Training for all real lawyers continues throughout their careers. It is that way with us. All lawyers are sent to at least one CLE (Continuing Legal Education) seminar a year. In addition, in-house seminars with brought-in speakers are put on 2 to 3 times a year. All inexperienced lawyers (those with less than ten jury trials) are paired up with senior lawyers for any trials. Presentations concerning wide-ranging subjects from probation revocations to the rights of foreign nationals are regularly made during office staff meetings.
Finally, all inexperienced public defenders are assigned their own mentors and receive regular training through in-house seminars on all subjects touching on our job. Lawyers that work for the Oklahoma County Public Defender's Office are regularly and thoroughly trained.