To become eligible to receive assignments, an attorney must first complete a PDS-sponsored or PDS-approved training in the area(s) of practice for which they want to receive assignments. 

Every rostered attorney must complete 8 hours of Commission-approved CLE courses per year. See Chapter 3 for additional CLE requirements for specialized case types.

Current PDS Sponsored Trainings

Time spent attending trainings sponsored by PDS may be compensable pursuant to Chapter 301-A. That Chapter establishes attendance and eligibility requirements that govern whether Counsel may seek and receive payment for the time they spend attending PDS sponsored trainings. 

Upcoming Trainings

Pozner on Cross: The Chapter Method of Cross Examination 

Date: July 19, 2024 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Host: PDS
Credits: 6
Cost: Free
Location: Talbot Hall at the University of Southern Maine, 85 Bedford St. Portland, ME 04101
Registration: [Register Here]

Rest as a Sustainability Practice

Date: July 12, 2024 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Host: PDS
Credits: 1 (Ethics)
Cost: Free
Location: Zoom
Registration: [Register Here]

NHTSA's DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing 

Date: September 12-14, 2024 
Host: PDS & Impaired Driving Specialists, LLC
Credits: 22
Cost: Free
Location: USM in Lewiston
Registration: [Register Here] - Registration is limited



PDS Approved Trainings

The credits for the approved trainings listed below are approved for PDS credit, but may not be approved for credit by the Board of Overseers of the Bar.


Upcoming Trainings


Prior Trainings

Please note that the prior approved trainings have been removed from this page. That information can now be found here.