Since its creation, the Colorado State Public Defender System has placed training at the center of our commitment to excellent criminal defense for our clients.  Our thorough, innovative and rigorous training has made our system a national model among indigent defense agencies.  All of the training our lawyers receive proceeds from the non-negotiable belief that our clients are the center of our practices; that positive, respectful and meaningful relationships with our clients are central to our success as their advocates against the government; and that our clients deserve not just a defense, but the best, most informed and skillful defense we can give them, regardless of the charges.