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Programs and Resources for Federal Defenders
Through both plenary discussions and small-group exercises, this workshop provides in-depth instruction in legal writing. Each participant writes a brief in advance of the program using a provided sample case file. A particularly valuable segment of the program is a panel discussion with U.S. court of appeals judges in which the judges provide guidance on what they find persuasive in appellate advocacy.
This conference is designed for federal defender capital habeas unit (CHU) attorneys, paralegals, investigators, and mitigation specialists. It includes a variety of topics relevant to capital habeas work, such as updates on legal issues, case management, mitigation, and forensics.
This annual seminar is designed for assistant federal defenders who have been practicing criminal law for a minimum of three years. Topics include substantive federal criminal law, trial tactics, evidence, computer technology, ethics, and sentencing issues.
This seminar for new assistant federal defenders includes a mix of topics on substantive federal criminal law, sentencing, trial tactics, evidence, and ethics.