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Winning Strategies Regional:
Defending Immigration and
Drug Cases on the Border
August 2 - 4, 2018
San Antonio, Texas


The Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO), Defender Services Office, Training Division (DSO-TD) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for Winning Strategies Regional: Defending Immigration and Drug Cases on the Border (WSR), which will take place Thursday, August 2, 2018 through Saturday, August 4, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. As with all DSO-TD programs, there is no registration fee. This program is open to CJA panel attorneys and federal defender staff, so please make this information available to your staff and panel members.

 

WSR
Winning Strategies Regional: Defending Immigration and Drug Cases on the Border brings together a dynamic group of attorneys, other legal professionals, and clinical law professors to speak on a wide variety of topics, all designed to keep CJA practitioners abreast of the most recent and important developments in federal criminal defense of immigration and drug cases. This seminar builds upon the 2017 Strategies for Defending Noncitizens webinar series which addressed a range of topics from immigration basics to illegal reentry motions and is available on www.fd.org. This seminar is designed for the more experienced practitioners, however, those defenders and CJA counsel who may have recently been appointed to their first immigration or drug case would greatly benefit from attendance at this seminar as well. This seminar is also open to immigration practitioners, who occasionally represent clients in federal criminal court. Subject areas to be addressed include presentations on visas for cooperating clients, derivative citizenship, drug chemistry for the defense, extradition, the intersection of racial profiling in the war on drugs and the immigration removal process, variances in drug cases and many more topics, in both plenary and concurrent sessions.

 

REGISTRATION & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Limited financial assistance may be available to CJA panel attorneys for travel related expenses. Linked below are a draft agenda and a financial assistance application, both of which are also available on the training events page of http://www.fd.org. Interested persons can register through fd.org, or by clicking on this URL or pasting into your browser:

 

http://www.cvent.com/d/xgq0tk

 

CONTACTS
Should you require any logistical information regarding this seminar, please email Lisa M. Watson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have questions about the content of this workshop, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Draft Agenda
Financial Assistance