Winning Strategies I and the Federal Defender Social Work Conference, Dec. 5-7 2019, Austin TX

Registration has opened for the upcoming Training Division Winning Strategies I Seminar entitled Mindful Advocacy: Learning, Litigating and Leading on Mental Health Issues. The Winning Strategies program also includes a stand-alone workshop, How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Defense Teams’ Responses and Interactions with Our Clients, on Saturday, December 7th.

 

We are also pleased to announce that registration for Second Annual Federal Defender Social Worker Conference will open at the end of October.

 

The programs will be held December 5-7, 2019 in Austin, Texas, at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, where a favorable hotel rate has been obtained.

 

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, December 5th and end by mid-day on Saturday, December 7th. The Trauma-Informed Care workshop will be held on Saturday from 9:50 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Registration for this workshop will open toward the end of October. The Federal Defender Social Worker Conference starts on Friday morning, December 6th and ends on Saturday, December 7th at 4:30 p.m. Several of the sessions of this Conference are open to Winning Strategies attendees.

 

For questions about the substance of the Winning Strategies seminar, the Trauma-Informed Care workshop or the Social Worker Conference please contact Lisa Lunt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For questions about registration or other logistics, please contact Raqibah Muhammad at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

A limited amount of financial assistance is available to qualifying CJA panel attorneys to cover a portion of travel costs. A financial assistance application is linked below and also available on the training page of our web site, www.fd.org, where interested people can also register. You can also register by visiting http://www.cvent.com/d/chq8gc/4W.

 

Winning Strategies Seminar I – Mindful Advocacy: Learning, Litigating and Leading on Mental Health Issues brings together a dynamic group of attorneys, other legal professionals, and academic specialists to address a wide array of mental health topics, all designed to keep CJA practitioners and federal public defenders abreast of the law and best practices when appointed to represent clients living through mental illness. Sessions include both plenary lectures and smaller breakout sessions that meet the needs of advanced practitioners, less experienced attorneys and non-attorney legal professionals. The anticipated sessions include topics on effective communication, addiction, trauma, autism, adolescent and emerging adult brain development, hiring and working with experts, competency, building strong mitigation, the insanity defense, mental health courts, and ethical consideration on attorney self-care. A ½ day workshop will be dedicated to trauma-informed care (separate registration required, which will open at the end of October).

 

We are also excited to welcome the Federal Defender Social Work Conference into this program. This workshop is designed for staff in federal defender offices who are engaged in social work. A few sessions are open to attendees at the Winning Strategies Seminar. Included in this program are brainstorming/resource-sharing discussions, as well as presentations by returning citizens and experts with lived experience in their field (separate registration required, which will open at the end of October).

 

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation for these programs will be sought in all applicable jurisdictions.

 

Materials for these programs will be available on www.fd.org.

 

Finally, as a reminder, we encourage all CJA practitioners to visit www.fd.org for the latest news and legal developments that impact our clients and to find helpful program materials from past seminars.

 

Federal Defender Social Work Conference Agenda

Winning Strategies I Agenda

Financial Assistance Form