Government Attorney Services

What you want for your staff professional development:

  • A high quality trainer who contributes useful skills in an effective way
  • Someone who relates to the issues in a prosecutor’s office
  • Personnel who receive great value for their time invested in training
  • Someone who is easy to work with

 Solution: Ben Adkins & Associates

Benefits to your office:

  • Better communication and productivity
  • Decreased conflict and stress
  • Increased efficiency, morale and quality of workplace

Ben Adkins is a recipient of both the Lecturer of Merit and the prestigious Distinguished Faculty Award from the National College of District Attorneys. He lectures for the college on Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Communication Skills and Productivity.

His presentations are lively, informative and receive high evaluations from participants.

Sample Topics:

Coaching Skills for Leaders in the Prosecutor’s Office

Learn how to:

  • Be a leader instead of a boss
  • Motivate others to be their best
  • Deal with difficult behaviors
  • Improve your people skills

People attending this session develop skills that will help strengthen their leadership and communication abilities.

Conflict Resolution in the Prosecutor’s Office

Learn how to:

  • Eliminate unproductive time spent on interpersonal conflicts
  • Drastically reduce employee lawsuits and grievances
  • Improve morale and attitudes in the office
  • Resolve conflict with anyone
  • Mediate disputes between others

 People attending this session learn specific steps they can take to resolve conflict before it creates costly and time-consuming problems. A critical skill for the successful prosecutor’s office.

Leadership Training Classes for Attorney and Non-Attorney Managers and Supervisors in the District Attorneys Office


The objective of the training is to help personnel in the District Attorney’s office (or other government legal office) improve knowledge, skills and abilities in their leadership roles. Most people in leadership positions are promoted because of their job skills and experience rather than their leadership skills. Certainly job skills are important, but directing, motivating, coaching, building a team, dealing with conflicts, different personalities and performance issues are also part of a leader’s job. Yet few have training in these areas before becoming leaders. This training fills the need for leadership training in a prosecutor’s office and accelerates the process of developing better communication, teamwork, and morale.  It focuses on the specific skill sets that are most beneficial to leaders at all levels.

Classes are typically structured in six- or seven-hour one-day formats. Each class is customized to address the particular needs of the group at that time. Obviously it is not possible to cover everything in a one-day class, but each class is packed with information, exercises, discussion, group activities and practice sessions. The training begins an ongoing process of developing effective leadership, communication and productivity in the office. The real learning takes place on the job as attendees apply their knowledge and skills to better handle a variety of challenges.

Topics covered include *:

  • Leadership Role and Responsibilities – attitude makes a big difference
  • Leadership Styles – which style works best for you and the people who report to you
  • Tough Issues – the biggest challenges and headaches in your office
  • Performance Coaching and Counseling – how to be a leader instead of just a boss
  • Leadership and Morale – what do employees need to perform at their best
  • Time Management Tips – make time to deal with supervisory issues
  • Performance Management – the on-going process of getting results
  • Managing Conflict – a core competency of every effective leader
  • Positive Confrontation – how to deal with performance problems
  • Win-Win Problem Solving – sophisticated negotiation strategies to get what you need
  • Effective Feedback – how to give and receive praise and criticism
  • Correcting Problem Behavior – the six-step process
  • Managing Change – the four things needed to get everyone on board
  • Motivating and Retaining Employees – what the research shows
  • Documentation – the easiest way to document
  • Goals for Improvement – applied learning on the job

 *Due to customization topics vary depending on your exact needs.

For cost-effective training and staff professional development, bring Ben to your location. For a free consultation contact us.

Some of the organizations we have worked with include:

Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council * Attorney General of California * Birmingham  District Attorneys Office * Bronx County NY District Attorney * California District Attorneys Association * Chapter 13 Trustee * Colorado District Attorneys Council * Colorado Springs District Attorneys Office * Florida Prosecutors Continuing Education Program * Harris County District Attorneys Office * National College of District Attorneys * New York Prosecutor Training Institute * Pinal County AZ Attorneys Office * Manhattan District Attorneys Office * Michigan Prosecutors Association * Nassau County NY District Attorney * North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys * Orange County District Attorneys Office * Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia * Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan * San Bernardino County District Attorneys Office * San Diego County District Attorneys Office * Silver City Attorneys * Suffolk County NY District Attorney * Texas District and County Attorney Association * The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey * West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Association * Westchester County NY DA