The Training Bureau oversees all legal training for the Erie County District Attorney’s Office from the newest member to its most experienced prosecutor. Training for an Assistant District Attorney begins before their first day and continues throughout their career.
The New York State Assembly and Senate passed a comprehensive criminal justice reform package relative to issues of bail, discovery, and speedy trial that become effective January 1, 2020. The Training Bureau is responsible for assisting with the implementation and training on these reforms both within the office and throughout the law enforcement community in Erie County.
As Chief of the Training Bureau, Mara L. McCabe also serves on the Continuing Legal Education Board, which provides in-house legal training for the entire District Attorney’s Office.
Outside of the office, this Bureau also coordinates legal training with local police departments as well as the police academy.