Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Stumbo Announces Training For New Prosecutors

Press Release Date:  Monday, September 10, 2007  
Contact Information:  Corey Bellamy, 502-696-5643 Office  

Attorney General Greg Stumbo today announced that his Office will be hosting the Kentucky Prosecutors Institute this week which helps train new prosecutors regarding courtroom procedure and techniques. Developed in conjunction with the Prosecutors Advisory Council, the Kentucky Prosecutors Institute (“KPI”) provides intensive, hands-on training for new prosecutors by using actual courtroom scenarios.

This year, KPI will take place September 10 – 14, at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort. Each year’s class trains approximately 40 prosecutors from the state’s Commonwealth’s and County Attorney offices, teaching them about specific state statutes and case law, courtroom procedure and demeanor, and how to present evidence both conventionally and with advanced technology. KPI faculty members include County and Commonwealth’s Attorneys from around the state and staff from the Office of the Attorney General.

The training is comprised of three basic components: 1. a lecture given by local and national speakers; 2. hands-on training where students are videotaped giving opening and closing arguments and a cross examination and critiqued by faculty members; and 3. Written training material containing an invaluable collection of informational articles and case law about current prosecutorial issues.

“I am pleased that my Office continues its mission to provide the best training possible to our state’s prosecutors,” said Attorney General Greg Stumbo. “KPI permits new prosecutors to learn from the guidance of some of our state’s most experienced Commonwealth’s and County Attorneys. Through this training, our new prosecutors will be better prepared to protect our public safety.”