Please be advised that registration for all Training Division Events is limited to persons who provide services pursuant to the Federal Criminal Justice Act (CJA). For more information please read our Training Events Registration Disclaimer.
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WEBINAR: Strategic Self Care Techniques To Battle Stress, Exhaustion and Burnout In and Out of the Workplace
Stress, exhaustion, burnout… Do these sound familiar? If you or a family member, friend or colleague is experiencing these feelings, this interactive seminar is for you. Anana Harris Parris teaches practical self care strategies that are easily integrated into your professional or personal life. This session will include electronic reference materials and many opportunities to interact with Anana Harris Parris before, during and after the presentation.
Anana Harris Parris is the founder and CEO of the Self Care Agency, a social enterprise promoting strategic self care programming through workshops, seminars, products and community partnerships.
Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Defense - Speaking Truth to Power: Why We Must Do Better
To provide effective and impactful representation for our clients, criminal defense professionals must address racial injustice directly. The keynote will inspire defenders to be tenacious in addressing racial injustice at various stages of their cases.
Tara I. Allen is an Associate Professor of Law at Roger Williams University where she teaches Trial Advocacy, Evidence, Criminal Procedure, and Criminal Law. She serves on the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute (NCDC) and has been a panelist, presenter and instructor for numerous legal skills workshops. A former adjunct professor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, she taught courses in legal research and writing and appellate advocacy.
Tara was an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Rhode Island (Providence) and Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh), and a Research & Writing Attorney in Eastern California (Sacramento). Prior to joining the federal defender organizations, she was a supervising staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, a law clerk on the Second Circuit court of appeals, and a judicial intern in the federal district of Massachusetts.
Tara received her JD from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, MA and her BA from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.
In May 2021, Tara will begin serving as Sentencing Resource Counsel (SRC) for the Federal Public and Community Defenders and Criminal Justice Act (CJA) attorneys nationally.
Start time is 3:30 p.m. EST (12:30 p.m. PST).
Introductory Webinar on Representing Transgender and Non-Binary Clients
Are you currently representing your first transgender or non-binary client or do you want to be ready for the first (or next) transgender or non-binary client you are assigned?
This training will cover some of the basics of how to meet with a transgender or non-binary client and ask questions about names, pronouns, and other basics. We will talk about some universal precautions, meaning simple steps you can take with all clients to signal support and start a conversation with clients who are trans or non-binary and then move on to talk about having some of the tougher conversations about issues like medical transition and planning client-centered interventions for when bad things happen in the legal system. To save time and make time for the other topics on representing transgender clients, we will move through some of the basic terminology only very quickly at the beginning of the training so to prepare, especially if terminology about transgender/non-binary people is new to you, please take a look at the materials provided to you after registration beforehand.
Connor Barusch(he/they), Trial Attorney, Committee for Public Counsel Services Training Department, Boston, MA
This webinar may be eligible for CLE credit, where authorized. Applications are pending in all states that grant CLE for Training Division webinars.
Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Defense - Breaking Out of the Cage: Bail Reform Act Fundamentals
This session will focus on how to keep your client out of jail. The bond stage is every bit as important as trial and sentencing and affects every other stage of the case. This session will break down how to conduct pretrial interviews that enable you to craft a compelling bond narrative, will demonstrate how to link your client’s story to the best aspects of the legal standard, and will ensure that you know the Bail Reform Act better than anyone else in the courtroom.
Alison Siegler is a Clinical Professor of Law and the founder and director of the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic (FCJC), the nation’s first legal clinic solely devoted to representing indigent clients charged with federal felonies. The FCJC defends individual clients and pursues impact litigation in federal district court, in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and before the United States Supreme Court, and engages in legislative advocacy. Siegler received the Seventh Circuit Bar Association’s Justice John Paul Stevens Award for Outstanding Public Service Work in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in 2016, the American Constitution Society Chicago Chapter’s Ruth Goldman Award in 2014, and the Excellence in Public Interest Service Award from the US District Court and the Federal Bar Association in Chicago in 2012. She has also served on Senator Durbin’s screening committee for the selection of federal district court judges. She was previously a staff attorney with the Federal Defender Program in Chicago, a Prettyman Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center’s Criminal Justice Clinic, and a law clerk for US District Judge Robert W. Gettleman. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale College, earned a JD from Yale Law School, and holds an LLM from Georgetown.
Start time is 3:30 p.m. EST (12:30 p.m. PST)
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Virtual Non-Capital Habeas Conference
Please save the date and join us May 13-14, 2021 for a virtual non-capital habeas conference with a live component to (hopefully) follow later in the year. The virtual program will feature sessions for both advanced practitioners and those new to habeas. Details to follow in the coming months!
This virtual conference maybe eligible for CLE credit, where authorized, in all states that grant CLE for Training Division webinars.