Sequestration has had a severe impact on the Defender Services program's budget. The Continuing Resolution recently passed by Congress funds the government only through January 15, 2014, and it does so at the drastically low FY 2013 sequestration levels. It is therefore impossible to predict whether we will have sufficient funds to implement all of our authorized live training programs in FY 2014. As a result, all of our events are currently subject to cancelation. Please check this page again for further updates on the status of our programs.
FUNDAMENTALS OF FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE
The Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Defense Seminar is a program specifically designed with the new federal practitioner in mind. If you are new to the world of federal criminal defense, this program will introduce you to subjects essential for effective representation of clients in federal criminal court. Attendees will have the luxury of learning, asking questions and working with other participants who are also new to this difficult area of practice. The program provides a rare opportunity for new CJA panel attorneys, and those seeking to join the panel, to hear a dynamic group of attorneys, and legal professionals speak on a wide variety of topics. The Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Defense Seminar runs concurrently with the Winning Strategies Seminar, located in the same hotel. Fundamentals participants are welcome to attend the second and third day of the Winning Strategies Seminar on Friday and Saturday, January 31 to February 1. For more details about Winning Strategies, see the program description on fd.org. To attend both programs, individuals must enroll separately in both Fundamentals and Winning Strategies.