Sequestration has had a severe impact on the Defender Services budget. The impact includes a reduction in our training budget of approximately 50% for the 2013 fiscal year, which ends on September 30th. Congress's recent passage of a spending measure to keep the government financed through September, 2013 continues the budget reductions that were implemented during sequestration. As a result of the reduction in our budget, the Sentencing Advocacy Workshop and Paralegal and Investigator Skills Workshop have been canceled. The two events listed below will take place as scheduled. Please check fd.org
periodically for information on training events that will be held in fiscal year 2014 (October, 2013 through September, 2014).