Denver DUI attorney Jay Tiftickjian and a number of respected local and national criminal defense attorneys and teachers recently served on the faculty for the 2013 Trial Advocacy Program put on by the State of Colorado’s Office of Alternate Defense Counsel (OADC). Mr. Tiftickjian gave a talk on closing arguments as part of his faculty assignments.
Alternate defense counsel is an attorney appointed to represent an indigent person when the state public defender’s office has a conflict. Often, this happens when codefendants are charged, or when a defendant may be a witness in another case where the public defender’s office is involved.
The Office of Alternate Defense Counsel (OADC) was established to assist indigent persons in criminal and juvenile delinquency cases in which where the public defender’s office determines that an ethical conflict of interest exists.
Criminal defense attorneys from all across the state were in attendance.