Winning Strategies and Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Defense (Archived)

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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.

The seminars are designed for, and attendance is limited to Criminal Justice Act (CJA) practitioners, both panel attorneys, their staff and federal defender staff. There is no tuition, and materials will be provided to participants free of charge. The Winning Strategies seminar will begin Thursday morning, January 10th and end by mid-day on Saturday, January 12.  The Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Defense seminar is a separate one-day program that will begin Thursday morning, January 10th and end at 5:00 p.m. the same day.  Fundamentals attendees are invited and encouraged to attend the remainder of the Winning Strategies program. For questions about the substance of the Winning Strategies seminar, please contact Frank Draper at, and for questions about the Fundamentals program, contact George Couture at  For questions about registration or other logistics, please contact Karen Holsendorff at