Access to these recorded training sessions and any accompanying materials is restricted to employees of federal public and community defender organizations; CJA panel attorneys who accept court appointments to federal criminal cases; and investigators, paralegals and other defense team members who work on CJA panel cases.
The CJA Guidelines specify how panel attorneys obtain funding for expert services and other resources to defend their clients in appointed criminal cases. This panel will help you make sense of it all. Learn some new ideas and tips on how to obtain technical and litigation-support funding and the best ways to use those funds. The panel will also explore potential roles of investigators, mitigation specialists and other experts, as well as resources available through www.fd.org and the Office of Defender Services Training Branch. This session offers CJA practitioners an opportunity to ask very knowledgeable and experienced panel experts/administrators any questions you have about CJA administrative policies.
These presentations were recorded August 23-25, 2012, during the Multi-Track Seminar and the Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Defense Training in Chicago, Illinois.
The Multi-Track Seminar was designed to offer in-depth instruction in a variety of substantive criminal defense areas. The five tracks for 2012 in Chicago were: 1) Sentencing in a Post-Booker World; 2) Immigration and a Closer Look at Padilla; 3) Computer Crimes, Social Networking and the Electronic Footprint We Leave; 4) Science, Experts and the National Academy of Science Report (NAS); and 5) Trial Skills: Techniques & Issues. Tracks 1-4 were presented in four distinct hour-long time blocks. These sessions were presented on Thursday, August 23, 2012 and then repeated on Friday, August 24, 2012. This design provided seminar participants with the opportunity to attend two of the four separate tracks taking place on Thursday and Friday.
On Saturday, August 25, 2012, seminar participants had the opportunity to attend both plenary and small group breakout sessions for the 5th track, Trial Skills: Techniques & Issues. Saturday sessions addressed topics of general interest and importance to criminal defense practitioners during trials. Each Saturday session was provided twice so attendees could attend two areas of interest concerning trial techniques & issues.
The following sessions were recorded and are available for viewing:
Padilla and Attorneys' Obligations When Advising Clients
The Science of False Recollection: Mistaken Memories and How to Attack Identification and Other Witness Memories
Where's Waldo?: Tracking People Using Their Cell Phones, IPADS, Blackberrys, GPS Enabled Gadgets and Other Devices
Sentencing Guideline Issues in Illegal Reentry Cases: Getting the Correct Guideline Calculations and Departures Your Client Deserves
Mitigation Experts/Tools/Tricks/Fireworks When Arguing for a Better Sentence
Understanding the NAS Report and Filing Pre-Trial Motions to Attack the Government's Use of Expert Testimony
Laboratory Reports Received in Discovery
Critical Issues to Consider When Defending Immigration Matters
Experts: How to Use Them, Abuse Them and Keep Them Off The Stand
Attacking Trace Evidence Such as Fingerprints, Tool Marks and Firearm Matches
Developing a Theory and Theme Driven Trial Strategy