Forty-five percent of federal prisoners have had a mental health problem, and 40% of federal prisoners have had symptoms of a mental health disorder. In the post-Booker world, the history and characteristics of the offender are important sentencing considerations for the court. This session focuses on how to use a history and symptoms of mental illness to inform the sentence of the appropriate, and below guidelines sentence. Learn about the signs that could indicate the need for further evaluation and what to do with the information once you have it.
These presentations were recorded August 12-14, 2010, during the Multi-Track Seminar and the Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Defense Training in Miami, Florida.
The Multi-Track Seminar was designed to offer in-depth instruction in a variety of substantive criminal defense topic areas. Five of the tracks - Fraud, Computer Crimes, Immigration, Sentencing and Forensics - were presented in four distinct hour-long time blocks. These sessions were presented on Thursday, August 12, 2010, and then repeated on Friday, August 13, 2010. The seminar design provided seminar participants with the opportunity to attend two of the five separate tracks taking place on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, August 14, 2010, seminar participants had the opportunity to attend both plenary and small group breakout sessions. Those sessions addressed topics of general interest and importance to criminal defense practitioners.
The following Multi-Track presentations were recorded and are available for viewing:
The Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Defense Training was a full day program specifically designed for practitioners who were new to federal criminal defense practice. It provided the opportunity to receive instruction on the areas most vital to providing an effective defense for their clients.
The following Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Defense Training Sessions were recorded and are available for viewing:
August 14, 2010
Defender Services Office Training Division
This Seminar is presented free of charge.