Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces Training for New Prosecutors
Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that his office will host the Kentucky Prosecutors Institute (KPI) next week to train new prosecutors about courtroom procedure and techniques. Developed in conjunction with the Prosecutors Advisory Council, KPI provides intensive, hands-on training for new prosecutors by using actual courtroom scenarios.
KPI will take place October 19-23, at the Cincinnati Airport Marriott Hotel in Hebron, Ky. Each year's class trains approximately 30 prosecutors from Kentucky's Commonwealth's and County Attorney offices — teaching them about 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 across the state and staff from the Office of the Attorney General.
"I am pleased that my office continues to provide the best training possible to our state's prosecutors," said Attorney General Conway. "Learning from some of Kentucky's most experienced Commonwealth's and County Attorneys, new prosecutors will be better in the courtroom and ultimately better prepared to protect citizens across the Commonwealth."
The training is comprised of three basic components:
- lectures given by local and national speakers;
- hands-on training where students are videotaped and critiqued by faculty members giving opening and closing arguments and a cross-examination;
- and written training material containing an invaluable collection of informational articles and case law about current prosecutorial issues.