Friends is proud to offer CLEs and special programs.

Upcoming programs

2023 Veterans Day Seminar
Friends sponsors an annual CLE, bringing in nationally-recognized speakers on areas of relevance to trial lawyers and those providing representation to the indigent accused. This seminar serves as Friends’ largest fundraising effort of the year. This year’s seminar takes place Friday, November 10, 2023 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. EST at the Sharonville Convention Center.

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Friends works closely with the Hamilton County Public Defender’s office to identify attorneys who might benefit from scholarship and training assistance by planning seminars, trainings and presentations to assist the lawyers who represent the poor in our community.

MLK Day Seminar
Friends serves as a co-sponsor with area criminal defense organizations to provide an all day CLE to local lawyers on topics of interest and need.

Previous programs

Annual Seminar
Past presenters include Larry Pozner, Cynthia Roseberry, Jeff Robinson, and Dean Strang.
View 2019 seminar information (PDF format).

Usual Cruelty: Book talk
Thursday, January 30, 2019 | 5 – 6 p.m. @ Social OTR (1819 Elm St.)

Alec Karakatsanis, a nationally recognized civil rights lawyer and founder of Civil Rights Corps, discussed his work and his new book, Usual Cruelty, with Dr. Zaria Davis of the Pretrial Justice Institute. He spoke about his work upending unconstitutional money bail systems in municipalities around the country and for a broader discussion of how lawyers and activists can help end wealth-based detention and mass incarceration in America. Copies of his book will be one sale with all proceeds going to support Friends to the Indigent.


Friends is a 501(c)(3) charity. We assist those who provide representation to the indigent accused in their training and educational needs.


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