Photo provided by Charlotte Guedry -- Billy Clark speaks during a recent training session held in Gonzales for staff with the 23rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Secretarial and administrative staff of the 23rd Juridical District Attorney’s Office recently attended a training session at the Clarion Inn and Conference Center.

Speakers were on hand to discuss job roles and expectations of support staff, a news release from Charlotte Guedry, spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office said.

The training was organized by Robin O’Bannon, assistant district attorney, and Meg Spatz, a support staff supervisor with the DA’s Office.

Among the speakers were Billy Clark, administrator and chief investigator; Don Candell, assistant district attorney and chief of appeals; Kenneth Dupaty, senior trial assistant district attorney of Section E and special prosecutions, Guedry, public information officer; and District Judge Jesse LeBlanc.

Clark began the day’s topics by highlighting the importance of correct office procedures. Candell and Dupaty updated the support staff on the law in terms of their responsibility on motions, recent decisions and the collation and updating of information.

Guedry explained her role as the newly appointed PIO, stressing that communication between staff is key to providing the pubic with accurate information.

LeBlanc discussed workplace professionalism, highlighting the importance of personal presentation and interpersonal communication.