FEDERAL DEFENDER INVESTIGATOR AND PARALEGAL SEMINAR
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 false confessions, electronic surveillance, sentencing mitigation, mental health issues, report writing, interviewing, document management and analysis, team building, forensics, digital devices, online investigation, BOP issues, and offense-specific tips for building a defense in a variety of federal cases. In addition to lectures, hands-on skills practice will be integrated into the program.
Registration will open by February 2016. 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.