding degree of commitment, competency, and professionalism in representing juvenile clients. If you know of an attorney that you believe to be deserving of the Gault award, please nominate him or her using the attached application.
WTIU Reports on IPDC Juvenile Defense Project's Work with Youth in DOC
Beginning in April of 2017, IPDC's Juvenile Defense Project has been presenting an orientation on legal rights to all youth entering the Indiana Department of Correction/Division of Youth Service and connecting youth to post-disposition services. WTIU reporter Barbara Brosher followed Joel Wieneke, the Project's Post-Disposition Unit Coordinator, as he provided orientation and interviews at Logansport Juvenile Intake Facility.
Read the report and listen to the story here
Learn more about the IPDC Juvenile Defense Project, click here
Trial Unit Coordinator
Amy Karozos is a contract attorney with Indiana Public Defender Council, serving as project director for OJJDP grant to improve juvenile indigent defense services. Before coming to work with IPDC, Amy was a staff attorney with Youth Law T.E.A.M. of Indiana, a not-for-profit agency, working on statewide programs dealing with a variety of juvenile law related issues. She started her career as a deputy public defender at the State Public Defender's Office. Amy has been a contract attorney for the Marion County Public Defender, Appellate Division, for the past several years. She is an adjunct professor at UIndy. In 2014, she became a certified JTIP (Juvenile Training Immersion Program) trainer.
Trial Unit Coordinator
Jill Johnson is the Juvenile Division Chief at the Marion County Public Defender Agency. She has been an attorney with the Agency since 2006. In this capacity she represents children in Juvenile Court and serves on a several committees focused on improving system wide outcomes for youth including Marion County's Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative, the Annie E. Casey Deep End Reform Initiative and the Dual Status Youth Initiative. She is a certified trainer with the National Juvenile Defender Center's Juvenile Training Immersion Program. Prior to joining Agency she practiced law in Chicago at Lehrer & Redleaf representing parents, relative care givers and foster parents in civil and class action litigation involving the Department of Child and Family Services and served as a Salisbury Clinical Teaching Fellow at Loyola University ChildLaw Clinic teaching and supervising law students and representing children in delinquency, child protection and domestic relations matters.