On Thursday, April 11th from Noon to 2PM, our Public Defender Carlos Martinez and FACDL-Miami will co-host a CLE training on NGI: The Insanity Defense.

This training will be presented by Dr. Mark Mills and former Capital Litigation APD Edith Georgi and promises to be an excellent session.  Brief biographies for Dr. Mills and Ms. Georgi are listed below.

And Transitions Recovery Program has generously agreed to provide free lunch for us once again!

The training will be held in Conference Room 110 of the Bennett H. Brummer Building at 1320 NW 14th Street.

It will be live-streamed to our County, Juvenile and Domestic units and recorded for future viewing.

We have applied to The Florida Bar for approval of this training for CLE credit for this training.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by Noon on Friday, April 5th, by clicking on the link below.  It’s important for you to RSVP in advance so we can have an accurate count for the food order.


The training is open to Miami-Dade Assistant Public Defenders and our staff as well as defense lawyers at the Miami-Dade Regional Counsel Office and active members of FACDL-Miami.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Dr. Mark Mills is currently the Chief Medical Officer of the healthcare company Cognotion, and an expert with RANE network. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard University and his Medical from Stanford University.  Dr. Mills has served in academic appointments at both Harvard and Stanford as well Georgetown University and the University of California, among others. He is board certified in Forensic Psychiatry as well as Psychiatry and Neurology, and has been the recipient of several awards and fellowships including the Distinguished Lifetime Fellow award from the American Psychiatric Association in 2010. Dr. Mills has served on several editorial boards for academic journals and currently sits on the Board of Directors for Forensics, Inc. He has been a member of numerous committees and professional societies including present membership with the American Psychiatric Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists (Fellow) and the Washington Psychiatric Society. Hospitals, medical schools, twelve state government and two federal agencies have all employed Dr. Mills in appointments or as a consultant. Dr. Mills has numerous published works and professional presentations addressing various intersections of the law and psychiatry including the book he co-authored, The Use of Psychiatric Diagnoses in the Legal Process, the journal article entitled Civil Commitment: The Relationship Between Perceived Dangerousness and Mental Illness, and several works on malingering.

Edith Georgi, Esq. served as an Assistant Public Defender for the Miami-Dade County Public Defender from 1981 until 2016 where she helped found the Capital Litigation Unit which she led until her retirement in 2016. She is currently an adjunct instructor at both the University of Miami Law School and St. Thomas Law School. Ms. Georgi received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami and holds two Masters degrees, one from Indiana University and, as of 2018, a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from Florida International University. She has tried over seventy-five cases before juries, including 37 homicides. Throughout her career at the Miami-Dade Public Defender Office, she regularly trained lawyers in the office as well as in the community. Currently, Ms. Georgi is a Senior Fellow in the Historic Black Church Program at University of Miami Law School’s Center for Ethics and Public Service. She has lectured to professional gatherings of defense attorneys, District Court of Appeals Judges and the American Psychiatric Association. She has served the community on several boards and the Florida Bar Grievance Committee. Ms. Georgi’s work has been honored with numerous awards, including the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys: Lifetime Achievement in 2016.