Basic Prosecutors Course

Start Time/Date: 8:30 AM Monday, June 1, 2020
End Time/Date: 1:00 PM Thursday, June 4, 2020
ADDRESS: Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel
4650 Lindle Road
CITY: Harrisburg, PA 17111

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Basic Prosecutors Course: June 2020


Course Information

The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute is offering the Basic Prosecutors Course to district attorneys’ offices throughout Pennsylvania. The purpose of this course is to prepare newly hired assistant district attorneys to make the transition from law student to prosecutor.

The course will be held June 1-4, 2020 at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, PA. The course will start at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 1 and end at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. The three and a half day course is in lecture, demonstration and practical exercise format.

The PDAI will provide a continental breakfast, lunch and a.m. and p.m. breaks Monday through Wednesday as well as a welcome reception Monday evening. A grab and go breakfast will be provided Thursday morning. There is no food and beverage fee for this course in 2020.


This course is exclusively limited to assistant district attorneys currently employed by a district attorney’s office in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Class size is limited to 50 attendees.


Please complete the registration form and mail or email it to the PDAI:

Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute
2929 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

All registrations must reach the PDAI staff no later than Friday, May 1, 2020. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to the first 50 registrants. PDAI will maintain a waiting list and notify prospective students if an opening becomes available.


Please contact PDAI by May 15, 2020 in the event you must cancel your registration so that another person can attend in your place. Substitute attendees are permissible at any time. If you cancel at the last minute (after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28) you must call the hotel directly at 717-564-5511 to cancel your room reservation. You will be invoiced for any charges billed to PDAI resulting from no-show or cancellation less than 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival.


The PDAI will pay for single occupancy accommodations on Sunday through Wednesday nights (room and tax only). Overnight rooms will be reserved for attendees at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, where the course will be held. The PDAI will make all hotel reservations; you should not contact the hotel directly to make your reservations. All reservations will be guaranteed for late arrival.

Please indicate on the registration form the nights for which you will require overnight accommodations. You are responsible for paying for incidental expenses upon check-out.

Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel
4650 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Course Materials

Course materials will be emailed prior to the course giving attendees an opportunity to print or download the materials prior to the course. A thumb drive with the materials will be provided at registration.


The Basic Prosecutor’s Course is approved for 2 ethics and 18 substantive Continuing Legal Education credits. 

Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute
2929 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110