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    FEDERAL DEFENDER INVESTIGATOR AND PARALEGAL SEMINAR

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - May 03 - May 05, 2016
    REGISTRATION CLOSED
    FINAL AGENDA
    This two-and-a-half-day program will cover a wide range of criminal defense topics specifically targeted toward investigators and paralegals at the federal level. A mix of plenary and concurrent breakout sessions will include presentations on areas such as electronic surveillance, sentencing mitigation, mental health issues, report writing, interviewing, document management and analysis, team building, forensics, online investigation, BOP issues, and offense-specific tips for building a defense in a variety of federal cases. In addition, a seven-hour hands-on session on digital device forensics will be available to 32 eligible participants.

    Priority in registration will be given to federal defender staff, but slots will be available to a limited number of investigators and paralegals who handle private CJA cases.


    NATIONAL SEMINAR FOR FEDERAL DEFENDERS

    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA - June 01 - June 03, 2016
    The National Seminar for Federal Defenders is designed for federal defenders and assistant federal defenders who have been practicing criminal law a minimum of three years. It includes a mix of topics on substantive federal criminal law, trial tactics, appellate practice, evidence, ethics, and sentencing issues, and more. The topics are presented in both plenary and breakout sessions.

    For more information regarding this program, including registration information, contact Chuck Arberg at the Federal Judicial Center at (202) 502-4050 or e-mail him at carberg@fjc.gov.  The agenda and materials will be posted on the Federal Judicial Center's intranet page.


    CAPITAL HABEAS UNIT (CHU) CONFERENCE

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - June 28 - July 01, 2016
    The Capital Habeas Unit (CHU) Conference is designed for CHU attorneys, paralegals, investigators, and mitigation specialists.  It includes a mix of topics relevant to capital habeas work, such as updates on legal issues, case management, mitigation, and forensics. The topics are presented in both plenary and breakout sessions.

    For more information regarding this program, including registration information, contact Chuck Arberg at the Federal Judicial Center at (202) 502-4050 or email him at carberg@fjc.gov. The agenda and materials will be posted on the Federal Judicial Center's intranet page.