Race in the Federal Criminal Court: Strategies in Pursuit of Justice

February 7-9, 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina


 The Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO), Defender Services Office, Training Division (DSOTD) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Race in the Federal Criminal Court: Strategies in Pursuit of Justice. The seminar will be held February 7-9, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina, where a favorable hotel rate has been obtained.

 

The seminar is 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 Race in the Federal Criminal Court seminar will begin Thursday morning, February 7th and end by mid-day on Saturday, February 9. For questions about the substance of the Race in the Federal Criminal Court seminar, please contact Juval Scott 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 Rakita Johnson 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 going to http://www.cvent.com/d/1bqc6j.

 

Race in the Federal Criminal Court: Strategies in Pursuit of Justice is designed to educate attorneys appointed pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act about the many ways race impacts the administration of justice in federal court and provide them with strategies to combat racial injustice in the criminal justice system. Areas to be addressed include implicit bias, jury selection and Batson challenges, and racial disparities in charging, pleas, and sentencing. In addition, sessions devoted to the use of experts, motions practice, and sentencing reform will be presented in both plenary and breakout sessions.. A draft agenda is linked below and also available on www.fd.org.

 

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.

 

Financial Assitance Appication

Draft Agenda

Events