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The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute is offering the Basic Prosecutors Course to district attorneys' offices throughout Pennsylvania. The purpose of this course is to prepare newly hired assistant district attorneys to make the transition from law student to prosecutor.

The course will be held June 3-6, 2024 at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, PA. The course will start at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 3 and end at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 6. The three and a half day course is in lecture, demonstration and practical exercise format.

The PDAI will provide a breakfast buffet, lunch buffet and a.m. and p.m. breaks Monday through Wednesday as well as a networking reception Monday evening. A grab and go breakfast will be provided Thursday morning. Please submit a $350.00 fee to PDAI to cover your food and beverage.


This course is exclusively limited to assistant district attorneys currently employed by a district attorney's office in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Class size is limited to 50 attendees.


Please click the button at the to top of the page to register online now. Approval of your registration will be marked as pending until we receive confirmation from your District Attorney that you are allowed to attend the course. Alternatively, you can complete the registration form and mail or email it to the PDAI:

Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute

2929 North Front Street

Harrisburg, PA 17110


All registrations must reach the PDAI staff no later than Friday, April 26, 2024. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to the first 50 registrants. PDAI will maintain a waiting list and notify prospective students if an opening becomes available.


Those who cancel on or before May 17, 2024 by 4:30 PM will be refunded the full fee. No refunds can be issued for cancellations received after May 17, 2024 by 4:30 PM. Those who have not paid will still be required to send payment. As always, substitutions are allowed for persons who have to cancel after the cancellation date. If you cancel at the last minute (after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2024) you must call the hotel directly at 717-564-5511 to cancel your room reservation. You will be invoiced for any charges billed to PDAI resulting from no-show or cancellation less than 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival.


The PDAI will pay for single occupancy accommodations on Sunday through Wednesday nights (room and tax only). Overnight rooms will be reserved for attendees at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, where the course will be held. The PDAI will make all hotel reservations; you should not contact the hotel directly to make your reservations. All reservations will be guaranteed for late arrival.

Please indicate on the registration form the nights that you will require overnight accommodations. You are responsible for paying for incidental expenses upon check-out.

Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel

4650 Lindle Road

Harrisburg, PA 17111



The Basic Prosecutor's Course is approved for 2 ethics and 18 substantive Continuing Legal Education credits.




Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel

4650 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania



If you have any questions please contact Tamara Heagy at theagy@pdaa.org.

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