Fundamentals of Prosecution

Fundamentals of Prosecution is a 20 hour continuing legal education course conduced by the Training Division of the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia for newly admitted prosecutors. It has been approved by the Commission on Continuing Legal Competency as the educational component of the Transition Into Law Practice Program for prosecuting attorneys. As a newly admitted prosecutor you attend Fundamentals in lieu of attending Enhanced Bridge the Gap program, or the Fundamentals of Law Practice program of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. While designed to meet the needs of the newly admitted prosecutor, Fundamentals is open to any attorney who is new to prosecution.

The course is conducted at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia. For more about the Center go to http://gpstc.georgia.gov.

Among the topics covered during the courses are:

  • Role & Function of Prosecutor
  • Prosecution Ethics & Professionalism
  • Duties of DA & SG
  • Dealing with community & press
  • Plea Negotiations
  • Handling a calendar
  • Victims, witnesses & police
  • Discovery
  • Preparation of charging documents
  • Trial preparation
  • Asset forfeiture & RICO
  • Appellate advocacy