2021 Fundamentals of Prosecution

Start Time/Date: 8:30 AM Monday, November 8, 2021
End Time/Date: 12:00 PM Wednesday, November 10, 2021
CITY: Forsyth, GA 31029

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Fundamentals of Prosecution Course Overview
November 8-10, 2021 in Forysth, Georgia

Hello new prosecutors! Welcome to the field and welcome to the Fundamentals of Prosecution Course. This course is specifically designed to prepare newly-hired Assistant District Attorneys and Assistant Solicitors-General to make the transition from law student to prosecutor. It is the Continuing Legal Education component of the Transition Into Prosecution program and meets all the requirements for newly admitted lawyers under Rule 8-104 of the State Bar of Georgia (Transition Into Law Practice Program). Students who attend the Fundamentals of Prosecution Course and participate in the mentoring component will acquire "the practical skills, judgment and professional values necessary to practice law in a highly competent manner" required of the public prosecutor. 

Registration deadline has been extended to Friday, October 29, 2021 at 10AM. There is no on-site registration. 

Date & Location
The Fundamentals of Prosecution Course is scheduled to begin at 8:30AM on Monday, November 8 and will conclude at 12PM on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. The course will be held in Forysth, Georgia.

Lodging and Reimbursement
For District Attorney personnel, reimbursements come out of the approved travel budget for the Judicial Circuit.  Solicitors-General and county personnel are not eligible for reimbursement from PAC at this time. Employees of other agencies are not eligible for reimbursement by PAC.

Prosecutors admitted to practice in the State of Georgia on or after July 1, 2005, who are participating in the Transition Into Law Practice Program (TILLP), are required to attend Fundamentals of Prosecution as part of their mentoring plan.  

Tentative Agenda 

  • Victim's Rights/ Prosecutor's Responsibilities
  • Prosecutorial Ethics and the Georgia Rules of Professional Responsibility
  • How to investigate Your Case from Your Desk
  • Charging Documents (Indictments, Accusations, Juvenile Petitions)
  • Case Evaluation & Trial Preparation
  • Discovery
  • Plea Bargains
  • How to Succeed as a New Prosecutor
  • Professionalism for New Prosecutors
  • How to Manage a Case Load 
  • Case Study 

    The registration fee is $225.00. This fee covers both your registration fee and your CLE fees. There will be at least 12 total CLE hours offered for this training course including ethics and professionalism hours.

    If you have any questions, you may contact the Training Division at us at training@pacga.org.