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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6 - 8
Winning Strategies: Drugs, Guns, and Violent Crimes
Winning Strategies: Drugs, Guns, and Violent Crimes brings together a dynamic group of attorneys, legal professionals, and academic specialists to address recent and important developments in the federal criminal defense of drug, guns, and violent crimes. Sessions include both plenary lectures and smaller breakout sessions that meet the needs of advanced practitioners, less experienced attorneys, and non-attorney legal professionals. The anticipated sessions will include topics on federal conspiracy law; defending drug overdose homicides; mandatory sentencing enhancements; understanding DNA; electronic surveillance; and ethical implications of social media investigations. Limited financial assistance may be available to non-federal defender registrants for travel expenses.
10 - 12
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 defending drug, conspiracy and immigration cases, implicit bias, sentencing issues, BOP issues, discovery management, ethics, and more. For those new to federal criminal defense practice, the Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Case will occur concurrently on January 10, 2019. Please register separately for the Fundamentals program.
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. Limited financial assistance may be available to non-federal defender registrants for travel purposes.
7 - 9
Race in the Federal Criminal Court: Strategies in Pursuit of Justice
Race in the Federal Criminal Court: Strategies in Pursuit of Justice is designed to educate attorneys appointed pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act about the many ways race impacts the administration of justice in federal court and provide them with strategies to combat racial injustice in the criminal justice system. Areas to be addressed include implicit bias, jury selection and Batson challenges, and racial disparities in charging, pleas, and sentencing. In addition, sessions devoted to the use of experts, motions practice, and sentencing reform will be presented in both plenary and breakout sessions.
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