Published on: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The Defender Services Office has cancelled the following upcoming training events due to the corona virus (COVID-19):

  • Andrea Taylor Sentencing Advocacy Workshop (SAW) II on March 26-28, 2020, in New Orleans, LA
  • Trial Skills Workshop (TSW) II: Advocacy Strategies and Skills to Maximize Use of Experts on April 9-11, 2020, in San Diego, CA
  • Federal Defender Capital Habeas Unit Conference on March 25-27, 2020, in Portland, OR
  • Computer Systems Administrators Conference on May 5-8, 2020
  • Federal Defender Investigator and Paralegal Seminar on May 12-14, 2020 in Kansas City, MO
  • Case Management Conference in Atlanta, GA on May 19-20, 2020
  • National Seminar for Federal Defenders on May 27-29, 2020 in Denver, CO
  • Capital Mitigation Skills Workshop on May 28-31, 2020 in Kansas City, MO
  • Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel Authorized Case II on June 4-7, 2020 in Kansas City, MO
  • Winning Strategies III & Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Defense in June 2020
  • The Persuasion Institute for Capital Habeas Counsel on June 12-14, 2020 in Ithaca, NY
  • Federal CJA Trial Skills Academy in July 2020

We will be scheduling SAW III and TSW III for some time later this fiscal year, likely September 2020. We are, of course, monitoring the situation, looking particularly to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. If cancellation appears necessary, we will notify faculty and participants immediately. We understand that some people may elect not to participate in a program or meeting out of concern about possible exposure to covid-19. We encourage people traveling to our programs to book fully refundable airfares where practical. Please check back regularly for updates on the status of training events. Last updated at 11:22 a.m. on April 3, 2020. The Training Division is providing COVID-19 resources and materials, updated multiple times daily, to assist defenders and CJA panel attorneys understand and litigate issues releated to the COVID-19 pandemic.