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COMBINED FDO & PANEL ATTORNEY PROGRAMS

    FUNDAMENTALS OF FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE SEMINAR

    DENVER, COLORADO - May 19 - May 20, 2016
    Contact:
    Lauren_Billups@ao.uscourts.gov
    REGISTER HERE
    DRAFT AGENDA

    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.

      



    WINNING STRATEGIES SEMINAR

    DENVER, COLORADO - May 19 - May 21, 2016
    Contact:
    Lauren_Billups@ao.uscourts.gov
    REGISTER HERE
    DRAFT AGENDA
    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.  Sessions will include such topics as a Supreme Court update, defending gun, drug, and immigration cases, challenging cell phone evidence, the practical implications of Johnson v. United States, addressing juror 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.  Participants must register for each program separately.



    THE ANDREA TAYLOR SENTENCING ADVOCACY WORKSHOP

    HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT - June 23 - June 25, 2016
    Contact:
    karen_holsendorff@ao.uscourts.gov
    REGISTER HERE
    DRAFT AGENDA
    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION
    The Sentencing Advocacy Workshop focuses on a vital area of federal practice that has evolved since the Supreme Court declared the federal sentencing guidelines were advisory and no longer mandatory.  Since approximately 97% of federal criminal cases continue to the sentencing phase, participation in the Sentencing Advocacy Workshop should not be missed.  The Sentencing Advocacy Workshop teaches a comprehensive approach to sentencing where participants are trained to develop persuasive, fact-based, sentencing theories, and are provided with the advocacy skills necessary to advance their theories both in writing and during sentencing hearings.  Presentations and demonstrations at the workshop include client relations and interviewing for mitigation, brainstorming the facts of the case, developing persuasive theories and themes, storytelling at sentencing, persuasive writing, and persuasive presentation.  The workshop consists of plenary sessions and small group breakout sessions.  In the small group sessions, participants will use pending cases of their own to brainstorm facts, develop theories and themes, practice storytelling, persuasively write part of their sentencing memorandums and discuss how best to conduct sentencing hearings.

    Enrollment for this program is limited to 65 federal defenders and federal panel attorneys who have not participated in this workshop in the past. 

    Early registration is encouraged.