public defender  development

Alumni Program

Alumni registration closes on December 1, 2023!


Registration for the Winter Session is available until December 1st, 2023. Winter Session will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center located at 3405 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326.

We are excited to offer a new registration option that includes lodging!

Option 1 with lodging included is $500.00 with a discounted rate of $400.00 for alumni currently serving as mentors. Option 1 includes conference attendance, lunch, dinner, and double occupancy lodging. Roommate requests should be submitted at registration. If no request, you will be paired with another GP class member.

Option 2 with no lodging is $350 with a discounted rate of $250 for alumni currently serving as mentors. Option 2 includes conference attendance, lunch, and dinner. You will be responsible to make your own hotel reservation. The cost for nightly lodging at the Marriott Buckhead is $180/night including applicable tax and fees, and the reservation link is below.

The daily parking rate is $38.00 per vehicle for overnight guests.

Since many attendees will be traveling from outside of Atlanta, GA, we require a rapid results test within 48 hours of your planned arrival to Atlanta to ensure you do not travel with the virus. Results can be uploaded in the link that will be provided in conference materials prior to your arrival.

Winter Session registration closes on December 1st, 2023. Space is limited, so don’t delay! A credit card payment or invoice option is required to complete registration. Please click on the link below or in the attached flyer to complete your registration and book your hotel room (if needed).

Registration Link, Option 1: Lodging Included

Registration Link, Option 2: No Lodging

Hotel Reservation Link

Please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected], should you have any questions.

We hope to see you in Atlanta on January 26th!

Alumni Program

Formerly known as Graduate 201, this program is available to any graduate of the CORE 101 Program interested in mentoring, becoming a faculty member or receiving advanced skills training. Find out more by checking out our brochure, here.

About Us

A Change is Coming

We defend our most vulnerable communities from the effects of mass incarceration -- keeping families together with dignity. Our Mission To transform the criminal justice system by building a movement of public defenders who provide equal justice for marginalized communities. Our Vision  We envision a nation where every person has access to zealous, outstanding representation necessary to ensure “equal justice for all" in the criminal justice arena.

Protecting This Promise

You don't have to be a public defender to protect the promise of zealous counsel for all. Your monthly contribution--no matter the amount--will directly impact the fate of a client accused of a crime, who didn't know they needed you.