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Training Division webinars are designed to provide opportunities for CJA panel attorneys and federal defender staff to receive quality training on a variety of criminal defense topics utilizing computer and video technology to provide live interactive training.  Participants have the opportunity to interact with the presenter by participating in polling questions and to ask questions in real time.  These presentations will be recorded for later playback for those unable to participate in the live webinars.  Each presentation will last 1 hour. Information on upcoming topics and registration appears below.



    JOHNSON V. UNITED STATES--ITS IMPACT AND IMPLICATIONS

    September 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Contact:
    odstbwebtraining@ao.uscourts.gov
    REGISTRATION CLOSED
    In Johnson v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the residual clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) void for vagueness.  This is a sweeping decision that has broad implications, not just for the ACCA, but also for guidelines and other statutes that have identical or similar residual clauses.  These provisions include the career offender clause, 18 U.S.C. § 16(b), and 18 U.S.C. § 924(c).  Johnson largely reduces the number of prior convictions that qualify as “crimes of violence”/ “violent felonies” under various sentencing enhancements.  But even more, Johnson also provides a strong basis for challenging 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) charges themselves.  This presentation will carefully walk through several guidelines and statutes affected by Johnson and detail what remains of these provisions. 

    Presented by Joshua Carpenter, Appellate Chief, Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina, Inc.; and Paresh Patel, Appellate Attorney, Federal Public Defender’s Office, District of Maryland


    JOHNSON V. UNITED STATES--ITS IMPACT AND IMPLICATIONS (REPEAT)

    September 10, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Contact:
    odstbwebtraining@ao.uscourts.gov
    REGISTER HERE (WAITLIST ONLY)

    In Johnson v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the residual clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) void for vagueness.  This is a sweeping decision that has broad implications, not just for the ACCA, but also for guidelines and other statutes that have identical or similar residual clauses.  These provisions include the career offender clause, 18 U.S.C. § 16(b), and 18 U.S.C. § 924(c).  Johnson largely reduces the number of prior convictions that qualify as “crimes of violence”/ “violent felonies” under various sentencing enhancements.  But even more, Johnson also provides a strong basis for challenging 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) charges themselves.  This presentation will carefully walk through several guidelines and statutes affected by Johnson and detail what remains of these provisions.  

    Presented by Joshua Carpenter, Appellate Chief, Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina, Inc.; and Paresh Patel, Appellate Attorney, Federal Public Defender’s Office, District of Maryland