Below on this page you will find all of the Combined FDO & Panel Attorney Programs in FY 2017 for which locations and dates have been finalized. Please view our List of All Authorized FY 2017 Training Events and Conferences
to see every event for which funding has been authorized, including those for which dates and locations have not yet been set.
TRAIN THE TRAINERS WORKSHOP
The Train the Trainers (TTT) Workshop is intended to enhance training skills and expand the pool of experienced legal professionals available to serve as faculty at national Defender Services Office, Training Division (DSO-TD) events, as well as for local legal education programs designed for CJA panel attorneys and federal defender staff. Participants will discuss and apply principles of adult learning, as well as small group facilitation skills, effective training design, and persuasive presentation techniques and methodologies - many of which are applicable to legal advocacy and other litigation essentials. The workshop is open to CJA Attorneys, federal defender staff (Assistant Federal Defenders, Research and Writing Specialists, Computer Systems Administrators, Paralegals, and Investigators) and others who provide services under the CJA. Each participant must bring a laptop to the workshop. Registration is limited to a total of 40 people. Registration preference will be given to applicants who have not previously attended this event. Limited financial assistance will be available to non-federal defender registrants for travel expenses.
WINNING STRATEGIES SEMINAR
The Winning Strategies Seminar brings together a dynamic group of attorneys and other legal professionals to speak on a wide variety of topics, all specifically designed to keep CJA practitioners abreast of the most recent and important developments in federal criminal defense. Sessions include both large plenary lectures as well as smaller breakout sessions that meet the specific needs of the advanced practitioner and the less experienced attorney alike. The anticipated sessions will include such topics as a Supreme Court update, defending gun, drug, and immigration cases, challenging cell phone evidence, the practical implications of United States v. Johnson, implicit bias, sentencing issues, ethics, and more. Also being presented, for those new to federal criminal defense practice, is the Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Defense Seminar, which is described below. Participants must register for each program separately.
Registration will open in late October.
FUNDAMENTALS OF FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE SEMINAR
This program is designed for those new to federal criminal defense practice and addresses topics such as discovery and motion practice, pleas and proffers, the Bail Reform Act, and the basics of the sentencing guidelines. Registration will open in late October.