Core 101

CORE 101 is the foundation of the Gideon’s Promise programming new participants begin the program at Summer Institute, a 14-day “boot camp,” which is designed to be taught in three segments:

  • Segment 1 – The ethics and professionalism of public defense
  • Segment 2 – Pretrial practice and trial preparation
  • Segment 3 – Trail advocacy and persuasion

Each year during the Summer Training Institute Gideon’s Promise selects a new class to join our growing community public defenders. This dedicated group come together initially at Summer Training Institute and meets one weekend every six months over the course of the three-year program. Each participant is assigned a public defender mentor. This support is supplemented via an online community through which they can share resources, victories, challenges, and other information.

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