MIDC Standard 1 proposes the minimum standard for the education and training of defense counsel. New and experienced attorneys who wish to handle cases in Wayne County can take advantage of robust training that is continuously offered. OPDS assumes oversight responsibilities for compliance with Standard 1, and relevant training is administered by the Neighborhood Defender Service - Detroit (NDSD) through Kristin Lavoy, Training Director.

A newsletter is published periodically that contains the most up to date information regarding available training. The latest newsletter can be found here.

Please contact Ms. Lavoy to subscribe to the newsletter and for any questions regarding training.